The San Francisco Foundation announces a $50 million investment from its endowment in a new mission-aligned investments pool that aims to generate positive social and financial returns.
Traditional philanthropy, government, and capital markets must all work together to address today’s complex social challenges. As a civic leader, the San Francisco Foundation takes a holistic approach to advancing racial equity and economic inclusion in the Bay Area. Aside from grant funding, donor engagement, advocacy, and multi-sector partnerships, its diligent stewardship of the assets to which it is entrusted, along with strong performance, mean that the foundation can make an even greater impact on the Bay Area.
“The scope and complexity of the issues that we are trying to address in the Bay Area require us to use all of the tools in our tool belt,” says foundation CEO Fred Blackwell. “We see investing in a values-aligned manner as part of how we achieve our overall mission and we don’t think we have to sacrifice returns.”
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