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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.

The last eight years* at a glance:


Million Raised


Grants Awarded


Million in Funds Given

*7/1/2013 – 6/30/2021

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

Doctor standing in exam room

The Next 100 Years

Ensuring the next 100 years of high-quality health care by investing in programs, technology, and innovative ideas that advance care

Working with Patient

Crisis Management and Response

Responding to crisis, including acute events like fires, earthquakes or civil unrest, or prolonged health challenges such as AIDS, chronic homelessness, and infectious diseases

taking care of elderly man


Promoting health and independence by supporting a continuity of care for patients over 65


Behavioral Health

Supporting the chronic behavioral health needs of the most vulnerable communities in downtown San Francisco

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 community health