Homeless Youth Alliance can only continue to do its vital work with the support of the community and of people and organizations that care about these kids’ futures. We are so grateful for the generosity of the dozens of foundations and individuals that have supported us over the years, but as we continue to grow, we must rely even more heavily on the generosity of compassionate individuals and organizations.

We welcome donations by individuals at any time, in any amount. Our Tax ID is 94-3213100.


Donations by check can be made out to

Tides/Homeless Youth Alliance mailed to

P.O. Box 170427
San Francisco, CA 94117.

We also accept online donations, please click the red “Donate Now” button at the top right of your page. Select Project: Homeless Youth Alliance.

Any monetary donations will be put straight to work helping homeless youth. The following demonstrates some of the power your dollar holds:

$8 – Legal ID for one participant
$35 – 25 pairs of socks
$100 – One week of supplies for every group HYA offers
$250 – 60 pairs of clean underwear
$500 – 33 sleeping bags
$500 – One month of medical supplies
$5,000 – Four months of healthy, nutritious food
$5,000,000 – A place for us to call HOME


Many companies will provide matching gifts for donations made by employees. This is an excellent way to leverage your gift and double its impact. To see if your company participates in gift matching, contact your HR department or check this partial list: http://www.scef.us/companies_that_match.asp.


We gladly accept in-kind donations. Goods including clothing, food, hygiene supplies, dog food and other pet care supplies, sleeping bags, tents, tarps, blankets, office furniture and supplies, and clean needles and other medical supplies are gratefully accepted and are tax-deductible. Many companies will gladly make in-kind donations, so if you or someone you know works for a company that sells any of these goods, ask them if they would consider a donation.