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About the Foundation

Our Mission

To raise funds and make grants to support Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and other organizations that improve the health of our community.

The last six years* at a glance:


Million Raised


Grants Awarded


Million in Funds Given

*7/1/2012 – 6/30/2019

Founded in 1979, the Saint Francis Foundation is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization entrusted to provide philanthropic support to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and the community the hospital serves. Through the legacy and continuing generosity of caring and compassionate donors, the Foundation is responsible for shepherding funds, reviewing and distributing grants with the goal of fostering outstanding health services to the local community.

Since its establishment in 1905, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has stood on the slopes of Nob Hill as pillar of strength and compassion for the community. Enduring two world wars and two earthquakes, the Hospital continues to contend with the economic forces affecting health care delivery and costs. The partnership between the Foundation and the Hospital is a critical path to help meet the challenges of the current environment and ensure that the vision of a community hospital, named for the City’s patron saint, is allowed to flourish. The Foundation and the Hospital work in coordination to deliver compassionate, high quality health services, while serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised. The partnership extends to our neighbors in the surrounding community, to strive to improve their quality of life and thus their health.

What We Care About

 An Exceptional Patient Experience

Ensuring each patient has access to state-of-the art care delivered in a personal fashion by the most highly trained staff

Physician and Staff Collaboration and Support

Providing opportunities to all Saint Francis staff for professional development and continuous learning

Strengthening Community Engagement and Resources

Working collectively with community-based providers to address factors that affect health and safety

Our Team


A team of professionals committed to carrying out the Foundation’s mission on a daily basis

Board of Directors 

Community members with a broad range of skills and perspectives and a shared commitment to a healthy city


Volunteer groups rallying young professionals and members of the LBGTQ community to support the Hospital

About Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital remains a thriving center of healing and innovation in medicine as well as a spiritual anchor to its community. Saint Francis, a member of Dignity Health, maintains 294 licensed beds and offers a number of specialized programs that attract patients from all over Northern California and beyond.