It’s hard to believe that we have wrapped up the San Francisco Foundation’s 75th anniversary. And what a year it’s been, chock full of its own milestones, including our:
- San Francisco Examiner op ed on Martin Luther King Day
- VOICES community listening session in June
- Community celebration in September
- KQED Forum anniversary interview on Giving Tuesday in November
Our story can be boiled down to two main themes. First, a steadfast commitment to social justice and second, deep partnerships with donors, professional advisors, nonprofits, and community leaders, all rowing in the same direction toward a Bay Area where everyone thrives.
This year, we shared our story with you in a number of ways, through a timeline, videos, a virtual tour, and an online book. The stories take us through a journey that begins with just $20 and three incredible founders, through our support for social welfare causes in the 1950s and ’60s, the disability rights movement in the ’70s, and the LGBTQ2SIA+ community during the AIDS crisis in the ’80s. That journey continues today in our work to advance racial equity and our unique ability to push the Bay Area in the right direction over the next 75 years.
Thank you so much for partnering with us on our journey.