"I volunteer with the organization by providing ongoing financial advice, both with respect to distribution and to cash-flow management."
- David Grossblat
It’s unfortunate, but true, that most people with modest and immediate needs have a difficult, if not impossible, time finding assistance with the majority of well-known charitable organizations. When an expense pops up – new prescription, children in need of special help to learn, elderly in need of a new walker, unexpected veterinarian bill, they have nowhere to turn for help.
That’s why we formed The San Francisco Community Fund. Our mission is to provide the connection between donors and people in need of modest assistance.
At The San Francisco Community Fund, volunteer specialists work in targeted communities and refer donor recipients in need. The Fund quickly reviews referrals and acts on the most urgent needs (usually within 48 hours). Fund gifts are limited to $400 each to enable the Fund to reach as many situations as possible. Cash is never given to an applicant. Payment is remitted directly to a store, creditor or service provider on the applicant’s behalf. For this reason, we always know how contributions have been used.
The San Francisco Community Fund is committed to operating on a budget of less than 3% of donations. The Fund is staffed completely with volunteers, and most of the overhead, including rent, has been donated.
Want to get involved?
David Jamison, President and Founder
335 Powell Street, 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 398-2848, Ext. 401
About the Paragon Community Fund
From shelters to school arts programs, from food drives to counseling, we
participate in the services that many organizations perform in order to
make a positive difference in our community. Since 2004, the Paragon
Community Fund has provided close to $400,000 to local organizations.