GLIDE Foundation

Unconditional love, radically inclusive

aka GLIDE   |   San Francisco, CA   |

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GLIDE Foundation

EIN: 94-1156481


GLIDE's mission is to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. GLIDE serves a diverse cross-section of homeless, low-income and marginalized populations with an integrated program model that includes daily free meals, housing assistance, domestic violence counseling and abatement, substance use recovery, childcare, afterschool and summer programs for K-5, a family resource center, HIV/Hep-C outreach and prevention, a drop-in legal clinic, and on-site access to primary and mental health care (via Tenderloin Health Services). GLIDE is a life-changing gateway to comprehensive care that embraces every individual with dignity and respect.

Ruling year info


President & Chief Executive Officer

Gina Fromer PhD

Main address

330 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA 94102 USA

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Formerly known as

Glide Memorial United Methodist Church

Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation

Glide Foundation



Subject area info

Early childhood education

Health care access

Addiction services

Abuse prevention

Legal aid

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Population served info

Children and youth


LGBTQ people

Women and girls

Economically disadvantaged people

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NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Health Support Services (E60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GLIDE is dedicated to fighting systemic injustices, creating pathways out of poverty and crises, transforming lives.

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?

Daily Free Meals Program

-Glide's Daily Free Meals Program serves three, free and nutritious meals 364 days of the year to anyone in need of food resources. -Glide's Recovery Programs work with men and women who are dealing with issues of substance abuse prevention and recovery, domestic violence, sexual abuse, anger management and poor self-esteem. -The Janice Mirikitani Family, Youth and Childcare Center provides services and programs for low-income children and families, including child and infant care, after school programs and family counseling. -The Cecil Williams GLIDE Community House provides low-income housing and a network of on-site support services. -Glide's HIV/AIDS Services Project provides education, outreach, testing and case management for people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

Population(s) Served

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 families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Setting the Stage for the next 60 years

Launch integrated services and pilot mobile services.

Showcase GLIDE as a national social justice leader.

Create a fundraising plan to raise $31 million in FY24.

Lift GLIDE’s voice through art and storytelling.

Center GLIDE’s work on the voices of marginalized people.

Inspire staff to grow and thrive.

Build the capacity to learn and iterate on GLIDE Forward.

Improve our business systems and infrastructure.

Transform our facilities to support GLIDE’s work.

Maximize the Board’s leadership.

Create a radically inclusive, just, and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering, break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

GLIDE values are rooted in empowerment, recovery and personal transformation. They are the ground we stand on. GLIDE is a place of hope, meaning and purpose. Has been extending unconditional love for 60 years, and beyond.

After 3 years of pandemic, GLIDE has re-opened its in-door dining and been welcoming everyone serving culturally appropriate meals.

Reducing harms for the rights of those who use drugs. GLIDE health access team provides medically assisted treatment, free HIV and Hepa C testing and linkages to treatments. Syringe Access and Supplies and HRX Case Management and Support Advocacy.

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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


GLIDE Foundation

Assets info

BMF Data: IRS Business Master File


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

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & Chief Executive Officer

Gina Fromer PhD

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

GLIDE Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Kaye Foster

Boston Consulting Group

Mary Glide

Sequoia Capital

Paula R. Collins

WDG Ventures

Ime Archibong


Cheryl L. Flick

Sebastes Capital

Dr. Erica Lawson


Emily Cohen

United Contractors

Crickette Brown Glad

Tracey Laney

Levi Strauss & Co.

Allison L. Magee

Zellerbach Family Foundation

Hydra Mendoza


Sharon Osberg

Virginia Walker

The Jamison Group

Ross Weiner

Code Advisors

Lin-Hua Wu


Del Seymour

Code Tenderloin

Chris Cimino


Judge Charles Crompton


Logan McDonald

Bay Area Community Services

Dr. Hal Collard


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 ? Not applicable
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/13/2024

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/14/2023

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

  • 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 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.