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 Jessica Lum.
2014 Hotels with a Heart Campaign
The Hotel Council of San Francisco fundraised for the American Heart Association to bring awareness to heart disease, the #1 killer of women in the United States. With creative fundraising strategies, like bake sales, pie-throwing contests, and denim Fridays, this campaign raised over $100,000. The campaign closed with a luncheon featuring keynote speaker, Gold Medal Olympian, Dana Volmer, who battled heart disease since childhood.
2012 Million Dollar Mission Campaign
Over $400,000 was raised in 30-days to provide financial, educational, and social services for individuals and their families affected by blood cancer.
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.