Multicultural Fellowship Program


Please note: As the foundation implements its equity strategy, we are taking a close look at our special programs, initiatives, and funding collaboratives. Please watch this space for information about the future direction of this work.

It is essential to cultivate the next generation of community leaders to reflect the diversity of our region. In our Multicultural Fellowship Program, we select young professionals of color with the promise and passion to create significant social change. By working in our grantmaking teams and contributing to numerous projects across the Foundation, fellows gain dynamic hands-on leadership experience. Former fellows now serve as executive directors and development directors in nonprofits, as program officers in foundations, as government officials, and as professionals and academics who serve or work with nonprofits.

The Fellowship taught me the dynamics within a region or community that have been really helpful when thinking about how you can make change at a national or state policy level.    -Recent Fellow

The San Francisco Foundation’s Multicultural Fellowship Program aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. The Program provides young professionals of color with challenging work experiences and leadership opportunities in the areas of grantmaking and community building. The Fellowship includes an intensive curriculum, individual coaching, mentorship, access to local service sector leaders, and countless opportunities to build a professional network.

Our Multicultural Fellows

Fellow, Anchoring Communities
Fellow, Nurturing Equity Movements
Sepi Aghdaee
Fellow, Equity Agenda
Jasjit Singh Dhanoa
Fellow, Expanding Access to Opportunity

Multicultural Fellowship Program Staff

Farzana Serang
Multicultural Fellowship Officer

For more information about the Multicultural Fellowship Program at The San Francisco Foundation, please contact us at 415.733.8500 or

Are you interested in having an Alumni Directory? An Alumni Directory is available to connect, network, and share important news and resources with one another. To obtain, or update your information, please contact Farzana Serang at 415.733.8505 or