The DocFilm Institute produces independent documentary films, designs and maintains virtual archives and screening spaces, sponsors film festivals and conferences on the documentary form and culture, offering education programs such as master classes, and conduct applied research.


In a region known for innovation, creativity and progressive thinking, San Francisco State University is the intellectual heart and soul of the surrounding city. Acknowledged as a leader in community service learning, the liberal arts and international education, SF State is also a major civic force, partnering with government, business and educational leaders to advance both the University and the region.

Intertribal Friendship
House in Oakland


Originally created as a community center, IFH expanded into social services when staff became concerned about the lack of resources for American Indian people as they faced the challenges of relocation from reservations to urban communities such as Oakland due to the displacement from their native lands. The Bay Area American Indian community is multi-tribal, made of Native people and their descendants—those who originate here and those who have come to the Bay region from all over the United States and from other parts of this hemisphere.


The California Veterans Support Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, helps veterans access the support they need to successfully achieve their goals and aspirations. The Foundation links veterans to existing resources, advocates for veterans’ needs, and connects veterans and the community. The Veterans’ Bridge, a program of the California Veterans Support Foundation, addresses the needs of today’s veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

San Francisco VA
Medical Center


Established in 1934, the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) has a long history of conducting cutting edge research, establishing innovative medical programs, and providing compassionate care to Veterans. The Medical Center has 104 operating beds and a 120-bed Community Living Center. Primary and mental health care is provided at outpatient clinics in: Clearlake, Santa Rosa, Eureka, Ukiah, and San Bruno. There is a specialized homeless Veterans clinic in downtown San Francisco.


The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine offers a dynamic approach to health, healing and prevention by integrating modern medicine with established practices from around the world. Whether translating science into hope or discovery into care, UCSF is advancing health worldwide through activism, education, scholarship and research. A healthier future requires us to challenge preconceptions and biases about practicing good medicine.

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