• Acknowledging the elephant in the room: Race

    In the San Francisco Bay Area, we are often removed from explicitly racist debates and conflicts. But we see the violence in Charlottesville around confederate statues. We see white supremacist rallies being held in other parts of the country. And then we think, “That is what it looks like to have a race problem.” But […]

  • Stockton Mayor Tubbs Joins Author Bob Friedman to Discuss Wealth Inequality

    Listen in as author Bob Friedman, a longtime leader in the field of asset-building is joined by Stockton Mayor Michael D. Tubbs to discuss Friedman’s latest book, A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone. In this book, he presents a passionate and practical proposal to build nest eggs for all citizens without spending an […]

  • Yvette Radford Joins the San Francisco Foundation’s Board of Trustees

    Media Contact: Ling Woo Liu, lliu@sff.org SAN FRANCISCO, January 1, 2019 – The San Francisco Foundation announced today that Yvette Radford has been appointed to its board of trustees for a five-year term. Ms. Radford is the regional vice president for external and community affairs at Kaiser Permanente. “I’m very pleased that Yvette has agreed to […]

  • In Remembrance of Justice William Newsom

    On behalf of the San Francisco Foundation’s board of trustees and staff, we wish to express our condolences to the family of Justice William Newsom, father of Governor-elect Newsom. In remembrance of Justice Newsom, the family has created the Justice William Newsom Fund at the San Francisco Foundation. The family is requesting gifts to the fund […]

  • Who Gets to be an American?

    On November 25, as Americans wrapped up our Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we saw horrifying photos of refugees – including barefoot toddlers—running from tear gas that U.S. border protection agents had hurled across the San Diego-Tijuana border.  This attack on Central American migrants and their children seeking asylum is profoundly disturbing and counters our country’s founding […]

  • Standing Together in Love and Faith

    FAITHS (Foundation Alliance with Interfaith to Heal Society), a program founded by the San Francisco Foundation, has issued the following statement in response to the violent incidents across the country. We are living in real times where people are murdered for their religious beliefs and the color of their skin. We are faced with dehumanizing […]

  • On the Frontline Against Displacement

    In the heart of downtown Oakland stands a seven-story, 23,000-square foot former bank that is now home to six nonprofit organizations, including the building’s owner, The Greenlining Institute. Greenlining advocates for racial and economic justice through policy, research, organizing, and leadership initiatives. The name is a rejoinder to “redlining,” the now-illegal practice of denying services […]

  • Sewing the Seeds of Independence

    On Precita Avenue in Oakland, California, nestled between the N&S Super Discount store and the Bancroft Wash laundromat, stands Irma’s tidy tailor shop and sewing school. Behind the mannequins modeling beaded dresses and made-to-measure jackets, a beige Chihuahua named Comino darts back and forth beneath hundreds of colorful spools of thread hanging on the wall. […]