Jon Sims began the gay performing arts movement when he formed a gay marching and concert band in San Francisco in 1978. To carry on his dream, the JSEF attracts donations and bequests, invests the contributions, and distributes grants to qualified groups. Since its formation, the JSEF has distributed over $128,000 in grants while increasing the fund's principal. In addition, $22,000 has been awarded in matching funds just in 2015.With your assistance, the JSEF can grow its endowment fund and provide more financial support for our performing arts family.
Map showing organizations with endowed funds managed by JSEF. Click on the note icon for more information about each group. Be sure to check back for newly added groups. For the full lists of funds managed by JSEF and how you can give additional support to one of the groups click here.
Creating Lasting Support for your Organization Today
Join the ranks of organizations planning for long range success. Unlike many other endowment funds, JSEF currently charges no fees for managing your endowment.
HOW TO GET STARTED?
Contact the Jon Sims Endowment Fund via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Contact Us page. Explain your situation and tentative plan and you will receive a response from a JSEF officer very quickly. We understand that every organization and investment situation is unique and we will work with you to craft a plan that suits your needs.
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This per-concert recital by two members of the percussion section of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony took place on June 4, 2011. JSEF was proud to provide a matching grant for a new set of four timpani Read the full story on our In the News page.
ion an amazing work called "Journey" by noted composer Charlie Creasy and it was debuted to great success on March 26, 2011.