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Give to the San Francisco Foundation today and know that you are investing in effective, long-term solutions to build a future where everyone can thrive.

How to Make a Gift

Pay by Check

Send a check payable to The San Francisco Foundation. Indicate the name of your fund in the memo line and mail the check to:

Prior to November 5, 2021:

The San Francisco Foundation
P.O. Box 399275
San Francisco, CA 94139-9275

After November 5, 2021:

The San Francisco Foundation
P.O. Box 889275
Los Angeles, CA 90088-9275

Wells Fargo, our bank, is transitioning to a new processing location on November 5, 2021.

Want to learn about the available funds and programs to give to? Jump to the Giving Options section below to read more.

Cash Transfer

To make a gift of cash to the foundation via electronic funds transfer, please contact foundation staff at (415) 733-8590 or donorservices[at]sff.org.

Want to learn about the available funds and programs to give to? Jump to the Giving Options section below to read more.

Gift of Securities

To transfer securities to the foundation, please contact foundation staff at (415) 733-8590 or donorservices[at]sff.org.

Want to learn about the available funds and programs to give to? Jump to the Giving Options section below to read more.

Pay by Credit Card

Complete the online Donation Form below and provide your payment information.

Please note:

We can only accept online donations through Visa, Mastercard, and Diners Club. The limit for credit card donations online is $30,000. It is preferable that large donations be made by check or wire so no credit card merchant fees are incurred.

Due to third-party merchant processing fees for credit card transactions, the amount added to your donor advised fund (or to another fund you select) will be reduced by any fees charged. The base fee charged is 4.2020%, but can be higher depending on the type of credit card and the card program.

Want to learn about the available funds and programs to give to? Jump to the Giving Options section below to read more.

Give Guides: SFF Recommendations for Strategic Giving

Racial Justice Give Guide – The organizations featured in this guide are doing critical, responsive work during the pandemic, economic collapse, and racial justice uprisings. Download Give Guide.

 

Democracy and Racial Justice Give Guide – The organizations featured in this guide are working to mobilize resources and people to protect and improve our democracy. Download Give Guide.

 

Election Response Give Guide – Funding options in this guide include organizations that work to help preserve democracy at the national, state, and local levels. Download Give Guide.

 

In addition, we provide giving options and ways to support community groups responding to AAPI violence and hate and organizations reimagining public safety, justice, and advocacy. Click on the links to read our statements to those recent events that include giving options and ways to support.

Want to learn about the available funds and programs to give to? Jump to the Giving Options section below to read more.


Donation Form

Your full name*

Your email address*

Your phone number*

Your gift amount (Do not include the dollar "$" sign.)*

Select a fund to give to (See details about the available giving options below.) *

If selecting a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), please provide the name of the DAF.

Additional information about your gift (e.g. in honor of, anonymous donation, etc.)


* Required field

Please note: Due to third-party merchant processing fees for credit card transactions, the amount added to your donor advised fund (or to another fund you select) will be reduced by any fees charged. The base fee charged is 4.2020%, but can be higher depending on the type of credit card and the card program.

To maximize the amount of your donation available for grantmaking, we encourage checks, wires, or gifts of securities. Please contact the Donor Relations team at donorservices[at]sff.org or (415) 733-8590 for more information and assistance.

Giving Options

Below are available funds and programs administered by San Francisco Foundation to consider for your giving. Please be sure to select or indicate the fund name on your donation form above or check.

Click on the sections below to learn more.

Bay Area Leads Fund

Support the foundation’s Bay Area Leads Fund and our increased civic leadership activities and strategic initiatives required to address some of the most intractable issues in the region.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at the San Francisco Foundation

Give to your own existing Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at the San Francisco Foundation or a friend’s Donor Advised Fund. Include the name of the fund on the form above.

Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building

Support the foundation’s Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building that promotes civil rights and builds the political power and voice of low-income communities, immigrants and people of color, by providing resources in a timely manner to unanticipated, but critical opportunities and challenges to advance racial and economic equity in the Bay Area.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Support the foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, which gives rapid response grants to Bay Area community organizations working on safety net issues and building power in local communities for an equitable recovery.

San Francisco Foundation Funds and Programs

Support the San Francisco Foundation Grantmaking Programs that are committed to expanding opportunity in the Bay Area and work to advance racial equity and economic inclusion in the region.

Artistic Hubs Cohort

Support the foundation’s Artistic Hubs Cohort to support arts organizations that advance racial and economic equity and serve as cultural anchors for underserved communities.

African American Initiative Scholarship

The African American Initiative (AAI) Scholarship provides scholarships to African American students that have been admitted to UC Berkeley as incoming freshmen to help make their Cal education more accessible. Learn more.

Black Harvest Fund

The Black Harvest Fund invests in non-profits that advance the work of Black farmers and farmers of color. Learn more.

Black Wellness Fund

The Black Wellness Fund invests in organizations that address issues of mental health, economic development, and education for African American residents in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more.

Francesca Ginocchio Memorial Fund

This fund has been established to honor the life of Francesca Ginocchio. It will be used to support organizations that help student pursue higher education, and other causes that were important to Francesca.

HOPE SF

Support HOPE SF, an integrated approach to addressing generational poverty in the most distressed public housing sites in the Bayview, Potrero Hill, and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods of San Francisco. Learn more.

Kathleen Azevedo Memorial Fund

The Kathleen Azevedo Memorial Fund has been established in memory of Kathleen Azevedo Feinblum. It will be used to support nonprofit organizations and causes that were important to Kathleen and her husband, Lewis.

Keep Oakland Housed

Keep Oakland Housed is committed to preventing Oakland residents from losing their housing by providing legal representation, emergency financial assistance, and supportive services. Learn more.

Vivian Osborne Marsh, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Kappa Chapter

On February 21, 1921, seven courageous collegiates chartered Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Chapter, at UC Berkeley. In honor of Kappa Chapter’s centennial, Vivian Osborne Marsh, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Kappa Chapter is raising $250,000 to create an endowed scholarship for African American students at Cal. Learn more.

Youth Access to Nature Fund/Oakland Goes Outdoors

Youth Access to Nature Fund/Oakland Goes Outdoors connects young people to the beauty of nature and was launched in 2016 by the late Kathryn Riddell with her vision to combine children, the environment, and education.

Youth Access to Opportunity Fund

Youth Access to Opportunity Fund is committed to improving college readiness, teacher support, and school climate to better support low-income students of color.