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The San Francisco Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation mobilizes resources and acts as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy. Grants principally in six categories: the arts and culture, community health, education, environment, neighborhood and community development, and social justice.


Established in 1948 in CA by resolution and declaration of trust - The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement


The San Francisco Foundation

Community foundation




One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400 San Francisco, CA United States 94111

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