Community Based Organizations

Community Based Organizations

Ruth Grabowski
Coordinator of Family &
Community Partnerships

Student, Family & Community
Support Department
San Francisco Unified School District
555 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA  94102

Phone:  (415) 241-6185
Fax:  (415) 522-6724


Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Community Based Organizations & Agencies

    Before an organization or agency can provide services to students in any public school you need to have a formal agreement with SFUSD that describes your program services in detail, and ensures your agency fulfills legal requirements that protect our students, your organization, and the district as a whole.

    When services are provided for free to the school or SFUSD, organizations need a “Memorandum of Understanding,” or MOU, which must be approved by the Board of Education as well as district staff.  (If the school or SFUSD pays for the services, the agreement is through a contract rather than an MOU.)

    Most community organizations or agencies interested in providing services free of charge to SFUSD students, families or staff, will use our online process for filling out your MOU form.
    (A few MOUs are developed outside of this process. Please see the FAQ below and contact the Partnerships office if you have questions about these kinds of MOUs.)

    Be sure to click on the 2017-18 tab in your online account when creating a new MOU for the new school year.  (MOU's already approved for two years including 2017-18 do not need to be redone on this new form.)


      • Go to to find updated FAQs, the MOU process flow chart, and how-to videos for organizations to fill out these forms.

    SFUSD staff can find additional information through our intranet sites:

      • Sharepoint MOU page: Find reports on the status of MOUs and Board Resolutions (updated every week) as well as read-only access to the MOU database
      • MOU status reports by school (new!): Reports for each SFUSD school include all MOUs naming that site, and the status (for example if that MOU has been fully executed or is still in process). 

    Already have a user account in the online MOU database? 

    Click here to sign into your MOU user account.

    If you don’t have an agency username and password, you can contact the technical Help Desk Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm at 866-469-6884 (toll-free).

    Need Help With Your MOU?
    Contact us if you have any questions about the MOU process!
    Phone:  (415) 241-6185
    Email us at 


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