Community Leadership Awards

The San Francisco Foundation’s Community Leadership Awards honor individuals and organizations doing extraordinary work to address the Bay Area’s most pressing challenges.

The San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Awards (CLA) recognize Bay Area individuals and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in leadership through deep local understanding and outstanding initiative. The awards are designed to advance community-driven, innovative and sustainable solutions to critical issues facing the Bay Area. This year’s guidelines and criteria can be found here

Nominations and applications for the 2017 Community Leadership Awards are now closed. Thank you to those that cast a nomination and submitted a full application. Applicants will be notified with a decision in September. If you have any questions please contact

Past Community Leadership Awards Winners

Since 1963, The San Francisco Foundation has awarded Bay Area leaders through our Community Leadership Awards.

The 2015 Community Leadership Awardees

The 2014 Community Leadership Awardees

The 2013 Community Leadership Awardees

The 2012 Community Leadership Awardees

2011 & Earlier