About

Better SF is a coalition of artists, elected officials, nonprofit leaders, homelessness services providers, arts organizations, and many more who are committed to building a better vision for San Francisco. The arts and culture are at the heart of what makes San Francisco unique.  

With the skyrocketing costs of housing and doing business, artists and arts groups are being forced out of the City in growing numbers.  Homelessness is on the rise and thousands of children and their families are without a home.

Better SF was formed for Proposition S, a 2016 ballot measure in San Francisco that intended to save the arts and end family homelessness.

The coalition is comprised of over 80 organizations and leaders as well as over 100 endorsements who are committed to fighting for a better San Francisco.

WHO

ABD Productions
African-American Shakespeare Company
AfroSolo
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
American Conservatory Theater
API Cultural Center
ArtCare
ArtSpan
Brava! for Women in the Arts
Campo Santo
Center for New Music
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Circo Zero
City Arts & Lectures
Coalition on Homelessness
Compass Family Services
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Council of Community Housing Organizations
Crowded Fire Theater Company
Curry Senior Center
Dance Brigade
Dancers’ Group
Episcopal Community Services
EXIT Theatre
Exploratorium
GenRyu Arts
Golden Thread Productions
Hamilton Family Center
Homeless Emergency Service Providers Association
Homeless Prenatal Program
Hospitality House
Human Services Network
Monique Jenkinson
Museum of Craft & Design
Museum of Performance & Design
Museum of the African Diaspora

New Conservatory Theatre Center
ODC
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
Post:Ballet
Presidio Performing Arts Foundation
Providence Foundation
Q Foundation: AIDS Housing Alliance SF
Quiet Lightning
Raphael House
Robert Moses KIN

Root Division
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Cinematheque
San Francisco Film Society
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
San Francisco Juneteenth
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco Performances
San Francisco Symphony
SFJAZZ
SF Juneteenth
Small Press Traffic
SMUIN Ballet
Society for Art Publications of the Americas
SoMa Pilipinas
SOMArts
SRO Families United Collaborative
The Cutting Ball Theater
The Lab
Theatre Bay Area
Women’s Audio Mission
World Arts West
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Youth Speaks
Z Space

ENDORSEMENTS & SUPPORT

Elected Officials and Community Leaders

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi 

State Senator Mark Leno

Assemblymember David Chiu

Assemblymember Phil Ting

Former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano

State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma

Supervisor Scott Wiener

Supervisor Eric Mar

Supervisor Jane Kim

Supervisor Norman Yee

Supervisor David Campos 

Supervisor Mark Farrell 

Monique Jenkinson (Fauxnique), Performance Artist and Dancer

Mrs. George Moscone

School Board President Matt Haney

Gordon Chin, Community Activist

Jon Jang, Jazz Pianist

Rene Yanez, Artists and Community Activist 

Chad S. Jones, Executive Director of the San Francisco Arts Education Project 

Margaret Brodkin, Founder of the Children’s Fund

 

Unions

Actors’ Equity Association

IATSE Local 16

IATSE Local 18

Musicians Union Local 6

San Francisco Tenants Union

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Theatre Communications Group

UNITE HERE Local 2 Hospitality Workers Union

Organizations

Americans for the Arts

Asian Pacific Islander Council

Black Young Democrats of San Francisco

Bernal Heights Democratic Club

California Arts Advocates

City Democratic Club

Coalition of San Francisco Neighborhoods

Coleman Advocates

Community Arts and Stabilizations Trust

D8 Progressive Democratic Club

FDR Democratic Club of San Francisco

GLBT Historical Society

Harvey Milk Democratic Club

Human Services Network

Latin@ Young Democrats

Noe Valley Democratic Club

San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee

San Francisco Democratic Party

San Francisco Homeless Emergency Service Providers Association

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club

San Francisco League of Pissed of Voters

San Francisco Women’s Political Committee (SFWPC)

San Francisco Yes In My Backyard (SF YIMBY)

San Francisco Young Democrats

South Beach District 6 Democratic Club

Potrero Hill Democratic Club

Richmond District Democratic Club

Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club