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Page: News

Read Our Latest News Welcome to our media center. Contact us here if you are a member of the press and would like to speak with one of our representatives. Stay in touch on Twitter and Facebook.

Page: Elder Stories

Examining Aging with San Francisco's Elders: Lives in Question A photo story collection spotlighting an often overlooked population. In partnership with photojournalist Sahara Marina Borja, Metta Fund is profiling twelve older San Franciscans, and how they are renegotiating what it means to grow old.

Page: Partnerships

Our philosophy is that partnerships are imperative for lasting change. Metta Fund partners with organizations to exchange ideas, share resources, and work jointly to accomplish a mutual vision of a healthy San Francisco. Our goal is to broaden the reach of our philanthropic investments by working in collaboration with government, not-for-profit organizations, and academia when … Continued

Page: FAQ

FAQ Answers to frequently asked questions. Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us. What does Metta mean?Metta is Sanskrit for loving-kindness. The word was chosen to capture the essence of the foundation’s roots; its meaning is similar to benevolent, which recalls the name of the predecessor organization, the German Benevolent Society. Read more in … Continued

Page: Grants Awarded

Search our grants Metta Fund’s online grants list shows programmatic grants beginning with the year 2012. We encourage you to learn more about the work of these organizations by clicking on the grantee name to be directed to their website. Fiscally sponsored organizations display the name of the Project in the Organization Name column, not that … Continued

Page: Grantmaking

Our grantmaking is guided by our mission of improving the health for all in San Francisco. We achieve this by: Supporting nonprofits in the community More Developing community partnerships More Our grantmaking is aimed at long-term change for a healthier San Francisco. Through deep relationships with our grantees and other partners, we prioritize the expertise … Continued

Page: Healthy Eating and Active Living

39% Of San Francisco youth were designated as “high risk” for obese body composition 18.3% Of children and teens in San Francisco who consume the recommended five or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily 0 Number of full-service grocery stores in the Tenderloin, a 50-square-block area with 70 corner stores 15  Minutes Time adults … Continued

Page: Access to High Quality Health Care and Services

Although San Francisco has many high quality health care centers and primary care doctors, some city residents still struggle to access the services they need. In particular, health care access is a challenge for the city’s low-income residents, those who lack health insurance, and non-native English speakers. Metta Fund does more than support health services … Continued

Page: Aging and Older Adults

By 2030, nearly 30% of San Francisco’s population will be 60 or older. For older adults who live alone, social isolation is a health risk comparable to factors such as obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and possibly even smoking. Metta Fund supports San Francisco nonprofits to advocate for better data-gathering so senior service-providers across the City can … Continued

Page: Focus Areas

Metta Fund works in partnership to improve the health and wellness of older San Franciscans, particularly those furthest from access and opportunity. We prioritize areas where community needs are greatest and where systemic change is needed to address health inequities. Our framework is divided into focus areas that guide our grantmaking and partnerships with local … Continued