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About the Foundation

Our Mission

To raise funds and make grants that support and enhance the ability of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital to deliver exceptional healthcare services and compassionate care to its patients and to the communities the hospital serves.

Foundation Giving:

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Founded in 1979, the Saint Francis Foundation is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization entrusted to provide philanthropic support to community health outcomes. Through the legacy and generosity of donors, the Foundation is responsible for shepherding funds and reviewing and distributing grants with the goal of fostering outstanding health services to the local community focusing on innovation, behavioral health, aging, and crisis response.

What We Care About

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Innovation and Transformation

Innovations in life-changing technologies continue to revolutionize today’s health care landscape. The Foundation is committed to the next 100 years of excellence at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital through strategic investments in innovative patient programs, new medical technologies and procedures, and staff training and education.

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Behavioral and Mental Health

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital serves a large and diverse urban population. Through grants and community partnerships, the Foundation is focused on compassionate, integrated health care delivery for those who are medically vulnerable and may face additional substance use or mental health challenges.

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To meet the complex health care needs of San Francisco’s aging population, the Foundation advances programs that promote well-being and affordable health care for patients over 65 and older adults who are suffering prematurely. Our investments in the latest technologies, facilities and equipment, and physician and staff training help foster better health outcomes and independence for vulnerable older residents.

Crisis Management

Crisis Management and Response

When a crisis strikes, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is there to deliver compassionate, high-quality and affordable health care to all those in need. Foundation funding helps the Hospital safeguard the public during acute or unforeseen emergencies like earthquakes and fires, and ensures that San Francisco’s premier downtown hospital has the resources to respond.

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