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: The San Francisco Foundation, P.O. Box 399275, San Francisco, CA 94139-9275.
See details about the available giving options below.
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.
Gift of Securities
To transfer securities to the foundation, please contact foundation staff at (415) 733-8590 or donorservices[at]sff.org.
Pay by Credit Card
Complete the online Donation Form below and provide your payment information.
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.
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. Thank you!
These are the available funds and programs for giving. Please be sure to select or indicate the fund name on your donation form or check.
|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.
|Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at the San Francisco Foundation
Give to your own existing Donor Advised Fund or a friend’s Donor Advised Fund. Include the name of the fund on the form above.
|Support the San Francisco Foundation Programs
Support the San Francisco Foundation’s commitment to expand opportunity in the Bay Area and work to advance racial and economic equity in the region.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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. Due to transparency ordinances, gifts to this fund cannot be made anonymously.
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.
|Kathleen Azevedo Memorial Fund
This 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
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.
|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, we are raising $100,000 to create an endowed scholarship for African American students at Cal.
|Youth Access to Nature Fund/Oakland Goes Outdoors
Provide Bay Area youth with the opportunity to engage in environmental education programs, explore nature and become stewards of our natural heritage.
|Youth Access to Opportunity Fund
Improve college readiness, teacher support and school climate to better support low-income students of color.