The San Francisco SPCA’s Heart of Gold Society recognizes a special group of friends who contribute $1,000 or more annually to support our mission. The Heart of Gold Society provides crucial funding for our programs and has been instrumental in making San Francisco the safest city for cats and dogs in the nation and a model for shelters around the world. 

Joining the Heart of Gold Society brings many benefits, including behind-the-scenes access to our programs, opportunities to connect more deeply with our work and the chance to experience first-hand the impact of your contributions.

For more information or to join the Heart of Gold Society, contact Jill Jacobs at 415.522.3549 or at Your generosity saves lives!

Join Heart of Gold now.

Donor Benefits

Animals deserve protection from over population, cruelty, and unnecessary suffering. Your Heart of Gold donation helps ensure that all animals are treated with kindness and compassion.

All current donors who have cumulatively given $5,000 or more will be included on our prestigious donor wall in our newly remodeled adoption center.


  • Meet other animal advocates, celebrate our success, and learn about the latest developments in animal welfare at our exclusive annual Heart of Gold event.
  • Your gift will be listed in our annual report, which shares the success of our programs and animal rescue efforts with more than 20,000 readers.
  • Join us for a private behind-the-scenes tour of our campus, tailored to your interests.
  • Get the inside scoop on new developments and future plans for the SF SPCA in our quarterly Insider Letter from Co-Presidents Dr. Jennifer Scarlett and Jason Walthall.
  • Your membership in the Heart of Gold Society makes you eligible to win one of our Heart of Gold Awards in the categories of Youth Philanthropy, Partnership in Fundraising or Society Engagement.


All the benefits above, plus:

You will be invited to name a cat or dog, or a litter of kittens or puppies coming into our Adoption Center. This is a unique opportunity to help homeless animals who are getting a fresh start.


All the benefits above, plus:

You will receive an invitation for a private luncheon and behind-the-scenes tour with Co-Presidents, Jason Walthall and Dr. Jennifer Scarlett. Learn more about their ambitious plan to end animal abandonment by 2020 and share your ideas with our passionate, knowledgeable and inspiring leadership.


All the benefits above, plus:

If no one has been able to capture your dog’s elusive smile or get your kitty to settle for a picture, you haven’t met our photographers. We invite you to a complimentary photo session that will capture your animal’s true personality.

If your annual support reaches the $25,000 level or higher, we will offer you a benefits package tailored to your interests. 

Note: The total of your annual contributions determines your benefit level. You have the option to decline benefits and to remain anonymous. Benefits are subject to change.