How to Read This Book

By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

The Giving List was created to make it easier for you to navigate the dizzying array of worthwhile causes and nonprofit organizations here in the Bay Area. To that end, we have distributed 35,000 copies of The Giving List San Francisco Bay Area to people like you: individual donors, staff within the region’s small and large private foundations, and to philanthropic advisors, wealth managers, and estate planners. 

As you dive into this book, we want to point out some of its unique features, and of The Giving List program as a whole. 

Ongoing Support 

Our partnership with the nonprofits in these pages does not end with the printing of this book. Each profile will live on through 2023, where we will be updating each profile once a month so that you can continue to track the important ongoing work of each and every Giving List organization. 

We hope that you will use the website as a guide not only for yourselves, but as an easy way to share the work of our partners – whether they be nonprofits, community foundations, or funder affinity groups – with your friends, family, and colleagues. 

Matching Challenges

The Giving List was created to help nonprofits generate predictable, unrestricted revenue through storytelling. One tried and true method to accomplish this is matching challenge campaigns. 

Throughout the pages of this book, please keep an eye out for matching challenges.

In most cases, these are arranged by our nonprofit partners and are fueled either by their boards or by individual and institutional donors. So if you are looking to double the impact of your gift, there are ample opportunities throughout this book, our second volume of The Giving List San Francisco Bay Area. 

Staying Connected

We are building a community of people who care deeply about philanthropy and understand the vital role it plays in our world, and we want you to join. 

Since launching January of 2022, our bi-weekly newsletter, The Fifth Estate, has become a venue for updates from our nonprofit partners and stories from the frontlines of philanthropy.  

 We would love for you to join The Fifth Estate; please visit this link and follow the prompts.