We are people who yearn for a better future, and who realize it is up to us to make it happen.
We are Vesper Society, a faith-based private operating foundation located in San Francisco, whose mission is to promote social justice by addressing critical social issues, including the provision of health services for the underserved.
For 40 years, we have reached out to our neighbors locally, nationally, and around the world, creating opportunities for individuals and groups to apply moral and ethical values to decision-making on important policy and economic issues. Simply put, we connect individuals with programs and ideas that can help them, and connect organizations with resources that help them grow.
We draw inspiration from our roots in the Christian faith, specifically a progressive tradition characterized by a willingness to question accepted norms, to embrace human diversity with a strong emphasis on social justice, and to care for the poor and the oppressed.
Transcending all of our work is a central conviction that as children of God, our fundamental vocation is to work actively in and through the structures of society to realize our vision of a more compassionate and just world — one that protects human dignity and enhances human potential. As such, we actively seek to inspire and encourage people of faith and good will to work toward a better future in their everyday lives.
Our current project areas encompass:
- Health care access, including adolescent health services, youth empowerment programs, and urgent care clinics in the San Francisco Bay area, and HIV/AIDS treatment centers in Africa
- Economic justice, including local economic action partnerships in Africa
- Youth and trust, including youth empowerment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area
The Project to Ignite Hope is our most recent initiative, which we envision as a true, participatory movement, with millions of people of good will around the globe acting in ways small and large to bring about a more just and compassionate world. We invite all people — believers and searchers of all ages, nationalities, political leanings, and moral and ethical traditions — to join us in this effort.
Vesper Society: www.vesper.org