Digging Deep & Branching Out!

Help us further our conservation work on Mount Tam with Sound Summit and extend our reach with new arts and culture programming.

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Resonant Experiences, Resonant Outcomes

Our mission at Roots & Branches is the conservation of natural resources, both physical and cultural. The broad arc of those efforts ranges from our work on Mount Tam and related environmental and educational projects to the preservation and evolution of artistic cultural traditions – musical, visual, narrative, and beyond. Wherever possible, we aim to create intersections between the environment, education, and the arts to their mutual benefit.

In 2015, our first year, we raised $40,000 for Mount Tamalpais State Park via Sound Summit, our music and arts festival, and allocated the funds to projects with tangible impact in fire prevention, water conservation and visitor services. In 2016, we were able to surpass our gift by 50%, making a grant of $60,000 to the mountain. And in 2017 we made a grant of $75,000, our largest thus far, for a three-year total of $175,000. Our 2018 grant will be announced soon, bringing the total yet higher.

We want to continue that trend in the coming year, both in staging another festive and memorable day of music on the mountain and in conjuring up some new creative adventures we've been brewing for awhile. Among them . . .

• A curated series celebrating the deep roots and fruitful branches of Bay Area arts and culture, pairing an eclectic array of artists and cultural figures in engaging programs of performance, collaboration, and inspired conversation, each to be filmed as an ongoing educational resource and archive.

• A range of multi-media "happenings" which will combine regional music, dance, photography, film, spoken word, visual and performance art, and more in a variety of unique settings.

Our interests lie in producing resonant community experiences in our events, providing educational components in our programming, and making meaningful contributions to worthy beneficiaries. Supporting, preserving, and evolving regional arts, culture, education, and the environment is what we're all about. And we like the idea that good deed doing can be as creative as it is productive.

We hope you share our passions and are game to lend a hand to our endeavors, both existing and upcoming. If you've enjoyed Sound Summit, whether this year or in years past, and believe in what we're doing, we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible year-end contribution of any amount to help us start 2019 on firm footing and create the opportunity for Roots & Branches to literally branch out and reach its broader potential. Thanks for your support!

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