SF Parks Alliance fiscally sponsors over 100 Partners. The work of ours Partners is diverse, and ranges from community gardens, urban agriculture, capital renovation projects, and ongoing stewardship and programming.
Have a project or space in mind? SF Parks Alliance Area Managers work with you every step of the way to provide coaching and best practices in community-centered space activation as well as financial guidance and administrative support. Our application process opens up twice a year, check back in Fall 2020 for the link to the application, and join our email list to be the first to know!
Current list of Fiscally Sponsored Partners
Friends of Alemany Farm is a volunteer group that manages the horticulture, volunteer, and educational programs at Alemany Farm, a 4.5 acre organic farm ecosystem in southeast San Francisco. Click here to learn more!
Alta Plaza Park
Friends of Alta Plaza Park is a group dedicated to making improvements to Alta Plaza Park. They have quarterly workdays and have completed a Master Plan for renovations to the park. Click here to learn more!
Amphitheater at Mclaren Park
The Friends of the AMP are working to bring more activity to McLaren Park – especially the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Come out and enjoy McLaren Park’s Jerry Garcia Amphitheater this summer and fall for a series of free, family friendly events! Click here to learn more!
Athens Avalon Greenspace
In the summer of 2008, a group of neighbors living near the intersection of Athens and Avalon Streets began to talk about turning the hillside at that intersection into a garden. This group has since transformed the hillside into an inviting and beautiful open space for the community. Click here to learn more!
Buena Vista Neighborhood Association
Buena Vista Neighborhood Association (BVNA) is one of the larger neighborhood organizations in San Francisco, with over 400 current Members. Click here to learn more!
Friends of Cabrillo Playground is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, grass-roots organization dedicated to the improvement, enjoyment, and safety of Cabrillo Playground in the Outer Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco. Click here to learn more!
Carolina Green Space
Carolina Green Space is a volunteer neighborhood group committed to the beautification of the Carolina Green Space median between 22nd and 23rd Street, located at the top of sunny Potrero Hill. Click here to learn more!
City Guides, founded in 1978, is a non-profit organization with more than 200 trained volunteers who lead free history and architectural walking tours in San Francisco. Click here to learn more!
Friends of Christopher Park formed to identify and fundraise for park improvements, build community, and serve as community liaison with the Department of Recreation and Parks. Click here to learn more!
College Hill Neighborhood Association
The College Hill Neighborhood Association (CHNA) is an important collaborator on the Bernal Cut Restoration Project, and welcomes neighbors from all sides to help transform the Bernal Cut!
Corbett Heights Neighbors
Corbett Heights Neighbors was formed in July 2004 for the purpose of providing a forum for the residents to discuss common issues and concerns, develop solutions, and guide the direction of the neighborhood. Click here to learn more!
Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project
The Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project is inspiring neighbors and friends to replant and maintain the median islands along Diamond Heights Blvd. between Duncan St. and Berkeley Way in San Francisco. Click here to learn more!
Dolores Park Works
Dolores Park Works is a nonprofit park advocacy and service organization celebrating, preserving and enhancing Dolores Park for all diverse patrons since 2009. Click here to learn more!
Formed to improve not only the physical landscape of Visitacion Valley, but also the cultural and artistic landscape, Ecos SF is a volunteer group that focuses primarily on Visitacion Valley Elementary school, where the outdoor playground is being redesigned with green space.
Far Out West Community Garden
The Far Out West Garden is a community effort dedicated to creating a productive urban farm and outdoor classroom to serve the Outer Sunset neighborhood and all of San Francisco. Click here to learn more!
Fay Park Citizens Advisory Committee
The Fay Park Citizens Advisory Committee, formed by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and comprised of representatives from neighborhood organizations and Friends of Fay Park, meets quarterly to provide citizen input on Russian Hill’s beautiful and historic Fay Park.
Garden for the Environment
Garden for the Environment (GFE) is San Francisco’s teaching garden! GFE maintains a nationally acclaimed urban demonstration garden, educating the public through workshops and experiences. Click here to learn more!
Geneva Community Garden
The Geneva Community Garden is a project by District 11 residents of San Francisco to create a community garden in a vacant lot owned by the Recreation and Park Department. Click here to learn more!
Glen Park Greenway
The Glen Park Greenway Plan aims to realize a long-standing goal to improve the unmaintained public land as an open space corridor and pedestrian path connecting the Glen Park retail area and Glen Canyon Park.
