TMG Partners has won awards for many projects
including honors for “Best Mixed Use,”
“Best Office,” and “Best Historic Rehabilitation”.

July 24, 2014
San Francisco Business Times, Book of Lists
2014 Corporate Philanthropy

New to the list

New companies join the ranks of the Business Times’s top Corporate Philanthropists every year. We’re spotlighting four new donors that are building innovative giving programs.

Michael Covarrubias

Chairman and CEO of TMG Partners

Is there a specific emphasis to the company’s giving?
It’s a pretty broad-based effort. We have upwards of 35 different entities that we support. The major ones are the American Heart Association, Red Cross, and City of Hope. A lot of it is medical and health-related.

Why the focus on the medical side?
My humorous answer for that is that I tend to donate to prevent things that are going to kill me. But on a personal side, my mom died of cancer and I was a really fat child, so the American Heart Association’s efforts to reduce childhood obesity and cancer really appeal to me.

How about on an individual employee basis?
When the Care not Cash program was implemented, everyone in the company went down to help organize monthly events, and we’re talking about doing that again for Habitat for Humanity. We always try to encourage employees to be engaged. Also, we’re a local development company. We’re only in the Bay Area and that’s our entire focus. I think it’s more impactful for employees when you’re helping out in areas where you live.

Anything stand out for you in the company’s philanthropy?
I’ve been to a lot of galas, and organizations like the Heart Association or City of Hope, appropriately, showcase how the money really benefits people. For example, someone with heart disease or who had a tumor will get up and explain how if it weren’t for this research they wouldn’t be here today. And each one of those is always touching. It’s also a way to actually see and hear from someone who has benefited from our donation, versus feeling like the money is disappearing off into a black hole somewhere. When I was honoree for City of Hope, I had a chance to visit a facility in Southern California and meet with doctors to watch what they were doing. That was as memorable as anything, seeing these amazingly smart people who are so passionate and committed to what they’re doing. It humbles you, it really does.

