Great Institutions Make Great Things Possible

Market Street Railway could not have accomplished many things without the support of civic- and history-minded businesses and foundations that share our love for San Francisco.

Way back in 1984, for example, Embarcadero Center donated funding to allow our leaders to rescue our namesake’s sole surviving home-built streetcar, 1924 Market Street Railway Streetcar 798.

Also in the mid 1980s, the venerable San Francisco-based engineering-construction giant Bechtel arranged for the transportation of the first 1934 Blackpool “boat tram” that Muni owned for itself. (Market Street Railway negotiated the donation of this wonderful streetcar.) In 2012, a generous grant from the Thoresen Foundation, coupled with shipping arranged by FedEx, allowed us to acquire and transport a second boat tram to Muni.

We salute the foundations and businesses that help us “Keep the Past Present in the Future” in San Francisco, and ask that you support them as well.  Thank you.

Here’s a listing of our current major business and foundation sponsors:

Benefactor Level ($5,000 or more)

The Thoresen Foundation ♥  
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Google  ♥  PG&E

Sponsor Level ($2,500-4,999)

San Francisco Giants

Supporter Level ($1,000-2,499)

Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP ♥  Emerald Fund  ♥  Pacific Waterfront Partners  ♥  Pier 39  ♥  Recology

Thank you to all our foundation and business supporters!