Foundation Center San Francisco

312 Sutter Street, Suite 606
San Francisco CA  94108

Phone: (415) 397-0902

Foundation Center San Francisco

Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center's web site each day and are served in its five regional library/learning centers and its network of more than 450 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world. For more information, please visit foundationcenter.org or call (212) 620-4230.

Our mission is to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world.

The library is open to the public five days a week and no appointment is necessary.

To strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world.

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Founded: 1956
Parking: Parking Lot

Categories: Business Services, Charity Organization, Community Organization, Education, Non-Profit Organization

Hours

Mon: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

How to Create an Unforgettable Email Welcome Series

How to Create an Unforgettable Email Welcome Series
11:00 am - 04/26/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Register by 4/19/2018 to receive the early-bird rate of $49 On 4/20/2018 the rate will increase to $69 Is your organization using an email welcome series to deepen...

Set Your GPS: Developing a Theory of Change

Set Your GPS: Developing a Theory of Change
01:00 pm - 04/25/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

A theory of change (TOC) lays out a roadmap showing the pathways and interventions necessary to reach the intended results. Presented by Informing Change, this session...

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Introduction to Proposal Writing
11:00 am - 04/25/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! Get an overview of how to write a standard...

AFP Broadcast - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit

AFP Broadcast - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit
10:00 am - 04/25/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Join us for a live broadcast of AFP's popular Web/Audioconference series, co-sponsored with Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) - Golden Gate Chapter. Please...

Money to Match Your Mission: Identifying and Applying for Funds

Money to Match Your Mission: Identifying and Applying for Funds
11:00 am - 04/19/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Finding the right funding match is key to getting the money you need to fulfill your mission. To do this, you must know how to match your needs to funder priorities...

Showcasing Your Nonprofit on the 990

Showcasing Your Nonprofit on the 990
10:00 am - 04/19/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Tax-exempt status is the most valuable asset of any nonprofit. Correct and complete filings of IRS Form 990 are important in order to protect the exemption as well...

Introduction to Finding Grants

Introduction to Finding Grants
11:00 am - 04/18/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. You will learn...

How to Take Your Fundraising Campaigns Online

How to Take Your Fundraising Campaigns Online
11:00 am - 04/17/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Register by 4/9/2018 to receive the early-bird rate of $49 On 4/10/2018 the rate will increase to $69 Offline fundraising efforts such as direct mail campaigns...

How To Start A Major Gifts Program

How To Start A Major Gifts Program
11:00 am - 04/12/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

On 4/6/2018 the rate will increase to the regular price of $69 In 2016, $390 billion was given charitably. Individuals gave 80% of that money. This means every...

Orientation&Introduction to Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

Orientation&Introduction to Foundation Directory Online (FDO)
10:00 am - 04/12/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Are you new to Foundation Center? Discover what resources we offer and learn about Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the most comprehensive prospect research tool...

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Introduction to Fundraising Planning
11:00 am - 04/11/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and...

Introduction to Project Budgets

Introduction to Project Budgets
11:00 am - 04/04/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding...

Introduction to Finding Grants

Introduction to Finding Grants
11:00 am - 03/28/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. You will learn...

What Could Go Wrong? Risk Management for Nonprofits

What Could Go Wrong? Risk Management for Nonprofits
10:00 am - 03/28/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking discussion of a not-so-sexy topic – insurance for nonprofits. Running a nonprofit is comparable in many ways to running...

Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session

Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session
11:00 am - 03/27/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Become our next network partner! Join Kate Tkacik, director of Network Engagement at Foundation Center, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can...

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Introduction to Proposal Writing
10:00 am - 03/27/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! Get an overview of how to write a standard...

AFP Broadcast - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit

AFP Broadcast - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit
10:00 am - 03/25/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Join us for a live broadcast of AFP's popular Web/Audioconference series, co-sponsored with Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) - Golden Gate Chapter. Please...

Integrated Communications Strategies For Nonprofits

Integrated Communications Strategies For Nonprofits
12:00 pm - 03/23/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

Integrated Communications Strategies For Nonprofits Speaker: Aidan Lukomnik A truly integrated communication strategy can help you acquire new donors and volunteers,...

Integrated Communications Strategies for Nonprofits

Integrated Communications Strategies for Nonprofits
12:00 pm - 03/23/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

A truly integrated communication strategy can help you acquire new donors and volunteers, boost average annual donations, and drive action to achieve your mission....

Overhead vs. True Cost: How to Change the Conversation

Overhead vs. True Cost: How to Change the Conversation
11:00 am - 03/22/2018

At Foundation Center San Francisco

The nonprofit landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade. Today, donors no longer support a nonprofit just because they seem worthy. Donors have higher...

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