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Community Leadership 2014

Headlands Center for the Arts - 2014 Community Leadership Awards
Linda Tillery - 2014 Community Leadership Awards
Luis Granados - 2014 Community Leadership Awards
Mission Asset Fund - 2014 Community Leadership Awards
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Headlands Center for the Arts, winner of the 2014 San Francisco Foundation Community Choice Award, is a multidisciplinary arts center supporting artists and engaging visitors in the creative process. Located in Golden Gate National Park in the Marin Headlands, it provides a singular context for the development of new ideas and artwork in conversation with the Bay Area’s vibrant arts community and inspiring natural environment, shaping unique creative experiences for artists and audiences.

Linda Tillery is a Bay Area legend, an ethnomusicologist, producer, percussionist, arranger and vocalist, educator and beloved performer. A San Francisco native, she founded the Cultural Heritage Choir twenty years ago to bring African diasporic music to Bay Area audiences, as discovery and cultural healing for African American communities, and as education and connection for many others. In 2014, she was awarded the San Francisco Foundation Helen Crocker Russell Award.

Luis Granados has been dedicated to launching innovative strategies that create greater equity and opportunity for low- to moderate- income Latino families in San Francisco for over 20 years. In 2012, as Executive Director of Mission Economic Development Agency, Luis spearheaded the launch of Mission Promise Neighborhood, an innovative approach to address academic achievement and family economic success simultaneously, and was awarded the 2014 Robert C. Kirkwood Award in recognition of outstanding community service, commitment, and inspired leadership.

Mission Asset Fund, winner of the 2014 San Francisco Foundation John R. May Award for organizational initiatives that respond to a significant contemporary problem, creates pathways out of the financial shadows. Every day, MAF helps line cooks and house cleaners across the Bay Area save money with better credit and less debt. They exist because people who are financially excluded lack access to banks and mainstream credit, leaving them with no good options when they need loans.



Project Team

Producer & Director: Sophie Constantinou


The San Francisco Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations whose leadership makes a significant impact in Bay Area communities. This work may confront societal or civic issues, address health or environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities.

For the past 12 years, Citizen Film has created short documentaries distilling these extraordinary stories into resonant documentary films. These productions premiere at the San Francisco Foundation’s annual Community Leadership Awards, an evening of food, fun and film for the entire Bay Area community. Organizations and their leaders then utilize those films for years as a way to communicate the need for and impact of their work.

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March 18, 2015