About Us

We are the San Francisco Fed, public servants with a congressionally mandated mission to promote the health of the U.S. economy and the stability of the U.S. financial system.

We serve the Twelfth Federal Reserve District—the largest and most diverse District within the Federal Reserve System and home to one fifth of the nation’s population. Headquartered in San Francisco, we also have branch offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Portland, as well as a cash processing center in Phoenix.

As part of the nation’s central bank, we inform monetary policy, supervise banks and bank holding companies, administer certain consumer protection laws, and provide payment services to the U.S. government and depository institutions. We listen to and learn from the communities we serve so we can make better decisions and policy to help our nation thrive.

By pursuing our two key goals of maximum employment and price stability—known as the Fed’s dual mandate—we work towards supporting unreserved opportunity for all, ensuring that our economy and every American reach their full potential.