EIN 01-0679337

The 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, through The generosity of donors and corporate partners, past and present, funds approximately 3,300 nonprofit organizations in The San Francisco bay area and throughout The country each year in response to ever-changing demographics and needs of our communities. As a funder and civic leader, The Foundation's challenge is to ensure that everyone in The bay area can thrive and reach their full potential. The Foundation wants to ensure that everyone has a good job, lives in a safe and affordable home, has a strong political voice, and can live in a community that provides real access to opportunity. At The center of this mission is The need to advance greater racial and economic inclusion throughout The region. To reach this goal, The Foundation focuses on three interrelated pathways: 1) people: expanding access to opportunity by removing systemic barriers, 2) place: anchoring communities of belonging so that all residents can live, work, thrive, and create and 3) power: nurturing equity movements to ensure a strong political voice for all. The Foundation supports equity-focused efforts through grants, civic leadership, advocacy and program-related investments.

Grants made by TSFF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Schwab Charitable FundFor the Barger Family Fund at Schwab Charitable, for Won/holden Family Fund, To the Hammarskjold Family Fund at the San Francisco Foundation of the Schwab Charitable Fund, for Nancy G. Schaub Donor Advised Fund. for the Hammarskjold Family Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund, for General Operating Support.$31,162,615
Marin Community FoundationFor the Dimarco Harleen Family Fund of the Marin Community Foundation. for the Jane, Sam and Scott Miller Fund. for the Dimarco Harleen Family Fund of the Marin Community Foundation. for the Jane, Sam and Scott Miller Fund. for General Support of the Presidio Theater. for the Marin Retirement Communities Scholarship Fund.$13,761,932
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment FundFor the Philanthropic Fund of the JCF of San Francisco, for General Support.$8,277,289
...and 978 more grants made totalling $204,747,372

Who funds The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$37,702,483
National Philanthropic TrustPublic, Societal Benefit$15,836,743
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFor General Operating Support$7,500,000
...and 66 more grants received totalling $84,039,131

Personnel at TSFF

Fred BlackwellChief Executive Officer$464,590
Galen ManessChief Operating Officer$129,302
Sonja VelezChief Financial Officer$303,477
Pamela DohertyInterim Chief of Philanthropy
Judith BellChief Impact Officer$272,206
...and 32 more key personnel

Financials for TSFF

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$225,537,930
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$10,582,729
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-14,448
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$104,976,459
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$401,881
Total revenues$341,484,551

Form 990s for TSFF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062020-10-29990View PDF
2018-062019-07-26990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
2016-062017-08-30990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 15 new grant, including a grant for $2,100,000 from Menorah Park
July 26, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 34 new grant, including a grant for $7,500,000 from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
September 1, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsCommunity foundationsCharities
Community improvement
Political advocacyOperates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingOperates internationallyState / local levelEndowed supportProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
1 Embarcadero Ctr No 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
San Francisco County, CA
Website URL
(415) 733-8500
Facebook page
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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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