San Francisco Foundation

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $7,500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/15/2019
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Strategies
Overview
The San Francisco Foundation (SFF) is one of the country’s largest community foundations. SFF works with community, business, government, and philanthropic leaders; nonprofits; and donors to advance greater racial equity and economic inclusion. SFF strives to ensure that everyone in the Bay Area has a chance to attend a good school, get a good job, live in a safe and affordable home, and have a strong political voice. Working with a wide range of partners and drawing on a legacy of promoting affordable housing, the foundation is taking on the region’s housing crisis in a concerted, visible, and strategic way, making sure that solutions benefit communities in greatest need. This grant will support SFF’s priorities during the grant period.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.sff.org 
Address
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
The San Francisco Foundation (SFF) is one of the country’s largest community foundations. SFF works with community, business, government, and philanthropic leaders; nonprofits; and donors to advance greater racial equity and economic inclusion. SFF strives to ensure that everyone in the Bay Area has a chance to attend a good school, get a good job, live in a safe and affordable home, and have a strong political voice. Working with a wide range of partners and drawing on a legacy of promoting affordable housing, the foundation is taking on the region’s housing crisis in a concerted, visible, and strategic way, making sure that solutions benefit communities in greatest need. This grant will support SFF’s priorities during the grant period.
for Addressing the Housing Crisis: Communications and Advocacy  
As part of its longstanding commitment to the Bay Area, the Hewlett Foundation has been exploring opportunities to help tackle major challenges facing the region. This grant will support the San Francisco Foundation’s (TSFF) efforts to address the housing crisis, arguably the Bay Area’s greatest problem. TSFF is playing a leadership role on this issue, working closely with government, business, nonprofit, and community stakeholders. With this grant, TSFF will help community-based organizations develop communication and advocacy strategies to build support for affordable housing among homeowners, developers, decision-makers, and others. This grant also will help the Hewlett Foundation explore whether to play a longer-term role.
for the Great Communities Collaborative  
The San Francisco Foundation is the host of the Great Communities Collaborative, a joint funders effort whose vision is defined as providing communities with affordable housing, with accessible transit and efficient infrastructure, with community-driven land uses, and where low-income communities and communities of color stay and thrive in the region.

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