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For Grantseekers


Thank you for your interest in partnering with us. While the majority of our grantmaking is by invitation, we welcome inquiries from prospective partners. Please take a moment to review our eligibility guidance below to gauge alignment with our grantmaking priorities. If you feel that your organization is a fit, we invite you to fill out the contact form below. We will respond within five business days to let you know whether or not you will move forward in the next step of our process. Current partners with questions about grants should contact their program officer.


Eligibility is based on mission alignment and geography, and grants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis through due diligence, site visits, and conversation. We encourage you to review our grants list which lists our current partners for comparison, as well as our How We Work page, for insights on our timeline, process, and examples of our documentation. Organizations must:

Have 501(c)3 status, or be a fiscally-sponsored projects or public agency 

Serve families with children age 0-5 in one or more of our giving areas

Work in and serve residents from ten counties around the greater San Francisco Bay Area, as well as select regional, state, and national efforts that affect those communities

What We Don't Fund

We typically do not fund lobbying and activities to influence specific legislation, medical research, endowments, or individuals. In addition, we do not support organizations that discriminate against groups or individuals, or organizations that promote religious doctrine in the delivery of programs and services.

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