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 Foundation Co-Hosts Intentionally Designed Endowment Forum

September 15, 2016 — This invitation-only event brought together presidents, trustees, CFOs, CIOs, and other decision makers from campuses in California and the region to advance the conversation on endowment investing in the context of 21st century sustainability challenges.

Read more about the Intentionally Design Endowment Forum.

Keeping the love of live theatre vibrant

August 12, 2016 — A bequest from retired television writer and producer Toni Weingarten will provide scholarships for first-generation, educationally and economically disadvantaged students who want to pursue bachelor's degrees in theatre at SF State.

Read more about this bequest for youth in theatre.

Professor Emeritus Endows Political Science Scholarship

July 18, 2016 — With this scholarship, R. Gene Geisler, who began teaching at SF State in 1960, intends to encourage students to focus on the science of politics, particularly with respect to conducting empirical research.

Read more about this political science scholarship.