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SF Foundation

San Francisco, CA

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Introduction

SF Foundation is a foundation public foundation. With $175m in revenue and 97 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 2002, SF Foundation is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 96% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $180m.

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SF Foundation

$180m

Annual Budget
2017
Program Spend
95%
Fundraising Spend
1%
Management Spend
3%
Founded
2002
EIN
01-0679337
Headquarters
San Francisco, CA
# Employees
97
# Volunteers
50
IRS Filings
Other Ratings
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Mission and Work

Mission

The San Francisco FOUNDATION mobilizes resources and acts as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy.

Description

The San Francisco FOUNDATION, through the generosity of donors and corporate partners, past and present, funds approximately 2,700 nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay area and throughout the country each year in response to ever-changing demographics and needs of our communities. As a funder and civic leader, the foundation's challenge is to ensure that everyone in the bay area can thrive and reach their full potential. The foundation wants to ensure that everyone has a good job, lives in a safe and affordable home, has a strong political voice, and can live in a community that provides real access to opportunity. At the center of this mission is the need to advance greater racial and economic inclusion throughout the region. To reach this goal, the foundation focuses on three interrelated pathways: 1) people: expanding access to opportunity by removing systemic barriers, 2) place: anchoring communities that reflect people's culture and identity, and 3) power: nurturing equity movements to ensure a strong political voice for all. The foundation supports equity-focused efforts through grants, civic leadership, advocacy and program-related investments.

From SF Foundation's website

In their words

Founded in 1948, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the nation’s largest community foundations — a grantmaking public charity dedicated to improving life within a specific local region. Our mission is to mobilize resources and act as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Together with community leaders, nonprofits, and donors, we are committed to advancing racial equity and economic inclusion to ensure that everyone in the Bay Area has a chance to attend a good school, get a good job, live in a safe and affordable home, and have a strong political voice.

By the Numbers

The San Francisco Foundation is a Community Accredited Foundation with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations accreditation program.

Where their money goes

Grants made

These are some of the grants SF Foundation has made in recent years to other charities.

Nonprofit

Mk Level Playing Field Institute

Oakland, CAMk Level Playing Field Institute is a nonprofit focused on labor studies. With $7.8m in revenue and 169 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $4.7m

Educational Organization

University of California Berkeley Foundation

Berkeley, CAUniversity of California Berkeley Foundation is a educational organization focused on education. University of California Berkeley Foundation is headquartered in Berkeley, CA.
2 grant(s) totaling $6.8m

Foundation

Marin Community Foundation

Novato, CAConnects the people who want to create change in the world with the organizations that can produce the greatest impact.
2 grant(s) totaling $19.9m

Nonprofit

Oakland CLT

Oakland, CAThe Oakland Community Land Trust stewards land, housing, and other critical community serving real estate in trust for the permanent benefit of low-income residents of Oakland.
2 grant(s) totaling $3.5m

Nonprofit

The Unity Council

Oakland, CAThe Unity Council is a nonprofit focused on community improvement and neighborhood development. With $19.3m in revenue and 296 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
2 grant(s) totaling $4.0m

Foundation

FundaciónComunitaria

San Juan, PRFundaciónComunitaria is a foundation community foundation. With $9.1m in revenue and 22 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $4.0m

Nonprofit

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art

New York, NYMoMA, the Museum of Modern Art is a nonprofit art museum. With $283m in revenue and 1269 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $4.8m

Foundation

Community Initiatives

Oakland, CACommunity Initiatives is a foundation public foundation. With $36.8m in revenue and 256 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $3.8m

Nonprofit

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco, CASan Francisco Museum of Modern Art
3 grant(s) totaling $11.5m

Nonprofit

Margaret E Haas Fund

Novato, CAMargaret E Haas Fund is a nonprofit focused on philanthropy. Founded in 2005, Margaret E Haas Fund is headquartered in Novato, CA.
1 grant(s) totaling $4.8m

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