Innovation Fund

What a success!

We surpassed our goal, raising over $800,000 to fund a game-changing list of projects. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!

Click here to see an update on our projects.

The SFCB's Innovation Fund supports investments in our infrastructure, technology, and staff, focusing on a remodel and refresh of our facilities, creation of a new website, technology training, production of high-quality virtual programming, and expansion of staff capacity.

These physical, digital, and staff investments will allow SFCB to continue to flourish, supporting our ongoing efforts in:

  • Developing programmming that expands our audience and deepens student learning and classroom experience
  • Building and inspiring a diverse, inclusive book arts community, with closer connection and collaboration
  • Increasing organizational stabililty with a focus on staff development and digital infrastructure

As we paint and re-carpet the entire space at 375 Rhode Island Street, check out what else we have in store for your favorite area...


Community Patio

Community Patio: Construct!
Landscape and build a gathering area for the community

Exhibition Gallery: Define & Preserve!
Install movable walls for a defined gallery space; UV protection for artwork & more lighting

Reception & Retail Store: Design & Build!
Create new and welcoming retail and reception area

Print Studio & Arts + Crafts Room: Improve & Expand!
Replace workshop furniture; Improve climate control; Reconfigure layout & more

Public Events: Enhance!
Update production equipment

Bindery: Improve!
Replace workshop furniture; Improve climate control & more

Digital Infrastructure: Upgrade!
Redesign website; Staff training & more

Install Solar Power: Help Save the Earth!
Install solar panels on the roof of our building to substantially reduce our energy consumption

We are the San Francisco Center for the Book, a center of inspiration for the book arts world.  We are binders, printers and artists who come together to teach, learn, share and engage in the community through workshops, exhibitions and events.  

We approach our work with creativity, flexibility and a spirit of collaboration.  Our ongoing success relies on welcoming, engaging and supporting the people in our organization and community. Hear what our community has to say about us...