Since its inception, the 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation has enjoyed strong financial support from the preservation and Metropolitan Club communities. Beginning with a Stewardship Campaign in 2004, the Foundation raised a portion of the funds needed for essential seismic and life safety work at the Club’s historic 640 Sutter Street Building. Following the Stewardship Campaign, the Foundation has continued to raise funds through a combination of special events, tribute gifts from donors, and annual appeals. In accordance with its mission, the Foundation Board has approved the granting of funds to the Metropolitan Club each year to assist in paying down the principal portion of the construction loan relating to the initial seismic strengthening and safety improvements. As of December 31, 2015, the Foundation had provided approximately $6.79 million in grants to the Club for this purpose.
The most recent fiscal year 2017 was a continuation of this successful fundraising history with donors, demonstrating their extraordinary generosity in a variety of ways, both large and small.
Building on the momentum of the past several years, the Foundation continues to plan fundraising activities to support and further its mission.
The Foundation’s 990 forms from 2016, 2015 and 2014, as well as completed financial reviews from 2015 and 2014, are available to view in the 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation office located at 640 Sutter Street.