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Fleishhacker Foundation Values

Since 1947, the Fleishhacker Foundation has been guided by values passed down by our founders: integrity, honesty, humility, thoughtfulness, intellectual curiosity, respect for all people, personal empowerment, self-determination, and “repairing the world” in the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam.  Today, our operating values seek to honor that legacy to improve the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Community – We support initiatives that bring people together and increase connection among members of diverse groups.  We value the arts as a means to promote understanding and strengthen community. 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – We have a strong tradition of supporting local nonprofit organizations and groups that are led by, represent, or benefit historically marginalized communities.  We are committed to continuing to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in our grantmaking.
  • Innovation – We strategically invest in smaller and emerging groups.

These values guide all of our philanthropic activities.