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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

There are several ways you can make a gift to a fund or program of your choice. Click on the sections for more information and instructions. Want to learn about the available funds and programs to give to? Jump to the Giving Options to read more.

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 889275
Los Angeles, CA 90088-9275

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.

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.

Give from your IRA

To make a gift from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to the foundation, see detailed instructions or please contact Stephanie Dustman at (415) 733-8534 or sdustman[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.

Matching Gifts

Did you know many employers will match or even triple your donation to the San Francisco Foundation? Some employers will even match gifts from spouses and retirees.

By completing a matching gift form, you may be able to double or triple your gift! Your donation plus a matching gift will support the San Francisco Foundation’s effective, long-term solutions to building a future where everyone can thrive.

Use the Matching Gifts search box below to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program.

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

San Francisco Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is #01-0679337.


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)


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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 the donation form above or check.

Click on the sections below to learn more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Charlotte Mailliard Shultz Fund for the Arts

The Charlotte Mailliard Shultz Fund for the Arts has been established to honor the life of Charlotte Mailliard Shultz. It will be used to support arts and cultural organizations in the City of San Francisco.

Cota Impact Fund

Cota Capital set up the Cota Impact Fund as a way for the Cota community to give back and operationalize its core values and drive positive change in local communities and beyond. Cota is committed to being an outstanding partner to the social change efforts it champions. Cota Capital’s philanthropic efforts include grants to the International Red Cross, UNICEF, World Central Kitchen, American Legacy Fund, the Conard House, the Oakland Black Business Fund, and the San Francisco Public Library.

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.

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.

Justice William Newsom Fund

The Justice William Newsom Fund supports nonprofit organizations and social causes that were important to Justice Newsom, all surrounding the environment.

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.

National Center for Family Philanthropy San Francisco Grassroots Giving Fund

This fund will support wellness and healing for leaders and staff at BIPOC-led and serving nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area. Grants will be dispersed to grassroots organizations working across the San Francisco Foundation’s racial equity focus areas, including building power, creating financial well-being, and preserving communities so that our entire region is more equitable, healthier, happier, and prosperous.

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.

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.

SFF 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.

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.

Womxn of Color, Womxn of Power

The Womxn of Color, Womxn of Power is a program that helps womxn of color fill leadership positions, and create a more inclusive Bay Area.

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.