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About

Outside Lands Works is a charitable program that invests in the cultural vitality of the Bay Area. We support local nonprofit music and arts education programs serving underprivileged communities. We create opportunities with our festival resources to provide life changing experiences for our partners. We build relationships with our community and raise the profile of pioneering organizations among festival fans and audiences. Over the past 5 years Outside Lands Works has donated more than $1M to local organizations!


Outside Lands Works is a donor-advised fund housed at the Tides Foundation. Donations are accepted via the form below!

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Past & Present Beneficiaries

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp empowers young people through music, promoting an environment that fosters self-confidence, creativity and teamwork.

Chapter 510

Chapter 510 is a made-in-Oakland youth writing, bookmaking & publishing center. Their teaching artists and volunteers work side by side with educators to provide a safe space and supportive community so Black, brown, and queer youth ages 8-19 can bravely write.

Community Music Center

The Mission of Community Music Center (CMC) is to make music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means.

Creativity Explored

Creativity Explored gives artists with developmental disabilities the means to create and share their work with the community, celebrating the power of art to change lives.

The East Oakland Collective

The East Oakland Collective supports residents of East Oakland, prioritizing Black residents, to navigate challenges and barriers to inequities through resource distribution and advocacy. They work towards racial and economic justice and equitable access. Their work includes homeless services and solutions, economic empowerment and community action.

Equal Justice Society

The Equal Justice Society is transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. Led by President Eva Paterson, their legal strategy aims to broaden conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias by using social science, structural analysis, and real-life experience. Currently, EJS targets its advocacy efforts on school discipline, special education, and the school-to-prison pipeline, race-conscious remedies, and inequities in the criminal justice system. The Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit also engages the arts and artists in creating work and performances that allow wider audiences to understand social justice issues and struggles.

HeadCount

HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy.

Queer Cultural Center

Queer Cultural Center promotes social justice and the artistic and financial development of queer art and culture.

PolicyLink

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute dedicated to advancing economic and social equity. It focuses on policies affecting low-income communities and communities of color.

Richmond Neighborhood Center

The Richmond Neighborhood Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Richmond District community through their innovative youth programs at nine local schools, robust food security programs, accessible wellness classes, and community events and activities.

Roots Community Health Center

Founded in Oakland, California, the mission of Roots Community Health Center is to uplift those impacted by systemic inequities and poverty. They accomplish this through medical and behavioral health care, health navigation, workforce enterprises, housing, outreach, and advocacy.

San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco Botanical Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, showcasing more than 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world.

San Francisco Girls Chorus

The mission of the San Francisco Girls Chorus is to create outstanding performances featuring the unique and compelling sound of young women’s voices through an exemplary music education program.

Sunset Youth Services

The mission of Sunset Youth Services is to foster long-term stability and growth in in-risk youth, young adults, and families through caring relationships and supportive services.

Tipping Point Community

Tipping Point advances the most promising poverty-fighting solutions. In the Bay Area, 1.1 million people don’t have the resources they need to meet their basic needs. Since 2005, Tipping Point has invested nearly $350 million for housing, early childhood, education, and employment solutions in the region. Their board covers 100% of their operating costs, so every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most. Last year,100,000 of their neighbors turned to their grantees for support. For 15 years, Tipping Point has been a non-profit support system for the organizations that serve as their community’s safety net.

The Transgender District

The mission of the Transgender District is to create an urban environment that fosters the rich history, culture, legacy, and empowerment of transgender people and its deep roots in the southeastern Tenderloin neighborhood. The transgender district aims to stabilize and economically empower the transgender community through ownership of homes, businesses, historic and cultural sites, and safe community spaces.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

The Music Therapy Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland gives children the opportunity to experience the healing properties and simple joys of music. Their team of board-certified music therapists develop treatments for patients of all ages to address their physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs.

Women's Audio Misson

Women's Audio Mission is changing the face of sound by providing hands-on training, work experience, career counseling and job placement to over 2,000 women and girls every year in creative technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet.

Youth Art Exchange

Youth Art Exchange sparks a shared creative practice between professional artists and public high school students, furthering youth as leaders, thinkers, and artists in San Francisco.

Youth UpRising

Youth UpRising (YU) envisions a healthy and economically robust East Oakland powered by the leadership of youth and young adults as well as improvements in systems and environments that impact them. Their primary focus is building a systems change and community economic development platform that supports and strengthens their personal transformation work.

Sunset Youth Services at Outside Lands

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