Latest News from SFAfA — Summer 2020

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought extraordinary challenges to Bay Area and local businesses. We expect that the need for SFAFA funds will increase in the coming months. If you are able, please consider making a gift to SFAFA to help us help Bay Area veterinarians secure the health and welfare of their patients, and to keep pets and their families together. We are so proud of all the work that you are doing, and feel honored to be able to partner with all of you.

The last day for submissions for this year’s GIA program is JUNE 15. Any of your unused GIA funds will revert back to the general fund on June 15. (Use it or lose it.) If you have any cases that may not meet the deadline please contact us ASAP so that we can earmark funds for you.

Due to the current financial crisis associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, we eliminated the required hospital match from March 16 through June 15, 2020, to make it easier for our member hospitals to award GIA funds. We will be reevaluating this program this month and will keep you updated. The pandemic has also greatly depleted our Tauber funds for this year. If you have a case that could use these funds please check our website for current availability.

We have sent out enrollment packages for our next fiscal year that begins on July 1. Please fill out the forms and return them to us by June 1. We want to make sure that anyone who wishes to participate in our program has the opportunity to do so. If you did not receive an enrollment package, or would like to start the program, please contact Hanna Lee at: or Anne Marie Benfatto at:

Congratulations to VCA SF Veterinary Specialists. They were the first hospital this year to use all of their GIA funds, and so were awarded an additional $1,000 from the Phil Durfee fund, to use on any SFAFA case this year.

Stay well and thank you!