The San Francisco SPCA awards financial aid based on annual household income (combined income of all earners in the household) and family size. Aid is available for:

  • Community Service Saturdays
  • High School Volunteer Program
  • School Break and Holiday Animal Camps
  • Animal Movie Night
  • Summer Animal Camp

To register with financial aid, at the top of each registration page you will see "To apply for financial aid for this program, click here!" Click that link and register from there. NOTE: this link only appears when registration is open.

Documentation of Need

If you think you qualify for financial aid, please register for your program on the financial aid page. This page will ask you for your income range and number of people in your household. We may follow up for verification in the form of tax documents to ensure you qualify for financial aid. 


Financial aid registration is open until one week prior to the start of a program. This allows time to collect documentation, if needed.

Program Limitations

Due to the overwhelming need for financial aid and scholarships, the SF SPCA must limit the number of programs available each year to recipients. Each recipient has the opportunity to participate in one of each of the below Humane Education programs per school semester at the award level established through documentation of need. Fall semester occurs September - December, Spring semester occurs January - May, and Summer semester occurs June - August.

  • Community Service Saturday
  • High School Volunteer Program
  • School Break and Holiday Animal Camp
  • Puppy Movie Night
  • Summer Animal Camp