Rank Company 2013 cash contributions to Bay Area-based charities 2013 cash contributions to charities companywide Business type Top Bay Area corporate officer Top Bay Area giving program officer Bay Area full-time employees 2013 revenue companywide Companywide cash giving as a percentage of profit
1 Wells Fargo Bank
420 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-979-0775
$23,222,673 $275,478,175 Financial Services John G. Stumpf, Chairman and CEO Mario Diaz 16,684 $83,800,000,000 .0084502507668712
2 Google Inc.
345 Spear St.
Floors 2-4
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-736-0000
$21,132,536 $105,515,484 Technology Larry Page, Co-founder and CEO Jacquelline Fuller, Director, Google.org 17,200 $59,825,000,000 .0075551685521982
3 Chevron Corp.
6101 Bollinger Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA 94583
925-842-1000
$20,497,240 $274,348,742 Integrated energy John Watson, Chairman and CEO Steve Woodhead, Manager, Global Social Investment 6,361 $228,848,000,000 .0076409620387133
4 Cisco Systems Inc.
170 W. Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
408-526-4000
$19,943,415 $64,265,911 Technology John Chambers, Chairman and CEO Peter Tavernise, Executive Director, Cisco Foundation 16,509 $48,600,000,000 .008033238875
5 The Sobrato Organization
10600 N. De Anza Blvd.
Ste. 200
Cupertino, CA 95014
408-446-0700
$19,445,545 $19,875,045 Real Estate & Development John M. Sobrato, Chief Executive Officer Rick Williams, CEO Sobrato Family Foundation 45 NA NA
6 Safeway Inc.
5918 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
925-467-3000
$13,684,515 $58,624,872 Supermarket Robert Edwards, President and CEO Larree Renda, Executive Vice President and Chair of The Safeway Foundation 20,280 $36,100,000,000 .1105712410411166
7 PG&E Corp.
77 Beale St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-973-8200
$11,405,077 $23,160,000 Energy Utility Anthony Earley Jr., President and CEO Ezra Garrett, Vice President for Community Relations and Chief Sustainability Officer; Executive Director of the PG&E Corporation Foundation 21,166 $15,598,000,000 .0211313868613139
8 JPMorgan Chase & Co.
560 Mission St.
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-315-5000
$10,206,639 $210,908,786 Banking Peter Engel, Vice Chairman and Head of Investment Banking Georgette Bhathena, Vice President, Northern California Relationship Manager, Global Philanthropy 3,000 $96,606,000,000 .0072935915205588
9 Citi
One Sansome St.
22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
888-248-4226
$10,186,687 $144,612,528 Financial services Gerry Barredo, Market president Victoria Joseph 1,700 $76,366,000,000 .00741716817972
10 Bank of America Corp.
555 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-627-2000
$9,917,933 NA Banking Martin Richards, Senior VP, market president Michelle Brega 6,101 $89,801,000,000 NA
11 Intel Corp.
2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-765-8080
$8,798,000 $109,000,000 Semiconductors Brian Krzanich, CEO Grace Davis 6,200 $52,700,000,000 .0086432479581318
12 Salesforce.com Inc.
One Market St.
Ste. 300
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-901-7000
$8,600,000 $14,393,273 Technology Marc Benioff, CEO Suzanne DiBiannca 4,000 $4,071,000,000 -.0402119742411332
13 Genentech Inc.
One DNA Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080
650-225-1000
$7,175,871 NA Biotechnology Ian Clark, CEO Kristin Reed 10,755 $50,301,000,000 NA
14 SanDisk Corp.
951 McCarthy Blvd.
Bldg. 1
Milpitas, CA 95035
408-801-1000
$6,799,901 $9,131,871 Semiconductor Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO Gisela Bushey 1,950 $4,650,718,000 .0019824483974331
15 eBay Inc.
2065 Hamilton Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
408-376-7400
$6,399,061 $11,829,608 E-commerce John Donahoe, President and CEO Amy Millington, president, eBay Foundation 7,100 $16,047,000,000 .0041420196078431
16 Oracle Corp.
500 Oracle Pkwy.
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
650-506-7000
$5,131,283 $10,066,181 Technology Lawrence J. Ellison, CEO Colleen Cassity NA $37,180,000,000 .000724289897827
17 Applied Materials Inc.
3050 Bowers Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-727-5555
$5,082,509 $10,392,420 Semiconductors Gary Dickerson, President and CEO Siobhan Kenney 2,900 $7,509,000,000 .0296926285714286
18 Gap Inc.
Two Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-427-2807
