Free PPE Available


San Francisco has secured a large shipment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) to support small businesses. The shipment includes hand sanitizers, surgical masks, and face shields. Our goal in providing this PPE to businesses is to save them the time and expense of procuring PPE, and to help focus and prepare them for continued safe reopening.

In collaboration with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), a one-month supply of PPE will be distributed to local businesses that are open and/or will reopen soon, while supplies last.

To support the City’s equity goals, OEWD developed an equitable distribution plan for the PPE based on the following priorities:

Business located in designated Opportunity Neighborhoods

Low-Income Businesses and those with barriers to access PPE

Micro-Businesses with high volumes of visitors and clients

Micro-Businesses with high touch interactions with the public



Beginning on Monday, August 31 and continuing over the next two weeks, the City’s CBOs partners will be picking up their shipments of PPE. San Francisco small businesses that would like to request PPE can do so through their nearest participating community-based organization. They may request a 30-day supply of hand sanitizers, surgical masks, and face shields. Organizations that have received their shipment have contact info listed below. For those where contact info is not yet listed, please check back. For questions, call our Office of Small Business Division at 415-554-6134.



Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Southeast Asian Community Center (SEACC)

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Goodwill Industries



African American Arts and Cultural District

Ericka Scott, 415-699-6555

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (Bayview)

Economic Development on Third (EDoT)

Produce Market, 415-550-4495


Self-Help for the Elderly

Emma Yicheng Wu,, 415-677-7527

Chinese Chamber of Commerce


Clement St.

Clement Street Merchants Association


Excelsior, Outer Mission

Excelsior Action Group


Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center


Haight Ashbury Merchants Association

Inner Sunset

Inner Sunset Merchants Association



Japantown Community Benefit District

Grace Horikiri,, 415-265-5207 


Cartagena Consulting

Calle 24 Latino Cultural District

Mission Economic Development Agency


Noe Valley

Upper Noe Merchants



Portola Neighborhood Association



Northeast Community Federal Credit Union (NECFCU), 415-434-0738


The Richmond Neighborhood Center


San Bruno Ave/Vis Valley

Northeast Community Federal Credit Union (NECFCU), 415-434-0738



Kultivate Labs

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center


People of Parkside Sunset



Tenderloin/Lower Polk

Tenderloin Merchants Association, 415-530-8802


Treasure Island



Wharf and Pier Businesses

Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District