SBS Swiss Benevolent Society
of San Francisco


The original and primary mission of the Swiss Benevolent Society was and is to provide one-time or ongoing assistance - help with paying bills, shopping or transportation - as well as companionship to Swiss living in Northern California.

Contrary to popular belief, there are Swiss in need. Usually, it is:

  • a sudden, monetary crisis brought on by a death or divorce (50%)

  • failing health and age, compounded by a lack of family living nearby who could help (40%).

  • someone who needs help while government assistance (US or Swiss) is arranged (10%).

We depend on the Swiss Community to alert us to cases. If you know of someone who needs help, please contact Carla Twitchell at All information is kept confidential.

Tax ID
Swiss Benevolent Society
Pier 17, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
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