You can make an impact now. Give today to the San Francisco Foundation and know that you are investing in effective, long-term solutions to build a stronger Bay Area. Check out the giving options below to learn more about ways to invest with us.

To make a donation to the San Francisco Foundation’s efforts supporting organizations responding to the COVID-19 virus in the Bay Area, select “COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund” from the fund dropdown below.

Please note that 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.

If you are mailing a check, please see our Forms and Resources page for further instructions.

Donation Form

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Giving Options

Select from the following options before submitting your donation form above.

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at the San Francisco Foundation
Give online to your own Donor Advised Fund or a friend’s Donor Advised Fund.
Support the San Francisco Foundation’s commitment to expand opportunity in the Bay Area
Support the San Francisco Foundation’s work to advance racial and economic equity in the region.
COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Support organizations and communities responding to the impact of COVID-19. SFF will distribute one-time grants to nonprofits addressing racial bias, worker protection, homelessness and renter protection/housing security, and food security challenges related to COVID-19.
Give2SF – City of San Francisco Fund
Give2SF is the City and County of San Francisco’s Emergency Response and Recovery Fund to directly support facilities, supplies, businesses, nonprofits and neighbors to help all San Franciscans in the face of COVID-19.
Bay Area Leads Fund
Support our increased civic leadership activities and strategic initiatives required to address some of the most intractable issues in the region.
Edwin M. Lee Community Fund
Mayor Ed Lee’s wife and two daughters established a donor advised fund at the San Francisco Foundation in memory of Mayor Lee. The Edwin M. Lee Community Fund supports nonprofit organizations and social causes that were important to the mayor and remain important to his family.
Support 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.
Justice William Newsom Fund
The Newsom Family created the Justice William Newsom Fund at the San Francisco Foundation in memory of Justice Newsom. The fund supports causes that Justice Newsom cared about and that remain important to his family.
Keep Oakland Housed
Prevent Oakland residents from losing their housing by providing legal representation, emergency financial assistance, and supportive services.
Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building
Promote civil rights and build 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.
Dr. Suzanne Eaton Memorial Fund
Established by the family of the late Dr. Eaton, this fund continues Dr. Eaton’s legacy by giving to nonprofit organizations that support women in science.
Youth Access to Nature Fund/Oakland Goes Outdoors
Provide disconnected and underserved young people with nature-based and outdoor experiences to create a new generation of environmental stewards.
Youth Access to Opportunity Fund
Improve college readiness, teacher support and school climate to better support low-income students of color.

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] or (415) 733-8590 for more information and assistance. Thank you!