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About the Foundation Center-San Francisco

Welcome to the Foundation Center-San Francisco, one of five library/learning centers operated by the Foundation Center, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York. The Center's mission to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world is accomplished in part through the free information and grantseeker training offered to the public at our San Francisco library/learning center. We've been serving the nonprofit community of California since 1977.

Our Staff

San Francisco Staff
Ganga Dharmappa
Community Outreach Manager
(415) 466-2922
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Natasha Isajlovic
San Francisco Lead
(415) 466-2919
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Capacity and Leadership Development
Aida Buderi
Program Assistant, Capacity & Leadership Development
(415) 466-2918
Sarah Jo Neubauer
Director, Capacity and Leadership Development
(415) 466-2924
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Transparency Initiatives
Janet Camarena
Director, Transparency Initiatives
(415) 466-2917
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For questions about Bay Area training contact:
Natasha Isajlovic, San Francisco Lead

For questions about training in the Western states, including California outside the Bay Area, contact:
Ganga Dharmappa, Community Outreach Manager

For administrative or donation information contact:
Janet Camarena, Director, Transparency Initiatives

Our Advisory Board

The following individuals representing various constituencies in the Bay Area community have graciously agreed to serve on an Advisory Board for the Foundation Center–San Francisco. We are very grateful for their commitment to helping us fulfill our mission of strengthening the nonprofit sector.


Paul Connolly
Senior Vice President
TCC Group

Eleanor Clement Glass
Chief Giving Officer
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Mary Gregory
Program Officer
Pacific Foundation Services

Gregory Hall
Director, Program Quality and Effectiveness
The California Endowment

Lisa Hoffman
Fundraising Consultant/Coach

Nancy Kami
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Foundation
Foundation Center National Board Liaison

Colin Lacon
Northern California Grantmakers

Dahnesh Medora
Director of Organizational Stability
Technical Assistance for Community Services

Sue Merrill
Annual Giving

Regina Neu
San Francisco State University

Peta Penson
Former Director of Project Services
Tides Center

Mary Schmidt
FireHorse Nonprofit Development

Carol Silverman
Adjunct Faculty
University of San Francisco

June Sugiyama
Chair Director
Vodafone Americas Foundation

Lisa Villarreal
Program Officer — Education
The San Francisco Foundation

Our Donors

We are grateful to the following donors for their annual support that makes our free library/learning center services possible.

San Francisco Donors 2010

Independent Foundations
Ark Foundation
Atkinson Foundation
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Bella Vista Foundation
The Lowell Berry Foundation
Bothin Foundation
California HealthCare Foundation
California Physicians' Service Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
Candelaria Fund
The Christensen Fund
Cleo Foundation
S. H. Cowell Foundation
Fleishhacker Foundation
Gaia Fund
The Fred Gellert Family Foundation
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
GGS Foundation
William G. Gilmore Foundation
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
Walter and Elise Haas Fund
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The William G. Irwin Charity Foundation
George F. Jewett Foundation
The Walter S. Johnson Foundation
Jim Joseph Foundation
The Kimball Foundation
Koret Foundation
LEF Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
Peggy Lew
The Thomas J. Long Foundation
Miranda Lux Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
Lenny Mendonca
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
Rosenberg Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Geoff Shaskan
Shinnyo-en Foundation
Skoll Foundation
The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Sobrato Family Foundation
Y & H Soda Foundation
W.L.S. Spencer Foundation
Stuart Foundation
The Morris Stulsaft Foundation
Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation
Trust Funds Incorporated
Van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
Vodafone Americas Foundation
Warsh-Mott Legacy
Wells Fargo Foundation
Wilsey Foundation
The Dean Witter Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation

Corporate Donors
Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Blue Shield of California Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
McKesson Foundation, Inc.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Vodafone Americas Foundation
Wells Fargo

Community Foundations
Community Foundation Sonoma County
The San Francisco Foundation

Public Charities
California HealthCare Foundation
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
Shinnyo-en Foundation

Ms. Susan Merrill
Ms. Diane Wilsey

*Denotes new donor

Please see also a complete list of campaign donors for our national and regional capacity-building initiatives.
Library Hours

By appointment for group tours and orientations, and special events. To schedule an appointment, please call (415) 466-2923.

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