Our
deep roots
help grow
vibrant
communities

in the
Bay Area

Ravi Karra Joins ZFF Board of Directors

Standing with Bay Area Communities for Over 60 Years

Investing in the Social Fabric that Builds Vibrant Communities

We work to help integrate new populations, lift up unheard voices, promote overlooked talent, and support our most vulnerable families who want to contribute to this thriving community.

Coronavirus Update for ZFF Grantees 
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Improving Human Service Systems

Improving Human Service Systems

Improves the management, practice, and accountability of public systems serving vulnerable children and families.

NEW: Youth Law Center
and California Children’s Trust resources
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Immigrants and Refugees

Immigrants and Refugees

Supports the successful integration of newcomers and encourages their informed and widespread participation in community life.

Community Arts

Community Arts

Supports artistic risk, organizational stability, collaboration and training opportunities for a thriving Bay Area arts community.

NEW: Community Arts Response Grants
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Committed to Partnership

$52MILLION

Funded since 2010

915

Grantee Partners

3,321

Grants Funded

Grantee Highlight

Meet some of the grantees who are leading positive change in the San Francisco Bay Area.

California Children's Trust

California Children's Trust

Even before COVID-19, children and youth across the country were experiencing emotional distress at unprecedented levels.  The past decade has witnessed sharp increases in rates of suicide, suicidal ideation, and self-injury; increases in the number of mental health hospitalizations; and increases in the rate of youth self-reported mental health needs.

California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (CCIJ)

California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (CCIJ)

ZFF partners have been instrumental in helping to provide much needed services and support to immigrants and their families during this pandemic.  One such partner is the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (CCIJ).  CCIJ is a coalition of legal service providers that offers coordination, advocacy, and free legal services to the detained immigrant community in northern and central California.

Arts for a Better Bay Area (ABBA)

Arts for a Better Bay Area (ABBA)

Arts for a Better Bay Area (ABBA)  is a collective network dedicated to building community-wide solidarity to increase support and equitable access to the arts.  By raising the voice of the arts in the Bay Area and building a network of advocates and supporters through community-driven action, ABBA focuses attention on the support needed to sustain arts in the Bay Area.