San Francisco Community Service & Philanthropy

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At Zephyr, we’re not afraid to break a sweat. We take a hands-on approach to community building by volunteering time, raising funds, donating money, and digging in with hard work. Whether delivering meals each week to homebound people through Project Open Hand, helping the elderly with home repairs, walking or riding to raise money for health-related organizations, donating directly from our commissions to support our local public schools, or donating over $1 Million to various organizations in recent years, all of our agents and managers are proud to actively contribute to our community.

At Zephyr, we are proud to support:

edMatch Featured Charity
Funding for public schools continues to suffer in California with closures, layoffs and programs cuts happening more each year. EdMatch engages local businesses to commit to the cause of funding public education and improving education for all. Zephyr established a unique arrangement with EdMatch to donate 10% of gross commissions from any new closed transaction that results from business referred to us through their program. This can result in significant additional funding for our San Francisco public schools without any additional cost to our clients. Watch our video on this page to learn more. To find an EdMatch participating agent, click here.

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AIDS Lifecycle
American Red Cross
Art for AIDS
Avon Foundation
Catholic Relief Services
Cobb County Minister Wives and Widows
Coral Reef Alliance
Doctors Without Borders
Friends of the Urban Forest
Galileo High School PTA
Girl Ventures, Inc.
Grattan Elementary School
Hospice of the Valley
International Rescue Committee
Larkin Street Youth Services
Livable City
Maison de Naissance
Mercy and Sharing Foundation
Meritus College Fund
Miraloma Cooperative Nursery
Noe Valley Harvest Festival
Oxfam America
Project Open Hand
Raise the Roof
Rocket Dog Rescue
San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs' Association
San Francisco Zoological Society
Special Olympics
Stepping Stones
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
US Fund for UNICEF
W.J. Clinton Foundation

Committed to Community

Supporting our community isn’t something we do once a year; we do it everyday. See what our company and our agents have been up to in our ongoing support of our neighborhoods, youth and education, health services and research, human rights and more.

  • Zephyr Real Estate Agents Spearhead Fundraising for Dance Mission

    San Francisco, CA – April 7, 2014 – Last week at Zephyr’s weekly sales meeting, two agents, Jim Beitzel and Joan Loeffler, presented a fundraising call for Dance Mission, a local community organization located in San Francisco’s Inner Mission. After collectively pledging $1,000, the duo appealed to their fellow agents to generously contribute as well. To make the donations go further, Zephyr agreed to match funds dollar-for-dollar. As a result, through the contributions of the agents and Zephyr’s matching funds, Beitzel and Loeffler were able to present a check for $5,560 to Dance Mission.

  • Project Open Hand Receives Major Contribution from Zephyr Real Estate
    San Francisco, CA – March 17, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate, a long-time charitable partner with Project Open Hand, recently contributed $5,000 to that volunteer agency for the replacement of one of its delivery vans. Upon learning that Project Open Hand had started the process to raise funds for the van’s replacement, Zephyr immediately stepped up.

  • Zephyr Real Estate Sponsors Annual Meritus College Fund
    San Francisco, CA – July 8, 2013 – On June 7, the 17th Annual Meritus College Fund awards were presented to 50 high school graduates for their pursuit of higher education. Zephyr Real Estate sponsored the awards ceremony, and agents from Zephyr provided a scholarship valued at $14,000 to Joshua Consul, one of those graduates. Joshua graduated from International Studies Academy and will attend San Francisco State University.
  • Zephyr Agent Wes Freas Delivers with Project Open Hand
    San Francisco, CA – November 7, 2011 – For 20 years, Zephyr agent Wes Freas has volunteered at Project Open Hand. In his first decade of service, Freas volunteered to deliver meals. When he joined the Zephyr team 10 years ago, he discovered that Project Open Hand was an ongoing commitment among Zephyr agents, and he subsequently became the Zephyr coordinator. As the coordinator, Freas promotes the program, recruits participants, schedules the teams and ensures that it happens every week.
  • Zephyr Agent Pete Gallegos Serves with Maisin Scholars Program
    San Francisco, CA – October 17, 2011 – Pete Gallegos, Zephyr REALTOR® at the West Portal Office, has found a way to help others through volunteering with the Maisin Scholars Program, which assists students in overcoming financial obstacles in their pursuit of higher education. Founded in 2000, the program offers 75 scholarships annually to students graduating in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) who have financial need and the ambition to continue their education.
  • Zephyr Agent Stefano DeZerega Serves at Pie Ranch
    San Francisco, CA – September 16, 2011 – Stefano DeZerega, a Top Producer and a Premier Property Specialist with Zephyr Real Estate, is a volunteer and is on the board of directors at Pie Ranch—a sustainable farming operation in Pescadero that is also one of the Bay Area’s more unique community organizations. 
  • Zephyr Agents Participate in edMatch for San Francisco’s Public Schools
    San Francisco, CA – August 22, 2011 – Seventeen of Zephyr’s top-producing agents have committed to participation in edMatch, a new independent non-profit organization for local businesses and individuals to "match" funds raised in San Francisco’s public schools. The funds are then distributed to all 113 schools on a per-student basis.

  • Zephyr Agent Nicki Randolph Champions Clementina Cares
    San Francisco, CA – August 11, 2011 – Zephyr Realtor Nicki Randolph believes in the concept of leaving things better than you find them. She serves on the all-volunteer Board of Directors for Clementina Cares, a neighborhood organization that has raised the bar for community action.
  • Zephyr Agent Eric Castongia Makes 25th Annual AIDS Walk
    San Francisco, CA – June 9, 2011 – Eric Castongia, a top-producer with Zephyr Real Estate, will be participating in San Francisco’s 25th Annual AIDS Walk on July 17, 2011. Remarkably, Castongia has participated every year since the fundraiser began in 1987. 

  • Zephyr Agents Team Up for 10th Annual AIDS/LifeCycle
    San Francisco, CA (May2, 2011) – Jim Beitzel, Paul Christopher, Harry Clark, and Jan Medina are busy logging hundreds of training miles and raising thousands of dollars for the 10th Annual AIDS/LifeCycle, June 5 – 11. They and 3000 other riders will be spending seven days on their bicycles, and sleeping on the ground at night, riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles. They are all agents with Zephyr Real Estate.

Committed to Community

Supporting our community isn’t something we do once a year; we do it everyday. See what our company and our agents have been up to in our ongoing support of our neighborhoods, youth and education, health services and research, human rights and more.