Since the start of the pandemic our charitable efforts have resulted in more than $4 million being distributed to the music & arts communities in the Bay Area and across the country. In 2021, we’ve invested $1 million across three organizations responding to critical relief and recovery needs:
The Esther’s Orbit Room Cultural Revival Project supports a more equitable recovery with a community-led effort to revitalize a historic Oakland “Harlem of the West” music and cultural venue.
Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 Fund provides direct grants to musicians and industry workers still facing deep economic challenges. HSB’s support is dedicated to folks in the San Francsico Bay Area and New Orleans metro area in honor of our 2021 Come What May production and long connection to these communities.
The Tenderloin Museum’s Sounds of the Tenderloin project seeks to uplift and celebrate San Francisco’s historic nightlife district, once home to thriving jazz, folk, and rock scenes, with a series of live performances throughout the neighborhood.