Goettingen Neighbors Group
Goettingen Neighbors Group is dedicated to building community in the Portola neighborhood by talking with neighbors, cleaning and greening streets, and being proactive in the neighborhood, starting with Goettingen Street. Click here to learn more!
Golden Gate Park Band
The Friends of The Golden Gate Park Band was formed in 2006 to support and promote The Golden Gate Park Band – a musical treasure in San Francisco since 1882. Click here to learn more!
Golden Gate Park Dog Parks
Founded to support the City’s renovation efforts of the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area, the Friends of Golden Gate Dog Park is an assembly of neighbors from the Richmond and Sunset, as well as lovers of SF’s largest fenced dog park! Donate here.
Golden Gate Park Handball Club
Working on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is said that the best handball courts in the city belong to Golden Gate Park!
GreenTrust SF exists to cultivate a comprehensive plan with associated financing mechanisms to realize a greener Central Waterfront and improve the community’s social and ecological health. Click here to learn more!
Harvey Milk Plaza
This group aims to reimagine Harvey Milk Plaza as a welcoming, vibrant space that honors Harvey’s life and legacy, celebrates his enduring importance to the LGBTQ+ community, and inspires by acting as a beacon of hope to marginalized communities worldwide. Click here to learn more!
Help McLaren Park
“Help McLaren Park” began as a group of neighbors and activists trying to improve the condition of a huge local park that has been majorly neglected due to repeated budget cuts over many decades. Click here to learn more!
Hidden Garden Steps
The Hidden Garden Steps is a community driven public art initiative that created mosaic steps, a public garden and a wall mural at the public staircase on 16th Avenue between Kirkham and Lawton. Click here to learn more!
The Kenny Alley Beautification Project was a multi-phased effort to revitalize and beautify the Kenny Alley Stairs, a small passage located between a car lot and an apartment building on Mission St. in SF’s Excelsior’s District.
La Placita Market
La Placita Market is a community marketplace that takes place every Thursday, rain or shine, from 4pm til 8pm on 22nd Street between Mission and Valencia Streets in the Mission district of San Francisco. Click here to learn more!
La Playa Park
In 2003, Java Beach Cafe proprietor, Pat Maguire, enlisted the help of local Sunset District residents to convert a desolate lot at La Playa and Judah into a green space with benches. Click here to learn more!
Friends of Lafayette Park (FOLP) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the enjoyment, safety, and improvement of Lafayette Park in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. Click here to learn more!
Lakeview Summit Steps
The Lakeview Summit Steps are a community vision to turn an unused hillside in the Ingleside neighborhood into a destination featuring water-wise plantings, gathering spaces and a statement stairway.
Lincoln Park Steps
The Friends of Lincoln Park Steps is a collaborative of neighbors whose goal is to repair and beautify the neglected staircase at the eastern edge of Lincoln Park. Click here to learn more!
Once an unremarkable side street in the Hayes Valley neighborhood, Linden Alley is now a thriving pedestrian-oriented destination featuring seating, landscaping, and celebrated local businesses.
Marina Earthquake Monument Group
The original 53-year-old, sixteen-foot tower monitor from the Fireboat Phoenix will be incorporated into an urban monument as a permanent memorial to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Click here to learn more!
Miraloma Arts Council
Information coming soon!
Mountain Lake Park Playground
Friends of Mountain Lake Park Playground is a volunteer group of local residents dedicated to the renovation of Mountain Lake Park Playground as a community gathering space for our children and neighbors. Click here to learn more!
Oak Woodlands Golden Gate Park
Friends of Oak Woodlands Golden Gate Park began as a grassroots environmental group more than 20 years ago and has developed into a Natural Resource Division supported organization. Click here to learn more!
Peru Avenue Stairway
The Friends of Peru Avenue Stairway is a group of neighbors working to revitalize the 600 block of Peru in the Excelsior District. This block is a ‘paper street’ with a meandering staircase; and it boasts a huge potential for native plantings, a vista point, and a swing-set!
Pioneer Park Project
Playland at 43rd Avenue
Playland at 43rd Avenue is an inclusive space for families, youth, and seniors, with opportunities for gardening, exercising, gathering with neighbors every day or at special events, and it includes a wide variety of play opportunities.
