Black-Owned Businesses in San Francisco
BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES IN SAN FRANCISCO
With the leadership and support of Mayor London N. Breed, we have an opportunity to do more to strengthen and support the long legacy of Black entrepreneurship in San Francisco. This directory aims to highlight our communities and give residents an easy way to find Black-owned businesses they can support. We hope this directory will be a tool for San Franciscans to use their dollars to support these businesses. This directory is part of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s (OEWD) ongoing work to provide equitable economic opportunities for all communities and better understand and improve economic outcomes for Black-owned businesses in San Francisco.
Currently, this list focuses on Black-owned businesses offering goods and services to the general public from an accessible storefront location. We will be expanding the list to include more businesses and industries. If you would like to request an addition or correction, please complete this form. The list builds from and contributes to the efforts of other individuals and organizations that have compiled regional directories such as BAOBOB, Bay Area Black Market and the SF Chronicle.
OEWD is committed to implementing strategies for equitable economic development that strengthen the diverse communities of our city. These are central goals of our mission and strategy. We continue to dedicate resources for neighborhoods with higher concentrations of Black residents, namely the long recognized African American communities of Bayview Hunters Point and the Western Addition/Fillmore, and many of OEWD's programs support Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the City.
Given the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black communities here and across the country, it is strikingly clear that this effort is more important than ever.
We are publishing this directory and map in alignment with the announcement of San Francisco’s first African American Small Business Revolving Loan Fund, supported by an initial investment of $1.5 million from Give2SF donations. The Fund will provide access to capital and technical assistance for Black entrepreneurs and Black-owned small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The purpose of the new Fund is to help stabilize San Francisco’s Black-owned small businesses by meeting urgent capital needs brought on by sudden revenue loss from COVID-19, and to put San Francisco on a path to a more equitable recovery and a diverse and thriving economic future.