Welcome to the SF State Foundation

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Welcome to the San Francisco State University Foundation ("SF State Foundation"), the University organization dedicated solely to philanthropy.

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The SF State Foundation

We are dedicated and dynamic volunteers who raise funds and advocate on behalf of San Francisco State University. Our commitment is to make the dream of higher education a reality. We furnish scholarships, evangelize on behalf of the University, and raise funds to support the programs that help create promising futures for students.

Our goal:

  • Reach out to alumni, friends and businesses in the community to build commitment and funding for San Francisco State University
  • Offer more life-changing scholarships
  • Significantly grow the SF State endowment
  • Increase private support for University programs, scholarships and facilities

Follow the links on the left to learn more about the Foundation, its board of directors, officers, committees, meeting agendas and minutes, as well as answers to frequently asked questions and contact information -- including links to the Policies & Procedures, which guide us in the ethical and effective management of gifts and endowments, forms required for doing business with the Foundation, as well as tax forms and articles of incorporation. Can't find what you're looking for? Use the e-mail link in the right column to submit your questions.

Latest News

Professors team up to design a better prosthetic arm

March 18, 2016 -- An interdisciplinary project from computer scientist Kazunori Okada and engineer Xiaorong Zhang is the first recipient of the SF State's Ken Fong Translational Research award.

Read more about the prosthetic arm.

Special exhibit highlights board member’s childhood in Nigeria

February 15, 2016 -- On February 2, SF State Foundation board member and longtime leadership donor, Laurie Pitman, led a discussion during the opening lecture for "Through One Child’s Eyes:
Medical Missionaries in Nigeria in the 1960s," an exhibit in the Library’s Special Collections Gallery on the main campus...

Read more about the "Through One Child's Eyes" exhibit.

Manny Mashouf endows marketing scholarship

February 11, 2016 -- Manny Mashouf, one of SF State’s most accomplished alumni, made a generous contribution to his alma mater in December 2015 to endow a scholarship for students in marketing.

Read more about the Mashouf marketing scholarship endowment.