2021 Annual Report: A Just Recovery for the Bay Area

2021 Annual Report: A Just Recovery for the Bay Area

There are few moments in a lifetime where a community, country, and world can share a universal before and after. As we near the end of 2021, it is clear that all of our lives have been distinctly marked, in a range of ways, by the COVID-19 pandemic. The last 18 months have no doubt been full of heartbreak and communal grief at a depth that few of us have experienced.

This time has also exposed and forced us to confront systemic racism in ways we have yearned for but did not think possible in this lifetime. At the San Francisco Foundation, we are focusing our efforts on a just recovery that helps all communities regain stability, and beyond that, we are working with our partners to radically reimagine a better reality for all. With this community-driven vision for a more equitable and just Bay Area, we can dismantle the old systems and build a new way.

That is why, in the last year, we granted $166 million to nearly 3,000 community organizations, added our voice to push for systemic change through 42 policies, and, thanks to donor participation, grew our Mission-Aligned Investments pool — an option we offer to our donors who are interested in values-based investing — to $115 million. This past year, we also dedicated an additional $10 million toward power-building efforts in Black, Indigenous, and People-of-Color (BIPOC) communities in the Bay Area and throughout the state. To date, this has allowed us to make a significant investment in the California Black Freedom Fund.

And, as part of our 2021 Annual Report, we are announcing:

These unprecedented times have called for unprecedented action, and we’re proud of the ways that we’ve doubled down on our work to advance racial equity and economic inclusion. We extend our deepest thanks to community organizations and leaders for your work and dedication to the people of our region, and to our donors who have stepped up and helped clear a path for a more equitable Bay Area. Thank you for coming together as only this community can. We are honored and eager to continue this work together.

SFF CEO Fred BlackwellFred Blackwell
CEO, San Francisco Foundation





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2021 SFF Donors

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the following donors in FY21. Thank you for sharing our vision to make the Bay Area a better place for all.

Click below to expand the lists of our 2021 SFF Donors.

FY21 Corporate and Foundation Donors

Arrow Impact

Bank of America Foundation

California Wellness Foundation

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Citi Community Development

Community Foundations Leading Change


Deloitte & Touche LLP

East Bay Community Foundation

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund


Genentech, Inc.

Grove Foundation

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Kelson Foundation

Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Sobrato Family Foundation


The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The California Endowment

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation

The Stupski Foundation

Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Wells Fargo Foundation

William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Y&H Soda Foundation

Bay Area Leads Fund Donors

Neil Adames

Nahri Ahn

Cyna Alderman

Melissa Allen

Eric Alves


Karolo Aparicio

Ophelia B. Basgal

Eric and Cole Bellomo

Emily Bender

Christal Biers

Blue Shield of California

Micah Botkin-Levy

Jack Brady

Jennifer Braun and Raymond J. Ryan Charitable Gift Fund

Craig Brenner

Brickyard Family Fund (C)

Burnett Fund

Kent Chiang

Karen Conway

Corcoran Global Living

Council on Foundations

John Crew

Crewcial Partners

The Dayton Foundation

Emergent BioSolutions

Lisa M. Erdberg and Dennis Gibbons

Meredith Shuey Etherington and Simon Etherington

Euphrat Family Fund

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Joellen Ferrer

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Financial Architects Partners

Five Arts Fund

David Friedman and Paulette J. Meyer

Robert E. Friedman

Matthew John Frost

Gartner Research

Graham Gelwicks

Genentech, Inc.

Google Inc.

Otto and Rachel Guedelhoefer

Hearthill Family Foundation

Trevor Howarth

Walter Hu

Karina Hughes

David ibnAle and Mollie Ricker

Intuit, Inc.

Jasper Ridge Partners

Karla Free Jones

Emily Kaltenbach

Kintone Corporation

Douglas Elliott Koshland

Justina T Lai

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Michael Levin and Lindsay Levin


Ling Woo Liu

Gary Loeb

Betsy and Edward McDermott

The Meeker Rom Family Foundation

John Robert Meloney

The Minneapolis Foundation

The Morgan Stanley GIFT Fund

MUFG Union Bank Foundation

National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

Ruben D. Orduña and Elizabeth Hill

Osterweis Capital Management, Inc.

Jeffrey M. Ostrum

Eve Pell

Pinecrest Endowment Fund


Yvette Radford

RBC Global Asset Management

Realize CPA, LLP

Margaret Rhee

Christopher Roberts

Ian Duncan Robertson

Kristin Rolph

Roxanne Ryan

Stephen Schwarz

Lew D. Serbin

Xuting Sheng

Erica Sigal Philanthropic Fund

Vickrum Singh

Abdi Soltani and Grace Kong

Sally and Justin R Steele

Sarah Stein and Michael Cohn Fund

Barry R. Taylor

David and Susan Tunnell


Karen Weiss

Susan G. West

Kimberly Wicoff

Sheryl L. Wong and Robert R. Wong

Xylem Inc.

Alex Zylstra

Agency Fund Donors

Bethel Heritage Foundation of San Francisco

Buen Dia Family School

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Children’s Book Project

Code Tenderloin

Edith P. Merritt Memorial Lecture Fund

George Washington High School Alumni Association

Intercept Poverty Foundation

June Jordan School for Equity

Lyon-Martin Health Services

Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Oakland Promise

PACT (Plan of Action for Challenging Times)

Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory

Raphael House

San Francisco Achievers

San Francisco Boys Chorus

San Francisco Interfaith Council

West Contra Costa Public Education Fund

YWCA of San Francisco & Marin