SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Saint Francis Foundation and Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (Tenderloin HIP) today announced a $1 million commitment to fund community initiatives in San Francisco's Tenderloin.
The 2016 commitment from Tenderloin HIP and its corporate and nonprofit partners is designed to improve the health and safety of the 33,000 residents who live in the 40-square block area, one of the city's most distressed neighborhoods.
Last year, Tenderloin HIP invested $1 million in collaborative initiatives in the Tenderloin.
"Our 2016 commitment provides continued support for the outstanding organizations we funded this year, and we will also engage with new organizations committed to the health and safety of the Tenderloin," said Kevin Causey, President of the Saint Francis Foundation and head of Tenderloin HIP.
San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim of District 6, said: "Tenderloin HIP's financial support and its strong collaborative approach have made a significant positive impact in our community. Our entire community is grateful for the leadership and the commitment of Tenderloin HIP and its corporate and nonprofit partners in working with us to make the Tenderloin safer, healthier, and stronger."
The first round of 2016 grants includes the following:
- $250,000 to the nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco to operate and develop community programs in the newly reopened Boeddeker Park.
- $131,000 to Tenderloin Safe Passage, a community organization that ensures safe passage along designated routes for the more than 3,500 children who live in the neighborhood.
- $100,000 for the Tenderloin Economic Development Project, a community organization working to engage, stabilize and assist Tenderloin merchants and businesses.
- $50,000 for the Youth Force program at Larkin Street Youth Services, a nonprofit that provides housing, education, employment, and health services.
In addition to financial support through Tenderloin HIP, the Saint Francis Foundation made an $110,000 grant to Larkin Street Youth Services Medical Clinic to recognize the 110th anniversary of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. The Saint Francis Foundation has a long history of supporting health clinics in the Tenderloin.
Tenderloin HIP's funding partners include Saint Francis Foundation, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Wells Fargo, the San Francisco Foundation, Citi Community Development, PG&E, the San Francisco Giants, Georgette M. Beainy Trust, Carroll Obremskey Charitable Fund, Twitter, Dolby and the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development.
About Tenderloin HIP
The Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (Tenderloin HIP) is a unique public-private initiative, grounded in public health and collective impact methodologies, directed and sponsored by the Saint Francis Foundation and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. Tenderloin HIP is the centerpiece of the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital's Community Benefit Plan. The mission of Tenderloin HIP is to improve community health, safety and well-being for the more than 33,000 individuals and families who live in this 40-square block area. For information, contact Jennifer Kiss, Director, Tenderloin HIP, at [email protected].
SOURCE Saint Francis Foundation