Other Bay Area Funders

Highlighting our Oakland and greater Bay Area funding partners

In the spirit of improving communities across the Bay Area, we have compiled the following list of other funders whose grant making priorities cross a broad spectrum. We welcome you to share updates on the funders listed below and/or provide the name of additional funders. The funders can be sorted by focus area(s), please refer to the specific funder’s website for the most up to date information.

Hearst Foundation

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of Education, Health, Culture and Social Service. Their goal is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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Heising-Simons Foundation

The Heising-Simons Foundation Foundation works with its many partners to advance sustainable solutions in climate and clean energy, enable groundbreaking research in science, enhance the education of our youngest learners, and support human rights for all people. Grants are made by invitation only. Please check the Foundation's website for more details.

Accepting letters of inquiry: No
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Irene S. Scully Foundation

The Irene S. Scully Family Foundation invests in organizations that build equity and opportunity in Oakland and West Contra Costa County school communities. As of 2018, the Foundation has decided to focus its resources on a more limited portfolio of grantees, and will no longer accept unsolicited requests or letters of intent.

Accepting letters of inquiry: No
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Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente works in partnership with our communities, using their collective knowledge to identify and implement creative solutions to difficult community health problems. Additionally they address what's essential to total health such as economic opportunity, affordable housing, safe and supportive schools, and a healthy environment. At this time, Kaiser Permanente Northern California is accepting grant applications by invitation only.

Accepting letters of inquiry: No
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Kenneth Rainin Foundation

The mission of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation is to enhance quality of life by championing the arts, promoting early childhood literacy, and supporting research to cure chronic disease. Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of all of their programs. The Foundation's work is guided by their commitment to change through inquiry, creativity and compassion. The Arts and Health programs accept Letters of Inquiry annually. Education grants are by invitation only. Please check their website for more details.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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Koret Foundation

The Koret Foundation is a private foundation based in San Francisco, committed to strengthening the Bay Area community and nurturing the continuity of the Jewish people worldwide. The Foundation accepts grant proposals by invitation only.

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Lisa & Douglas Goldman Foundation

Established in 1992 by Lisa and Douglas Goldman, the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund is a private foundation committed to providing support for charitable organizations that enhance our society. As natives of San Francisco, the Goldmans place a high priority on projects that have an impact upon the San Francisco community. Within its grantmaking areas, the Fund strives to be responsive and flexible as well as to make informed and responsible grants to support qualified projects.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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Marin Community Foundation

The goal of MCF’s Buck Family Fund (BFF) is to create equity of opportunity for every resident of Marin. Four key themes have been identified that are central to addressing current inequities which include education, health, the environment, and economic opportunity. The BFF application process utilizes both RFP invitations and open calls for proposals.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: No
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Mary A. Crocker Trust

The Mary A. Crocker Trust supports a variety of programs, both in and out of schools, that encourage academic excellence and nurture a passion for lifelong learning. Additionally, the Trust seeks to fund locally based, creative and practical educational and advocacy projects that have the potential to positively impact the Bay Area Environment and enlighten Bay Area children and adults about the natural wonders in the area and importance of protecting and caring for them.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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McKesson Foundation

The McKesson Foundation supports their employees and their community involvement efforts, with a special focus on funding non-medical services for cancer patients. The McKesson Foundation is not able to accept unsolicited grant proposals.

Accepting new applicants: No
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Morris Stulsaft Foundation

The Morris Stulsaft Foundation is dedicated to the well-being of Bay Area children and youth, and funds organizations with strong and effective leadership that prepare children and youth from low-income households for fulfilled and productive lives.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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Morrison & Foerster Foundation

The Morrison & Foerster Foundation’s contributions are made through a number of giving programs primarily focused on organizations that either serve disadvantaged youth or provide free legal services to people in need. The Foundation considers funding requests only if sponsored by Morrison & Foerster lawyers or staff. They are not accepting other unsolicited grant proposals at this time.

Accepting new applicants: No
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