The Hotel Council of San Francisco is committed to supporting the community through various organizations and education partners.
Project Homeless Connect
In 2015, the Hotel Council announced a long-term partnership with Project Homeless Connect, a non-profit organization that provides essential services to homeless San Franciscans. Resources range from assistance acquiring a California state identification cards to dental care. To learn more about this partnership, email Josh Leung.
Each year, over 25 hotel members participate in and contribute to the annual San Francisco AIDS Walk. Since 1987, the event has raised nearly $74 million for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and other HIV/AIDS organizations in the Bay Area.
Hotel and Restaurant Foundation
The Hotel Council of San Francisco donates funds raised from our annual charity golf tournament to the Hotel and Restaurant Foundation (HARF). HARF oversees the allocation of over $100,00 in scholarships each year to California college students studying in hospitality programs. Applicants are interviewed and selected based on merit, ensuring that scholarship recipients are the best in class.
Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund
(GTFA) is funded through a portion of the 14% room tax levied on local hotel and motel bills. This economic investment in diverse arts and promotional organizations enhances our City’s attractiveness to visitors and provides employment and enrichment to the City’s residents. Since its inception in 1961, GTFA has distributed over $320 million to hundreds of nonprofit cultural organizations in San Francisco.