Employee Charitable Projects
Hood & Strong is proud to support the Presidio Trust. The Presidio is one of the few remaining oak woodlands in San Francisco and is home to a variety of wildlife including humming birds, the gray fox, and a myriad of insects. Hood & Strong volunteers made an important contribution to the Presidio restoration effort by removing invasive weeds to recreate a healthy ecosystem where native plants can flourish and habitat value is improved for local wildlife.
The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. As part of a recent volunteer project, Hood & Strong volunteers assisted with shelter upkeep and decorated for the holidays.
San Francisco Food Bank
Hood & Strong employees regularly volunteer at the San Francisco Food Bank, packing grocery boxes that are distributed to seniors and other citizens in need. The San Francisco Food Bank relies on approximately 4,000 volunteers a month– the equivalent of 70 full-time employees that they would have to hire without the support of volunteers.
100 Acts of Kindness
To further honor our firm’s 100-year legacy, Hood & Strong staff initiated a year-long “100 Acts of Kindness” program in 2017, which coordinated philanthropic activities throughout the year to help the underserved.
Hood & Strong is proud to support the Princess Project, which seeks and receives thousands of beautiful new or nearly-new dresses and accessories in excellent condition from individual donors and corporate partners. Free prom dresses and accessories are provided to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them. Since the Princess Project began in February 2002, more than 20,000 teens have received prom dresses and accessories.
Hood & Strong USF Scholarship
Each year, Hood & Strong provides funding for the Robert A. Mellin Endowed Scholarship at the University of San Francisco. We honor Robert Mellin, a former Managing Partner at Hood & Strong, with this scholarship given annually to the top accounting student at the USF School of Management.