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Highlights Hospital News & Updates Fiscal Year 2021 Wrap-Up: Celebrating Nurses and Healing Communities September 30, 2021 Hospital News & Updates Saint Francis Foundation Funds 826 Valencia Project to Recognize Healthcare Heroes October 14, 2021 View All Highlights Where We Invest Hospital Grants As a central part of our mission to cultivate exceptional health care…

Oscar teaser invite


“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…

Valencia Project


Saint Francis Foundation Funds 826 Valencia Project to Recognize Healthcare Heroes

This week, 826 Valencia launched “Odes to a Hero,” a project appreciating San Francisco’s healthcare workers working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring staff at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to…

Heidi Wittenberg, MD


Heidi Wittenberg, MD

In honor of PRIDE month, we sat down for a virtual interview with Heidi Wittenberg, MD, a Foundation board member and an experienced urogynecologist and reconstructive pelvic surgeon in San Francisco who works exclusively with transgender patients. Wittenberg is the Director of MoZaic Care Inc., and is a Master Surgeon of Excellence in Minimally Invasive…


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…

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…


Where health care is happening…

Saint Francis Foundation knows who we are and what we are here to do: make a deeper contribution to San Francisco’s health by improving access to world-class health care for all. We do that by funding and collaborating on efforts which strengthen the health of patients, communities and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.  This work cannot…

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…