For over 60 years, The San Francisco Foundation has recognized inspiring Bay Area leaders through our Community Leadership Awards. Past winners have included Michael Franti, Van Jones, Malcolm Margolin, Carlos Santana, Alice Waters, and a slew of other local leaders.
We publicly affirm present achievements, seek to encourage further work on the part of the recipients, and hope to motivate others to follow their lead in service to Bay Area communities. Watch videos about the incredible lives and impact that our Community Leadership Awardees are having throughout our region.
Our nomination process has closed and all awardees, including the winner of our inaugural Community Choice Award, will be announced in September.
Awards are $10,000 for individuals and $20,000 awards for organizations.
Nominations are vetted by Foundation staff and the Awards Committee, a panel of community leaders from throughout the Bay Area, which reviews nominees and recommends finalists to the Board of Trustees, which selects the winners. Winners are notified in the fall.