Twitter Matching Donations to Tenderloin Museum

by on November 24, 2014

If you ever wanted to help make the Tenderloin Museum a reality, now is the perfect time. Twitter will match all donations—100% tax deductible—made to the museum for the next 23 days up to $20,000. That turns $100 donations into $200, and $1000 into $2000. We’ve made it super easy to donate through our indiegogo page to make your tax-deductible donation.

We have a lot of perks to make your donation even go further, including a signed copy of my book on the Tenderloin that will be out this spring. We’ve also got a great video from city leaders you won’t want to miss.

Construction on the museum began last week. A barricade is being constructed around its Eddy and Leavenworth location. It will soon be transformed by the artistic genius of Rob Duncan and the Mucho design firm into a combination art project and promotion for many of the museum’s key themes.

The museum is run by the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, Uptown Tenderloin, Inc. Twitter will also match donations made by check, so if you prefer that method send a check payable to Uptown Tenderloin to the organization at 126 Hyde St., SF, CA 94102.


2015 a Breakout Year for Tenderloin

The Museum’s planned April 2015 opening is one of many new projects opening in the Tenderloin next year.

On December 1, the Bulldog Baths at 130 Turk will hold its soft opening as the city’s premiere kennel for dogs whose owners need to drop them off for hours or days. I will have a story on this remarkable new Tenderloin business next week.

On December 10, 2014, the new and completely rebuilt Boeddeker Park will hold its grand opening event. Also in December is the expected opening of PianoFight nightclub, bar, restaurant and theater at the former home of Original Joe’s, 142 Taylor.

Two destination restaurants will open in the Tenderloin in 2015, along with at least one bar that will further the Tenderloin’s current status as the place to go for fine drinks (eg Rye, Bourbon & Branch, Tradition). Plus The Chairman’s opening on Larkin Street is long overdue and will happen next year (many know it under its former food truck name, Chairman Bau).

Counterpulse dance studio will open on lower Turk next year, returning positive night life to the area. Counterpulse is still raising money for its renovation of the former Gayety theater, so consider offering support.

The Tenderloin Museum is designed to bring people into the neighborhood who then stay to eat and drink in neighborhood businesses. A donation to the Museum is an investment in the Tenderloin’s future, and an investment into making a safer neighborhood for the 4000 kids who call the Tenderloin home.

So check out the museum’s indiegogo site now and double Twitter’s support for the museum.


Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw's latest book is Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America. He is the author of four prior books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. He is also the author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

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