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.

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

Five inducted into SF State Alumni Hall of Fame

November 10, 2015 -- San Francisco State University inducted five alumni into the Alumni Hall of Fame last Friday at the annual Presidents Dinner and Alumni Hall of Fame celebration...

Read more about the Alumni Hall of Fame and recent inductees.

SF State Foundation remains a leader in socially
responsible investing

October 12, 2015 -- The SF State Foundation board and leadership continue to receive state and national recognition in the area socially responsible investing (SRI). On October 9, Foundation President Robert Nava served on a panel discussion about SRI at SOCAP 2015, a national conference on sustainability held in San Francisco and organized by Social Capital Markets...

Read more about the Foundation's socially responsible investing.

More than $1 million raised for Willie L. Brown Jr.
Fellowship Program

September 16, 2015 -- San Francisco State University and the Willie L. Brown Jr. Institute have raised more than $1 million to support the Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship Program. The program allows students who have faced significant barriers pursuing an education to receive hands-on experience working in government agencies and develop their passion for public service ... 

Read more about Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship Program.