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 John Bare

"I appreciate that the foundation is actively trying to cultivate a learning community of engaged donors who share their stories and ideas with each other. I also rest secure knowing that the donor advised funds are invested properly and distributed professionally."

Foundation donor John Bare