Cota Impact Fund

The Cota Impact Fund is a Donor Advised Fund with the San Francisco Foundation, which has a mission to support innovative social impact and philanthropic efforts.

We set up the fund as a way for the Cota community to give back and to operationalize its core values and drive positive change in local communities and beyond. We are committed to being an outstanding partner to the social change efforts we champion.

Our philanthropic efforts include grants to the International Red Cross, UNICEF, World Central Kitchen, American Legacy Fund, the Conard House, the Oakland Black Business Fund, and the San Francisco Public Library.

How to Give

For anyone who would like to participate in the Cota Impact Fund, please visit sff.org/make-an-impact/give-new for a list of ways to give.

If you are completing the donation form on the San Francisco Foundation’s website, please be sure to select Donor Advised Fund (DAF) from the drop-down list and then choose Cota Impact Fund as the name of the DAF.

International Red Cross

The International Red Cross (ICRC) helps people affected by armed conflict as well as disasters in conflict zones.  Emergencies are unpredictable, so their rapid response capability is hugely important. The ICRC has been working in Ukraine since 2014, and their operations are among the ten largest ICRC operations worldwide with a team of more than 600. Working closely with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, they are increasing their  response to the humanitarian needs in Ukraine, such as food, water, and other essential items. They also support hospitals and primary healthcare facilities, repair water stations, and support households to rehabilitate their damaged homes. They also help families separated by the conflict reconnect.

UNICEF

UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and  help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. During the Ukraine conflict, UNICEF is working with partners to provide vital humanitarian supplies, and to reach vulnerable children and families with essential services, including health, education, protection, water, and sanitation. The war in Ukraine poses an immediate and growing threat to the lives and well-being of the country’s 7.5 million children. As of today, more than 1 million children have fled Ukraine as families desperately seek safety and protection.

World Central Kitchen

The mission of World Central Kitchen is to be first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. World Central Kitchen builds resilient food systems with locally led solutions. In support of refugees escaping the violence in Ukraine, World Central Kitchen began serving hot, nourishing meals in Poland within a day of the initial attack, and are now set up at eight border crossings. World Central Kitchen is currently looking into the possibility of delivering meals each day on the Ukrainian side of the border, waiting in line across the eight entry points. There is a great need for fresh food in Ukraine as people are traveling long distances with very little to eat.

American Legacy Fund

American Legacy Fund empowers the next generation of great American soccer players through an endowment program that is directly supporting U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams (YNT). U.S. Soccer YNT manages as many as 80 camps for 1,600 boys and girls who come from diverse backgrounds and all corners of the country. Promising young soccer players are offered free training environments at the international level and life-changing opportunities that help them become the next generation of outstanding American soccer players.

Conard House

Conard House was founded in 1960 and specializes in Supportive Housing and Mental Health Services in San Francisco. The nonprofit organization was founded based on the belief that people learning to live with, or recovering from, mental illness needed outpatient therapeutic social rehabilitation support to achieve long-term stability so they can reintegrate into their local community. Located in the SoMa arts district of San Francisco, Conard House is focused on its mission to build welcoming communities and caring relationships that empower people and restore hope.

Oakland Black Business Fund

Oakland Black Business Fund (OBBF) was founded in June 2020 and is the only black-led fund providing Black businesses in Oakland, California, with capital, growth strategies, and technical assistance. The OBBF initially started as a crowdfunding campaign to support Black businesses in Oakland that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Within one week, the crowdfunding campaign exceeded its initial goal and set the precedent for a larger effort to support Black businesses. The community-oriented fundraising approach influenced OBBF’s mission to support businesses, emphasizing the power of people, capital, and community to create social impact.

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library is a diverse community of individuals, families and institutions who love the San Francisco Public Library and work to make it exceptional. They champion free public access to information, resources and opportunities for all people, and envision the future of the San Francisco public libraries as robust centers of 21st Century literacy, economic opportunity, and life-long learning.