SOCIAL IMPACT organizes volunteer opportunities and social impact partnerships for tech companies and their employees to serve the San Francisco community.

Tech Volunteerism

Working closely with a number of local nonprofits, frequently facilitates outreach and tech volunteer opportunities for members and their employees. Each year, we help organize several industry-wide days of action that bring the San Francisco tech community together to give back to those in need.

Scaling Social Impact

Lessons from Scaling Social Impact in a Remote World
Featuring: Twitter, Cruise, Okta, and 826 Valencia

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, social impact professionals have completely changed the way they operate their programs, the issues they focus on, and the way they engage volunteers and clients. and the One City Forum wanted to highlight these changes by creating Lessons from Scaling Social Impact in a Remote World. In this report, we asked four members of the One City Forum to look back on how the pandemic affected their programming and what long-term impact it will have on their work. Read the report below for their stories and key insights.

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2020 Virtual Holiday Giving Campaign
Key Partners: Compass Family Services; Larkin Street Youth Services; Meals on Wheels San Francisco

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, extended the 2020 edition of One City Gives into a week-long campaign and adapted the format so that tech workers could participate virtually from all over the country. Our 100+ volunteers wrote cards for homebound seniors with Meals on Wheels San Francisco, donated items from Larkin Street Youth Services’ Amazon wish list for young people experiencing homelessness, and read children’s books for unhoused families served by Compass Family Services.

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One City Gives 2019

2019 Holiday Day of Action for Young People Experiencing Homelessness
Key Partners: Larkin Street Youth Services; Zendesk; Cruise

On December 13, partnered with Larkin Street Youth Services to host the second edition of One City Gives, an industry-wide day of volunteering to support our local community ahead of the holidays. Hosted at Zendesk, 2019’s One City Gives event focused on the more than 1,100 young people who experience homelessness on any given night in San Francisco. We brought together close to 100 tech volunteers to pack kits filled with basic essentials and hand-written holiday cards. Volunteers then delivered the completed kits to Larkin Street’s main center in the Tenderloin where they were distributed to young people throughout the City.

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2018 Holiday Day of Action for Seniors in the Tenderloin
Key Partners: Meals on Wheels San Francisco; AdRoll; LinkedIn; Okta; Waymo

In December 2018, partnered with Meals on Wheels San Francisco to host the inaugural One City Gives, an industry-wide day of volunteering to wrap and deliver gifts to seniors in the Tenderloin. Assemblymember David Chiu, District 6 Supervisor-Elect Matt Haney, Founder and CEO of Affirm Max Levchin, Executive Director Jennifer Stojkovic, and Meals on Wheels San Francisco Board Member Jose Allen gave opening remarks. More than 150 employees from member companies then set out to deliver holiday gifts to over 1,000 seniors in the heart of San Francisco.

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One City Gives 2018

9/11 Day of Action

9/11 Day

Bay Area Meal Pack for 9/11 Day

In 2018, became a co-organizer of the annual Bay Area Meal Pack for 9/11 Day. Partnering with 9/11 Day and other local nonprofits, we galvanize volunteers in the Bay Area to turn a day of tragedy into a day of doing good. On September 11, and our members proudly join businesses, policymakers, and volunteers across the nation to pack millions of meals for our neighbors in need.

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