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San Francisco Foundation

The San Francisco Foundation is a community foundation for the Bay Area that mobilizes resources and acts as a catalyst for change to build strong communities. This Foundation has longstanding relationships with grassroots organizations throughout the Bay Area, and is respected for its work in the rich variety of racial and cultural neighborhoods in the region.

Through the Community Leadership Project, The San Francisco Foundation provides core operating support and capacity-building grants to small and midsize organizations.

Total Award: $1,100,000
The San Francisco Foundation is also investing in this program, raising the total funding for this project to $1,475,000.

Region Served: Greater San Francisco Bay Area
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco counties

Program Details:
The San Francisco Foundation is providing 10 Bay Area organizations with three-year grants of $102,000, an amount that is augmented by the Foundation’s grantmaking resources.

This Foundation’s work in the Community Leadership Project extends beyond grants for core support and capacity building, and includes quarterly convenings and workshops that combine peer learning opportunities with access to the Foundation’s resources and networks. Based on grantee input, the Foundation altered its original approach to providing technical assistance by prioritizing the aspects of fundraising that grantees identified as most useful to them. The Foundation also created a “Capacity Builders of Color Online Directory” to improve access to consultants of color for the many CLP grantees who are working in communities of color throughout the Bay Area.

Grantees Funded:

Project Launched: Summer 2009


Project Contact:
Yolanda Alindor
(415) 733-8559