Youth With A Mission - San Francisco


YWAM San Francisco now owns the properties
on Ellis Street as of September 23, 2014.

An amazing $1.4 million has been raised by God’s grace from May 16 to September 23, 2014. We’ve received a great loan from First National Bank of Northern California this week. We are continuing to raise funds to pay off the entire amount of $4 million so we can continue serving in this strategic location.

If we reach $2 million by the end of the year, our monthly payments will be lowered by $3,000/month and we’ll have the resources to expand our ministries.

Would you make a year-end, tax-deductible donation toward our future?

Why We Exist

YWAM San Francisco exists to engage our neighborhood with a loving God. We do this through:

  • Our food pantry that serves 275 low-income people every week.
  • Rehabilitation through our intensive one-year street discipleship program called 360.
  • Training future leaders in our Discipleship Training Schools with hands-on involvement in our neighborhood.
  • Hosting and training 2,000 volunteers every year to serve the neighborhood through prayer, evangelism and community service.
  • Our drop-in center that provides haircuts, showers, bible studies, referral services, counseling and prayer for more than 1,000 people every month.

Watch this video to see how YWAM San Francisco does this in our neighborhood.

We need one-time donations to help us finish buying the building so we can keep doing God’s work in this neighborhood. We also need regular monthly supporters to help us sustain what we are called to do.

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The Full Story


YWAM San Francisco has been in the Tenderloin since 1995. Our main building is home to 30 full-time staff. In our history, more than 16,000 people have participated in short-term outreach from our facility, More than 380 people have attended our six-month residential Discipleship Training School, and more than 100 staff members have joined us for at least two-year commitments. Since 2008, our Food Pantry ministry has fed the hungry with more than 200 tons of food. Hear about some of the testimonies about YWAM’s work here. We love the Tenderloin, and it is our honor and joy to serve our neighbors. For the last few months we were in danger of losing our facilities. We have been trying to buy the two buildings on Ellis Street that we’ve been operating out of since 1995. Our landlord always refused to sell…until May 16, 2014.


On May 16, we learned that a third party had submitted a cash offer of $3.75 million for the properties we call home in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco. Because we have the first rights to purchase these properties, we had to match their offer. We have moved in faith believing that we are to inherit these properties. Our landlord required that we prove our financial credibility on July 25, 2014. By God’s grace, the seller’s attorneys conceded that we are financially strong enough to purchase these properties. Thank you to all who helped us raise an astonishing $1.04 million in time for the July 25th deadline. We had, and are deeply grateful for, a partner who is stood guarantee for the amount we didn’t have until we could come up with it. Through faith, prayer, and generous contributions, we were able to put down $1.4 million towards the property at signing on September 23rd, 2014. We are trusting God to finish buying the building.


We are trying to raise the complete $4 million to own this property debt free. This can be done, and we need your help.

Please continue to stand with us to see this project completed. Join with us in expanding the ministry here in San Francisco! The Kingdom value of this work is greater than ever. Your investment generates an “eternal rate of return.”


Thank You For Standing With Us.
Let’s Live the Miracle Together!