The Junior League of San Francisco (JLSF) works to advance the social and emotional health of at-risk youth and elderly populations throughout the Bay Area via direct service, advocacy, and grant-making.  Volunteers provide an uplifting, safe environment for youth development, cultural enrichment, training, tutoring, and mentoring programs.  Our specific initiatives include:

  • Promoting anti-bullying awareness and action
  • Building self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence
  • Promoting and enabling diversity and inclusion
  • Building social capital and decreasing social isolation
  • Preventing elder abuse

The JLSF is committed to providing community support in a variety of ways reflecting both short- and long-term involvement:

Community Partners – The JLSF partners with organizations and provides financial support and a group of volunteers dedicated to specific community programs.

Done in a Day (DIAD) Projects – The JLSF provides short-term volunteer involvement through one-day events, typically in conjunction with another nonprofit organization.

Enabling Funds Grants -The JLSF funds grants up to $10,000, provided on a one-time basis for urgent, short-term funding.

Community Events & Outreach – The JLSF has a rich history of providing hands-on arts and wellness events for the Bay Area.

Long-term Community Impact – Hundreds of JLSF-trained volunteer leaders bring their skills and experience to the community during and after their League tenure as volunteers and board members.

Since its founding in 1911, the JLSF has raised and donated approximately $24 million to organizations throughout the Bay Area. In addition, JLSF members have contributed more than six million volunteer hours in the Bay Area.