Friends of
Civic Arts Education Foundation

Your donation makes the difference

We are a small foundation with big goals. We are the Friends Foundation, and we're dedicated to supporting arts education in our region. Won't you join us by contributing today? Even the smallest gift helps to ensure Civic Arts Education programs are available to all members of our community, regardless of age or financial status.

You can give the gift of a class in honor of someone special, or give a donation -- the amount is up to you -- that will help support a community member's arts education.  

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and thank you so much for your continuing support!

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Twitter: @FriendsofCAE

(925) 939-2787

Job Opportunities Available!

Come join our growing community of friends and our management team

  • Part time Admin Assist
  • Event volunteers
  • Office volunteers

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Welcome to the
Friends Foundation

We are a small, private foundation in Walnut Creek dedicated to supporting arts education for low-income residents throughout our region.

The Friends Foundation -- with your generous support -- advocates for the arts, and provides scholarships and arts programs for low-income students of all ages to participate in Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education class and programs.


One part of the foundation's mission is advocating for the arts. Click here for an inspiring story of how the arts changed one teacher's life and career.

Want to know what we do? 
Check out our mini-video right here!

Latest Foundation News

Come our to see, hear and meet our 2014 Kathy Nelson Merit Scholars in Music and Art. Saturday, November 15th at 3:00pm at Civic Arts Community Open House and Merit Scholar Reception. No charge, food and beverage, and great fun! We congratulate them on being the best of the best in the Civic Arts community. 
  • Shira Bachman – Drawing/Painting/Printmaking – 8th grade and under
  • Anna Reck – Drawing/Painting/Printmaking – 9th grade – 12th grade 
  • Julia McLeod – Drawing/Painting/Printmaking – Adult/College/Other
  • Anna Ravid – Music – 5th grade and under
  • Nyah Santiago – Music – 6th-8th grade
  • Adah Forer – Music –   9th-12th grade
  • Three (3) Honorable Mentions awards: 
    • Lia Kim – Music – 5th grade and under
    • Aaron Zheng – Music – 5th grade and under
    • Taylor Lai – Music – 6th-8th grade
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