We are proud to share that the  Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter has named Sand Hill Foundation its 2016 Outstanding Grantmaker. Held in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day, November 18, 2016, the group will host a community celebration of excellence in local philanthropy, attended by 700 community leaders and philanthropists.

Over the past 20 years, under the leadership and vision of President Susan Ford Dorsey, Sand Hill Foundation has remained dedicated to supporting the people and the places of the San Francisco Peninsula. “I am continually amazed at the talent and generosity of the nonprofit leaders who have devoted their lives to helping others. It makes me so proud to count these people – and the organizations they work for – as partners with Sand Hill Foundation in the ongoing effort to help make ours a thriving community.” The Philanthropy Day award recognizes the foundation’s deep commitment to its grantee partners, many of whom participated in nominating the foundation for the award.

We, at Pacific Foundation Services, congratulate Susan, and her team at Sand Hill: Ash McNeely, Jessica Misslin, Shawna Hamilton, and Jamie Heisch. To learn more about the foundation, please visit their website at