Name of Foundation: The San Francisco Foundation
Location: San Francisco, CA
Contact info: www.ssf.org Phone: (415) 733-8500
Coverage Area: Bay Area – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.
Subject Area: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Community Health, Education, Environment.
Assets: $1.1 billion (2012)
Last Year Total Giving: $89 million (2012)
In a nutshell: In 1948, a small group of local civic leaders, led by the late Daniel Koshland, started The San Francisco Foundation with the help of a small founding grant from The Columbia Foundation. The initial purpose of the foundation was to unite the community and improve quality of life in the Bay Area.
Today, the foundation is one of the nation’s largest community foundations due to strong fiscal stewardship and the philanthropic activity of the Bay Area. The foundation addresses community needs in a number of areas including, community health, education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment.
Due to the economic downturn, the foundation is also turning its attention to funding safety net partners, job creation and training programs, foreclosure relief and neighborhood preservation for the next three years.
Arts and Culture
Public Policy and Civic Engagement
One Nation Bay Area
Multicultural Fellowship Program
How to Apply: There are two ways to apply to the foundation. The first is by invitation by the TSSF staff and the second is an Annual Open Application Process. Deadlines for the open application are in the beginning of the calendar year. Click here for more specific information.
Recent News and Grant making:
Koshland 2013 Neighborhood Announced