About PFS

With offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the North Bay, Pacific Foundation Services (PFS) gives private foundations the freedom to pursue their philanthropic vision with confidence.

The firm, founded in 1987, works with about 30 private foundations ranging in size from $10 million to over $1 billion in assets. We provide them with tailored services to operate optimally—a custom combination of strategic advice, board support, grantmaking programs, compliance, financial management, and a physical home.

Our Mission & Values

We work with philanthropists to support nonprofits and help communities thrive. Together with our clients, PFS champions meaningful, inclusive, and effective philanthropy.

Generosity: We are generous with our time, expertise, and resources.
Respect: We strive toward empathy in our interactions, transparency in our activities, and excellence in our work.
Integrity: We are honest, discreet, and fair.
Inclusion: We value a diversity of perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.
Commitment: We build long-term relationships to serve the interests of our community and advance the common good.
Humility: We recognize our work is in support of others, and we strive to be open to new, better ways of doing that work.

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