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

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.

SF State graduates are turning the world "Inside Out"

September 15, 2015 -- While still a film student at San Francisco State University, Jonas Rivera (B.A., '96) cold called the now-legendary animation studio Pixar to see if it had an internship program. It didn't until that moment: Rivera became Pixar's first intern, pitching in to help on the production of the classic "Toy Story." Rivera stuck around to work on many more Pixar projects in a variety of roles, eventually serving as a producer on such films as "Up" and the recent smash "Inside Out." ... 

Read more about SF State graduates who are turning the world "Inside Out".

Groundbreaking held for cutting-edge wellness center

June 25, 2015 -- The groundbreaking took place today for the Mashouf Wellness Center, the first major facility to be built on the San Francisco State University campus in more than a decade. Scheduled for completion in 2017, the state-of-the-art recreational complex incorporates the latest in green technology and will serve as a hub of student life ... 

Read more about the Mashouf Wellness Center.