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Bella Vista Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

Bella Vista Foundation

1660 Bush St., Ste. 300

San Francisco, CA United States 94109-5308

Telephone: (415) 561-6540


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $57,422,887

Total giving: $2,271,934



Bridge Number



Established in 1999 in CA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation maintains a two-part grantmaking focus to fund programs that address fundamental causes of societal problems, rather than programs that seek to remedy the effects of those problems. Through its Early Childhood Development Focus Area, the foundation funds programs that help mothers, fathers and caregivers of children (prenatal to age 3) to better cope with the stresses in their lives that might result in depression. Under the Ecosystem Restoration Grants, the foundation focuses on protecting, restoring and revitalizing high priority watershed ecosystems in CA and OR. Within these watersheds, the priorities are promoting the sustainable management of forest and agricultural land, revitalizing streams, and restoring riparian areas, with the goal of enhancing and maintaining self-sustaining watershed ecosystems.

Fields of Interest

  • Child development
  • Child welfare
  • Family services
  • Human services
  • Natural resources
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $57,422,887 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,654,589

Total giving: $2,271,934

Qualifying distributions: $2,592,079