EIN 01-0679337

San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)

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Since 1948, The San Francisco Foundation has been firmly committed to serving the people of our region. We are an incubator for community investment, original ideas, and passionate leadership in the Bay Area.
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Program areas at TSFF

The San Francisco Foundation is committed to advancing racial equity and economic inclusion in The San Francisco bay area. In partnership with our donor community, we provide grant funding to approximately 3,000 nonprofit organizations each year. Through our grantmaking, policy advocacy, partnership with donors, and impact investing, we are helping to ensure that everyone in The bay area has a good job, lives in a safe and affordable home, and has a strong political voice.

Grants made by TSFF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
University of California Berkeley FoundationAdvised - for the Light the Way" Capital Campaign for the Haas Scholars Program. Advised - for the Haas Family Fiat Lux Scholarship Program. Advised - for General Support of the Haas Scholars Program. Advised - To Support the Dreamers (Undocumented Students Program). Advised - To Support the Garden Horticultural Staff and To Support Educational Programming. Advised - for the Civil & Environmental Engineering Community-Engaged Education in Cee Fund (Cee)^2. Advised - for the College of Letters & Sciences Graduate Fellowship in Sociology and for the Georgia Lee and George Shenk Graduate Student Fellowship in Sociology. Advised - for the College of L&S'S Specific Heat and Magnetization of Novel Materials Fund. Advised - for General Support To the Uc Berkeley Basic Needs Security. Advised - for Unrestricted General Support at the Discretion of the Chancellor. Advised - for the Bampfa Trustee Gift; Intercollegiate Athletics for the Gender Equity Facilities Project; Energy and Resources Grou$9,063,842
Tomkat Ranch Educational FoundationAdvised - for General Operating Support.$5,764,821
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic StudiesAdvised - Restricted for Phase 3 Trials of Mdma for PTSD. Advised - for General Operating Support of People of Color Psychedelic Collective. Advised - for General Operating Support.$4,932,000
...and 977 more grants made totalling $166,424,243

Who funds San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFor General Operating Support$7,500,000
James Irvine FoundationTo Expand Capacity of Housing Advocates$7,500,000
Wadhwani Charitable FoundationGeneral Public Support$6,100,000
...and 61 more grants received totalling $50,323,839

Personnel at TSFF

Fred BlackwellChief Executive Officer$477,907
Galen ManessChief Operating Officer / Director of Human Resources$286,114
Sonja VelezChief Financial Officer$321,937
Valerie GoodeVice President , Marketing and Communications / Chief Marketing Officer$221,850
Judith BellChief Information Officer / Chief Impact Officer / Vice President Programs / Vice President of Programs$300,219
...and 25 more key personnel

Financials for TSFF

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$141,305,468
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$17,536,156
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$3,015
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$160,178
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$311,745
Total revenues$159,316,562

Form 990s for TSFF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062024-05-14990View PDF
2022-062023-05-10990View PDF
2021-062022-05-11990View PDF
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062020-10-29990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 19, 2024
Received grants
Identified 40 new grant, including a grant for $7,500,000 from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $5,365,200 from Menorah Park
August 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 67 new grant, including a grant for $10,000,000 from Crankstart Foundation
July 13, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsCommunity foundationsCharities
Community improvement
Political advocacyOperates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donationsAccepts online donations
General information
1 Embarcadero Ctr 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
San Francisco County, CA
Website URL
(415) 733-8500
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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