Welcome

The German Ladies’ General Benevolent Society was established in September 1870 when a group of women from prominent German families residing in San Francisco came together. Their goal was to form an organization to provide much-needed aid to qualifying German women and children who were new to California.

We have continued to thrive for almost 150 years with our membership of 245 women of German heritage. The Society has continually distributed assistance to qualifying women and children living on the edge of poverty.

Our Mission

As a non-profit charitable organization, our mission is to provide short-term emergency financial assistance and support to women and children of German origin or heritage who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although we don’t provide scholarships or grants, we are able to help many women in need every year.

Since 1870, countless women have graciously volunteered to help others.

Donate

Donate

Your donations help us to increase our ability to provide necessary funds to the women and children by increasing the available funds…

History

History

In September 1870, a group of women from prominent German families residing in San Francisco formed the GLGBS to provide much-needed aid to German women and children…

Events

Events

We have meetings, such as our annual members meeting, as well as special events throughout the year. The highlight of the year is our traditional German Christmas Luncheon…

Join Us

Join Us

The German Ladies General Benevolent Society is proud that we have a membership of over 250 members, who support the charitable mission of our Society.