San Francisco Foundation staff members bring incredible experience and skills to this organization. We also share a passion for advancing racial equity and economic inclusion as community members who are plugged into the Bay Area. Beyond their roles at the foundation, many of our team members serve as volunteers and board members at nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

Our organizational culture demonstrates our deep commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity. Each and every day, we are encouraged to bring our full, authentic selves to work. The foundation offers a competitive benefits package, including a 401k and charitable giving match program, paid volunteer service hours and tuition reimbursement for continuing education. We are looking for talented and passionate people to join our team.

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Chief Philanthropy Officer

Location: San Francisco, CA

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The San Francisco Foundation is actively mobilizing resources towards increasing racial equity and economic inclusion and civic engagement, and to advancing advocacy and equitable policy positions. The next Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) has a rare opportunity to take a thriving, mission-driven community foundation to a new level of philanthropic impact in the Bay Area. SFF is seeking a skilled and nimble executive who will build upon the current legacy of SFF while leveraging a growing donor base in one of the wealthiest, most dynamic regions in the world. The next CPO will bring leadership and acumen to the development team and be a natural advocate for the people of the region. SFF recognizes that philanthropy has long been hampered by the sector’s failure to reflect the communities that its institutions serve. At the San Francisco Foundation, equity, inclusion, and diversity are core to the success of the internal operations as well.

View the complete Chief Philanthropy Officer position specification.

Russell Reynolds Associates has been exclusively retained for this search and prospective candidates are invited to contact Russell Reynolds Associates directly. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

To apply for the role or submit a nomination, please reach out to: