San Francisco Non-Profits

Finding and Assessing Local Charities

There are several resources to help donors choose a San Francisco non-profit that aligns with their values.

Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator uses financial, accountability and transparency metrics to rate and recommend non-profits. Donors can search by categories including education, environment, arts and culture and health.

Guidestar allows a more targeted search of non-profits serving a particular zip code. Most searches require the donor to set up a free profile.

For additional assistance identifying non-profits providing services or resources in a particular zip code or neighborhood, contact OEWD's Non-profit Business Development Director, Lex Leifheit, at