We Asked, You Stepped Up.

We want to thank all of our donors who have renewed their gifts this year and new donors who have joined our community. Because you stood shoulder to shoulder with us during the early days of the pandemic, we were able to meet this crisis head-on and serve a critical role for youth and their families. Your support gave us the confidence to push forward when everything was uncertain. You allowed us to keep our staff team in place through May and gave us the chance to gracefully transition staff out of the organization whose roles were no longer essential to our services to you, families, and communities.

Thank You to Our Campaign Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the following corporate and foundation partners who have embraced us with their generosity. Their critical support is helping BGCSF support youth and families now during this crisis and will enable us to emerge strong from this pandemic.

Your Impact

Immediately upon announcing the shelter-in-place order in San Francisco, the City named us an essential business. We initially kept seven Clubs open before reducing to four—Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, Sunnydale, and our Columbia Park Clubhouse in the Mission (this Club was open 13 hours per day to meet the needs of hospital workers, other emergency-services workers, and essential City workers).

On June 15, as the City instituted Phase One reopening, we started our summer program, expanding our services to ten locations for in-Club services and eight locations for virtual programming.

As our nation confronts racial injustice, our High School Services team has engaged with 236 youth virtually in various leadership programs, providing them a forum to amplify and activate their perspectives and find opportunities to lead. The Education team has been focused on reducing summer learning loss by providing virtual and in-Club academic support including but not limited to literacy and STEM enrichment programs.

Looking Ahead

As we prepare for the new school year with no signs of the health crisis abating, our team is gearing up for more frontline services. The disproportionate impact of this pandemic on people of color shines a light on the complex, often multi-generational challenges that our families face. BGCSF remains resolute in standing on the side of the kids and families who needs us most. Our plan is to keep ten sites open while continuing to offer virtual services at no less than eight locations.

We are grateful that you have stood by our side throughout this long and protracted crisis, helping us EMERGE STRONG - and we hope you will continue to stay with us. These are challenging times for everyone, but more than ever, the Club is a beacon of hope for kids and families.

Club Stories

Learn more about the happenings at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
Creating a safe space for kids starts with everyday vigilance and an organization-wide culture of safety

At Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco safety is a core part of our culture. We understand and accept that we have a moral responsibility to protect children from harm. Read more from BGCSF President Rob Connolly on how we make safety our #1 priority.

COO Maxine Wilson Receives Prestigious Herman S. Prescott Award

We are proud to announce that Chief Operating Officer Maxine Wilson has been named the 2020 recipient of the Herman S. Prescott Award for the Pacific-West Region by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, for her work towards diversity, equality, and empowerment.

Citywide Youth of the Year Kionna on What the Club Meant to Her

Matt Henry, Clubhouse Director of the Greater Visitacion Valley, recently caught up with 2020 Citywide Youth of the Year Kionna — a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley studying political science — to learn more about what the Club meant to her and why, as a young leader, Kionna is driven to speak up for meaningful change.

Contact Us

To learn more, discuss giving options, or make a gift, please contact:
Jamin McVeigh, Senior Director of Development, at 415-445-5413 or jmcveigh@kidsclub.org

For media inquiries, please contact:
Cailin Stockdale, Director of Marketing & Communication, at 515-210-5363 or cstockdale@kidsclub.org