You Open
The Door

• 2017 Impact Report •

You Open the Door to San Francisco

You are helping San Francisco keep its doors open to the people who make this city great.

Immigrants, activists, families, visionaries, seniors­—because of you, they continue to find sanctuary in San Francisco. Because of you, our City continues to build generations of vibrant communities.

Thank you for keeping the door open for over 4,100 people last year.

You can break even more ground for housing by becoming a GroundBreaker! Find out how at: tndc.org/begroundbreaking

You Opened the Door for Jennifer & Adora to Start a New Life

You opened the door to a new life for Jennifer and her seven-year-old daughter, Adora. You made the impossible possible for Jennifer’s family,

When Jennifer first moved into Franciscan Towers, she was in disbelief. After experiencing homelessness on and off for seven years, the idea of having a stable home where she could care for both her daughter and their new kitty seemed unimaginable.

“I still pinch myself every day and say ‘Is this real? Is this real?’” said Jennifer Black, a resident of Franciscan Towers for the last three years.

Your support gave Jennifer the life she always wanted for her family. Now, she can work and bring Adora to regular doctor appointments, help her with homework, and attend her own weekly therapy sessions.

“It’s everything I wanted. Everything that I ever wanted was to be able to support her and take care of her and help her with school,” said Jennifer, “and I’m doing it.”

Not long ago, Jennifer lived a very different reality, where it was impossible to care for herself and her daughter the way she wanted. After leaving an abusive household, Jennifer had to navigate a network of supportive shelters in the Tenderloin.

Her daily life involved calling shelter after shelter to find an available bed. If Compass was full, she would call Glide. If Glide was full, she would call Providence. And so on.

The lack of stability meant Jennifer kept all her belongings in a storage space. What she carried with her she had to protect at all times. “Basically I had a stroller and that was it. We went from shelter to shelter, from place to place, until we actually found here,” remembered Jennifer. It was impossible to relax, to trust others, even to do something as simple as buy and store food for the next day.

Because you are fighting to end homelessness in San Francisco, Jennifer and Adora found a home. Because you believe in supportive communities, Jennifer has people in her home that are restoring her trust and securing Adora’s bright future.

Even as much as I shut myself off and try to hide myself,” said Jennifer. “I still need the sense of community and hope, that there’s people supporting us, and that’s what I’m getting here.

Thank you for opening the door for people to change their lives and legacies. You can change even more people’s lives and legacies.

tndc.org/begroundbreaking

You Opened the Door for Debra to Become a Leader

Thanks to you, Debra found stable housing at Curran House. A home was only the beginning.

After settling into her new home, Debra Copes found a community in her building. One of her close friends and neighbors encouraged her to join TNDC’s Leadership Academy.

You made it possible for Debra to spend 12 weeks practicing public speaking, learning conflict resolution techniques, and facilitating group meetings. You helped her grow as a leader.

At 60 years old, she goes door to door registering voters, posts flyers for community meetings, and organizes meetings and events for her neighbors to become leaders like her.

You can champion even more neighborhood leaders.

tndc.org/begroundbreaking

You opened the door for Manuela to focus on what matters most

You opened the door for Manuela to focus on what’s most important—her family.

Because of you, she has called the SOMA Family Apartments her home for the last fourteen years. Having a home means she has a place where her family can come over and be together.

“Casa es donde está mi familia es,” says Manuela Ruiz.

That is why she loves the holidays so much. Everyone comes over to her house and shares food. For Thanksgiving, they always eat honey-baked ham and turkey.

Sometimes she makes a traditional Nicaraguan dish called Baho. See the recipe! Her grandson, who lives with her, loves to eat it.

You have made Manuela and Nelson feel very comfortable at SOMA. They get along with their neighbors. The people at the front desk know her and her family members’ names.

SOMA is her home. She is so thankful to have a place to come back to and rest, a place that is truly hers.

You can help even more people have a place to call home.

tndc.org/begroundbreaking

You Opened the Door for Jennifer & Adora to Start a New Life

You opened the door to a new life for Jennifer and her seven-year-old daughter, Adora. You made the impossible possible for Jennifer’s family,

When Jennifer first moved into Franciscan Towers, she was in disbelief. After experiencing homelessness on and off for seven years, the idea of having a stable home where she could care for both her daughter and their new kitty seemed unimaginable.

“I still pinch myself every day and say ‘Is this real? Is this real?’” said Jennifer Black, a resident of Franciscan Towers for the last three years.

Your support gave Jennifer the life she always wanted for her family. Now, she can work and bring Adora to regular doctor appointments, help her with homework, and attend her own weekly therapy sessions.

“It’s everything I wanted. Everything that I ever wanted was to be able to support her and take care of her and help her with school,” said Jennifer, “and I’m doing it.”

Not long ago, Jennifer lived a very different reality, where it was impossible to care for herself and her daughter the way she wanted. After leaving an abusive household, Jennifer had to navigate a network of supportive shelters in the Tenderloin.

