Community Leadership Awards

The San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Awards honor visionary and dedicated leaders who are doing extraordinary work and addressing critical issues in the Bay Area.

Select one of the four categories below to learn more about our awards. The Service Award, Art Award, and Impact Award winners will be announced in September 2015.

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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. We hope that the award finalists will serve as new models to inform best practices and affirm and advance robust policies in the field.


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Past Community Leadership Award Winners

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

The 2014 Community Leadership Awardees

The 2013 Community Leadership Awardees

The 2012 Community Leadership Awardees

2011 & Earlier