What is a community foundation?

A community foundation is a grantmaking public charity dedicated to improving life within a specific local region.


With our ability to accept complex assets and deep philanthropic expertise, we identify customized solutions for your clients' giving needs.


We offer funding opportunities for nonprofits in the five Bay Area counties that we serve: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo.


We learn what’s important to you so that we can provide you with customized, expert service to maximize your giving impact.

Foundation donor Deborah Santana

"As a native San Franciscan, SFF is a perfect fit for my values, my goals as a servant leader, and as a feminist and promoter and defender of women of color."

Foundation donor Deborah Santana