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The McKay Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-08

At A Glance

The McKay Foundation

177 Post St., No. 550

San Francisco, CA United States 94108-4731

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $61,895

Total giving: $208,630






Established in 1992 in CA - 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

Purpose and Activities

To strengthen our democracy and promote a more just and equitable American culture, the foundation funds activities that build civil society's energy, leadership, and resources, and utilizes these in the political and policy spheres of civil society. Through grants, capacity building assistance, and other support to allied organizations, the foundation partners with diverse communities in working for long term social, political, and economic progress.

Fields of Interest

  • Community and economic development
  • Environment
  • Homeless services
  • Human services
  • Public policy

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $61,895 (market value)

Gifts received: $565,485

Expenditures: $874,779

Total giving: $208,630

Qualifying distributions: $208,630

Giving activities include:

$208,630 for 6 grants (high: $75,700; low: $10,000)