Beneficiaries and Volunteers


In 2013 the Castro Street Fair raised over $70,000 for the local community.



We are now accepting applications from organizations interested in becoming a beneficiary of the 2014 Castro Street Fair. 

Deadline: Your request for consideration must be received by May 1, 2014.

To be considered your organization must be a valid 501(c)3 and provide support and services to the local San Francisco community. A letter of interest should be emailed to along with the following information:

  1. One-page PDF Letter with information about your group, including updated full contact information for your volunteer coordinator, how it contributes to the community and how a donation might be used to further aid the work of your organization. Please include a phone number and a website so we can post your link on the Castro Street Fair website.
  1. A rough estimate of how many volunteers you will be able to provide on the day of the event.  
  1. A copy of your current documentation of 501(c)3 (non-profit) status. Everyone must submit this regardless of past applications. Your application will not be considered complete without
    this form.

Proceeds from the Castro Street Fair are shared with our beneficiaries. Benefiting organizations provide volunteers to assist with various Fair operations – primarily collecting donations at our entry gates. An organization’s share of the proceeds is based on the number of volunteer hours worked. Volunteers work in shifts from 3 AM to 7 PM on the day of the Fair, which is always the first Sunday in October.

Contact Info

Beneficiary & Volunteer Committee
Kevin Jones, Chair
Logan Alexander, Co-chair


Our 2013 benefitting organizations were:


AIDS Emergency Fund/
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund

AIDS Housing Alliance

AIDS Legal Referral Panel

Asian & Pacific Islander
Wellness Center

Bad Boys Softball Team

Bay Positives

Bears of San Francisco

Castro Community On Patrol

Castro Lions Club

Community United Against Violence (CUAV)

Castro/Eureka Valley
Neighborhood Association

Castro Country Club

Ducal Council of San Francisco

The Family Link

The 15 Association

Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy

Haight Ashbury Community
Nursery School

Hartford Street Zen Center

Imperial Council of San Francisco

Instituto Familiar de la Raza

Metropolitan Community Church —
San Francisco

McKinley Elementary School —
Parent-Teacher Association

Most Holy Redeemer —
AIDS Support Group

Project Open Hand

Queer Life Space

Rainbow Honor Walk

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

San Francisco Track & Field Club

San Francisco Tsunami Swim Club

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