Her daily life involved calling shelter after shelter to find an available bed. If Compass was full, she would call Glide. If Glide was full, she would call Providence. And so on.

The lack of stability meant Jennifer kept all her belongings in a storage space. What she carried with her she had to protect at all times. “Basically I had a stroller and that was it. We went from shelter to shelter, from place to place, until we actually found here,” remembered Jennifer. It was impossible to relax, to trust others, even to do something as simple as buy and store food for the next day.

Because you are fighting to end homelessness in San Francisco, Jennifer and Adora found a home. Because you believe in supportive communities, Jennifer has people in her home that are restoring her trust and securing Adora’s bright future.

Even as much as I shut myself off and try to hide myself,” said Jennifer. “I still need the sense of community and hope, that there’s people supporting us, and that’s what I’m getting here.

Thank you for opening the door for people to change their lives and legacies. You can change even more people’s lives and legacies.

tndc.org/begroundbreaking

You Opened the Door for Debra to Become a Leader

Thanks to you, Debra found stable housing at Curran House. A home was only the beginning.

After settling into her new home, Debra Copes found a community in her building. One of her close friends and neighbors encouraged her to join TNDC’s Leadership Academy.

You made it possible for Debra to spend 12 weeks practicing public speaking, learning conflict resolution techniques, and facilitating group meetings. You helped her grow as a leader.

At 60 years old, she goes door to door registering voters, posts flyers for community meetings, and organizes meetings and events for her neighbors to become leaders like her.

You can champion even more neighborhood leaders.

tndc.org/begroundbreaking

You opened the door for Manuela to focus on what matters most

You opened the door for Manuela to focus on what’s most important—her family.

Because of you, she has called the SOMA Family Apartments her home for the last fourteen years. Having a home means she has a place where her family can come over and be together.

“Casa es donde está mi familia es,” says Manuela Ruiz.

That is why she loves the holidays so much. Everyone comes over to her house and shares food. For Thanksgiving, they always eat honey-baked ham and turkey.

Sometimes she makes a traditional Nicaraguan dish called Baho. See the recipe! Her grandson, who lives with her, loves to eat it.

You have made Manuela and Nelson feel very comfortable at SOMA. They get along with their neighbors. The people at the front desk know her and her family members’ names.

SOMA is her home. She is so thankful to have a place to come back to and rest, a place that is truly hers.

You can help even more people have a place to call home.

tndc.org/begroundbreaking

IN 2017 You Opened the Door for 4,188 San Franciscans to Thrive
Majority of our residents live on
$15,000 a year or $1,300 a month
2.4%
ABOVE MODERATE
5.3%
LOW INCOME: up to $64,550
8.3%
VERY LOW INCOME: up to $40,350
84%
EXTREMELY LOW INCOME: up to $24,200
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2.6%
Multiracial & Other
2.5%
Alaskan Native, American Indian, Central, North, & South American
20.6%
African American & Black
28.7%
Asian
9.3%
Native Hawaiian & Paciic Islander
22.7%
White
13.6%
Unknown
*Categories are based on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
In 2017 You Opened the Door to 2,232 New & Improved Homes
You helped make progress on 840 homes, renovate 855 homes in need of care, and get approval to build 537 brand new ones
Your support broke literal ground for 113 homes at the Eddy & Taylor Family Apartments in the Tenderloin and opened 98 doors at the Willie B. Kennedy Apartments in the Western Addition
In 2017 You Opened the Door for Supportive Communities to Grow
You encouraged 235 kids to complete their homework, explore the city, and see a brighter future through our Tenderloin After-School Program
You helped 704 seniors learn healthy aging skills through our Health & Wellness Program
You championed 48 neighborhood leaders through four different TNDC Leadership Academies
You gave over 225,154 pounds of fresh produce and food to the local community through our community gardens and neighborhood pantries
Your Support Raises the Voice of the Tenderloin
Our 2017 Financials
Total Revenue
$24,372,936
 
5%
Government Contracts
5%
Foundations & Corporations
11%
Rent
45%
Developer Fees
3%
Individual Gifts
2%
Events
2%
Other
27%
Management Fees
 
Total Expenses
$15,914,508
 
6%
Fundraising
13%
Administration
17%
Housing Development
42%
Services to Maintain Our Buildings
22%
Services to Support Residents
 

Thank You

Institutions
Individuals
Board of Directors

Margaret Schrand, President
Lisa Blakely, Vice President
Chris Gouig, Secretary
Tracey Edwards, Treasurer
Dave Kroot, Chief Legal Officer

Luis Barahona
Tiffany Bohee
Curtis Bradford
Mark Cloutier
Freddie Martin
Jme McClean
Dr. Erica Mohan
Geeta Rao
Kathy Rock
Loren Sanborn
Amory Sharpe
Dianne Spaulding
Amy Tharpe
Greg Vilkin
Kristy Wang
Kathy Wolfe
Cynthia Wong

You mean the world to us!
If your name wasn’t listed exactly how you wanted, please tell our Director of Fund Development, Lori, at llinker@tndc.org.