$3,452,956 $11,367,837 Retail apparel Glenn Murphy, Chairman and CEO Bobbi Silten 3,845 $16,148,000,000 .0054313602484472
19 Union Bank
400 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-765-2000
$3,222,050 $13,250,000 Banking Masashi Oka, President and CEO Julius Robinson 1,692 NA NA
20 Adobe Systems Inc.
345 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
408-536-6000
$3,076,997 $19,574,553 Software / Technology Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO Michelle Yates 3,013 $4,055,240,000 .0549629304123928
21 SAP
3410 Hillview Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
650-849-4000
$3,037,830 $30,000,000 Information Technology Jonathan Becher, Chief Marketing Officer Kate Mogan-Head of CSR, United States 3,500 $22,000,000,000 .0057692307692308
22 Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.
211 Main St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-667-7000
$2,662,357 $5,567,052 Financial Services Walt Bettinger , President and CEO Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz 2,339 $5,435,000,000 .0032651331378299
23 Levi Strauss & Co.
1155 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-501-6000
$2,651,937 $7,776,629 Retail apparel Daniel Lee, Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation Chip Bergh is the President and Chief Executive Officer 1,900 $4,682,000,000 .0241510217391304
24 Microsoft Corp.
835 Market St.
Ste 700
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-972-6400
$2,390,323 $165,200,000 Technology: Software, Services and Devices Dan'l Lewin, CVP, Technology and Civic Engagement Sid Espinosa 2,600 $77,850,000,000 .0061067573562029
25 U.S. Bank NA
1 California St.
Ste. 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-984-8660
$2,134,050 $43,100,000 Banking Michael Righi, Northern California president Lisa Joyner, U.S. Bank Community Affairs Manager 1,378 $19,602,000,000 .0053955933900851
26 Visa Inc.
900 Metro Center Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94105
650-432-1183
$2,080,475 $11,258,974 Technology Charles Scharf, CEO Douglas Sabo 3,428 $11,800,000,000 .0015514639658261
27 Fremont Bank
39150 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
510-792-2300
$2,006,340 $2,026,340 Banking Andrew Mastorakis, President Marie-Pascale Peterson 700 NA .0229509570732812
28 The Clorox Co.
1221 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
510-271-7000
$1,802,166 $15,034,020 Consumer packaged goods Donald Knauss, Chairman and CEO Victoria Jones 1,414 $5,623,000,000 .017624876905041
29 Deloitte LLP
555 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-783-4000
$1,762,460 NA Management Consulting: Audit, Tax, Consulting, and Financial Advisory Services Teresa Briggs, Regional managing partner and vice chairman Jill Silliphant 2,661 $13,894,000,000 NA
30 Bank of the West
180 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-765-4800
$1,714,483 $6,200,000 Banking Michael Shepherd, Chairman and CEO Jenny Flores 3,088 $2,422,814,000 .0068678579815587
31 Lam Research Corp.
4650 Cushing Pkwy.
Fremont, CA 94538
510-572-0200
$1,709,600 $1,919,600 Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing Martin Anstice, President and CEO Kyra Whitten, VP Corporate Communications 2,200 $3,598,916,000 .0287977437066819
32 Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-268-7000
$1,638,800 $4,884,805 Global Law Firm Philip Besirof, SF Managing Partner Paul Friedman (Chair, The Morrison & Foerster Foundation) 793 $1,000,000,000 NA
33 Amgen Inc.
1120 Veterans Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
650-244-2000
$1,531,782 NA Biotechnology Aarif Khakoo, Executive director, research and site head Sandra Young 425 $18,700,000,000 NA
34 BlackRock
400 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-597-2000
$1,525,446 $9,571,127 Asset Manager Patrick Dunne, Managing director Kara Helander 1,452 $10,180,000,000 .0024090427888246
35 NetApp Inc.
495 E. Java Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
408-822-6000
$1,307,542 $1,452,542 Data storage and management. Tom Georgens, President and CEO Jan Stewart NA $6,332,400,000 .0025636110130604
36 CSAA Insurance Group (previously AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange)
3055 Oak Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
925-279-2300
$906,214 $1,589,486 Insurance Paula Downey, President and CEO Loren Brown 1,049 $2,956,847,781 .0141749748624962
37 KPMG LLP
55 Second St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-963-5100
