The Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. (JLSF) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. reaches out to all women regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, handicapped status, or sexual orientation, who possess an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.
Since its inception in 1911, the JLSF has provided the community with an estimated six million volunteer hours and more than $24 million through direct community grants, advocacy, and membership training and development.
As a problem surfaces within the community, the JLSF is frequently the first organization to recognize and address the issue, providing volunteer energy, financial assistance, and public support. Often in collaboration with other community groups and/or the public sector, the JLSF designs and launches a program, then works to achieve community impact and measurable results.
For the period 2007-2012, the JLSF focus area is to Support and Strengthen Families in Need. This focus is defined as supporting Bay Area families in need via direct service, advocacy, and grantmaking. Volunteers participate in programs that promote comprehensive services focused on meeting life's basic needs and strengthening all generations within the community. This emphasis is reflected in our current community programs.
For access to the JLSF's governance documents (bylaws, conflict of interest policy, whistleblower policy, document destruction policy), its most recent audited financial statements, or its most recently filed IRS returns (Form 990), please email the Finance Department or call (415) 775-4100 x24.