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Helping Others Help Themselves

With sensitivity and a sense of service, we empower individuals and families to achieve their full potential by providing them with access to resources that support their capacity to make healthy choices and be educated. We do so with a passionate expectation that healthy educated people will assume responsibility for their families and community.

Community Grants

The Board of Directors of the Providence Foundation of San Francisco (“Foundation”) has agreed to setup a mechanism by which the Foundation can give back to the community by supporting ministries, school groups and organizations. In order to be considered for funding a ministry, school group or organization, you must register and submit the application on the Providence Foundation of San Francisco’s Website. Acknowledgement of completed application will be sent to the listed email on the application. 


Food and Shelter

Food and Shelter

Homeless Shelter In Place Operations

Over the last 20 years, PFSF has operated numerous racially/ethnically diverse homeless shelters.  The current consortium of Shelters operated by PFSF include:


Oasis Family Shelter

Central Waterfront Navigation Center

Managed Care Program

The objectives and goals established for this program include providing intensive case management to homeless clients staying in the Shelter in Place Operations. The Foundation receives funding from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). We are linked to array of intensive case management and support services, such as substance abuse, job training, and housing searches for the chronically homeless. The program is staffed by a case manager. 

Homeless Storage Facility

This program employs staff to monitors and assist homeless clients store their personal belongings in San Francisco for up to six months. If longer periods are needed, clients may re-apply for an extension.


Holiday Give-Away

For the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Seasons, the Foundation distributes hundreds of toys and food baskets to needy families in the Bay View Hunters Point and surrounding communities. Financial and in-kind support for the baskets has been provided by the Walter and Elise HAAS Fund, the San Francisco Food Bank, and volunteers from neighboring churches and surrounding communities. Toys have been provided by the Jerry Rice Toy Drive, various Fraternities and Sororities, Police and Fire Departments.

Support Services

Support Services

Safety Net Services

This program, has been funded by the Walter and Elise HAAS Fund with generous grants over the past four (4) years. The program provides safety net services for San Franciscans in need. The needs are food, shelter, counseling and case management services through our multiple support services programs. These services have been provided to individuals, families and youth to help meet their basic needs.


Case Management Services

In collaboration with the San Francisco Foundation, PFSF developed procedures for building safety, preparedness supplies and checklists, and other shelter-in-place preparations, to help community-based human service providers become more disaster resilient.  The Providence Baptist Church will be a hub for the Bay View Hunters Point community.

Tutorial Services

Tutorial Services

Fiscal Agent

Providence Foundation has served as the Fiscal Agent for Ingleside Community Center's  (ICC) Multi Cultural Partners After School Enrichment Program (MPAEP). The After School program has provided youth credentialed tutoring and homework assistance; recreational activities, arts & crafts, Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) workshops; and computer educational training in partnership with Stanford University and San Francisco Unified School District. 

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