San Francisco

yli’s San Francisco office was established in 1992 and houses programs and our headquarters. This office grew the youth philanthropy program seeded in Marin into a nationally recognized program, Building Leaders in Innovative New Grant-making (BLING). Our innovative approach puts final decision-making authority into the hands of youth, and has invested over $300,000 in youth-led social justice projects to date.

Since then, the office has grown to include many more programs that identify and address key issues impacting San Francisco youth and their communities, and has led critical victories in substance abuse prevention across the Bay Area.

Current Programs

Past Programs

Timeline of Wins in San Francisco

June 28, 2022 · 

BLING grants $85,000 to 9 youth-led projects in SF

May 16, 2022 · 

YAPC own hall offers self-care resources to youth and community

March 1, 2016 · 

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approves Tobacco 21 Ordinance Raising Purchasing Age

April 30, 2015 · 

San Francisco Approves Smoke-Free Ball Parks

December 10, 2014 · 

Landmark “Tobacco Sales Reduction Act” Passes

April 18, 2014 · 

Electronic Cigarettes Prohibited Where Traditional Cigarettes Are Banned

October 31, 2013 · 

San Francisco Schools Restrict Tobacco Promotional Items

August 4, 2013 · 

Multi-Unit Rental Properties Must Disclose Smoke-Free and Smoking-Optional Designation

July 31, 2013 · 

Smoke-Free Public Events Ordinance Adopted

January 31, 2013 · 

San Francisco Bans Tobacco Companies from Sponsoring Social and Cultural Events

October 31, 2010 · 

Smoke-Free Public Transit Vehicles, Stations and Stops Passes

October 31, 2010 · 

Smoke-Free Service Waiting Lines Ordinance Adopted

October 31, 2010 · 

Smoke-free Charity Bingo Games Ordinance Passes

August 28, 2010 · 

Smoke-Free Public Housing Adopted

August 23, 2010 · 

Ordinance Bans Smoking in Common Areas of Multi-Unit Housing

August 14, 2010 · 

City Bans Smoking at Farmers Markets

June 3, 2010 · 

Smoke-Free Entrances Ordinance Passes

October 4, 2008 · 

Tobacco-Free City and County Property Policy Adopted

September 15, 2008 · 

Tobacco-Free Pharmacies Policy Adopted

March 30, 2007 · 

“Deemed Approved Ordinance” Adopted to Better Regulate Alcohol Sales

July 14, 2006 · 

Tobacco-Free Parks and Recreation Fields

May 19, 2006 · 

Smoke-Free Public Golf Courses

October 30, 2005 · 

San Francisco Police Create Training for Youth Interactions

July 30, 2004 · 

Tobacco Advertising Banned in City

April 12, 2004 · 

Smoking Banned in Enclosed Parks and Recreation Areas

March 8, 2004 · 

Tobacco Advertising Banned in City

October 30, 2003 · 

All Tobacco Retailers Must Have Permits

June 29, 2002 · 

City Restricts the Sale of “Bidi” Cigarettes

June 29, 2002 · 

San Francisco Bans The Sale of Packages with Fewer than 20 Cigarettes

March 22, 1999 · 

City of San Francisco Passes NOMA Ordinance Restricting Off-Site Alcohol Sales