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SFMade

SAN FRANCISCO, CA   |  https://sfmade.org

Mission

SFMade’s mission is to help manufacturers thrive, innovate, and create good jobs, for a more diverse and sustainable Bay Area. We create shared prosperity by cultivating a strong and equitable local manufacturing ecosystem, focused on connecting and preparing low-income residents to living wage employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. PlaceMade and 150Hooper are supporting organizations of SFMade with a mission is to sustain and grow manufacturing jobs for residents of urban communities by creating more real estate for manufacturing businesses in cities that is functional, accessible, and affordable.

Ruling year info

2010

Chief Executive Officer

Linda Becker

Main address

150 Hooper Street Unit 200

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107 USA

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EIN

27-2850703

NTEE code info

Urban, Community (S31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In an era when we are witnessing a more inequitable distribution of income and wealth than ever before, manufacturing is one of few sectors capable of moving the needle in a positive direction. Local manufacturing has been – and remains – one of the few sectors that offers the potential for diverse residents, incl. those without a college degree, BIPOC, women, immigrants, veterans, low-income youth, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, and the re-entry population to build livelihoods through employment and entrepreneurship and conversely, for manufacturers to benefit from the skills, perspectives, and innovative thinking born of that diversity. However, neither the jobs themselves nor the ongoing accessibility of manufacturing employment by the most diverse communities are guaranteed. SFMade works to ensure that manufacturers can start, stay and grow in the Bay Area and that the jobs in the sector are accessible to those who can benefit from them the most.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Workforce and Hiring

Hiring Made Better is our flagship adult workforce program and forms the foundation of our work to connect people from disadvantaged communities into powerful careers in manufacturing.
The program employs several strategies to achieve its goal:
1) Connect candidates from workforce partners to open positions in manufacturing.
2) Provide technical assistance to manufacturing business partners for hiring.
3) Provide recruitment services for entry-level positions.
4) Partner with manufacturers to help them advance the skills and earnings of their employees.
5) Online manufacturing Job Board where business can post open positions free of charge

Population(s) Served

SFMade’s Manufacturers’ Accelerator program is the core program through which we provide high-touch, intensive business technical assistance, peer-to-peer networks and education to select growth-stage manufacturing businesses that are committed to growing and hiring locally. By helping manufacturers increase in size, profitability, they sustain and add jobs for low-income residents, including recent immigrants, veterans, re-entry adults, young adults, and others who have overcome significant barriers to employment.

Key program components include:
1) Quarterly peer-to-peer executive level education and networking sessions.
2) Intensive one-on-one technical assistance and help with topics including operations and production efficiency, online marketing and sales, sales channel transitions, raising capital and financial planning, hiring and retaining key employees, industrial real estate, lean manufacturing practices, legal and accounting strategy and assistance, and planning for growth.
3) Connect to additional local resources, including professional service providers and our network of executive volunteer advisors.

Population(s) Served

SFMade founded the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative in 2016 to leverage the Bay Area’s interwoven economies and communities to grow manufacturing jobs and pathways to economic inclusion region wide. The initiative now includes 30 Bay Area cities across all nine Bay Area counties and has become the defacto organizing body for driving the regional COVID response for the manufacturing sector.

The Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative fosters collaboration between member cities' economic development agencies on all matters related to manufacturing though city-to-city interactions, regular educational events and convenings, and special initiatives.

Population(s) Served

SFMade has two career exposure programs - YouthMade and InsideManufacturing - that focus on providing low-income high school aged youth exposure to the concept of manufacturing as a career option by providing them with paid internships and tours of local manufacturers and conversely, bringing successful owners of small manufacturing businesses into the classroom. Together, both programs work to educate, inspire, and arm the next generation – with a focus on low income youth of color - with a tangible vision for how they might build successful, well-paying careers in manufacturing.

Population(s) Served

PlaceMade is the Bay Area’s first non-profit industrial real estate development corporation. PlaceMade was launched in 2013 by - and is a supporting organization to - SFMade, the San Francisco Bay Area’s non-profit manufacturing support organization. PlaceMade collaborates with both the private and public sector to ensure that the Bay Area has adequate, quality industrial space to support a vibrant and growing manufacturing sector. In addition, our partnership with SFMade affords access to the regional manufacturing community, providing a unique viewpoint on industrial development.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Young adults

150Hooper, a supporting organization of SFMade, manages the Manufacturing Foundry at 150 Hooper in San Francisco. This four story, 60,000SF multi-tenant manufacturing building completed in 2016, provides “affordable housing” for critical manufacturing jobs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of jobs created and maintained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SFMade goals are to 1) support local manufacturers so that they can thrive and retain and grow the number of manufacturing jobs, (2) to help more disadvantaged adults with barriers to employment – particularly communities of color - successfully access the entry-level and middle-wage manufacturing job opportunities at these vibrant companies to build economic equity for themselves and their communities, (3) expose low-income youth to careers in manufacturing with the end goal of diversifying both manufacturing business ownership and employment base, and (4) develop new insight and recommendations for the region and the field as a whole around manufacturing workforce development and employer engagement strategies.

Manufacturing Business Support: SFMade assists and helps advance local, primarily small manufacturers through business advising, peer-to- peer learning, and education. A significant number of these businesses are women and/or minority owned and operated. We work to drive knowledge and access to resources including capital, industrial real estate, and skilled workers to help these manufacturers increase in size, profitability, and sustain and add jobs for low- moderate income Bay Area residents, including recent immigrants, veterans, young adults, and others who have overcome significant barriers to employment.

Hiring and Workforce Services: SFMade assists local manufactures hire, retain, and advance their workforce. We also specifically focus on preparing and connecting low-income individuals from diverse and low-income neighborhoods to careers in manufacturing and work with community partners to reach individuals from these communities.

Regional Manufacturing Policy: To broaden the impact of our work, SFMade spearheads a regional manufacturing initiative - the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative - that facilitates collaboration between Bay Area governments to retain and create middle-class manufacturing jobs for a more equitable Bay Area.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SFMade

Board of directors
as of 12/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rosemarie Ovian

Cut Loose

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Wenli Wang

Moss Adams LLP

Term: 2019 - 2021

Rosemarie Ovian

Cut Loose

Veronica Bell

Lighthouse Public Affairs

Wenli Wang

Moss Adams LLP

Tracy Ericson

Morgan Stanley

Hillary Bacca

Nixon Peabody LLP

Alicia Esterkamp Allbin

A Space Development

Jon Knorpp

The San Francisco Giants

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/24/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/03/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.