Welcome! This page is for organizations interested in participating in the Social Impact Partnership (SIP) program.
The Social Impact Partnership program welcomes private sector companies, as part of their proposals to win public contracts, to voluntarily make commitments that directly benefit local public education providers and non-profit organizations in communities affected by the SFPUC’s utility operations.
Organizations eligible to receive financial and/or volunteer support through the SIP Program include:
- Registered 501c3 non-profit organizations and public education providers
- Organizations providing services in one of the four SIP program areas (descriptions below):
- Job Exposure, Awareness, and Internships: supports opportunities through internships, career exposure and awareness, job training programs, and removing barriers to employment.
- Small Businesses: supports local small businesses through a variety of services that lead to sustainability, growth, job creation, and the promotion of neighborhood economic health and wealth.
- Education: benefits public schools, school districts, and out-of-school programs at the elementary through college level.
- Environmental and Community Health: supports initiatives that address environmental justice and health inequities.
- Organizations providing services in the geographic areas where SFPUC projects are occurring, which are located in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Joaquin, Mariposa, Stanislaus, Tuolumne.
The SFPUC is launching a public registry for non-profit organizations and public education providers to submit their information and express interest in participating in SIP as a beneficiary. Firms will be able to use the interactive registry to search for organizations that align with the program area, geographic area, and commitment type they are considering, and reach out directly to those organizations being considered. The SFPUC does not recommend or opine on specific non-profit organizations or public education providers to serve as beneficiaries for firms, nor is the SFPUC otherwise involved in the selection of beneficiaries.
Submission of information to and inclusion in the future SIP registry does not in any way accrue rights, benefits, resources, guarantee of funds or volunteer support by registering. The registry will serve as a transparent, public database for firms interested in learning which non-profits and education providers are interested in participating in the SIP Program and has not been verified by SFPUC staff. Non-profit organizations and public education providers should verify that all information being submitted is accurate and true.
SFPUC staff have not verified or validated that the information voluntarily provided by the non-profit organizations or educational providers is accurate. All of the records in the Registry reflect the information provided on behalf of the organizations. The SFPUC makes no representations or warranties related to the information voluntarily provided by the organizations.
SIP Registry Sign-up Form
All organizations that would like to express interest in participating in SIP should fill out the SIP Registry Form by clicking the hyperlink below. This includes non-profit organizations and public education providers that meet the program criteria listed above, including past or current SIP beneficiaries.
Please note that by filling out this form to be added to the SIP Registry, your organization is not guaranteed the receipt of financial or volunteer resources through SIP. Non-profit organizations and public education providers should verify that all information being submitted is accurate and true.
Expectations for SIP Participation
Participating organizations should be prepared to provide active non-profit 501c3 or public educational status to be considered as a SIP recipient. Organizations should have adequate staff and organizational capacity to effectively manage programs or services that receive financial or volunteer commitments through SIP. Organizations are expected to provide the firm with documentation of activities they conduct with SIP support, as well as collect and report data on program activities and outcomes, e.g. participant demographics and key performance indicators.
SIP is NOT a grant program, and SIP commitments are NOT made with SFPUC resources. Beneficiaries are selected at the sole discretion of the private contractors (firms) that partner with the SFPUC’s SIP program. Firm commitments should not be assumed to be annual or ongoing, unless the firm communicates that directly to an organization. Submission of information to and inclusion in this registry does not in any way accrue rights, benefits, resources, guarantee of funds, or volunteer support by registering. The registry serves as a transparent, public database for firms interested in learning which non-profits and education providers are interested in participating in the SIP Program and has not been verified by SFPUC staff.