$894,842 $26,276,387 Professional Services: Audit, Tax and Advisory Debbie Messemer, Managing partner, San Francisco office
Tim Zanni, Managing partner, Silicon Valley office
Gavin Geminder; Jennifer Lindsay 1,400 $6,140,000,000 NA
38 Nelson Family of Cos.
19080 Lomita Ave.
Sonoma, CA 95476
707-935-6113
$893,743 NA Staffing and Recruiting Donna Farrugia , CEO Donna Farrugia, CEO NA $158,000,000 NA
39 Bayer HealthCare LLC
800 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94710
510-705-5000
$745,300 $5,927,177 Biotechnology Joerg Heidrich, Sr. VP and Global Head, Product Supply Biotech Trina Ostrander 1,450 $25,969,000,000 .001087555412844
40 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
650-493-9300
$707,006 $973,151 law firm John T. Sheridan, Co-managing partner
Douglas J. Clark, Co-managing partner
NA 810 $575,000,000 NA
41 PwC
Three Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-498-5000
$687,709 $43,800,000 Professional Services Firm providing industry-focused Assurance, Tax, and business consulting services. Jim Henry, PwC San Francisco Market Managing Partner Mike Dillon / Jen Belardi 1,449 $32,100,000,000 NA
42 Heffernan Insurance Brokers
1350 Carlback Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-934-8500
$630,240 $796,743 Insurance Broker F. Michael Heffernan III, CEO Michelle Lonaker, Foundation & Philanthropy Director 284 $73,000,000 NA
43 Mechanics Bank
3170 Hilltop Mall Road
Richmond, CA 94596
800-797-6324
$628,555 $699,455 Bank (Full service financial institution) Christa Steele, President and CEO Michael Au 615 $113,466,503 .0218332841753694
44 Zynga
699 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
855-449-9642
$583,789 $766,132 Social Gaming Don Mattrick, CEO Ken Weber 1,291 $873,266,000 .0048010778630738
45 DPR Construction
1450 Veterans Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
650-474-1450
$507,443 $1,796,599 Construction Douglas Woods, President Rob Westover 395 $2,450,000,000 NA
46 City National Bank
150 California St.
Ste. 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
800-773-7100
$475,293 $4,173,037 Banking Russell Goldsmith, Chairman and CEO Jennifer NIckerson 200 $230,000,000 .0181436391304348
47 Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market St.
26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-777-3200
$465,100 $537,090 Law Firm James J. Nichols, Executive Director Pamela Kaufmann 249 NA NA
48 Jamba Juice Co.
6475 Christie Ave.
Ste. 150
Emeryville, CA 94608
510-596-0100
$461,127 $1,257,303 Food Service- Retail James White, Chairman, President and CEO Christy Consler, SVP Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility 1,323 $229,200,000 .566607931500676
49 SVB Financial Group
3005 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-654-7400
$433,055 $616,868 Banking Greg Becker, President and CEO Jim Hori 1,008 $1,400,000,000 .0009005372262774
50 Heritage Bank of Commerce
150 Almaden Blvd
San Jose, CA 95113
408-947-6900
$431,718 $431,718 Banking Walter Kaczmarek, President and CEO Bill Del Biaggio 200 $11,540,000 NA
51 Workday Inc.
6230 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
925-951-9000
$415,634 $754,203 Technology Dave Duffield, Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Aneel Bhusri, Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Julie Trell 1,363 $468,938,000 -.0044149071304389
52 Rocket Fuel Inc.
1900 Seaport Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
650-595-1300
$411,841 $460,000 Technology George John, CEO and co-founder Kiwoba Allaire 350 $240,600,000 -.0222760290556901
53 Working Assets/CREDO Mobile
101 Market St.
Ste. 700
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-369-2000
$359,853 $2,638,084 Telecommunications Michael Kieschnick, CEO Laura Scher 100 NA NA
54 Bank of Marin
504 Redwood Blvd.
Ste. 100
Novato, CA 94947
415-763-4520
$324,336 $324,336 Banking Russell Colombo, President and CEO Fabia Butler, VP Community & Public Relations 297 $68,626,000 .0112977567228647
55 TMG Partners
100 Bush St.
26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-772-5900
$319,966 $319,966 property development Michael A. Covarrubias, Chairman and CEO Michael A Covarrubias, Chairman & CEO 34 NA NA
56 Give Something Back Office Supplies Inc.
7730 Pardee Lane
Oakland, CA 94621
510-635-5500
$316,348 $336,348 Office supply retail Sean Marx, CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) Sean Marx, CEO; Mike Hannigan, president 85 $28,135,800 3.3150471609781098
