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The Herbst Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-02-10

At A Glance

The Herbst Foundation, Inc.

30 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 3600

San Francisco, CA United States 94102-6065

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-07-31)

Assets: $73,568,422

Total giving: $3,933,972






Incorporated in 1961 in CA

Purpose and Activities

Grants within the city and county of San Francisco for bricks and mortar projects including educational facilities, civic improvement of existing city structures owned by public tax-exempt entities, hospitals, healthcare organizations, and a very small budget per year for broad purposes.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Award for Teaching Excellence

The awards are made annually to teachers in selected private and parochial schools in San Francisco. Each award is an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to the nominated teacher and a general contribution of $5,000 to the school to be used for continuing education purposes for all teachers. Recipients of the award have been exceptional teachers who have brought dedication, commitment, creativity and innovation to the profession of teaching.

Grants to Individuals Program

Awards by nomination only to teachers in the San Francisco, CA, area.

Fields of Interest

  • Community improvement
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Elementary education
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Secondary education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-07-31

Assets: $73,568,422 (market value)

Expenditures: $4,577,290

Total giving: $3,933,972

Qualifying distributions: $4,033,864