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Serving the San Francisco Bay Area

Since its founding in 1968, CIIS’ symbiotic relationship with the San Francisco Bay Area has continued to deepen and grow. This dynamic region and its people are an intrinsic part of the CIIS experience. In turn, CIIS has a profound impact on the Bay Area community through its community clinics, public programs, and arts that bring academic inquiry and healing into everyday life.


Our Award-winning Community Counseling Clinics

We believe that mental health care is a human right. Our six community counseling centers have been serving as a bastion of equitable care in underserved San Francisco Bay Area communities for more than 40 years.


CIIS Public Programs

Curated conversations and experiences with established and emergent thought leaders and activists help participants confront the pressing sociocultural and psychospiritual challenges of our time.


Arts at CIIS

With 12-15 annual events including exhibitions, artist lectures, and community conversations, Arts at CIIS creates the space for robust exchange and growth to nourish curiosity, advance civic participation, and foster discourse across differences.


A Podcast for the Radically Curious

CIIS Public Programs Podcast presents a diverse array of world-renowned scholars, leaders, authors, artists, and thinkers who explore new perspectives about people and society.

Our Partners and Funders

Support from corporations, foundations, and government entities provides crucial funding for CIIS programs and initiatives and allows CIIS to uphold its standard of excellence.


  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Boston Private Bank & Trust Company

    RSF Social Finance

    Saintpage Consulting

    Technology Credit Union

    Union Bank

    USWired, Inc. 

    Vartain Law Group

  • Anonymous Foundation

    Anonymous Foundation

    Betsy Gordon Foundation

    Bill Graham Memorial Foundation

    Bothin Foundation

    Ernest Christian Klipstein Foundation

    Fetzer Institute

    Kalliopeia Foundation

    MCJ Amelior Foundation

    Oak Foundation

    Psychedelic Science Funders Collaborative

    Samuel B. Hanser Memorial Trust

    Simon Family Philanthropic Foundation

    Soo Foundation

    Threshold Foundation

    William G. Irwin Charity Foundation

    California Arts Council

    California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

    San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development

  • Anchor Meditation

    Benevity Community Impact Fund

    Ben & Jerry’s Haight Ashbury

    California Historical Society

    City Arts and Lectures

    The Contemporary Jewish Museum

    Cultural Integration Fellowship

    GLBT Historical Society Museum and Archives

    Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

    Jewish Community Endowment Fund

    Len Carella Ceramics


    The Mexican Museum

    Museum of the African Diaspora

    Network for Good

    Oakland Museum of California  


    San Francisco Psychedelic Society

    Science and Nonduality

    Suncé Winery

    Tamalpa Institute

    Tenderloin Museum

    Wisdom 2.0 Conference

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

  • Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center serves as a hub of community services for our seniors and persons with disabilities. It is the go to place for seniors in the Bayview Hunters Point Community to connect with each other and find services.