Our Mission

Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control (FSFACC) is the only organization dedicated to raising funds for the City’s municipal, open-admission animal shelter and its rescue partners in order to enhance or establish programs and services that benefit animals, and serve and educate the public.

Our Organization

FSFACC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000. All contributions directly support the animal welfare services of SFACC and its rescue partners.

Tax ID: 94-3371620.

Friends of SFACC tax forms:

CY 2020 990 (Calendar Year)
FY 2019-19 990 (July-Dec. 2019)
FY 2018-19 990
FY 2017-18 990
FY 2016-17 990
FY 2015-16 990
FY 2014-15 990
FY 2013-14 990



In July 2000, volunteer dog-walker Bill Hamilton, Jane Tobin, and a small group of volunteers founded Friends of SFACC to raise funds for vital programs that are not covered by the City budget, which provides basic care for the animals and pet-related services for humans. The San Francisco Department of Animal Care & Control competes for limited city revenues with approximately 75 other municipal agencies. SFACC does not include a development or marketing department so Friends of SFACC got to work. Building on an initial gift of $5,000, Friends has grown into a strong organization and continues to raise funds to support a number of critical programs.


Website credits:

Josh Norem (The Furrtographer)
Kristen Hall
Mieko Futatsugi
Christina Ohm
David Oliver
Kelly Winquist

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