Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly - San Francisco
San Francisco Bay Area




LBFE receives no federal, state or city funding. Our work is supported by the generosity and compassion of individual donors, and in partnership with Foundations, Healthcare Organizations, Corporations and Community groups.

There are many ways for you to contribute and support the important work we do ensuring isolated elders throughout San Francisco feel connected and cared for, every dollar helps and is appreciated. We cannot do this vital, life-sustaining work without you.


Annual Giving – Circle of Friends

Besides the personal satisfaction of giving to a cause close to your heart and making a difference in your community, Circle of Friends members directly impact the quality programs, outreach and volunteer training through annual giving. The Circle of Friends honors donors who contribute $ 500 or more to LBFE during one calendar year.  Learn more…

Matched Gifts / Payroll Deductions

Many businesses and corporations match donations that their employees make to non-profit organizations. Some allow employees to designate gifts based on their voluntary involvement. Check with your Human Resources or Corporate Philanthropy department to see if your company has a matching gift program so you can double your contribution to LBFE.  Learn more…

Planned Gifts

Making a bequest to Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly is a wonderful way to make a lasting contribution to the people and programs of LBFE while reducing estate taxes.There are many benefits to planned giving and ways to ensure your family is cared for, while leaving a legacy to LBFE.  The Armand Legacy League was created to recognize our philanthropic friends who make deferred or planned gifts to Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly. It is important to explore your options with an estate planning attorney to maximize your tax benefits.  Learn more…

Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Memorial and tribute gifts are wonderful ways to honor a loved one while supporting our mission! Donate now!

Event Sponsorship

Throughout the year, LBFE-SF offers year-round programs and social events for elders and volunteers.  LBFE Sponsors enjoy many benefits. In addition to knowing you are supporting the only SF non-profit that provides companionship to isolated elders, your organization will build brand loyalty and gain exposure to over 3,500 volunteers and community partners. By becoming a 2014 Event Sponsor, your organization will benefit from numerous year-long promotional opportunities while reaching new and diverse audiences.   Please contact Cathy Michalec by email at or by phone at (415) 771-7957 if you want to become an event sponsor.

Community Thrift Store

Bring your used clothing, furniture, books, and more to the Community Thrift Store!  For every item sold that you donate in LBFE’s name (please use account #251), Community Thrift Store will donate a percentage of the sale to LBFE.  The Community Thrift Store is located at 623 Valencia Street in San Francisco. For more information, go to:

Donor Recognition

LBFE’s annual report includes a complete listing of all donors. Please be sure to enclose a note with your gift if you wish to be acknowledged in some way different than the name that appears on your gift check.