Life Learning Academy

Posted on September 28, 2016

Life Learning Academy (LLA) is a fully accredited San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) charter high school founded in 1998 by the Delancey Street Foundation and located on Treasure Island. Its mission is to provide a nonviolent community for students…

Oakland International High School Family Resource Center

Posted on September 27, 2016

Oakland International High School (OIHS) is a full service community school in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) that is uniquely designed to provide a high quality college preparatory education and crucial social services to late-arrival English Learner high school…

Community Works West

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Posted on September 27, 2016

Since 1997, Community Works West (CWW) has strived to interrupt and heal the far-reaching impacts of incarceration and violence through youth-led advocacy, innovative programs in jails and prisons, restorative justice practices, and art. CWW provided the first restorative justice program…

Zellerbach Legacy Grants


Posted on September 19, 2016

To celebrate the Foundation’s 60th year of grantmaking, ZFF is highlighting the contributions of its partners, and awarding a series of Legacy Grants to partner organizations demonstrating long-term effectiveness in the communities they serve…

Community Music Center


Posted on March 23, 2016

Since 1921, San Francisco’s Community Music Center (CMC) has made music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means. Through afterschool and outreach programs, private lessons and free classes, and workshops and community performances, CMC enriches the lives of…

Brothers on the Rise

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Posted on March 22, 2016

Brothers on the Rise (BOTR) was launched in May 2008 to address the multiple challenges disproportionately affecting low-income boys and young men of color in Oakland. Its mission is to empower male youth of color to achieve individual success, develop…

Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay

Afghan refugee and his two children

Posted on February 24, 2016

Afghan Refugee Program Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay (JFCS East Bay) offers a range of social and mental health services to refugees from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Bosnia, African countries, and the former Soviet Union who now reside in…

ZFF Welcomes Margot Melcon

Margot Melcon, ZFF’s new Program Executive for Promoting Culture

Posted on November 12, 2015

Margot Melcon has joined ZFF as our new Program Executive for Promoting Culture. Margot will oversee ZFF’s arts programming, including our Promoting Culture and Community Arts programs, as well as other arts-related funding…

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

ZFF supports a range of efforts to identify, prevent and deliver critical services to sex-trafficked children and youth.Learn More

Posted on September 28, 2015

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children — CSEC is the second most profitable criminal enterprise globally and a growing problem in California. ZFF supports efforts to identify, prevent and deliver critical services to sex-trafficked children and youth…

Immigrant Day Labor Centers


Posted on December 31, 2014

Immigrants and Refugees
The Zellerbach Family Foundation supports six day labor centers as part of a grants cluster that aims to increase the economic self-sufficiency of low-income immigrants…

Strengthening Communities


Posted on December 25, 2014

Mission Graduates
Located in San Francisco’s Mission District, Mission Graduates is working to transform the culture of the Mission District so that college becomes the expectation for neighborhood families, rather than the exception…

Community Arts


Posted on December 15, 2014

Intersection for the Arts / Kevin Chen
Curator, writer, and visual artist Kevin Chen has been part of the San Francisco Bay Area arts community for over two decades. At Intersection he has curated over 60 exhibitions and hundreds of public programs…

Project WHAT! (We’re Here and Talking!)


Posted on December 10, 2014

Project WHAT!
We’re Here and Talking! is a program of Community Works West that raises awareness about children with incarcerated parents with the long-term goal of improving services and policies that affect these children…