Let’s create the City in which we want to live

Your gift enables Illuminate to bring you the most compelling and radically accessible contemporary art of our time.

General donations

Help Illuminate create large-scale public art projects across San Francisco.

The Bay Lights 360

Help return to The Bay Lights better than ever.
Gifts are restricted to The Bay Lights 360 fund.

Shine It Forward

Permanently dedicate a light on The Bay Bridge.

Our Mission

Illuminate rallies large groups of people together to create impossible works of public art that, through awe, free humanity’s better nature.

Today we make it formal, declaring San Francisco the City of Awe. It’s an open-source moniker, one we hope will be embraced locally and internationally as we reinvent ourselves yet again.

Together, we shall transform San Francisco through ten thousand direct actions, each designed to bring beauty into our collective lives. Plant a flower. Pick up a broom. Take control of your block. Paint a mural. Make joyous music. Join us in creating large-scale works of public art. 

Welcome to the City of Awe.

Our core supporters

  • Chip Conley
  • Paul Haahr & Susan Karp
  • JP Conte
  • Keith & Leslie Blodgett
  • Eliza Brown
  • Matt Mullenweg
  • Niantic Labs
  • Emily Scott
  • Michael & Xochi Birch
  • Carla & David Crane
  • Tod & Allison Nielsen
  • Lisa and Douglas
  • Goldman Fund
  • Elizabeth R. and William J. Patterson Foundation