Swords to Plowshares

1060 Howard Street
San Francisco, California 94103
1 (415) 252-4788

In 1974, Swords to Plowshares started with a single grant and a small location on Valencia Street. Now, over 40 years later with an annual budget of $19 million, we are still doing the same thing we set out to do — heal the wounds of war, restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to prevent and end homelessness and poverty among veterans. From the beginning we’ve accomplished our mission by providing wrap-around services to veterans in our community, and advocating for improved care and services for all veterans. We have been at the forefront of the veterans’ rights movement since 1974, when six Vietnam veterans, frustrated with the inadequate system of care for veterans, founded Swords to Plowshares. Swords to Plowshares is nationally recognized for our model programs, expert leadership and continued dedication to fighting on behalf of our nation’s veterans. Our mission at Swords to Plowshares is to end and prevent homelessness among veterans. We are a nonprofit organization making significant progress towards ending veteran homelessness. We operate innovative and ever-evolving programs to address the immediate needs of vulnerable veterans, and we do so with the help of our donors and valued partners in the community who give us strength to make a difference.