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.

The Walter S. Johnson Foundation

The Walter S. Johnson Foundation assists transition-aged foster and other vulnerable youth in Northern California and Nevada, to become successful adults. A letter of inquiry is requested prior to a full proposal submission. The Walter S. Johnson Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation

The van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation is a private foundation based in San Francisco whose mission is to promote social justice in Northern California by means of legal services and advocacy. The Foundation views the law as a bridge to justice that can be used to right social wrongs, effect social change, and contribute to reducing human suffering.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to bringing about positive change in five major urban areas – Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area — with a commitment to providing the educational and developmental opportunities that support equitable outcomes and enable all children and young people to fulfill their potential. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

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Walter & Elise Haas Foundation

The Walter & Elise Haas Fund believes in collaborating with partners whose work provides access and opportunity, building a more equitable community. The Fund invests in Bay Area neighbors because doing so fosters a more just and vibrant society for current and future generations. The Foundation accepts grant proposals in four program areas — the arts, economic security, education, and Jewish Life — as well as for projects concerning Sanfrancisco Parks. Their safety net, legacy, and mission-related special grantmaking areas are not open to unsolicited letters of inquiry.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation

The Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation was formed in 1977 by Wayne and Gladys Valley to provide financial assistance for various charitable organizations of particular interest to them, principally in the East Bay Area of California. These areas include educational fields, Catholic organizations, and other charitable organizations focused on medical research, health care, local parks and recreational facilities, and projects serving youth.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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Wells Fargo Community Investment

Wells Fargo provides grants to nonprofit organizations working to strengthen the resiliency of their communities and our planet with a focus on supporting nonprofits that strategically align with their funding priorities: financial health, housing affordability, small business growth, and sustainability and environmental justice.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, the Foundation has supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, make the philanthropy sector more effective, and foster gender equity and responsive governance around the world. While the foundation is not currently accepting letters of inquiry, please check their website as they will occasionally have periods of time when letters of inquiry will be accepted.

Accepting new applicants: No   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: No
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WITH Foundation

The mission of WITH Foundation is to promote the establishment of comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities that is designed to address their unique and fundamental needs.

Accepting new applicants: Yes   |   Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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Y&H Soda Foundation

The Y & H Soda Foundation supports nonprofit and Catholic organizations committed to the full participation and prosperity of the underserved in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. If your organization fits within the Foundation's goals, email them with the name of your organization, contact information, and identify which strategic priorities and funding strategies you feel are aligned with your project. Applications are by invitation only.

Accepting letters of inquiry: Yes
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Zellerbach Family Foundation

The Mission of the Zellerbach Family Foundation is to be a catalyst for constructive social change by initiating and investing in efforts that strengthen families and communities.

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