Eucalyptus Foundation: Grants for Music

OVERVIEW: The Eucalyptus Foundation’s music grants support a wide range of music organizations.

IP TAKE: While Eucalyptus supports music organizations across the country, it awards most of its grants to those located in California.

PROFILE: Established in 1991 and based in San Francisco, California, the Eucalyptus Foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website and does not employ a formal staff. According to the foundation’s tax filings, Frances Koshland Geballe is the major financial contributor to the foundation. Geballe is the daughter of Daniel Koshland Sr., who along with his brother-in-law Walter Hass, helped build Levi Strauss into a multi-billion dollar company. Koshland was also involved with the creation of the Levi Strauss and San Francisco foundations. Eucalyptus invests in arts and culture; community and international development including social services and social justice programs; education, healthcare, the environment and human rights.

While Eucalyptus does not name grantmaking specifics in the realm of music, it prefers to fund music more broadly. This permits the foundation to invest in a wide variety of music-related projects.

Eucalyptus Foundation grants range anywhere from $1,000 to $500,000. According to tax filings, music grants typically range from $1,000 to $200,000. Past grantees include the San Francisco Choral Society, which received support for general operating costs; and the San Francisco Symphony, which received a grant for its instrument training and youth education programs.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


  • Frances K. Geballe, President, Director
  • Theodore H. Geballe, Vice President, Director
  • Alison F. Geballe, Manager, CFO, Director
  • Gordon T. Geballe, Director
  • Adam P. Geballe, Director


Eucalyptus Foundation

P.O. Box 29550

San Francisco, California 94129

(415) 561-3346