deep roots
help grow

in the
Bay Area

We stand committed

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 
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

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

Committed to Partnership


Funded since 2010


Grantee Partners


Grants Funded

Grantee Spotlight

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

Tahirih Justice Center

Tahirih Justice Center

A national nonprofit that has served over 25,000 courageous individuals fleeing violence since 1997.

“Without the critical support of the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Tahirih would be unable to continue its necessary work to support immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence and elevate the voices of these courageous women.”

Morgan Weibel, Executive Director, Tahirih Justice Center, San Francisco Bay Area

California Children's Trust

California Children's Trust

A coalition-supported initiative to reimagine how California defines, funds, administers, and delivers children’s social, emotional, developmental, and mental health supports and services.

“The Zellerbach Family Foundation’s partnership has allowed us to seize opportunities to address complicated issues preventing California from delivering on its responsibility to achieve healthy development for all of California’s children.”

Alex Briscoe, Principal, California Children’s Trust

The Bay Area Music Consortium (BAMC)

The Bay Area Music Consortium (BAMC)

The Bay Area Music Consortium (BAMC) is a visionary partnership between four distinct organizations dedicated to presenting the finest in chamber music experiences.

“The ZFF grant we received not only makes our inaugural year possible but has provided us with encouragement and optimism for future years. We are deeply grateful to ZFF for embracing our vision!”

Pamela Freund-Striplen, Artistic Director, Gold Coast Chamber Players