Giving Back

The Hotel Council of San Francisco is committed to supporting the community through various organizations and education partners.

Project Homeless Connect


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.

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The Hotel Council DEI series has provided some incredibly valuable insight for me, my organization and our industry. The presenters are all experienced in the DEI area, so we get a honest, open conversation and practical advice to guide us in making our organizations more equitable and inclusive.


Sonya Bradley Chief Marketing Officer, Visit Sacramento February 16, 2021