Awards

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) is committed to program excellence. Our programs and Clubhouse members have consistently received awards for outstanding achievement.

BGCSF has been recognized by Stanford University as one of three organizations nationally for most effective youth development programs. Furthermore, Club members have been awarded National Youth of the Year two times and been runner-up for the award two times.

Other accomplishments include:

2015

  • Don Fisher Clubhouse honored with LEED Gold Status from the US Green Building Council
  • National Program Excellence Merit Award for Character and Leadership Development (2nd place), Visitacion Valley Clubhouse
  • Healthy Mothers Workplace Award recipient
  • BGCA National Fine Arts, 1st place winners in two categories

2014

2013

2012

  • Mission Clubhouse honored with LEED Gold Status by US Green Building Council
  • BGCSF Youth of the Year State Finalist
  • National Program Excellence for Health & Life Skills, Tenderloin Clubhouse
  • Recipient of 2012 Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Business Leadership Award

2011

  • BGCSF Youth of the Year State Finalist
  • National Program Excellence Merit Award for Education & Career Development, Sunnydale Clubhouse
  • National Marketing & Communications Award (MAC Award) Silver Winner, Publications

2010

  • BGCSF Youth of the Year State Winner
  • National Program Excellence Award for Education & Career Development, Sunnydale Clubhouse
  • National Program Excellence Award for The Arts, Ernest Ingold Clubhouse
  • National Marketing & Communications Award (MAC Award) Gold Winner, Interactive/Online Marketing
  • 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

2009

  • BGCSF Youth of the Year State Finalist
  • National Program Excellence Award for Character and Leadership Development, Excelsior Clubhouse
  • National Program Excellence Award for Education and Career Development, Ernest Ingold Clubhouse
  • National Program Excellence Award for Sports, Fitness and Recreation, Willie Mays Clubhouse
  • National Marketing & Communications Award (MAC Award) Silver Winner, Comprehensive Marketing Strategy
  • National Marketing & Communications Award (MAC Award) Bronze Winner, Advertising
  • National Marketing & Communications Award (MAC Award) Bronze Winner, Publicity and Media Relations

2008

  • National Photography Contest (four winners)
  • San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deals of the Year Award for Community Impact
  • BGCSF Alumnus Ben Wildman-Tobriner wins an Olympic gold medal (in freestyle swim) in Beijing

2007

  • National Program Excellence Award for Education and Career Development, Excelsior Clubhouse
  • National Fine Arts Contest winner
  • BGCA Youth of the Year State Finalist
  • 2007 Program Excellence Merit Award for Arts, Columbia Park Clubhouse
  • BGCSF Alumnus Jason Hill drafted by the San Francisco 49ers

2006

  • National Fine Arts Contest winner
  • San Francisco Weekly #1 Rated Sports/Education Program
  • BGCA Youth of the Year State Finalist

2005

  • National Photography Contest (five winners)
  • National Fine Arts Contest winner

2004

  • National Photography Contest (four winners)
  • National Fine Arts Contest (four winners)
  • National Marketing & Communications Awards (MAC Award) Silver Winner, Publicity and Media Relations Category

2003

  • National Photography Contest winner
  • National Marketing & Communications Award (MAC Award) Winner, Cause-Related Marketing

2002

  • Good Neighbor Award, Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative
  • Program Excellence Award for Arts, Columbia Park Clubhouse
  • Program Excellence Merit Award, Health & Life Skills, Columbia Park Clubhouse
  • National Fine Arts Contest (three winners)
  • National Photography Contest winner

2000

  • Outstanding Community Organization in the Diocese (San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties), presented by the Catholic Diocese

1999

  • National Marketing & Communications Award (MAC Award) Gold Winner, Outdoor and Print Category

1997

  • California Youth of the Year
  • Program Excellence Award, Citizen & Leadership
  • Program Excellence Award, Social Recreation

1995 - 96

  • Community Education Award for Alternative Education, presented by Mission Education Project