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

SF State dedicates new athletics performance center

December 10, 2015 -- San Francisco State University officially dedicated the George and Judy Marcus Athletics Performance Center today, cutting the ribbon on a new facility that will provide a state-of-the-art workout facility for the University's student-athletes ...

Read more about the new athletics performance center.

SF State celebrates scholarship recipients and donors

December 2, 2015 -- SF State held it's annual Scholarship Recognition Dinner on December 1 during which the University celebrated many of the students benefiting from the 1,155 scholarships it is able to offer as well as the committed group of alumni, parents, faculty, and friends who make these awards possible through their generous support. Several students spoke on behalf of the many scholarship recipients present and described how influential these awards have been in allowing them to pursue their degrees. Indeed, generous scholarships free students from the burdens of further debt, allow them to pursue research and professional development and pave the way to remarkable academic achievements.

View a gallery of photos from the Scholarship Recognition Dinner.

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.