The Partnership – Old

Photo by Bashir Anastas. Partners celebrate the Grand Opening at Potrero.

The Partnership for HOPE SF was established in 2011 by civic and philanthropic leaders who came together to support the City of San Francisco in creating new practices to achieve the ambitious vision of racially and economically inclusive communities.

The Partnership plays a critical role in convening key partners and experts, providing technical assistance and capacity building, overseeing research and evaluation, and advocating for the long-term sustainability of the initiative. It also raises funds to seed innovative programs in education, health care, resident leadership, and economic advancement.


Leading The Partnership are three organizations: The Office of the Mayor at the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Foundation, and Enterprise Community Partners. In addition, many organizations and individuals — including foundations, business leaders, housing experts, and residents — support the partnership with expertise and funding.

The Office of the Mayor is responsible for the overall design and implementation of HOPE SF. The San Francisco Foundation oversees civic engagement, fundraising, and knowledge sharing. Enterprise Community Partners brings national best practices on housing affordability, economic equity, and mixed-income inclusion.

Together, The Partnership for HOPE SF works towards a vision of resident-driven change to transform distressed public housing sites into healthy, thriving neighborhoods.