Festival Funds

Help us Grow and Thrive

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is brought to you by the generosity of the entire community. As an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the average cost of producing the festival each year is $1.7M. Earned revenue from ticket and beverage sales covers only 60 percent of total expense; support from corporate sponsors, foundations, government agencies, and individual donors makes up the balance.

To support our mission, the festival invites philanthropic partnerships with individuals, corporations, and organizations to ensure we have essential working capital and creative development funds to finance new initiatives and implement the goals outlined in our strategic plan. Our funding opportunities are listed below.

Annual Fund

This fund supports general operating expenses and sustains a spectacular array of artistic programs, including admission-free concerts and movies at Top of the Park.

Imagination Fund

This sub-fund supports international street arts, outdoor spectacles, and large-scale community arts projects at Top of the Park and beyond. Requires a gift of $7,500 or more, with a minimum of $2,500 over three years.

Enrichment Fund

This sub-fund supports capacity-building and capital investment programs that are identified to strengthen the organization and enhance the festival-going experience.

Endowment Fund

This restricted permanent endowment provides continuity of purpose and supports existing and new initiatives, creates and sustains new resources for the festival, and stabilizes funding for the organization.

Rainy Day Fund

This unrestricted quasi-endowment provides flexibility to meet ever-changing, sometimes unexpected needs and seed funds to explore emerging opportunities. This fund will grow primarily through investment, unrestricted bequests, and annual operating surpluses.

To explore the many ways you can support the festival, please look at our individual and corporate giving programs. We also invite you to read our Case for Support to learn more about the impact of your support.

Case for SupportFESTIVAL BY THE NUMBERS

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Numbers based on FY16 cash operations

For more information on our funding opportunities, please contact Amy Nesbitt at nesbitt@a2sf.org or 734-994-5999 ex. 202.

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has reached the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. Click here to review our profile with IRS 990′s, audit reports, and evaluations of key programs.

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