The Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation

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November 11, 2015
The Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation

“The Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation changes lives by supporting organizations that promote a happy, healthy and  connected Bay Area LGBT community.”  Maitri was one of the beneficiaries this year with a $2500 check. Executive Director Michael Smithwick pictured above receiving check from GRGR. Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation raised a total of $217,000 this year….

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Maitri attends the Academy of Friends Oscar Gala on Sun.

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November 2, 2015
Maitri attends the Academy of Friends Oscar Gala on Sun.

Maitri was represented well at the Academy of Friends Oscar gala on Sunday, February 28, at the San Francisco Design Center. Maitri was one of the beneficiaries and a great time was had by all. Thank you to the Bridgemen group and volunteer Jon Campbell for supporting Maitri at the gala. Here are some of…

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Happy New Year!

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January 1, 2015
Happy New Year!

Hi, As we prepare to write another year (2015) into the history books I want to take a few moments to give thanks for Christmas Day and the special place that is Maitri…. To give thanks for our residents, for their fortitude and resilience in the face of overwhelming odds… To give thanks for all…

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Spring newsletter and annual report 2015

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December 18, 2014

Dear Friends of Maitri, In addition to our regular quarterly newsletter articles and updates, I am pleased to share our Fiscal 2014 Annual Report (for the period ended June 30, 2014) reflecting three important trends: Maitri’s financial performance continues to improve. Revenue is up and spending is down, resulting in an increase in our net…

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Summer 2013

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December 18, 2013

MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL Just as we were optimistically observing that “only” nine of our residents died with us last fiscal year – reflective of a growing trend of residents improving under our care to the point of discharge back to independent living – two recent resident deaths in as many weeks reminds us that AIDS…

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Annual Report 2013

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December 18, 2013

Dear Friends of Maitri, I am pleased to share our fiscal year 2013 Annual Report reflecting three important trends: Financial support for Maitri from the federal government continues to decline, with revenue from this source dropping by more than $100,000 versus the prior year. Fortunately, increased donations from the community (generous individuals and private/corporate/community foundations)…

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Fall/Winter 2013

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December 16, 2013

MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL Even in temperate San Francisco, where traditional seasons tend to lose their distinction, there is no denying that the winter holidays are rapidly approaching. If Halloween decorations and costume parties weren’t enough of a clue, certainly the jarring early evening darkness brought on by the end of Daylight Savings Time sends the…

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Fall 2012

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December 18, 2012

Dear Maitri Supporter, It has been a particularly challenging summer for all of us at Maitri, having said goodbye to several of our hospice residents who died under our care…and learning of the passing of other former respite residents who achieved medical stabilization here, but whose condition slowly deteriorated subsequent to their release. We enter…

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Dinner at Maitri

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November 13, 2011
Dinner at Maitri

Started in 1999, Dinner at Maitri provides an exclusive opportunity for you to host an elegant, private dinner prepared by a celebrated Bay Area chef in Maitri’s tranquil, home-like setting. No matter what the cuisine, San Francisco celebrity chefs find common ground at Maitri. Since Dinner at Maitri began, we have consistently attracted a distinguished…

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