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San Francisco, CA

About us

Our Mission

To harness the power of empathy to alleviate poverty, promote equity, and build inclusive communities in the neighborhoods we call home.

Organizations We Support

The Neighbor Foundation’s funding is directed within our highest-priority focus areas: addressing homelessness and poverty; bridging the digital divide; and building diverse and inclusive communities. 

Grant-Giving Guidelines

The Zendesk Neighbor Foundation is committed to supporting inclusive and diverse public benefit organizations that do not promote or discriminate against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or military status in any of its activities or operations. Any organizations that are found to discriminate in their provision of services and/or hiring practices based on any of these or other relevant criteria may be deemed ineligible for funding consideration.

The Zendesk Neighbor Foundation may support faith-based organizations on the condition that said organization does not require exposure to, or conversion to any religious doctrine in order to be a beneficiary of the program or an employee of the organization.

Any organizations supported by the Zendesk Neighbor Foundation must adhere to fundamental human rights principles. We do not knowingly support grantee organizations that endorse, support, or promote violence, terrorist activity or related training, whether through their own activities or indirectly through their support of, support by, or cooperation with other persons and organizations engaged in such activities.

Grant Inquiries

The Zendesk Neighbor Foundation does not make grants outside of our funding priorities or accept unsolicited grant requests.


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Neighbor Foundation Leadership


Tiffany Apczynski is the Executive Director of the Zendesk Neighbor Foundation and Vice President of Public Policy and Social Impact at Zendesk. Under her leadership, Zendesk has won several awards, including the 2015 "Grantmaker of the Year Award" by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Tiffany was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times in 2015 and 2014 as a Top Corporate Philanthropist.