Participants at the CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit and Portfolio Review at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, April 7, 2019. Photo by Jim Koenigsaecker / © Jim Koenigsaecker

Participants at the CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit and Portfolio Review at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, April 7, 2019. Photo by Jim Koenigsaecker


MFA collaborates with a dedicated community of cultural institutions, businesses, and volunteers to impact thousands of visitors annually through its programs.


Partnerships are at the heart of MFA’s vision. Through public and private engagements with nonprofit, arts, and cultural organizations, we build enduring relationships to activate MFA as an open, intimate, and welcoming space for dialogue and reflection. With nearly 5,000 square feet of galleries, we host film screenings, receptions, discussions, and performances that expand on the ideas found in the McEvoy Family Collection.

Thanks to our community of partners, listed below.

Institutional Partners
Art 21
Aspen Institute
The Brigid Alliance
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Coal + Ice
Headlands Center for the Arts
National Book Critics Circle
SF Art Book Fair
Thoma Foundation
University of California, Santa Cruz

Program Partners
Canyon Cinema
Electronic Arts Intermix
The Exploratorium
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Noise Pop
Roxie Theater

MFA is only receiving partnership proposals by invitation at this time.


We welcome volunteers of all ages and experiences to contribute their talents by assisting with the visitor experience at our programs. Responsibilities include event support, such as box office staffing, ushering, gallery monitoring, food and beverage service, and photography. We’re always looking for reliable, qualified volunteers who enjoy working with the public.

Volunteer opportunities are posted on this page as they become available. Please check back for updates.

Jobs and Internships

Job opportunities and internships are posted on this page as they become available. Click on each available position below for a full job description and application details.

Available Positions
Resume Drop: Event Support Staff


Group tours for five or more participants are available by appointment.

Tours provide opportunities for art enthusiasts, nonprofits, curators, academic institutions, youth and senior cohorts, civic groups, educators, community organizations, and other businesses to enjoy a customized exhibition experience, led by MFA’s staff and guest curators.

Please contact for more information.

In-kind Support

We welcome contributions of goods and services in exchange for recognition and opportunities to reach MFA’s community of arts and culture enthusiasts and supporters. We are always on the lookout for gifts of professional services, food and beverages, technology, equipment, and materials that can provide meaningful support for MFA’s creative and educational programs.

Special thanks to our in-kind supporters, listed below.

ess/eff wines
Fort Point Brewing Co.
Meyer Sound
Ridge Vineyards
Stag Dining
Thatcher’s Gourmet Popcorn

Please contact Nate Gellman, Communications Manager for more information.

How is MFA related to Minnesota Street Project?

MFA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a tenant of the Minnesota Street Project located in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.

Minnesota Street Project offers economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists and related nonprofits. Inhabiting three warehouses, the Project seeks to retain and strengthen San Francisco’s contemporary art community in the short term, while developing an internationally recognized arts destination in the long term. The galleries at 1275 Minnesota Street and 1150 25th Street, where MFA is located, are free and open to the public during regular business hours. The Artist Studio Program at 1240 Minnesota Street is not open to the public.

Does MFA accept proposals for exhibitions and events?

MFA invites artists, curators, and thinkers with varied perspectives to respond to the McEvoy Family Collection. MFA does not accept unsolicited exhibition proposals at this time.

Does MFA award artist grants or funding?

MFA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit presenting organization but does not award grants or provide funding for projects at this time.

Is MFA’s gallery available to rent?

MFA will occasionally host private events for selected entities, but otherwise the space is unavailable on a rental basis.