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

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.