Raising $8 Million in 6 Years, the Heart of the City Beats Strong for Charities

Community Health Charities is celebrating a 30-year partnership with the City and County of San Francisco (City) and their annual “Heart of the City” Combined Charities Campaign. Working closely together, Community Health Charities successfully streamlined the campaign process for the City and aided their ability to capture and easily access campaign data this year.

More than 15 percent of the City’s 33,000 employees participated in the annual workplace giving campaign, surpassing the $1.4 million goal. Plus, 22 percent of donors gave more than $500, raising 62 percent of the campaign total.

Scheduled to end mid-November, the campaign was $200,000 shy of the $1.4 million goal. Community Health Charities worked with the City to prolong the campaign through #GivingTuesday and helped create an email blast to all employees announcing the extension and offering ways to participate in the global day of giving. Within a few hours on #GivingTuesday, the campaign raised $50,000 and secured enough donations over the next few days to surpass the campaign goal.

The workplace giving campaign offered employees the chance to win donated items including a San Francisco 49ers Kyle Juszczyk Limited Edition Football, Peet’s coffee cards from San Francisco Municipal Executive Association, general admission passes to the San Francisco Zoo, a Sheriff’s K-9 Unit experience, and a tour of the dome at City Hall. A full list of the drawing results is available here.

“I am honored to have chaired the campaign this year. I appreciate the thousands of employees who serve our residents, visitors, and businesses and proudly give back to communities both locally and globally,” said 2018 Combined Charities Campaign Chair and Director of People, Performance, and Development at the San Francisco International Airport Linda Yeung. “It was a great pleasure and wonderful experience working with Community Health Charities. Their partnership enabled us to deliver positive changes to the campaign process that aided in reaching our $1.4 million goal.”

Employees have donated more than $8 million for charitable organizations over the last six years through this annual fundraiser.

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