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.

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 email link in the right column to submit your questions.

Latest News

SF State receives $1 million to increase student diversity in science

June 15, 2017 – A five-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute aims to improve retention rates in biology among underrepresented minorities

Read more about the initiative.

Persis Karim named inaugural chair of SF State’s Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies

May 24, 2017 – The award-winning comparative literature scholar and poet will lead first-of-its-kind center exploring culture, communities, identity.

Read more about the inaugural chair.

Visiting professor shares her expertise on art of the African Diaspora

May 23, 2017 – Acclaimed art historian Jacqueline Francis is the inaugural Robert A. Corrigan Visiting Professor in Social Justice, an endowed professorship established with a gift from alumni George and Judy Marcus.

Read more about this professorship.