Organization Details


Type: nonprofit
logophotoWhat is OurTownSF ? An all-volunteer organization (no salaries) handling 3 promotional tools for our community's nonprofits. - see history below 1/ Nonprofit Window Located at Walgreens on Castro at 18th where groups listed on this site may reserve a spot for promotional purposes. see Nonprofit Window tab 2/ OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo Annual resource fair that has grown to over 125 SF LGBTQ non profit service providers, arts and athletic groups taking place each October hosted by OurTownSF, TurnOut and the Eureka Valley Recreation Center. see Nonprofit Expo tab for info & photos YouTube video from: OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2018 OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2017 OurTownSF Live! Nonprofit Expo 2016 3/ Resource guide for residents and visitors, and a promotional tool for over 300 San Francisco LGBTQ nonprofit service providers, arts and athletic groups to recruit and connect them with clients, donors and/or volunteers. Organización de todos voluntarios (sin salario) Guia de consulta de más de 300 organizaciones sin fines de lucro LGBTQ en San Francisco. Un buscador para residentes y visitantes y herramienta promocional para organizaciones privadas LGBTQ de servicios, artes y deportes para establecer contacto con clientes, patrocinadores y/o voluntarios. A-Z and category search for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning individuals to match: THOSE IN NEED OF VITAL SERVICES to service providers DONORS to well-deserving SF LGBTQ charities VOLUNTEERS to groups and their upcoming events THOSE WISHING TO BE ENTERTAINED with arts venues and events THOSE WITH ATHLETIC INTEREST with athletic organizations PHOTOS at over 150 SF LGBTQ events annually CALENDAR of fundraisers, major artistic performances, fairs & annual observances* FOR INDIVIDUALS - a guide to community fundraisers, events, fairs & observances FOR COMMUNITY LEADERS - a reference when deciding on a date for their upcoming events * Check individual organizations' calendars for non-fundraising events and smaller artistic performances. History: Nonprofit Window, & Nonprofit Expo In 2001 Patrick Batt, a Castro merchant, recruited Walgreens on Castro St. at 18th to donate a window to SF LGBTQ nonprofits for the purpose of reserving it in order to promote their mission, recruit volunteers & advertise upcoming events. In 2011 he turned over reservations to Paul Margolis. Since the Nonprofit Window faces busy Castro Street, there were long waitlists for a reservation. Due to this, Paul created in 2013 to provide a directory of groups serving our community. Paul now shares reservation duties for the Window with Gary Poe. To reserve contact Over a hundred events are included on the calendar located on the homepage of each month either submitted by groups or found on their website or Facebook page. Paul attends and photographs over 150 of events posted on this calendar annually, uploads them on this site and shares them with the hosts and local media. The photographs document current events, promotes future events, and provides a valuable promotional tool for our nonprofits. See his photos under the PHOTOS tab and in The San Francisco Bay Times In 2015, Paul created the annual OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo which brings groups serving us together for a day of fun & community building and takes place 13 days after the Castro Street Fair at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center. In 2018 over 2,000 community members attended the Expo and 130 groups serving the LGBTQ community participated and has grown to become "the largest SF LGBTQ nonprofit expo ever!"
Paul Margolis



Paul Margolis


OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2018 2018-10-20
OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2017 2017-10-14
OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2016 2016-11-19


OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2018 2018-10-20