SF Catalyst

is creating A social/educational space for the SF leather and kink community

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Every dollar helps! For less than half the price of a typical SF Catalyst play party, you help ensure we survive and thrive.

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Do you regularly attend parties at SF Catalyst? For the same amount as most of our parties, you help us maintain the space through the quarantine and beyond.

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We need you to grow our space to better serve the community. Be a major part of our future success.




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About SF Catalyst

SF Catalyst needs your help to survive and to better serve you. With most kink-positive venues closed or in sharp decline, SF Catalyst is a vital community space. While we have proven that we are financially viable under normal circumstances, the COVID-19 crisis poses a threat to our continued existence. We are working with our landlord but need substantial donations from the community to keep paying our bills. The fact is simple: without your help now, SF Catalyst will not exist when the crisis ends.

At the same time, we have the rare opportunity to expand our facility to the remainder of the building, doubling our square footage. Expanding improves our ability to serve the community in multiple ways, including:

  • Many groups hit maximum capacity. The expansion of the space increases our maximum capacity.
  • We are committed to making our space more accessible and ability-diverse. The expansion would allow wheelchair access and limited handicap-accessible parking.
  • We wish to continue offering attractive pricing to groups and individuals in underrepresented communities. The expanded space allows us to host multiple functions simultaneously and provide additional meeting spaces.
  • With the expansion, we gain an outdoor space which will allow for a greater variety of hosted events and may well prove critical for social distancing requirements.

We need $10,000/month to ensure we remain open and grow with the community.

We have gone through many growing pains and growth experiences. Although we have an amazing team of volunteers, we need help from our greater community in both donations and future space rentals.

In donating to this campaign, you'll be helping SF Catalyst remain a safe and diverse space for everyone to express their sexual freedom in a way they might not otherwise be able to in their day-to-day life.

About SF Catalyst.

SF Catalyst is a community-run educational and social space in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco. The 2000+ sq. ft. space is available for use by groups, organizations, and individuals for events that are in alignment with the mission of The San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, an all-volunteer-run non-profit organization, which is to create a welcoming and supportive environment for members of the SF Bay Area Leather, Fetish, Kink, & Motorcycling communities. The space has been through a few incarnations and has been an important part of the community for over twelve years.

Since launching SF Catalyst in October 2016, our volunteer management team turned the space into a venue with events booked nearly every night. In 2019, we more than met our expenses and began saving towards a new or expanded space. That success has allowed us to better serve underrepresented communities and create a space that many find sacred to them.

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