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The San Francisco 49ers Foundation is the non-profit community funding extension of the San Francisco 49ers. Now in its 25th year, the 49ers Foundation supports development programs for underserved youth to keep them “Safe, On Track, and In School." Since 1992, the Foundation has donated $34.6 million to non-profits, contributing $4 million in 2015.  In recognition of their unparalleled commitment to charitable giving, the 49ers were the winners of the 2015 Beyond Sport International Sports Philanthropy Award, finalists for the 2016 and 2015 ESPN Humanitarian Sports Team of the Year Award, and winners of the 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Philanthropy Award.

49ers Foundation Board of Directors & Officers

John York, Co-Chair
Joanne Pasternack, Executive Director, 49ers Foundation
Don Bell, Consultant
Kara Berg, Berg & Berg Enterprises LLC
Robert Fischbach, BlackRock
Rick Frisbie, Franklin Templeton Investments
Eric Heitmann, San Francisco 49ers
Clothilde Hewlett, Nossaman, LLP
Jan Katzoff, GMR Marketing
Mike Latham, iShares
Mike Wirth, Chevron Corporation

Thank you to our event sponsors and supporters for your continued commitment to the San Francisco 49ers Foundation.

Organizations Supported by the 49ers Foundation Include:

49ers STEM Leadership Institute
49ers Academy
After School All Stars
Aim High
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative
Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
Center for Youth Wellness
City Year
Eastside College Preparatory School
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. 
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Hedge Funds Care
Inn Vision Shelter Network
Mission City Community Fund
San Francisco Police Activities League
Santa Clara Police Athletic League
Santa Clara Schools Foundation
Silicon Valley FACES
Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Summer Search

Grant Process:

The Foundation concentrates on supporting 501(c)(3) organizations and programs in the greater Bay Area that are in alignment with the mission of the 49ers Foundation: Keeping kids “Safe, on Track and In School.”

Please be advised that the 49ers Foundation does not fund the following areas:

  • Land, building or vehicle purchase
  • Endowments
  • Political campaigns
  • Religious organizations (projects to promote religion)
  • Loans of any type
  • Personal scholarships
  • Travel
  • Drives
  • Specific individuals
  • Organizations based outside the greater San Francisco Bay Area

Grant applications are accepted on an invitation only basis. The 49ers Foundation will not fund any group or organization who in policy or practice promotes unfair discrimination