SHARP is a volunteer neighborhood association serving the Inner Sunset and Sunset Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco. Our activities include free program meetings in our building, small financial grants, and a resources page with links to useful information about the neighborhood. Our programs cover civic, political, and cultural topics. The meetings are a great place to connect with friendly, constructive neighbors, like you. You’re invited!  SHARP — a resource for the Inner Sunset.

Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, SHARP meets at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of the month in the ground floor meeting space of our building, 1736 Ninth Avenue (between Moraga and Noriega). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cookies and conversation.

  • Notes from a Housing Laboratory: San Francisco’s Post-1920 Residential Architecture

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    After both world wars, San Francisco reinvented itself as it faced the challenge of housing the many people who flocked here. The largely middle class newcomers did not need and could not afford houses with the grand floor plans of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Largely on the city’s West Side, San Francisco responded to the challenge with a variety of new styles that not only reflected the city’s changing makeup but helped define how America would house its burgeoning middle class. James Dixon, a local architect and an expert on the city’s housing styles, will explore the laboratory of innovation that built much of the city we know today.


  • More Plant-Based Cooking, with Jean Snyder

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    In July 2015, Jeanne Snyder introduced us to plant-based cooking with a talk, demo, and free samples for all. A full-house audience gobbled up the treats and learned how to make them. Now Jeanne returns with more plant-based tips and treats. As gifted a presenter as she is a cook (check out her beautiful website), Jeanne will again take us step by step as she prepares her dishes. Details to come. In the meantime, get hungry.