About Us

About Us

Founded in 1948, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the nation’s largest community foundations — a grantmaking public charity dedicated to improving life within a specific local region. Our mission is to mobilize resources and act as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Together with community leaders, nonprofits, and donors, we are committed to advancing racial equity and economic inclusion to ensure that everyone in the Bay Area has a chance to attend a good school, get a good job, live in a safe and affordable home, and have a strong political voice. Learn more about our strategy on equity grantmaking.

By the Numbers

The San Francisco Foundation is a Community Accredited Foundation with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations accreditation program.

About SFF Accreditation

The San Francisco Foundation is a member of the League of California Community Foundations.

The San Francisco Foundation has earned consecutive 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.