Self Support and the Seventh Tradition

“Self-support begins with me, because I am part of us – the group. We pay our rent and utility bills, buy coffee, snacks and A.A. Literature. We support our central office, our area committee, and our General Service Office. If it were not for those entities, many new people would never discover the miracles of A.A.*”
*Reprinted from Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix, page 5, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.


Thank you to all our monthly Grateful Givers!

In keeping with the Seventh Tradition, the San Francisco and Marin Intergroup limits contributions to two sources: A.A. groups, and individual A.A. members. While there is no limitation on the amount an A.A. group may contribute, we follow the limits established by the General Service Conference for individual contributions, currently not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per year. Bequests in wills are acceptable on a one-time basis, and not in perpetuity. The limit is no more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).

Together, group and individual contributions make it possible for us to coordinate the services which individual groups in San Francisco and Marin cannot provide and to facilitate twelfth step work.

For additional information regarding A.A.’s tradition of self support, please consult the pamphlet Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix, the A.A.® Guidelines on Finance, and visit





San Francisco & Marin Intergroup *

1821 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109-3528
(Payable to: Central Office)
Contribute Online:
60% 60%

General Service Office **

P.O. Box 2407
James A Farley Station
New York, NY 10116-2407
(Payable to: General Service Board)
Contribute online:
30% 30%

Marin General Service District 10 **

P.O. Box 9193
San Rafael, CA 94912-9193
5% N/A

SF General Service District 06 **

P.O. Box 421907
San Francisco, CA 94142-1907
Contribute online:
N/A 5%

California Northern Coastal Area 06 **

1390 N. McDowell Blvd
Suite G – 339
Petaluma CA 94954
(Payable to: CNCA 06)
Contribute online: cnca06/contribute
5% 5%

Hospital and Institution (H&I) Committee of Northern CA ***

P.O. Box 192490
San Francisco, CA 94119
(Payable to: Norcal H&I Committee)
Contribute online:
Monies collected in the pink cans Monies collected in the pink can

* Contributing to San Francisco and Marin Intergroup | Central Office

  • Include your group name (as it appears in the meeting schedule), day, and time.
  • MARIN GROUPS: Marin Teleservice and San Francisco Teleservice Committees have merged. A.A. Groups are encouraged to include their Teleservice contributions in with their Intergroup (Central Office) contributions.

** Contributing to a General Service District, Area or to General Service (GSO) New York:

  • Include your Group Service Number (GSN). To obtain your GSN, contact the Area Registrar or Member Services at GSO: Email [email protected] or [email protected] or call (212) 870-3023

*** Contributing to Hospital and Institution (H&I) Committee of Northern California:

  • Reference your H&I area number: Marin – Area 61 or San Francisco – Area 62
  • Include a self-addressed stamped envelope or contribute online for a receipt