Italian Community ServicesItalian Community Services (ICS) has been serving the Bay Area Italian-American community for nearly a century. But there is so much more to do! Our tagline, “Preserving Our Culture, Serving Our Community” sums up our mission, and sets the stage for engagement of our supporters, from young to old, from urban to suburban, from first-, second-, third- and even fifth and sixth generation Italian Americans, and those who are “Italian at heart.”

The Italian-American Community has been an integral part of the economic and cultural fabric of California, and indeed the San Francisco Bay Area since the 1800s. Today, ICS’s independently funded, community-based programs are a model for health and social service organizations nationwide.

Our services help Bay Area Italian individuals and families access and manage the resources they need to live healthy, productive and independent lives.Through our educational and cultural programs, ICS also works to preserve the Bay Area’s strong Italian traditions, language, and culture to ensure they remain a source of strength and identity for this and future generations. Thanks to the support of our generous donors, Italian Community Services continues to build on this legacy of community, culture, education and service.


Help Keep the Dream Alive

Italian Community Services receives no funding from the government or other agencies.

This allows us the ability to identify the needs of our clients and act quickly in the way we think best.  At the same time, this means that we are entirely dependent upon the direct participation and contributions of many good people.

Your tax deductible contributions are what fuel our services and enable us to touch many lives.

We look forward to your donation and thank you for your help in carrying our programs.

Send your tax deductible donations to:
Italian Community Services
678 Green Street
San Francisco CA 94133

or you can donate online by clicking the button below.



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"We will always be forever grateful for the kindness, concern, and care Italian Community Services (ICS) provides to our 92 year old Aunt. We are working parents with a 14 year old daughter. This past year has been especially challenging because our independent Aunt has required more assistance and suffered a fall and fractured her shoulder. Sadly, because of our work schedules we have very limited time during the work week. ICS came to our need for advice and has performed countless acts of kindness to assist our Aunt. The Community Services Coordinator assisted her through care management which included accompanying her to doctor appointments, establishing her as a client on the Meals on Wheels program, and in finding part time care when it was needed. When she fractured her shoulder and had to go to the emergency room, ICS was also there for her. The ICS Volunteer Coordinator matched her with a volunteer who was able to accompany her to the weekly agency lunches. We cannot express sufficient gratitude to ICS staff for providing information on assisted living care options, alerted us to available government options and responded immediately to our endless care and financial question emails. The ICS is a treasure to the Italian community! It is such a nice feeling to know that there is a trusting community who understands the difficulties facing American Italian families and considers our cultural upbringing and beliefs with regard to aged loved ones. Thank you ICS, Volunteers and Benefactors! You have reached out to us in a difficult time and exemplified unending kindness and care."

Most gratefully, Diana and Dennis Cresci