57 Yelp Inc.
140 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-908-3801
$300,000 $486,987 Online consumer reviews Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO Erica Galos Alioto, VP Local Sales & Yelp Foundation Board Member 800 $233,000,000 -.0527613217768147
58 Autodesk Inc.
111 McInnis Pkwy.
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-507-5000
$256,000 $2,100,000 Design software Carl Bass, President and CEO Lynelle Cameron, senior director of Sustainability at Autodesk and president & CEO of the newly created Autodesk Foundation 1,594 $2,312,000,000 .024390243902439
59 CA Technologies
6000 Shoreline Court
Ste. 300
South San Francisco, CA 94080
800-225-5224
$250,563 $6,200,000 Technology Guy Di Lella, Chief Human Resources Officer Erica Christensen 423 $4,515,000,000 .0059672762271415
60 Brocade Communications Systems Inc.
130 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134
408-333-8000
$237,638 $344,269 Networking Company Lloyd Carney, CEO Jeff Rangel, Director of Corporate Affairs 1,930 $2,223,000,000 .0010417840531863
61 TE Connectivity
302 Constitution Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-361-3333
$230,425 $3,716,487 Electronic components manufacturing James O'Toole, President, Consumer Solutions Kenzie Ferguson, Corporate Responsibility Director 917 $13,280,000 .0029779543269231
62 Shartsis Friese LLP
One Maritime Plaza
18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-421-6500
$229,432 $284,532 Professional services - law firm Arthur Shartsis, Partner Geoffrey Haynes 102 NA NA
63 Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
180 Hubbell St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-863-1820
$224,515 $224,515 General Contractor Robert L. Nibbi, President Robert L. Nibbi 193 $211,126,277 NA
64 Boston Private Bank & Trust Co.
433 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-502-5900
$219,270 $663,342 Banking Nick Hofer, Senior Vice President Barbara Evers, SVP Community Investment Officer 145 $227,200,000 .0068158111051745
65 Advent Software Inc.
600 Townsend St.
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
800-727-0605
$213,444 $505,193 Software Pete Hess, President and CEO John Brennan, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Facilities 524 $383,000,000 .0039936205533597
66 Summit State Bank
500 Bicentennial Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-568-6000
$199,473 $199,473 Community Bank Tom Duryea, President and CEO Elaina Hunt 60 $19,509,000 .0271354917698272
67 W. L. Butler Construction Inc.
204 Franklin St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
650-361-1270
$194,774 $261,868 General Contractor William Butler, Founder and CEO Frank M. York, President 131 NA NA
68 Cupertino Electric Inc.
1740 Cesar Chavez St.
San Francisco, CA 94124
415-970-3400
$176,059 $230,006 Electrical engineering and construction John Boncher, President and CEO John Boncher 1,772 $697,000,000 NA
69 Swinerton Builders
260 Townsend St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-421-2980
$175,149 $648,906 Construction Jeffrey Hoopes, Chairman & CEO Linda Schowalter 481 $1,000,000,000 NA
70 Zendesk Inc.
989 Market St.
Ste. 300
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-418-7506
$170,665 $389,665 Software Mikkel Svane, Founder and CEO Tiffany Apczynski 300 $72,045,000 -.0174346756152125
71 Patxi's Pizza
30 Liberty Ship Way
Ste. 3225
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-553-0031
$165,688 $204,371 Restaurant (Food & Beverage industry) William Freeman, CEO Jordana Heinke 118 $23,522,854 .0144013014310047
72 Plant Construction Co. LP
300 Newhall St.
San Francisco, CA 94124
415-285-0500
$165,375 $165,375 Construction John Wilson, President Dennis Bhachu, Sr Vice President/CFO 237 $301,020,000 NA
73 W. Bradley Electric Inc.
90 Hill Road
Novato, CA 94945
415-898-1400
$149,000 $149,000 Electrical Leslie Murphy, CEO Kathy McCullough-Stroke and Clare Connell 250 $73,000,000 NA
74 The Northern Trust Co.
580 California St.
Ste. 1800
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-765-4400
$144,850 $13,772,367 Financial services Tim Geraghty, Region President Kate Van Gytenbeek 61 $4,089,300,000 .0128055481171548
75 Presidio Bank
One Montgomery St.
Ste. 2300
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-229-8400
$129,561 $129,561 Banking Steve Heitel, President and CEO Annette Gelinas 46 $16,518,000 .0313707021791768