The San Francisco Foundation (CA)

The San Francisco Foundation mobilizes resources and acts as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy.

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$1,038,321,000 - 2007-06-30


$88,731,000 - 2007-06-30
$88,731,000 - 2007-06-30

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Recent News from San Francisco Foundation

Leaked documents show fossil fuel holdings of green nonprofits
Foundation: Packard Foundation, San Francisco Foundation

Marcia Marsh, chief operating officer for the World Wildlife Fund in the .... Another recipient of the foundation's grants is the Delaware...more

Calaveras Community Foundation Grants 14 Project Awards
Foundation: San Francisco Foundation, Calaveras Community Foundation

San Andreas, CA – A Mother Lode community foundation is gifting funding dollars to over a dozen endeavors benefitting seniors, youth and community enrichment. Calaveras County Community Foundation...more

FUNdraising Good Times: Investing in Black-led organizations
Foundation: East Bay Community Foundation, California Endowment, San Francisco Foundation

Since its publication five funders – The East Bay Community Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, The Kapor Center for Social Impact, The Y & H Soda Foundation and The California...more

London Breed claims she secured $500K grant to open SF's first safe-injection site
Foundation: San Francisco Foundation

The “grant” Breed was referring to is funding from the San Francisco Foundation's Community Health Innovation Fund, which is a partnership between the San Francisco Foundation, the Department of...more

Who Is Fred Blackwell? Nine Questions for the CEO of The San Francisco Foundation
Foundation: San Francisco Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

What is the one thing you would say to your colleagues who are leading nonprofits seeking foundation funding? We understand that we are a foundation in the business of providing grants and fueling...more

Who Is Fred Blackwell? Nine Questions for the CEO of The San Francisco Foundation
Foundation: San Francisco Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

People describe a traditional approach to philanthropy that seeks a different kind of impact, and I feel that is a false dichotomy. People with newfound wealth could learn a lot from established...more

Who's Backing the Nonprofit Investing Directly in Poor Families?
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Friedman Family Foundation, McGregor Fund, Cambridge Community Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, James Irvine Foundation , Kresge Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Skillman Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Newman's Own Foundation

Gerena positions FII's approach and results in contrast to government policies and philanthropic efforts built on outdated and misleading stereotypes about the working poor and that don't do enough...more

New Poll Finds Affordable Housing is a Major Voting Issue for Latinos
Foundation: San Francisco Foundation

These will be the priority issues to be discussed at the upcoming gubernatorial forum organized by The Latino Community Foundation, in partnership with Univision. Matt Barreto, co-founder of Latino...more

Latino vote could spike in California – thanks to one man
Foundation: San Francisco Foundation

The survey of Latino registered voters was conducted by Latino Decisions, and funded by the Latino Community Foundation and The San Francisco Foundation. The extent of Latino turnout is among the...more

Calif. Cities Should Look to This SF Affordable Housing Finance Model
Foundation: San Francisco Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund, where I'm executive director, is an example of a solution that coordinates public, private and philanthropic capital to remedy this particular contributor...more

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