Bay Area AFN is a regional chapter of grantmakers who advance equitable wealth building and economic mobility. Members include private, public, corporate, and community foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions who want to help residents of the Bay Area (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose) secure economic stability, for now and for years to come. Bay Area AFN connects funders and their peers in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Together they share promising programs and smart strategies, gather knowledge to make their grantmaking more effective, and work to increase investments in asset building.

Membership is open to funders (including invited intermediaries) who invest in a range of initiatives that build assets for Bay Area residents, from early childhood education, college access, or workforce development to health, financial education, or micro-enterprise. Contact Mona Masri for membership opportunities.

View the Bay Area AFN 2022 Year-End Report

Regional Focus Areas

  • Closing the racial and gender wealth gaps
  • Care Economy
  • Guaranteed Income with an Equity Lens
  • Community Wealth Building through Entrepreneurship & Employee Ownership
  • Employment & Quality jobs and benefit

Supporting the Economic Security of Undocumented Immigrants

A new primer by AFN and California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) providing an overview of the intersectional issues impacting economic security for undocumented immigrants in California. It is designed to provide funders, policymakers, advocates, and practitioners with strategies and solutions to support economic mobility and justice for undocumented immigrant communities, and ultimately build a more equitable and resilient California for all.

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Upcoming Events

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT : Guaranteed Income: A Roadmap to Policy Solutions for California
In 2019 Stockton SEED was the first ever Mayoral led city-wide guaranteed income pilot in the country, eventually leading to the creation of Mayor’s for … REGISTER

November 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm PST : Bay Area AFN Annual Conference
SAVE THE DATE! Beyond the Moment: Moving Towards a More Just & Inclusive Economy Join us on November 8,2023 to be a part of a … REGISTER

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How We Work

  • Connect: Bay Area AFN members support peer-to-peer learning and cross-sector collaboration. Members identify and leverage replicable and scalable high-impact strategies and innovative approaches to connect and inform influential funders of actionable investments. Members provide an insightful voice to inform both regional and national conversations.
  • Build: Bay Area AFN works to increase the number of grantmakers and resources focused on strategies that help low and moderate income people build and protect assets. Members leverage one another’s interests and investments and actively look for additional funders willing to co-invest in Bay Area.
  • Inform: Bay Area AFN members learn from one another and other stakeholders as they seek solutions to local challenges. The chapter hosts issue-based programming and calls- to-action that reflect research and philanthropic thought leadership that highlights actionable roles for philanthropy. While focusing on a variety of topics, the chapter gathers local leaders and national experts together to share data and ideas, promote innovative approaches, and help establish common language to build collaboration.
  • Influence: Bay Area AFN is working to raise the visibility of asset-building strategies within the broader community of foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions. Members seek opportunities to accelerate economic prosperity, especially for low-income individuals and communities while also reducing racial, ethnic, and gender wealth gaps by addressing structural and systemic changes which have created barriers to individuals ability to build and preserve their wealth.

Bay Area In the News

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Upcoming Events


Are you a Bay Area grantmaker interested in joining this chapter? Contact us to learn more.


Mona Masri,

Steering Committee

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Jeffrey Kim

Bay Area AFN Co-Chair

The California Wellness Foundation

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Manuel J. Santamaria

Bay Area AFN Co-Chair

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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Asma Day

Blue Shield of California Foundation

Lisa Forti

First 5 Alameda County

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Jazmin Gonzalez

The Sobrato Family Foundation

Glenda Monterroza

Kaiser Permanente

Rebeca Rangel
Rebeca Rangel

Y & H Soda Foundation

Anand Subramanian

San Francisco Foundation

Sabrina Wu

East Bay Community Foundation

Mona Masri

Senior Director

AFN Staff

Bay Area AFN is grateful for financial support from the following sponsoring and contributing member foundations:

Bank of America Foundation
Blue Shield of California Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Citi Foundation
East Bay Community Foundation
eBay Foundation
Excite Credit Union
First 5 Alameda County
First Republic Bank
Heising-Simons Foundation
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Kaiser Permanente
Marin Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Sobrato Family Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
U.S. Bank
United Way of the Bay Area
Y&H Soda Foundation
Zoom Cares

Chapter Highlights

Building Towards an Equitable Recovery: Activating Federal Funds for BIPOC Owned-Businesses

On February 23, 2023 the Bay Area AFN and SPUR hosted a webinar discussing how Federal funding can be used to achieve a truly equitable recovery for BIPOC communities. We explored the ecosystems and supports that currently exist for small businesses, and those needed to reach and support BIPOC-owned businesses as well as learned how philanthropy, in partnership with communities, can help drive an equitable recovery and ensure government spending gets to the people who need it most.  LEARN MORE

Workplace Equity: A Framework for Building Economic Mobility

On May 11, 2022 the Bay Area AFN hosted a webinar to better understand both the root causes of economic inequity and the associated solutions of it’s historic challenges. READ MORE


Empower 2022: Policy Pathways Toward Guaranteed Income in California

To ensure economic security for Californians, our public safety net needs to evolve, and that means getting serious about unrestricted cash support at the state level. On March 16, 2022 Bay Area AFN co-hosted the EMPOWER 2022 Webinar with California Budget & Policy Center and hosted a funder-only session following the webinar. READ MORE

From Recovery to Reimagining:
Solutions Supporting Long-term Recovery and Resilience for POC Small Businesses

On January 27, 2022 Bay Area AFN held a convening to release first of-their-kind interactive maps highlighting the vulnerability of POC-led business owners in the nine-county Bay Area. The panel discussed policy solutions which address structural and historic barriers and support the longer-term economic viability of POC-owned businesses as well as shared strategic investments funders can make in solutions that help businesses recover and systems be reimagined, addressing the root causes of inequities and helping POC-owned businesses thrive. LEARN MORE

Screenshot of the business vulnerability map