Foundation Partners

The SF-Marin Food Bank has established itself as a national leader in the fight against hunger. Foundation grants ensure that we can operate a variety of food assistance programs that help improve the lives and health of people living in poverty.

When you partner with the SF-Marin Food Bank, you can be assured that we have:

  • A strong record of meeting and exceeding our grants-related goals with effective systems in place for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on progress.
  • A longstanding, dedicated base of volunteers and financial donors supporting food collection and distribution activities.

About the Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank was established in 1987 with significant broad-based community support. After merging with the Marin Food Bank in 2011, the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks continue to rank at the top of food banks throughout the country in pounds of food distributed per person in poverty. In January 2014, the Food Bank began a new identity as the SF-Marin Food Bank.

The Food Bank partners with hundreds of foundations to expand and initiate our many food distribution and nutrition programs. From children to seniors, those experiencing chronic hunger to those newly pushed into poverty, the Food Bank is there providing much needed fresh and nutritious food. With programs such as our community food pantries, nutrition education classes and our advocacy work, there are many ways foundations can partner with us to end hunger in our community.

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The SF-Marin Food Bank operate on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year.

Our tax identification number is 94-3041517.

Contact Us

Whether you are interested in making a challenge grant, funding one of our programs, or supporting the general operating expenses for food distribution, we'll be happy to discuss the many ways you can get involved.

For more information, please contact Denise Ireland, Grants Coordinator by email or call 415-282-1907 ext. 374.

Our Foundation Partners

These foundations have given $25,000 or more during the 2012-2013 fiscal year:

BayTree Fund
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
The David B. Gold Foundation
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Koret Foundation
Edmund Watis Littlefield Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Norman Raab Foundation
The Bernard Osher Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Thoresen Foundation
TomKat Charitable Trust
Wallis Foundation
Walter and Elise Haas Fund