Leave Your Legacy
Join us as your trusted partner in philanthropy and create a legacy that makes a difference.
For decades, we have worked hand-in-hand with individual and family donors to create legacies that provide effective solutions to complex issues, fulfilling visions of a stronger region, and world. A safe place to sleep, a wellness program to keep a child healthy, an afterschool youth orchestra, career-ladder job training, wetlands protection in the San Francisco Bay – these programs, and many more, have been funded by legacy donors whose generosity will live on forever in the vitality and beauty of the Bay Area.
Your planned gift or bequest to The San Francisco Foundation enables us to grow our endowment and respond to the changing needs of the Bay Area. With a strong endowment, we can continue to make the Bay Area a better place for all for generations to come.
What will you pass on to future generations? Join us and make a difference.
Ways to Leave Your Legacy
The San Francisco Foundation understands that every donor has unique philanthropic goals and objectives. Drawing on our experience and creativity, we will help you design a planned giving solution that addresses your specific needs – both charitable and financial.
As your philanthropic partner, we will work closely with you and your advisor to help determine the type of legacy you and your family will leave.
You may bequeath a sum of money, a percentage of an estate, or a particular asset to The San Francisco Foundation. Whether designated for a specific purpose or unrestricted, in your memory or in that of a loved one, the Foundation can work with you to create a lasting tribute.
View our recommended testamentary language (PDF) to include The San Francisco Foundation in a Will or Trust.
Using cash or assets valued at $100,000 or more, you can create an irrevocable charitable remainder trust. As trustee, the Foundation invests and manages the trust, which generates income for you while passing the remainder to the Foundation to distribute according to your charitable goals. We can distribute assets to nonprofits you wish to support, but require that 50% of the remainder be left to The San Francisco Foundation.
Greater Impact Together: Our Legacy Society
If you have named the Foundation in your estate plan, we welcome you as a member of the Foundation family and our Legacy Society.
Legacy Society members enjoy the same benefits as our other donors, including professional advice and personal service for your philanthropy, exclusive presentations by our programmatic experts and other leaders in the financial and philanthropic fields, site visits to nonprofit organizations, as well as special luncheons and events just for our legacy donors.
We are honored to recognize our legacy donors. Read our Donor Profiles to learn about those who have played a pivotal role in The San Francisco Foundation’s impact on Bay Area communities.