Our mission

Since 1947, San Francisco Beautiful, a non-profit 501c3 organization, has been instrumental in creating and delivering community-centered artistic public benefit and preserve neighborhood character. San Francisco Beautiful is a trusted partner to the city’s diverse neighborhood communities and the only organization in San Francisco that brings community based organizations together with regional government, philanthropic, and business sectors to improve and artistically beautify the public realm. We count on and efficiently leverage public, private, and philanthropic funds, volunteers and gratefully accept in-kind contributions that enable us to continue to keep San Francisco Beautiful.


We are proud of our history and our impact. Some of our successes include:
  • Saving San Francisco's cable car system.
  • Launching the first citywide tree planting program.
  • Capping the number of billboards in the city.
  • Legalizing sidewalk seating.
  • Creating developer and business tax set asides to fund public art & greening.
  • Bringing art to our Muni buses.