Bread & Roses

233 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Founded in 1974 by performer Mimi Fariña, Bread & Roses Presents is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. Bread & Roses Presents produces over 600 shows each year at more than 125 facilities in eight San Francisco Bay Area counties with the help of a community of more than 1,000 volunteers.  Some of the shows are small, perhaps even bed-to-bed. Others are “lift-the-roof-off” big. But regardless of the size of the production, all abundantly feature the heart-to-heart connection between audiences and performers that is the Bread & Roses trademark.

Recent Grantee News


2002 Grantees

Clowns Without Borders (Graham Award) $10,000 Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (Garcia Award) $10,000 Save Our Sounds: The Zuni Tapes (Gleason Award) $10,000 Bread & Roses $10,000 Heart, Mind, Body, Soul $8,000 Solentiname, Nicaragua, Friendship Group $5,000 ArtistCares $12,500 Glen Pettit Scholarship Fund $12,500 The Gift of New York $12,500 Magic City Harvest $5,000 Project Avary $10,000 […]


2011 Grantees

Arts for Humanity! (2010 Jerry Garcia Award) $10,000 Michael Franti (2010 Ralph J Gleason Award) $10,000 Bolinas Stinson Camp $2,000 Bread & Roses $4,000 California Policy Project $5,000 Center for Digital Storytelling $2,500 Summer Brenner Book Project/Community Works West $4,000 Dovetail Learning/The Toolbox Project $5000 Empowered by Light $4,000 FAIR Fund (2011 Bill Graham Award) $10,000 Hidden […]