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“An Intimate Evening With Oscar” 2021 Announcement

The winner for “Best Performance in an Oscars Night Fundraiser Good News/Bad News Video” goes to… Chris Meza and Mark Ryle. Their unforgettable performance – and a heartfelt message from Ted Hannig, the event’s long-time sponsor and fierce Saint Francis Foundation advocate – can be viewed in the video below, as well as more information…

Doctors walking in hospital



Highlights Donor Spotlight Heidi Wittenberg, MD June 14, 2021 President's Blog Where health care is happening… June 7, 2021 View All Highlights Where We Invest Hospital Grants As a central part of our mission to cultivate exceptional health care services for our community, the Foundation provides hospital support with grants for programs, equipment and capital…

Unmasking the Future


Hob Nob 2020 Virtual Gala

Hob Nob with us at home! On Saturday, December 12, over 250 households joined us for an inspirational and glamorous virtual event with a nod to the 25-year gala tradition held annually at the Fairmont Hotel, "Hob Nob on the Hill."  Together, we raised more than $300k in celebration of the courage and innovation of…



Our Mission To collaborate on and fund work which makes a deeper contribution to San Francisco's health and improves access to world-class health care for all. The last six years* at a glance: $16.5 Million Raised 431 Grants Awarded $19.9 Million in Funds Given *7/1/2012 – 6/30/2019 Founded in 1979, the Saint Francis Foundation is…


Will Douglas

With the Foundation since: 2016 My role at the Foundation: I work with partners and grantees to identify and support community-based solutions to address the social determinants of health. I help build our collective understanding of what is working to improve health and well-being in the Tenderloin and strive to tell that story. What I…


Gender Institute Recognized as a Center of Excellence

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has been at the forefront of caring for the transgender community, opening the world-class Gender Institute in 2016. The Hospital has been performing gender affirming surgery since the 1960’s, and it currently has twelve highly experienced surgeons dedicated 100% to this population. The Hospital is the first to be internationally recognized…

SFF Ambassadors



These ambassadors are committed to the health of the community. The Ambassadors are a LGBTQ+ affinity group dedicated to fundraising and promoting awareness for Saint Francis Foundation's initiatives. Through their annual benefit, "An Intimate Evening with Oscar", the Ambassadors have raised funds in support of the Hospital's ICU/CCU renovation and the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership…

Maitri Compassionate Care


Spring 2021 Community Grant Award Winners

In 2020 the Saint Francis Foundation announced a commitment to support $1 million in funding each year over the next three years, totaling $3 million to address mental health and substance use issues affecting the health of patients and patient populations in our community. Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has the busiest private, non-profit Emergency Department…