is a 501(c)(3) civic nonprofit organization established in July 2019 to operate and manage Yerba Buena Gardens on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco
Program, operate, maintain, and improve the publicly-owned open spaces, cultural facilities, and related components of San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens, working in conjunction with the Garden’s nonprofit cultural organizations, commercial tenants and the City and County of San Francisco, for Civic and public benefit and enjoyment by the City’s visitors and residents.
Structure + Governance
The Conservancy’s Board of Directors
is made up of a cross-section of Yerba Buena Gardens’ stakeholders, community members, civic leaders, and City appointees. A small administrative staff led by Executive Director Scott Rowitz
contracts for maintenance, operations, programming, and security services to sustain cost efficiencies. Oversight is by the City as the landlord, auditor, and technical advisor.