Support Code for San Francisco
We believe in civic innovation, open data, and open source collaboration.
Code for San Francisco is a community searching for technological solutions to social challenges. We are an all volunteer group of technologists, designers, coders, data scientists, and engaged citizens. Our weekly hack night is open to anyone interested in making San Francisco a better city. See what a typical night looks like.
We depend on the generous support of local organizations to help us run events and for our projects to accomplish their goals. When you donate to Code for San Francisco, you’re supporting the creation of civic technology solutions for the local community.
If you are interested in supporting our organization, please reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations are managed through Code for America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and your donation is tax deductible.
How we work
Our weekly hack nights offer the San Francisco civic tech community a safe space for experimentation, learning and practicing skills, taking chances, and asking questions, all to effect and encourage positive change. Whenever possible, we proactively reach out to those who are left out, excluded, ignored, or discriminated against. We fail without their involvement.
Can’t make it to hack night? Our projects are organized through Slack and Github. Remote volunteers are welcome.
In addition to our weekly hack nights which draw ~50 participants, we also hold special events throughout the year including:
- Demo nights twice a year to showcase what our volunteers have been working on (check out February's event)
- National Day Of Civic Hacking as part of a nation-wide collection of events (check out 2017's event)
- Open Data Day, as part of a global celebration of open data (check out 2018's event)
Some of our projects and groups see our projects page for many more »
Launched in October 2016, the Adopt a Drain Program enables San Francisco residents to "adopt" one of the City's 25,000 storm drains, keeping it free of debris. While helping to reduce localized flooding, the program also fosters community engagement by encouraging San Franciscans to take an active role in improving their neighborhood.
It has since been adopted by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Our working group exists to promote learning and mutual improvement among its members, while also providing support and advisory services for project teams and the Brigade as a whole.
We believe this group is important because it helps reinforce user-centered design principles that are essential for the delivery of effective digital products and services.
How your support will be used
Your generous gift will support our meetups and events throughout the year:
- Dinner each week
- Name tags, paper pads and other basic materials
- Meals for special events throughout the year like National Day of Civic Hacking and Open Data Day
- Software subscriptions to support operations
$250: Hack night sponsor
Sponsor one of our hack nights. Your name and logo will appear on the event page and any materials for the evening, recognition via our Twitter and Facebook the evening of. If a representative is available for the sponsored evening, they will be invited to speak during the opening remarks.
$1000: Official sponsor
Sponsor hack night for a month! Your name and logo will appear on the event pages and any materials for 4 weeks worth of hack nights as well as recognition through our Twitter and Facebook throughout that time. Logo placement on our homepage at the "Official sponsor" level for 12 months following the donation. If a representative is available for one of the sponsored evenings, they will be invited to speak during the opening remarks.
$2500: Sustaining sponsor
Invitation to give a presentation OR to conduct a workshop during of our weekly hack nights. Sustaining sponsor gifts will be covered on our blog, in our newsletter, and on our Twitter and Facebook. Logo placement on our homepage at the "Sustaining sponsor" level and on our Meetup group for 12 months following the donation.
$5000: Major sponsor
Major sponsors are invited to promote events, recruit volunteers, and coordinate with the Core Team on other avenues of partnership on a continuing basis. Major sponsor gifts will be covered on our blog, in our newsletter, and on our Twitter and Facebook.Includes logo placement on home page at the "Major sponsor" level and Meetup group for 12 months following the donation.
Please reach out via email@example.com.