Alan Levinson, Financial Consultant to the Arts

450 Sutter Street, Suite 1940

San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-986-2200
Fax: 415-986-2272

Employment History

Financial Consultant To the Arts
2002 to Present
For the past 17 years I have provided financial technical assistance to arts organizations and grant review to arts funders. My clients have included the Northern California Grantmakers, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, the James Irvine Foundation, and Grants for The Arts, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), Magnificat, Pacific Chamber Symphony, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Nonprofit Finance Fund, California Historical Society, and the Alvarado School District.

Program Executive -Northern California
Grantmakers Arts Loan Fund
Responsible for due diligence on 30 bay area arts organization’s applications to the Art’s Loan Fund The fund is a collaborative consisting of 26 Bay Area Arts grant makers. I analyzed applicants’ financial statements including cash flow, net assets and changes in net assets. I provided the committee with the ratios necessary for determining the financial health of each group that included benefits, performances, government contracts, government allocations, and foundation grants.


Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion, MA
Arizona State University-BA (School of Business)


“Ethics in Art”, SF Art Institute
“Ethics”, St. Mary’s College of California
“Bankability of Nonprofits”, CompassPoint
“Fundraising in the Arts”, Golden Gate University
“Fundraising in the Arts”, San Francisco Art Institute

Community Service

Arts Commissioner – City of Sausalito