Open a Fund, Make an Impact
We’re building a stronger Bay Area, and invite you to join us. We take on the big issues of our time, but we don’t take them on alone: we work hand-in-hand with nonprofits, government, business, and our partners in philanthropy to identify best practices and enact long-term solutions in areas like public education, job training, housing, healthcare reform, and community building.
We invest in change, and we’re in it for the long run. In 2012, we granted out $89 million, made 5,565 grants, held 25 convenings, raised $75.5 million, and earned $1.9 million on our investments, all in service toward building a stronger Bay Area. We fund tried-and-true nonprofits, but we also seek out and seed new ideas that we identify as having the potential to break through seemingly intractable problems.
We’re here to strengthen your philanthropic investment, because we make greater impact together. Consider these advantages to becoming a donor to The San Francisco Foundation:
Personal Service, Professional Advice
The Foundation targets personalized strategies and resources toward your unique philanthropic journey. Resources including seminars, site visits, and events offer you insights on the latest trends and funding opportunities in the nonprofit sector.
The San Francisco Foundation has more expertise about Bay Area grantmaking opportunities than any other philanthropic organization. And our online Donor Center gives donors instant access to our grantmaking research.
Superior Investment Management
With the Foundation’s investment performance consistently at the top of the community foundation field, donors can give even more to their favorite charities.
Ease and Efficiency
We seamlessly turn your vision of community investment into reality, managing the details so that you can focus on the causes you care about. Giving through the Foundation is simpler and more efficient than administering a private foundation, and easier than writing multiple checks to individual charities.