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

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 requests are accepted until one week prior to the start of a program. This allows time to collect documentation, determine discounts and process discounted payments if necessary. 


The SF SPCA Humane Education department makes a special effort to attract at-risk youth. This may include foster children, children whose parents have been the victim of domestic violence or other youth who have had substantial disruptions to their family life. We make a limited number of scholarships available for Summer Animal Camp to at-risk youth families. Scholarships assist young people from all backgrounds who display mature, respectful, thoughtful behavior and treat others with kindness and compassion. Families or agencies can apply for scholarships by describing the circumstances that have placed the child at risk. Please contact the Humane Education department via email for more information or to apply for a scholarship for Summer Camp.

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