Our Programs

Empowering a more collaborative, inventive, and responsive government for San Franciscans

Through our public-private partnership programs, the Office of Civic Innovation helps City Departments move boldly forward towards new ideas and creative approaches to better serve our residents.

Civic Bridge

 

Civic Bridge connects City Departments with skilled pro bono teams to tackle civic challenges and deliver actionable outcomes. 

 

We work with City Departments to scope high-priority projects before matching them with the appropriate private-sector company partner. Employee volunteers are recruited by the company to contribute their expertise and work part-time with City staff to build an innovative solution. 

 

Learn more about how we leverage public-private partnerships to drive civic change.

Startup in Residence (STIR)

 

Start up in Residence (STIR) connects City Departments with startups to co-develop custom govtech products that meet a critical City need. To learn more, please visit City Innovate.

Through our two public-private partnership programs, the Office of Civic Innovation helps City Departments move boldly forward towards new ideas and creative approaches to better serve our residents.