We recognize that philanthropy has long been hampered by the sector’s failure to hire people who reflect the communities that its institutions serve. At the San Francisco Foundation, equity, inclusion, and diversity are core to the success of our internal operations, and to our external impact in the community. We’re making efforts to establish a culture where staff can bring their full selves to work. We’re recruiting a diverse team with lived experiences that deepen our understanding of the Bay Area’s greatest challenges. And we’re applying a stronger equity lens to our grantmaking practices. In these ways, we’re bringing our best ideas forward in order to have the greatest impact possible.
We invite you to review our 2019 diversity data, which offers a snapshot of where we are with regard to staff, grantmaking, our board, and the investment managers with whom we work.
But we are by no means done with this work. This is a journey, and we still have a long way to go. We welcome your feedback to help us along the way.