Multicultural Fellowship Program

In an area with such a wealth of young talent, 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, Arts and Culture
Karla Ruiz
Fellow, Education
Tabitha Tapia
Fellow, Community Development and Investment

Multicultural Fellowship Program Staff

Yolanda Alindor
Yolanda Alindor
Organizational and Professional Development Officer 415.733.8559
Michelle Myles Chambers
Michelle Myles Chambers
Assistant to the COO 415.733.8539

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

Alumni Directory
An Alumni Directory is available for to Fellowship alumni to connect, network, and share important news and resources with one another. The directory is available to download by last name, year of fellowship, program area with emails, and program area with addresses. The documents are password-protected. To obtain the password, or update your information, please contact Michelle Myles Chambers at 415.733.8539 or