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Meet Our New CEO, Fred Blackwell

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Meet Our New CEO, Fred Blackwell

Blackwell, an Oakland native, will be the fifth CEO in The San Francisco Foundation’s 66 year history…

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Investments Support Impact

Investments Support Impact

In the last year, The San Francisco Foundation’s investments earned over $120 million, with the endowment returning 14.4%. Strong returns allow us to make deeper investments and greater impact in our community…

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Recession Recovery – Three Year Impact

Recession Recovery – Three Year Impact

Our recession recovery investment strategy ensured the long-term sustainability of 53 critical nonprofits, helping prevent hunger, improve health, and create new jobs to support more Bay Area residents on their path back to stability…

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30 Years of Bold Leadership

30 Years of Bold Leadership

Over the last 30 years, the Koshland Program has lifted up hundreds of grassroots leaders, creating sustainable, community-driven projects in 24 Bay Area neighborhoods…

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The Riddells: A Tradition of Giving Back

The Riddells: A Tradition of Giving Back

“You have to leave the earth a better place than you arrived.” This simple adage is a thread that runs through the Riddell family, and continues on with Kay’s children, and grandchildren.

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Protecting Drinking Water

Protecting Drinking Water

The San Francisco Foundation joined a coalition of organizations and government in opposing a proposition to shut down the dam signaled far-reaching implications tat would have forced redirecting millions of dollars in funding from essential health and human services. Our $100,000 grant to Save Hetch Hetchy was instrumental in the No campaign. Our lead investment meant the campaign was able to carry out a winning strategy that targeted ethnic media and engaged constituents of color, a move that ultimately tipped the scales in November…

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Diversity and Leadership

Diversity and Leadership

In the three decades since its founding, the Multicultural Fellowship Program has changed the face of philanthropy and the public service sector. More than 60 leaders have launched from this two-year program that gives them hands-on experience and leadership opportunities. Our program alumni…

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