The San Francisco Bay Area isn’t just where we do business – it’s our home. Since 2007, Veritas has embraced our foundational commitment to be a good neighbor and global citizen. This means giving back to the colorful, diverse neighborhoods we live and work in, and supporting organization that make a positive change in our global community.
Strengthening Our Communities
Veritas actively supports community groups and nonprofits that work to improve the lives of those in need – economically, socially and culturally.
Veritas Volunteer Days
Our commitment to the community means taking action. Whether serving meals every month at St. Vincent’s, landscaping at Golden Gate Park, or working on home improvement projects at the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, we believe in a hands-on approach to serving our neighbors.
Good Samaritan Housing
An apartment is more than a roof over your head: it’s a place of comfort, privacy and safety. That's why we’ve partnered with Apartment List to provide furnished apartments to families impacted by the recent California wildfires. To learn more about the wildfire relief effort, click here.
Keeping San Francisco Retail Local
Vibrant communities are a reflection of their residents. We partner with local businesses like Dog-Eared Books in the Mission, Scullery Café in the Tenderloin, and No. 3 in Pacific Heights – not big chains – to fill our retail spaces with warmth, personality, and most importantly, enhance the existing feeling of community that makes these neighborhoods special.
Learning and Applying Professional Skills with Project SEARCH
Project SEARCH is a training partnership with Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco School District, and WorkLink. Each year, 8-10 interns with intellectual and developmental disabilities work at Kaiser Permanente's San Francisco medical centers and hospital, learning vital workplace skills. We recently welcomed Project SEARCH interns to our office, where one of our employees, a former participant in the program, showed them how their skillset can be applied throughout a company.
Veritas recognizes the importance of charitable giving by supporting organizations that help advance the common good in our community and beyond. Since the inception of our company in 2007, we have contributed to stellar philanthropic organizations who are recognized for their positive impact on the lives of people they serve.
Fighting Cancer with City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Based in Southern California, it works with researchers around the US, and treats patients worldwide. In 2018, Veritas’ leadership team and employees joined its Spirit of Life campaign, helping raise over $1 million for research.
Creating Homes in Haiti with New Story
New Story, a San Francisco start-up, is dedicated to building homes for families in impoverished areas around the world. In 2017, Veritas "adopted" this organization to raise money that supported local employment, materials and homebuilding. Through the individual employee contributions and corporate matching, Veritas raised over $10,000 for New Story.
Veritas actively supports the efforts of neighborhood organizations and the real estate community to improve the economic, social, and cultural prospects of our neighbors in the San Francisco Bay Area including the following groups and nonprofit entities:
We believe caring for the environment is about more than just taking out the recycling.
Veritas is passionate about reducing the carbon footprint of every one of our buildings. We incorporate energy-efficient appliances, fixtures, and lighting upgrades into every apartment and building renovation we undertake.
Veritas is the largest deployer of solar-generated electricity among multifamily property owners in San Francisco. Particularly when paired with charging-station/energy-storage systems that are installed in garages for electric vehicles, solar power reduces utility costs for residents, while providing a renewable source of clean energy.
Energy Efficient Appliances and Fixtures
Wherever possible we install the latest in high-efficiency appliances, low-flow bathroom fixtures, and LED lighting to save money and energy. Today’s washers, for example, use about 25% less energy and 40% less water than washers made just ten years ago.
On-Site Zipcars and Scoots
Veritas features San Francisco's largest fleet of Zipcars, the fast-growing car-sharing service, and also Scoots, electric mopeds and mini cars. These services provide a money-saving convenience that enables them to get around town without the cost of owning and insuring a vehicle. It also reduces overall automobile usage and lowers emissions.