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Support SFCP by clicking here to make an online donation.

If you prefer to make your donation by mail, please send a completed donate by mail form and payment to SFCP, 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. 

Meeting our fundraising goal will enable us to:

  • Moderate future increases in dues, tuition and course fees, so that we can maintain the accessibility of our programs to the community.
  • Fund efforts to increase accessibility and diversity for participants of SFCP and SFCP’s programs.
  • Maintain staffing levels critical to supporting SFCP operations, especially during the COVID pandemic.
  • Fund essential work to our home on Natoma Street and reduce the backlog of deferred maintenance.

Your gift will help sustain your professional home and enable us to involve the larger community in our mission.

For questions about making a gift to the SFCP, contact Nicole Lee at (415) 563-5815 x103 or

SFCP is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Our Federal Tax ID number is 94-1546088.

Gifts of Stock

Contributions of stock can provide valuable support for the Center and significant tax benefits for you. Shares can be transferred electronically by notifying your broker that you wish to make a gift of stock to the SFCP. Please consult your tax advisor to find out how a charitable donation of stock can help you reach your personal financial goals. 

To make a gift of stock to the SFCP, please follow the instructions on the form available here

Account Name: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis 
Account # 7503-8791
Tax ID: 94-1546088 
Broker: Charles Schwab DTC #0164

Please contact Nicole Lee at (415) 563-5815 x103 or prior to making your donation, so we can ensure that your donation is properly acknowledged.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Tribute Gifts

Gifts in honor of someone are a meaningful way to make a donation in the name of friends, family or coworkers. You may want to honor a family member, a faculty member, a mentor, or an individual who has inspired you or who offered exceptional support to you. Tribute gifts can also be given in recognition of retirements, graduations and special occasions.

Memorial Gifts

Celebrate the life of a beloved person with a memorial gift to SFCP. Memorial gifts in honor of someone are a wonderful way to make a donation in the name of someone who has passed away.

There is an option to make a tribute or memorial donation on our online donation form.

These contributions are a thoughtful way to remember or recognize a person important to you while supporting SFCP.

Retirement Plan Gifts

Consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution to SFCP

Are you 70 and a half or older? Please consider making a charitable gift directly from your IRA to SFCP, an eligible 501(c)(3) charitable organization. You will be helping SFCP and you may also get significant tax benefits.

Once you reach the age of 72, you must take a required minimum distribution (RMD) and pay income tax on it.  This extra income may affect your adjusted gross income (AGI) and put you in a higher tax-bracket, too. Many charitable-minded people have their RMD go directly to a nonprofit like SFCP.

How to make a Qualified Chartable Distribution from your IRA

Once you are 70 and a half, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution directly to the eligible charity from a traditional IRA, inherited IRA, and other types of Individual Retirement Accounts.

Ask your IRA custodian to send a check directly to SFCP or if you have an IRA checkbook, you can send the check directly to SFCP.

It is very important the check clears before December 31st for the QCD to count toward your minimum annual IRA distribution.

An individual donor can contribute up to $100,000 per year in QCDs, as long as they are 70½ or older. For married couples, each spouse can make QCDs up to the $100,000 limit for a total of $200,000.

State tax rules on QCDs vary, so donors using charitable distributions should consult a tax advisor to understand the impact on state tax liabilities.

Please consult your tax advisor to find out how this kind of donation can help you reach your personal financial goals.

Legacy Gifts

Since 1947, SFCP has been a source of lively psychoanalytic training, continuing education, and affiliation for hundreds of mental health professionals. We want to ensure that this strong and evolving institution continues to be a resource for generations to come. As you think about the people and organizations who have sustained you and which you would like to carry on for future generations, please consider including SFCP in your estate planning. “Legacy Donors” are forward-thinking people on whose shoulders future generations can stand. Gifts of all sizes are important.

In addition to supporting SFCP through your generous annual donations, here are other ways you can contribute to the sustainability of SFCP for the long-term. Many of these options are a win-win for the donor and the organization. We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor to discuss the tax implications of these options:


One of the easiest ways to help involves simply naming SFCP as a beneficiary in your will and living trust. A bequest may be for a particular dollar amount or percentage of your estate. Estate tax savings may be significant.

Life Insurance Policy and Retirement Assets

Often overlooked by donors, naming SFCP as a partial beneficiary of these assets can provide support for the organization.

Life Income Gifts

Life income gifts allow you to leave a gift in the care of SFCP, while earning income for yourself during your lifetime. The two most popular life income gifts are charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities.

Complex Gifts

If you are a business owner, own real property or have any other type of complex asset, giving options exist that can both help SFCP and benefit your family financially.

Legacy Donors are an honored part of the SFCP donor family, by being recognized in our Annual Report and on our website. Also, SFCP can work with you to direct your donation.

If interested in making a Legacy gift, please contact Marcia Hodges, Administrative Director, to discuss becoming a Legacy Donor.

Please consult your tax advisor to find out how this kind of donation can help you reach your personal financial goals.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
Visiting Professor Weekend
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Sunday, April 14, 2024
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Saturday, April 27, 2024
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Saturday, May 4, 2024
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Film Screening and Discussion: A House Made of Splinters (2022)
Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW (discussant)
Monday, May 6, 2024
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Nancy Chodorow, PhD (presenter)
Saturday, May 11, 2024
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Graduation Ceremony and Reception 2024
Jim Dimon, MD (graduation speaker)
Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 to June 12, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
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Loïc Pritchard, MFT (instructor)
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
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Sasha Frere-Jones (interviewee); Adam Blum, PsyD (interviewer); Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD (moderator)
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