Bay Area AFN

The Bay Area Asset Funders Network is a regional network of private and corporate foundations, public-sector funders and financial institutions supporting opportunities for low-wealth individuals and families in the San Francisco Bay Area to access financial education and services, save, invest and preserve financial assets. Launched in early 2010 as the first affiliate of the national Asset Funders Network, Bay Area AFN is supporting the community of funders invested in asset-building activities in the region; strengthening the field by fostering connections between grantmakers and their peers in the nonprofit, public and private sector; and working to increase investment in the field, over the long term.

To learn more about Bay Area Asset Funders Network, please click here to view or download our Information Sheet.



Click here to view current AFN events, including Bay Area convenings.



1) Funder engagement—Bay Area AFN is expanding and connecting the community of funders supporting asset-building programs, services and opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents of communities across the region by:

2) Field building—Bay Area AFN is working to build the regional asset-building field by:



Membership in Bay Area AFN is open to funders who are supporting or are actively interested in supporting asset-building programs, services, and initiatives including private and corporate foundations, public agencies and financial institutions. The membership meets quarterly.



Lisa Kawahara
Friedman Family Foundation

Rafael Morales
The James Irvine Foundation


Marco Chavarin
Citi Community Development 

Elena Chávez Quezada      
Walter and Elise Haas Fund

Sarah Davison
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 

Ximena Delgado
Bank of America Foundation

Aimee Durfee
Y&H Soda Foundation

Padmini Parthasarathy
The California Wellness Foundation

Jasjit Singh Dhanoa
San Francisco Foundation




Bay Area AFN is grateful for financial support from the following foundations:


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To join a Bay Area AFN convening or for more information, please contact Mona Masri, AFN Western Region Program Officer,