Make a Difference

Friends of SFACC is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and is an all-volunteer-run organization. Our federal EIN (employer identification number for tax-exempt verification) is 94-3371620.

Your gift makes it possible to provide programs, supplies, and awareness of the services provided to animals and people in San Francisco by the Dept. of Animal Care & Control. Donating to Friends of SFACC directly (rather than to the city fund for the shelter), ensures that the funds go toward helping the animals in ways that are outside the scope of the City budget. Gifts of any size make a difference. We thank you for your generous support!

Your donation to Friends of SFACC directly supports these critical programs.

  • Behavior & Training staff, who evaluate animals for adoption, train volunteers, and coordinate fosters for mother dogs/puppies
  • Low-cost rabies vaccine/microchip clinics for the public, held at SFACC (temporarily on hold)
  • Grants for local rescue/adoption partners
  • Emergency medical procedures for abused, neglected, or injured animals that require specialized care beyond what SFACC veterinarians can provide
  • Equipment and supplies not covered by the city budget that improve the quality of the animals’ lives in the stressful shelter environment, such as orthopedic dog beds, AstroTurf in the shelter dog yard, neonatal kitten supplements, and toys and treats for all the animals
  • Staff & volunteer appreciation events and special workshops

Give Online

Recurring gifts are a wonderful way to help sustain SFACC’s programs over the course of the year. When you donate online, you can select monthly, quarterly, or annual recurring donations.

Give by Mail

We welcome checks of any amount and prefer them for donations of $1,000 or more. Please make checks payable to “Friends of SFACC” and mail to:

Friends of SF Animal Care & Control
P.O. Box 7710
San Francisco, CA 94120-7710

Privacy Policy

Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control (FSFACC), including its officers, partners, and volunteers, will not furnish your name, contact information, payment information, postal address, email address or other personal information to third parties without your specific permission.

Other Ways to Give

You can help support Friends’ programs through your workplace matching program, your estate, online shopping, donating your car, or by planning your own fundraising event.

Purchase items for the shelter from the SFACC Wish List or Amazon Wish List. Shop for specific items that the shelter uses every day to enrich the lives of the animals, like treats and toys. These items are not covered by the City’s basic animal care budget and are approved for use by the ACC Behavior & Training team.

Click on the following fundraising programs to learn more about them, or contact

Friends of SFACC Amazon Wish List

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Shop from our wish list registry at for specific items that the shelter uses every day to enrich the lives of the animals. These items are not covered by the City’s basic animal care budget and are approved for use by the ACC Behavior & Training team.

Amazon Smile

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Experience the joys of guilt-free shopping. While splurging on yourself, you are helping the animals of ACC as well. With Amazon Smile, you shop; Amazon gives. Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to AmazonSmile and bookmark the page.
  2. Sign in using your Amazon account or create a new account.
  3. Designate Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control as your charity of choice.
  4. Start shopping to support the animals of ACC! See ACC’s wish list to purchase pre-approved items. Wish List

Shop from our Wish List for specific items that the shelter uses every day to enrich the lives of the animals, like treats and toys. These items are not covered by the City’s basic animal care budget and are approved for use by the ACC Behavior & Training team.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies offer employee matching programs that will double or even triple a donation made to charity. Check with your HR department to verify and extend your donation in support of the animals.

Gifts of Stock

You can donate stock to the Friends of SFACC. Email to find out how.

Planned Giving

Your legacy gift to the Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control (Friends of SFACC) will helping us continue to rescue and protect homeless, unwanted, and abused animals long into the future. All legacies left to Friends of SFACC, no matter what the size, provide a much needed resource and are tax deductible. We’ve partnered with FreeWill: a free online resource that will guide you through the process of making a legally valid will and include a legacy gift to Friends of SFACC in 20 minutes. A legacy can be cash, real estate, or securities. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to Friends of SFACC.

Many savings accounts, checking accounts, mutual funds, annuities, life insurance policies, and retirement plans allow you to make a charitable gift using beneficiary designations. With this secure online tool, you can designate Friends of SFACC as a beneficiary of your non-probate assets such as an IRA, 401(k), or life insurance policy. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value. Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real property also qualify for a charitable income tax deduction, and help you avoid capital gains taxes and reduce potential estate taxes. Estate gifts should be directed to the “Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control, Federal Tax ID #94-3371620.”

Have you already included a gift to Friends of SFACC in your estate plans? Please fill out this form so we can update our records and thank you for your generosity.


Another option to turn your online shopping into much-needed donations is through iGive. There are no membership fees and great deals on shipping from 1,000’s of online stores. Click here to find out more.

Community Thrift Partnership

Have furniture, electronics, clothing or house wares to donate? Community Thrift in San Francisco accepts these donations and then donates a portion back to Friends! Click here for more information about Community Thrift. Donate items to the Community Thrift store at 623 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110. When you drop off your donations, tell them to assign the charity partner number 120 for Friends of SFACC.

Kuranda Bed Shelter Program

kurandaKuranda beds (for cats and dogs) are durable, comfortable, and easy to clean. Click this link to purchase online, and the company will ship directly to ACC. Donate a bed as a gift or in memory of a loved one and Kuranda will mail a FREE Personalized Gift Card from you!

Toy Drives

Toys keep SFACC’s animals awaiting adoption engaged and happy in a kennel. Our Behavior & Training Team has identified toys that work well in our shelter in these wish lists at and Amazon (share the links or purchase the same toys anywhere). Many local schools and companies have held toy drives and collected donations for Friends of SFACC. We can provide you with informational brochures. Or host your own drive at home to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion.

Sports Basement Loyalty Program

Become a Sports Basementeer! ACC neighbor and community partner spins the traditional “loyalty program” into a win-win for their loyal customers. For a one-time fee of $25, Basementeer members receive 10% off every item every day and 10% of profits go back to Friends of SFACC. Register at any SB store as a Basementeer and select Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control as your beneficiary.

Give to the SF City Fund

This Give2SF fund (External Link) serves SF’s stray, injured, abandoned and abused animals. ACC is the only organization in SF that accepts and tries to place all animals, domestic and wild. ACC responds to all animal related emergencies to protect and assist humans and animals.

Our Supporters

The Board of Directors of Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control is pleased to acknowledge the generous participation of these Donors, who made an exceptional difference in the lives of many animals in Calendar Year 2020.