Initiatives and Collaborative Work

East Bay Foundation on Aging (EBFA)

The East Bay Foundation on Aging (EBFA), a supporting organization at The San Francisco Foundation, is a grantmaking partner committed to serving East Bay seniors through grants to nonprofit organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Founded with the proceeds from the sale of the historic Matilda Brown Home for Elderly Women in Oakland, the East Bay Foundation on Aging has now completed its third year of grantmaking to East Bay organizations serving seniors in the East Bay with programs that promote aging in place and improve access to healthcare for older adults, as well as supporting caregivers, including nurses, family members, and home health workers. In 2012, EBFA increased its grantmaking to $325,000, funding 11 organizations. To address the increased need brought on by the economic crisis, preference was given to organizations providing key safety net services to vulnerable seniors, including food and crisis services. Read more.

Community Health Innovation Fund

The Community Health Innovation Fund is a five year funding initiative totaling $7,998,000 that invests in San Francisco’s community clinics and other healthcare safety net providers to assure access to culturally competent, quality, and affordable healthcare. In its first year, Community Health Innovation Fund will make grants to support community clinic capacity to serve patients who are newly eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, the Fund will support other community-based health, behavioral health, and social services with a focus on residents of San Francisco’s low-income and high health disparity neighborhoods. The Community Health Innovation Fund is a partnership between The San Francisco Foundation, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), as the result of a development agreement negotiated between the City and CPMC. Read more.