SF Marathon Official Charity Programs

The San Francisco Marathon is committed to supporting the community we love by partnering with those organizations who share our care for the San Francisco residents and visitors who come to enjoy our city! Thanks to our amazing runners, our charity program continues to grow and support a wide variety of charitable organizations each year.

Official Charity Partner The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

SF Marathon Official Charity Partner

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department administers more than 220 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces, including two outside the city limits– Camp Mather in Yosemite Valley and Sharp Park in Pacifica, Calif.

The SF park system includes 25 recreation centers, nine swimming pools, five golf courses and numerous tennis courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and other sports venues. Further Park & Recreation department’s responsibilities are the Marina Yacht Harbor, the San Francisco Zoo, and Lake Merced.

Their staff members are diverse, committed, and talented recreation and park professionals, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park patrol officers, custodians, electricians, painters, and more.

The San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department’s mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks and preserve the environment for the well-being of our diverse community. They are a crucial component of making San Francisco a perfect city for our Marathon!

We encourage SF Marathon registered and interested runners and those who support them to consider making a small donation to SF Recreation & Parks! There are also tons of great opportunities to join their team as a volunteer!

To learn more about The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department Visit the SF Parks site

Go here to Make a donation to SF Parks and join their team!

The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation

TAAF is dedicated to bettering the lives, support networks, and medical care of those affected by aneurysms and other types of vascular malformation of the brain. Their focus is on public awareness, furthering research, and fostering a community of support. To learn more and to donate to TAAF, please click here. 


CARE is raising money for its Ukraine Crisis Fund, which will provide immediate aid including food, water, hygiene kits, support services and direct cash assistance.

The humanitarian organization aims to raise $20 million and help at least 4 million Ukrainians. It says it will prioritize women and girls, families and the elderly.

This is an urgent charity call-to-action. The San Francisco Marathon team will match up to $5 for any donations made during registration for registrants who donate funds to CARE.

American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association is the nation’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education, support and research. In 1973, the ABTA was founded by two mothers determined to find answers that, at the time, were not yet available. Since then, the ABTA has funded more than $32 million in brain tumor research and now reaches a national audience, providing educational and support resources.

The ABTA is a steadfast advocate on behalf of the brain tumor community in the United States, and we are here to help patients, caregivers, and their loved ones as they navigate the brain tumor journey.

Run to support the ABTA

Committed 2 Community

Committed 2 Community is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of people in the San Francisco community and beyond, especially under-served populations.  We have partnered with our charitable giving partners primarily fundraising through local events. For more information on C2C, please email


Partnership FAQ

Interested in becoming a 2023 charity partner of the San Francisco Marathon? Apply Here