The San Francisco Village (SFV) had a grand opening of its new home, an
intergenerational community space located at 3220 Fulton St., on Oct. 12.
Since its inception, SFV had been located at the Institute on Aging (IOA) site on Geary
Boulevard, but in 2016 discovered that it would need to secure new space as the IOA
required additional room for its employees and to expand programs.
According to a public statement from SFV, “The move presented an opportunity for SFV
to step out from under the umbrella of the IOA and establish itself as an independent
leader, building a community that dignifies aging.”
A grant from the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative, run by the Office of Economic and
Workforce Development (OEWD), the Mayor’s Office on Housing and Community
Development and the Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF), as well as
with support from the Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), enabled SFV to
sign a long-term lease at a rate the nonprofit feels it can sustain.
Tenant improvements and renovations necessary to comply with ADA requirements
were completed in August and programming at the new site has begun.
“We envision this new space as an innovative social model, demonstrating what’s
possible when a village grows from a fledging start-up into a long-term community
asset,” said Kate Hoepke, executive director at San Francisco Village.
“We’re extremely grateful for the unique public-private partnership that’s been
established between our organization, the city of San Francisco and NCCLF.
It has enabled us not only to stay in San Francisco but to increase our capacity to serve
older adults in this city,” Hoepke said.
“The groundbreaking Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative is easing real estate pressures
for important organizations like San Francisco Village so that they can focus on
delivering impactful services to the people of San Francisco,” said Todd Rufo, director
With the new site, SFV is now able to host all of its programs at the same location,
schedule multiple events at one time, hold open houses and provide members with an
informal gathering space that “facilitates community building and increased
For more information about San Francisco Village, go to the
website at http://www.sfvillage.org.