As a community foundation, we strive to be strategic and responsive to the changing needs of our Bay Area residents, workers, and communities. We support the Bay Area region through grants in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.

The San Francisco Foundation has launched a bold equity agenda for greater racial and economic inclusion for struggling communities and people of color across the Bay Area. Across the region, we need to ensure that everyone has a chance at full employment at an affordable wage, a safe and affordable home, a strong political voice, and can live in a community that provides real access to opportunity.

Grantmaking Opportunities

In addition to making strategic grants by invitation, The San Francisco Foundation has the following grant opportunities:

Equity Grants Program:

The Equity Grants Program was created to advance our agenda of greater racial and economic equity. The program offers one door to a suite of grant opportunities centered on our People, Place, and Power pathways. Please note that the 2018 Open Cycle is now closed.


Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

FAITHS Grants Program:

Once a year, the FAITHS program provides grants to assist congregations and faith-based organizations that strengthen interfaith and race relations, increase civic and cultural participation, develop leaders, and provide community service to low-income residents and communities of color. The 2019 open cycle for the FAITHS program is now open until December 3, 2018.

For more information on our grantmaking, contact