Donations have become increasingly important as budget cuts have shrunk public funding. Private funding is also important as some of our services – home visits and homelessness prevention funds – are not covered by the government. Your donation or grant helps us maintain current operations and address emerging needs. Learn what your gift can buy.

All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

How to Donate

You can support Curry Senior Center by donating online or by mail or phone. You can also make a transfer or sale of stock or include Curry in your will or estate plan.

To make a phone donation or for more information about any of the following methods of donation, please contact Associate Director of Development, Arlo Bushnell at 415-885-2274 or

Make an online or mail donation: Using our secure server, donate online and make a one-time payment, or support Curry Senior Center monthly by setting up a recurring gift. Curry Senior Center’s Taxpayer Identification Number is 23-7362588.

To donate by mail, please send to:

Curry Senior Center
Development Office
333 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA  94102

Become a member of our Legacy Society: Include Curry Senior Center in your estate plans. Please view our Legacy & Longevity Brochure or contact our Executive Director, Dave Knego, at 415-292-1087 for more details.

Increase your impact: To magnify the meaning of your gift, consider making your donation in honor or in memory of someone important to you. You might commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or some other special occasion. To magnify the power of your gift, check to see if your company has a matching gift program. If so, your gift will go twice as far.

Make a stock donation: Curry Senior Center accepts all stock donations as an additional way to support Curry Senior Center. Please call the Development Manager to complete the transfer or if you have any questions.

Help Curry Senior Center While You’re Shopping: Mention Curry Senior Center at the Community Thrift Store or Cole Hardware, while shopping or making a donation and proceeds from the sale or purchase will go to Curry Senior Center.

Make an in-kind donation: Donations of equipment, supplies, or services can be a big boon to our clients. These are a few examples of in-kind donations Curry often needs:

  • Peanut butter for the meal program
  • Household items such as new bedding, blankets, towels, or dishes
  • New personal hygiene items such as soap, combs, brushes, deodorant, toothpaste, or toothbrushes
  • Pro bono professional services such as legal, public relations, marketing, communications, printing, graphic design, database management
  • Items for the Silent Auction, conducted at our Annual Fundraising Event

To see what our clients currently need, please contact our Development Manager.

What Your Gift Can Buy

More than 2,000 seniors rely on Curry’s services annually. See what your generosity of spirit can provide:

$10: Activity supplies for one senior in our socialization programs.

$30: Two weeks of a nutritious daily breakfast for one senior who otherwise would go hungry.

$50: One hour of translation services provided by a bilingual, bicultural staff member during a medical appointment.

$150: One home visit by Curry medical staff to a homebound senior too frail to attend an appointment in the clinic.

$500: Two months of patient education and medication management to ensure that a senior takes medication properly and follows doctor’s orders.

$1,000: Three months of intensive case management assistance to prevent a senior from becoming homeless.