Raphael House

  • “I feel like Raphael House is my family too.”
    –Aiden, age 8

  • “When I think of Raphael House, I think of Love. Open hearts and open arms.”
    –Regina, age 29

  • “You pushed me, but not in a careless way, to become financially and independently stable.”
    –Joseph, age 35


At Raphael House, we see homelessness as a temporary state that doesn’t define a person. We understand that homelessness can result from unexpected circumstances, whether economic, health-related, or because of a breakdown in family structure. We provide families an opportunity to take ownership of their futures and improve the quality of their lives through a nurturing and supportive process that emphasizes the importance of strong families and personal dignity.

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of families leaving our shelter achieve stable housing


families served each year



maintain long term housing and financial stability


families served each year



of participating kids showed improved academic performance


children served each year


We thank our donors and volunteers for their generous support.

When a visitor clicks on the adjacent “Donors” button, they will see a short blurb (to be provided by RH) that thanks our donors, followed by a list of the category headings that when clicked on will expand to include the entire list of donors for their respective sections. (These lists will be updated quarterly, but in the future, we will work to implement a system in which RE is able to automatically update new donors, with new donors being highlighted in real-time)


  • Marc and Lynne Benioff


  • Anonymous (1)
    Elly Ghatan
    The William G. Irwin Charity Foundation
    The Living Trust of Bernice C. Pirro


  • Genentech Foundation
    Mr. Jack D. Ghatan
    Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
    The Herbst Foundation
    Jessica and Jason Moment
    Stupski Foundation


  • Amgen Foundation
    Bothin Foundation
    Burberry Foundation
    Children of Shelters
    Five Bridges Foundation
    Walter and Elise Haas Fund
    Reid Hoffman
    Junior League of San Francisco, Inc.
    The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company
    Saint Francis Foundation
    George H. Sandy Foundation
    May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
    The Balm


  • Anonymous (3)
    Bank of America Charitable Foundation
    Bell Investment Advisors, Inc.
    Brewster West Foundation
    British American Business Council
    Mr. Bruce Colman
    Mr. and Mrs. L. John Doerr III
    Mr. and Mrs. Keith B. Geeslin
    Gliffy, Inc.
    The David B. Gold Foundation
    Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Goodrich
    Ms. Barbara S. Hager
    The Humanist Fund
    Mr. and Mrs. Jan Koerner
    The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation
    Ms. Barbara Latour
    Levi Strauss & Co.
    Ed and Betty Manoyan Foundation
    Maverick Capital Foundation
    Mr. Drew Mcknight
    Ms. Laura Merling
    Danielle and Jon Mewes
    Mr. and Mrs. Damian Ornani
    Mr. Mohammed Qayyum and
    Ms. Lizette Angel
    Sanguinetti Foundation
    Sephora USA, Inc.
    Ms. Margaret V. Sheehan
    Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith
    Marissa and Charles Thieriot
    US Bank
    The Walther Foundation
    Ms. Kendall Wilkinson
    Jane and Douglas Wolf


  • Anonymous (2)
    Ms. Susan Atherton
    Autodesk, Inc.
    Bank of the West
    Charles A. Becker
    Foundation, Inc.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Bell
    Bentall Kennedy LP
    Mr. Anthony Bernhardt and Ms. Lynn Feintech
    Buckley Family Fund
    Burberry Limited
    Leslie and Buzz Burlock
    Mr. and Mrs. Glyn Davies
    Sarah and Jason DiLullo
    Dodge & Cox
    Mr. and Mrs. Jad Dunning
    Mr. and Mrs. James Ford
    Fremont Bank Foundation
    Julia and Pat Garvey
    Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
    William G. Gilmore Foundation
    Google Matching Gift Program
    Margaret E. Haas Fund
    Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
    Mrs. Eileen H. Hinkson
    Mr. and Mrs. John Hinman
    Mr. Clarke Holland
    Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Homan
    Ms. Kimberly Hughes
    Mrs. Lyn C. Isbell
    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Jolson
    Constance and Michael Laflamme
    Jesse Lao
    Mr. and Mrs. Niels Larsen
    Mr. and Mrs. Sloan Larsen
    Mr. and Mrs. Afsheen Lebastchi
    Mr. and Mrs. William Lenehan
    Mr. and Mrs. Greg Martin
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDaniels
    Moss Adams LLP
    Mr. Young Nguyen
    Mr. Thomas O’Connor
    Pacific Union Real Estate Community Fund
    Noble and Lorraine Hancock Family Fund,
    an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation
    R3 Builders
    Mr. Gary Read and Ms. Jody Hickenbottom
    RINA Accounting Corporation
    Riviera Partners
    Eli & Mae Rosen Foundation, Inc.
    Route One Investment Co.
    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Segre
    Shartsis Friese LLP
    Mr. and Mrs. Brad Sry
    The TJX Foundation, Inc.
    TPG Capital, LP
    Mr. and Mrs. Nic Volpi
    Wells Fargo Foundation
    Wender Weis Foundation for Children
    Mr. Thomas F. White and
    Mrs. Tammy Smith-White
    Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey
    Mr. and Mrs. Angus Wilson
  • See annual report for complete list.

Outpouring of Generosity Helps Families Enjoy the Magic of the Season

Mom writes thank you note to the donor who adopted her family this Christmas. Tis the season for acts of kindness and generosity. And that is just what our community of donors and volunteers showed to Raphael House families this holiday season. This year 236 families, our largest number ever, had presents to open on Christmas Day thanks to everyone who participated in our Adopt-a-Family pr ... READ MORE

Community partners make holidays special for Raphael House families

Several of our community partners, including British-American Business Council member companies: Aramark, the Fairmont Hotel and Claremont Hotel & Spa, LifeWorks Restaurant Group, and the San Francisco Waldorf School, have come together to ensure that Raphael House families have a wonderful Thanksgiving. “As a privately-funded nonprofit, Raphael House depends solely upon the support ... READ MORE

Families Come Together for Festive Day to Raise Funds for Raphael House

Magic tricks, jubilant singalongs, balloon animals and much more delighted the many Bay Area families who came together on November 14 for our 5th annual Gobble & Give festival benefitting Raphael House families. This year’s event, our biggest yet, took place at Bunny Meadow in Golden Gate Park and raised nearly $50,000 for Raphael House’s Residential Shelter and Bridge programs to ... READ MORE

Summertime Opportunities for Kids Offer Relief for Working Parents

Summer break can be stressful for families who are homeless or living at or below the poverty line. For parents who work or who are in the process of searching for work, the structure of the school day along with after-school programs, such as the Tutoring Club at Raphael House, offers them a reliable source of childcare while providing their children the academic foundation and the emotional ... READ MORE

Community Supporters Provide School Supplies for Raphael House Kids

In August, as summer was winding down, Raphael House held its much anticipated annual Back-to-School event. With the help of our community partners, The Junior League of San Francisco, National Charity League, Pier 39, and various other donors, more than 200 children from our Residential Shelter and Bridge programs received backpacks and kits filled with essential school supplies needed for a ... READ MORE