Interview – Paul Giusti

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As Community and Government Affairs Manager at Recology, Paul is our go-to for Earth Month. His in-depth interview covers the history of an organization that truly does make San Francisco more beautiful.     Introduction My mother and father emigrated from the Tuscany...

Shaping the future of Market Street

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Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet sometimes it can feel uninviting and disconnected. An open call for creative ways to improve Market Street yielded hundreds of submissions from citizens and organizations. Fifty of these submissions were chosen to...

Interview – Nik Kaestner

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San Francisco Beautiful is proud to be the fiscal sponsor for Starr King Green Schoolyard 2.0, a project of San Francisco Unified School District. Starr King Elementary School received a 2015 Watershed Stewardship Grant of $93,000 to fund storm water management improvements. Nik...

Community Interview – Kelli Rudnick

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With the Market Street Prototyping Festival right around the corner, we reached out to Kelli Rudnick of the Better Market Street project for an interview.     Introduction I was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I earned my undergraduate...

Fillmore Beautification Micro Grants Open

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We are happy to announce that the Fillmore Micro Grants Application is open! Four to Six Micro Grants will be given to businesses along Fillmore Street from Bush Street to McAllister Street. Eligible businesses are encouraged to apply (colored green in the map). Shout out to...

Affiliate Highlight – 1 Brush

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San Francisco Beautiful is proud to be the fiscal sponsor for 1 Brush, an art initiative conceived by Daniele Rocha of Rocha Art (formerly Ian Ross Gallery) that combines beautification of derelict spaces with arts education for underserved youth. Check out 7×7’s...

Board Interview – Neal Patel

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People make San Francisco beautiful and unique, and our Board Members are no exception. This month’s interview features Neal Patel, Project Liaison with the SFMTA and Vice President of Community Affairs on the SF Beautiful Board.     What made you want to be a part of...

Listening Tour Update

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Last year we went around San Francisco and asked people what makes their neighborhood special and how could it be improved. After more than 30 community meetings, and over 1200 responses, and hours of analysis we are getting close to make sense of what San Franciscans want to see...

Placemaking in SF

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Last week I had the opportunity to join local and international placemaking pioneers at the San Francisco Placemaking Summit to obtain best practices for ways San Francisco Beautiful can further engage neighborhood stakeholders on beautification projects. So, what do...

SF Beautiful granted more beautification funds!

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We are excited to report that we received Community Challenge Grant funds for two SF Beautiful projects and three of our fiscally sponsored projects for 2015. This is what we will accomplish with these funds: WalkStopSF ($33,300) SF Beautiful has partnered with neighbors in the...