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.

Oakland Fund for Children & Youth

Oakland Fund for Children & Youth provides strategic funding to support Oakland's children and youth from birth to 21 years of age to become healthy, happy, educated, engaged, powerful and loved community members. Accepting RFPs again in late 2021.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: No
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PG&E Corporation Foundation

PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company ("PG&E") are dedicated to building better communities for their employees and customers with a program of charitable giving that addresses critical social, educational and environmental challenges, helping to ensure a safe and prosperous future for all Californians.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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S. H. Cowell Foundation

Cowell’s work is organized around a place-based grantmaking strategy that supports communities where residents, service providers, educators and civic leaders work together to improve the quality of life for children and families. Please call S. H. Cowell Foundation before sending proposals.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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San Francisco Foundation

San Francisco Foundation's mission is to mobilize resources and act as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together with community leaders, nonprofits, and donors, SFF is committed to advancing racial equity and economic inclusion to ensure that everyone in the Bay Area has a chance to attend a good school, get a good job, live in a safe and affordable home, and have a strong political voice.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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Severns Family Foundation

The Severns Family Foundation's mission is to support Northern California community needs in the areas of education and environmental awareness. Invited applicants are required to submit a letter of inquiry briefly describing the project before submitting a full proposal.

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems, engaging donors to make our region and world a better place for all.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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Silver Giving Foundation

The Silver Giving Foundation's mission is to expand educational opportunities for California’s children, strengthen our democracy, and end homelessness for families in San Francisco. The Silver Giving Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals in any of its program areas. If you believe your organization or program is a strong fit, please submit a clear, concise description of your organization or program to grants@silvergiving.org

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Skoll Foundation

The Skoll Foundation catalyzes transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing social entrepreneurs and other social innovators who together advance bold and equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems

Accepting new applicants: No   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: No
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Sobrato Family Foundation

The mission of the Sobrato Family Foundation is to support low-income residents in Silicon Valley who seek stability and opportunities for upward mobility.

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

The Stuart Foundation's vision is to see effective education systems in California and Washington that provide opportunities for all students to learn, achieve, and thrive. Primarily working through public education systems, the Foundation promotes strategies that nurture students to be self-reliant, succeed in education and careers, and engage meaningfully in their communities. The Stuart Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Accepting letters of inquiry: No
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Teichert Foundation

The Teichert Foundation grants to organizations that create beauty, foster culture, nurture children, provide access to food and housing for those in need, preserve nature, increase awareness of our environment, build an educated citizenry and a well-prepared workforce, and strive to provide better health for all.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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The Bernard Osher Foundation

The Bernard Osher Foundation makes grants and endowment gifts to colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations in four program areas: post-secondary scholarships, lifelong learning institutes for seasoned adults, select integrative medicine programs, and arts and educational organizations.

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