The San Francisco State University Foundation ("SF State Foundation") is the University's newest organization dedicated solely to philanthropy.
The SF State Foundation encourages the solicitation and acceptance of private gifts, trusts, and bequests that will help the Foundation in the furtherance of its mission to foster private financial support for San Francisco State University. As the state's general fund budget has decreased in recent years and as the University prepares to embark on a multi-million dollar comprehensive campaign, the Foundation will focus on fundraising and endowment management to generate the much needed funds to sustain and grow the University.
The SF State Foundation is governed by a board of directors who work closely with the University to reach out to alumni, friends, and businesses in the community to build commitment and funding for San Francisco State University. The Foundation directly manages the University's endowment by determining acceptable risks in the portfolio, maximizing investment returns, minimizing investment expenses and improving endowment reporting and stewardship. The Foundation is incorporated as a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.