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Urban Angels SF is a 100% volunteer nonprofit charity so we are able to spend 92 cents of every dollar raised on buying food and supplies for the homeless men, women and children of San Francisco!

Our 2019 Impact Report is available on our website. It is full of details that quantify the impact we are having on the homeless crisis in San Francisco year by year. It also charts the growth in our fundraising as well as in our volunteer recruitment. Our goals and direction for the upcoming years are also identified.

Finally, our plan for growth will need to be supported by some paid staff and we are starting in the areas of social media and fundraising with the intention that, if successful, these positions will actually result in additional donations sufficient to pay for the position and to support our mission.

Thank you for considering Urban Angels SF when considering which charity you want to support for #GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019.

Nelson Barry III
Founder, Urban Angels SF


#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement with local impact. It is celebrated in 190 countries across the globe and in more than 100 local community campaigns in the US. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improved their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they belief in, and help create a better world.

#GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.


When you consider which charity or cause you want to support, we urge you to consider Urban Angels SF who’s mission is to sustain the homeless of San Francisco while they transition to safe and permanent housing.

Our volunteers do this by delivering 50 hot meals, bottled water, chocolates and information about essential services directly into the hands of deserving and grateful men and women living on the streets of our city every week.

We also collect clean and lightly used clothing year-round and give away over a ton of it bi-monthly to over 500 unhoused people.

All told, our volunteers annually hand out 2,600 hot meals and provide clothing to over 3,000 people.

Next year, 2020, our goal is to quadruple the number of hot meals (from 50 per week to 200 per week) which will equal 10,400 hot meals and will cost $52,000.

Another wonderful way Urban Angles SF’s volunteers, supported by our donors, were able to show up in 2019 was to buy $6,500 worth of backpacks and school supplies for elementary school children living in our city’s homeless shelters. The children were blown away and extremely grateful. To see our volunteers putting school supplies in 130 backpacks and delivering them to the homeless shelters in August of 2019, check out the 2 minute school supplies video of our program.

In 2020, our volunteers want to step up the school supplies program by increasing the number of backpacks filled with school supplies for these children from 130 to 200! For this we will need $9,500.

Making your tax-deductible donation to support our work is easy. Donate here through our fiscal sponsor, Social Good Fund.

Volunteering & nonmonetary Contributions

Over 50 volunteers regularly gather together monthly at our office to sort and fold donated clothing and afterwards, enjoy a delicious potluck meal. This is usually followed by watching an interesting movie in our mini theater complete with big screen and surround sound!

Our volunteers are also the drivers and riders who go on Angel Runs every week to deliver hot meals, bottled water, chocolates and information about essential services directly into the hands of grateful men and women living on our streets.

The work we do is dire and sometimes emotionally challenging so it is important for us to have a strong community of volunteers and to mix in a healthy amount of fun and festivities. Check out any of the 2 minute videos to see for yourself that we know how to enjoy ourselves while being in service to a meaningful and important mission.

We will welcome you with open arms when you decide to become an Urban Angels SF volunteer!

Clothing donations

Many hundreds of generous neighbors in the Twin Peaks, Diamond Heights, Noe Valley, Midtown Terrace, Forest Knolls, Clarendon Heights, Glen Park and surrounding areas, have donated lightly used clean clothing over the past three years. Our partnership with several churches have also contributed to a steady flow of clothing.

However the need is great and we always run out of clothing on the days that we give it all away so we are always looking for more donations as well as for people to help spread the word about our perpetual clothing drive. You will be welcomed with open arms when you decide to volunteer with Urban Angels SF in this way too.