SF VOAD member agencies and missions
Executive Steering Committee members
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. By helping people in the Bay Area learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, we strengthen our community and make it more resilient to disasters large and small.
Rebuilding Together San Francisco provides free repair and renovation programs for low-income, elderly and disabled San Franciscans and for nonprofit and community facilities. Our programs address basic living, life event and quality of life needs of homeowners and the people served by the facilities with which we work. The work we do creates safer environments and makes it possible for people to live independently for a longer time in their own homes.
Whether a local incident or a major disaster, Salvation Army staff and volunteers are often the first on the scene and the last to depart...honoring a century old commitment to serve those in need, at the time of need, and at the place of need. The Red Shield continues to be a beacon of compassion; of immediate aid, psychological support and spiritual counsel to individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted or shattered by forces beyond their control. From these beginnings, The Salvation Army has developed local, regional and national disaster services programs.
We provide technical assistance and training services directly to human-service leadership and front-line staff. Our consultants help those organizations become better prepared, so they can continue providing their services post catastrophic disaster!
Our mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. It's a huge job that's only gotten harder as our community struggles with a prolonged period of economic distress and record numbers of people are pushed to the point of hunger.
United Policyholders (UP) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is to be a trustworthy and useful information resource and an effective voice for consumers of all types of insurance in all 50 states.
The Human Services Agency promotes well-being and self-sufficiency among individuals, families and communities in San Francisco.
We manage and prepare for everyday and not-so-everday emergencies in San Francisco. Our dispatchers answer 9-1-1 when you call. Our planners help you prepare for disaster and manage our response and recovery. Our team manages the homeland security priorities for the San Francisco Bay Area.
The mission of the SF Department of Public Health is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans.
From the SF Archdiocese history pages, a glimpse of the role they played in The Big One:
"The 1906 Earthquake
On the morning of April 18, 1906, the City of San Francisco and the surrounding area felt the impact of an earthquake estimated to be 8.4 on the Richter scale. Fires burned in the city for three days after the earthquake. Hundreds lost their lives and a quarter of a million San Franciscans were left homeless, while scores of Catholic churches and schools were heavily damaged. The second Archbishop of San Francisco (1884-1914), Patrick Riordan, visited the people living in temporary camps and celebrated open-air Mass, assuring the people, "We shall rebuild." In a dramatic public speech, Archbishop Riordan asserted the words of St. Paul, "’I am a citizen of no mean city,’ although it is in ashes. Almighty God has fixed this as the location of a great city. The past is gone, and there is no lamenting over it. Let us look to the future and without regard to creed or place of birth, work together in harmony for the upbuilding of a greater San Francisco.""
The Mission of the Chinatown Community Development Center is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. We are a place-based community development organization serving primarily the Chinatown neighborhood, and also serve other areas including North Beach, Tenderloin, the Northern Waterfront, the Western Addition, Japantown, Polk Gulch, the Richmond, Civic Center and the South of Market area. We play the roles of neighborhood advocates, community organizers, planners, developers, and managers of affordable housing.
Here at Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco, we help over 14,200 homeless and low-income people every year. We provide housing, jobs, shelter, and essential services to help someone get off the street and stay off the street.
For 30 years, we have worked to enable those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless regain their stability and dignity, and have seen some great success.
Friends of the Urban Forest’s mission is to promote a larger, healthier urban forest as part of San Francisco’s green infrastructure through community planting, tree care, education, and advocacy.
Welcome to Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, located in San Francisco’s Noe Valley. We are an inclusive and diverse community of worshipers who believe in openness to new ideas and ways of worship, yet are grounded in the traditions of the Anglican Communion.
No matter what faith or tradition you follow, we celebrate diversity in our community. Whether you are simply visiting or looking for a church home, all are welcome at Holy Innocents.
By seizing the motivational opportunity created by pregnancy and parenthood, HPP joins with families to help them recognize their strengths and trust in their capacity to transform their lives.
The mission of MEDA is to achieve economic justice for San Francisco’s low- and moderate-income Latino families through asset development. Asset Development is the process of encouraging and supporting individuals and families to develop, accumulate and manage personal, social and material (especially financial) assets.
The mission of Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) is silver rights empowerment, making free enterprise work for everyone. We accomplish this through our work on the ground as the nonprofit private banker for the working poor, the underserved and struggling middle class. We achieve our mission by being the best-in-class provider of financial literacy empowerment for youth, financial capability for communities, and ultimately, financial dignity for all. - See more at:
Project Open Hand’s mission is to nourish and engage our community by providing meals with love to the sick and the elderly.
For over 40 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. We are one of the largest and most effective bicycle advocacy groups in the country. Through our day-to-day advocacy, education and working partnerships with City and community agencies, the SF Bicycle Coalition creates safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans.
History teaches us that many of the world’s conflicts are rooted in religious strife. Here in San Francisco, the San Francisco Interfaith Council (SFIC) seeks to “Celebrate our diverse faiths and spiritual traditions, bring people together to build understanding and serve our community,” and thus, counter that historical trend.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
TNDC provides affordable housing and services for low-income people in the Tenderloin and throughout San Francisco, to promote equitable access to opportunity and resources.
Thrive brings nonprofit organizations serving San Mateo County together to provide a strong voice for and about the vital work performed by the nonprofit sector. We work together to enhance and sustain the quality of community life on the San Francisco Peninsula.