Our Mission

The Union Square Foundation recognizes Union Square's importance as the heart of the retail, hospitality and entertainment districts of San Francisco. The Union Square Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the unique qualities of Union Square and its surrounding public realm. We provide critical support to both creating and maintaining a clean, safe, and beautiful environment that serves to enrich its public spaces for the enjoyment of San Francisco’s residents and visitors. 


Working collaboratively with
our government partners and district stakeholders, we are shaping the long-term vibrancy of our area with thoughtful public realm investments and homeless services.

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What We've Achieved so far

•Hosted 4th Annual Winter Walk SF (1.7 million visitors in 2017)

•Powell Street Promenade

•Maiden Lane Activations

•Next generation pedestrian counters

•Secured $40,000 for Campton Place improvements

•BART Canopy test at Market Street

•Hallidie Plaza improvements

•Holiday décor & lighting