In 1998 San Francisco Beautiful undertook a campaign to advocate for the undergrounding of utility wires. The campaign resulted in the Undergrounding Taskforce which combine private and public funds to underground a small part of is ongoing.
SF Beautiful wrote the 1991 legislation establishing the Neighborhood Beautification and Graffiti Cleanup Fund (now known and the Community Challenge Grant) which provides small grants to community projects. Proposition D passed by a wide margin. Part of the grant included providing neighbors with Graffiti Defense kits for cleaning and painting over graffiti. In 1994, San Francisco Beautiful […]
In 2014, San Francisco Beautiful advocated for the passage of the Clean Green and Safe Budget. Over time, the City’s budget investment in basic cleaning, greening, and safety services for parks, streets, and other public spaces has been dramatically reduced. With the passage of the Clean Green and Safe budget package the City will begin reversing […]
Karin has forged and galvanized a vast network of department heads and city officials that have yielded partnerships with SFHOT and Downtown Streets Team which ultimately fall under the umbrella of her vision Union Square Cares.
Since 2003, Gideon Kramer has taken personal responsibility for completely rehabilitating and maintaining a 400 ft length of planter beds along the Dolores St. side of Mission High School. Not only has he taken the initiative to rehab and maintain these gardens on a continual basis, but he also keeps the entire Dolores St. side […]
In 2013, San Francisco Beautiful recognized #cleanstreets with a Beautification Award. Every Friday staffers from Square meetup with neighbors using the #cleanstreets hashtag and pick up and document trash from the SOMA neighborhood. This humble and hands-on approach is noteworthy. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions […]
In 2012, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the San Francisco Department of Public Works: Khaleed Shehadeh, Carla Short, Tom Smith, and Sandra Zuniga with a Beautification Award for Exceptional Public Service. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the […]
$3,800 to the Chinatown Community Development Corporation for beautification and graffiti removal in add location Since 1988, San Francisco Beautiful has been helping neighbors realize their dreams for a more beautiful city with small grants. Through our grant program we were able to revitalize community assets like gardens, create innovative new opportunities for interaction, and help communities […]
$2500 to the San Francisco Police Department’s Graffiti Abatement Program for digital cameras and computer equipment. Since 1988, San Francisco Beautiful has been helping neighbors realize their dreams for a more beautiful city with small grants. Through our grant program we were able to revitalize community assets like gardens, create innovative new opportunities for interaction, and […]