The Bay Area has an unmistakable energy and vitality. From vibrant culture and iconic landscapes, to world-class innovation and powerful social movements – it is unlike any other place. At TSFF, we strive to ensure equity and opportunity in the region so that everyone in the community can thrive.
In all focus areas we commit our resources, the expertise of our staff, and our relationships, to make a difference in the Bay Area today and sustain that impact in the future. Click on any of the five counties we serve to learn more.
Our expert program staff uses their intimate knowledge of the region to cut quickly to the essence of issues affecting the community.
We invest in organizations and grassroots leaders dedicated to ensuring equity and opportunity for everyone in the Bay Area.
We are an incubator for creative problem- solvers, giving root to innovative approaches that ripple across the state and nation. We seed pivotal institutions that make the Bay Area the unique place that we call home.
Arts & Culture$244,767
Civic & Community Engagement$406,858
Arts & Culture$9,230,259
Civic & Community Engagement$6,379,786
Arts & Culture$115,548
Civic & Community Engagement$1,782,494
Arts & Culture$103,821
Civic & Community Engagement$506,339
Arts & Culture$700,862
Civic & Community Engagement$8,252,754
Total Organizations Funded126
Total Organizations Funded798
Total Organizations Funded175
Total Organizations Funded98
Total Organizations Funded440
Setting New Roots
As the number of newly arrived immigrants in the Canal neighborhood grew, local leaders created the Canal Welcome Center to help new residents become fully engaged in civic life. Over the last 11 years it has become the go-to place for residents and nonprofits to engage with the Canal community.
In 1983 BRIDGE Housing was formed with a vision to address the shortage of affordable housing in the Bay Area by building thousands of high-quality affordable homes for working families and seniors. Today, BRIDGE is one of the most successful nonprofit housing providers in the nation.
A Connecting Point
Fifteen years ago Puente de la Costa Sur was founded to provide men working in agriculture with basic necessities. Today, Puente’s comprehensive programs reach one-third of the residents in the region and is the only organization in the county that focuses specifically on agricultural workers and their families.
RYSE Center was founded by youth and adult allies who united to create a safe place for teens in Richmond to have fun and find support to succeed. Now celebrating their five year anniversary, RYSE has served 3,000 youth, awarded 16 scholarships, and continues to grow as a hub for youth activities.
During a period of heightened violence in the community, Youth Radio was created as an outlet for youth to process their experiences and to broadcast alternative perspectives on issues facing the community. Today, the program has three news bureaus and boasts a 97% high school graduation rate.