RISE TO THE CHALLENGE |
EMERGE STRONG


A NOVEL CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AND POST-CRISIS RESPONSE FUND

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.
Summer Spotlight: Camp Mendocino

Four weeks ago, Camp Mendocino opened its doors to campers for the first time since 2019. Camp Director, Sara Richardson, reflects, “It has been such a joy to feel the spirit of Camp return to the redwoods after what has been an immensely challenging time for all of us. Seeing our campers' huge smiles as they sit around the campfire, try an activity for the first time or bond with a new friend fills me with so much hope for our post-pandemic world.”

Clubhouse Spotlight: Mission Clubhouse

Every day this summer, youth from Kindergarten - 8th grade participate in hands-on activities that advance learning, build health and life skills, and provide social and emotional support. Literacy programming, STEM projects, maker spaces, and arts & crafts are integrated into the summer curriculum. Weeks are themed to keep the programming fresh and youth highly engaged. This summer, themes include Around The World, Outer Space, Superheroes, Under The Sea, and Club Olympics. 

Juneteenth Resources

However you choose to honor this important day, we’re glad you’re making a commitment to learning more about our country’s history and building a more inclusive world. Check out these helpful resources for celebrating Juneteenth for kids and adults of all ages.

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