The San Francisco Foundation believes that in addition to building sustainable neighborhoods and equitable food, water, energy and transportation systems, we must also address social and economic vulnerability to effectively build community resilience in the face of a changing climate. We believe that we will not be able to effectively address climate change without correcting society’s inequities. We believe that we must engage our youth and expose them to nature if we are to preserve our natural resources.


Expanding racial and economic inclusion across the Bay Area, ensuring that all can participate, prosper and reach their full  potential, is the defining issue of our time. It is also the defining agenda for the San Francisco Foundation. This regional equity agenda is completely aligned with the history and mission of the Foundation: to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy. In order to develop our equity strategy, we have already engaged in deep conversations and consultations with over a thousand grantees, donors and civic leaders across the region. We are also doing an extensive review and analysis of relevant research and data, and mining expertise from across the region and the nation. We anticipate that we will launch our equity strategy in the Spring of 2016. Please continue to visit our website for more information.