Polo Field Cycling Track
The Friends of the Polo Field Cycling Track is a grassroots community group working on to improve safety and conditions at the historic Polo Field Cycling Track in Golden Gate Park. Click here to learn more!
Potrero Gateway Loop Park
Potrero Gateway Park is a community initiative to improve the neglected space around 101 and under the freeway, between San Bruno, Vermont, 17th and 18th streets. Major design goals are to improve the safety, cleanliness and usability of this open space.
Potrero Hill Recreation Center
Friends of Potrero Hill Recreation Center is a group of community members working to improve the Potrero Hill Recreation Center.
Potrero Sustainable Living Group
The Potrero Sustainable Living Group, previously known as the Potrero Garden Committee, was established as part of the Rebuild Potrero initiative in 2009. Click here to learn more!
Precita Valley Neighbors
Neighbors meet monthly to address Precita Park concerns, volunteer clean-ups, and improve the community and merchant visibility of this lively neighborhood. Click here to learn more!
SailSFBay is a group of sailing enthusiasts which formed in 2008 to promote sailing. The mission of SailSFBay is to unite the Bay Area sailing community and grow participation in sailing. Click here to learn more!
The SF Bee-Cause uses urban apiculture within San Francisco, and products from this urban apiculture, as means to further causes that benefit San Francisco’s human and bee residents. Click here to learn more!
SF Shared Schoolyard Project
The Shared Schoolyard Project is a partnership between the City of San Francisco, the SFUSD, SFDPW, SFPD and local neighborhoods that works to provide a place for children and families to play by opening up Schoolyards across the city for recreation and open space on the weekends.
South End Rowing Club
The South End Rowing Club, founded May 5, 1873, is the oldest rowing club west of the Mississippi! The Club embraces people at all athletic levels, providing instruction, camaraderie, and a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. Click here to learn more!
South Park Improvement Association
South Park is the oldest park in San Francisco and surrounded by a rapidly changing neighborhood where design firms, new residents, and commercial interests are calling home. Click here to learn more!
The Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory began, in 1999, with a few neighborhood residents, each discovering the Conservatory and having that Alice-in-Wonderland feeling of entering another world.
The mission of the Sutro Stewards is to build community, connect people with nature, and protect and enhance Mount Sutro, one of the city’s wildest and most beautiful green spaces!
The Green House Project
The Greenhouse Project strives to serve the Portola District in cultivating its historical identity as San Francisco’s Garden District. Activities stem from a mobilized community working towards sustainability and generative growth within their neighborhood.
Tompkins Stairway Garden
Once a trash-covered hillside, San Francisco’s Tompkins Stairway Garden is now a safe and welcoming street park, featuring a drought-tolerant garden in year-round bloom and a colorful tiled stairway.
Tunnel Top Park
Tunnel Top Park, serving both Potrero Hill and Dogpatch, is located on the corner of 25th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. The Park is a volunteer driven community greening project, focused on transforming a once vacant lot into a vibrant green space.
Upper Douglass Dog Park
Friends of Upper Douglass Dog Park is a group of neighborhood residents dedicated to preserving and promoting safe, responsible, off-leash recreation for dogs and their guardians in the Dog Play Area of Upper Douglass Park. Click here to learn more!
Upper Noe Recreation Center (Friends of)
By cultivating school gardens in San Francisco’s under-served neighborhoods, Urban Sprouts partners with youth and their families to build eco-literacy, equity, wellness, and community. Click here to learn more!
Victoria Manalo Draves Park/ Gene Friend Rec Center
Friends of Victoria Manalo Draves Park is a neighborhood community group dedicated to positively activating Victoria Manalo Draves Park and Gene Friend Rec Center in SoMA.
Visitacion Valley Greenway Agriculture Garden
Friends of the Visitacion Valley Greenway Agriculture Garden manages the beautiful community gardens on the Visitacion Valley Greenway. The group aims to build community through gardening and the arts.
West Portal Playground
Friends of West Portal Playground is a team of interested residents’ intent on creating positive change for the West Portal Playground. From all walks of life and all backgrounds, they are working together to renovate our community hub.
Wilder Street Garden
A group of neighbors dedicated to turning the inaccessible plot facing Wilder Street into a thriving community garden.
With Honey In the Heart
With Honey in the Heart focuses on connecting people to their surrounding environment, educating about the benefits of pollinators, creating healthy habitat for all pollinators and elevating the status of bees.