Charitable & Civic Works

Giving back and improving lives are in the DNA of Clint and Janet Reilly and the Clint Reilly Companies. So is engagement with social, corporate and political institutions for the betterment of San Francisco, the Bay Area and the state. Among the more notable causes of the Reilly family and the Clint Reilly Companies are:

Catholic Charities of San Francisco

Catholic Charities Loaves & Fishes

John and Denise York with Clint and Janet Reilly at Catholic Charities’ annual Loaves and Fishes Dinner

As a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities and its first lay board president, Clint Reilly, along with his wife Janet, founded the Archbishop’s Loaves and Fishes Dinner as part of a fundraising initiative that erased a multi-million-dollar operating deficit and put the social services arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco on solid financial footing. Catholic Charities, whose door is open to all, operates approximately 30 programs serving 40,000 people in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties.

Bay Scholars

Initiated in 2008, Bay Scholars provides annual $2,500 grants to help cover tuition costs for inner-city youth attending 10 Catholic secondary schools throughout the Bay Area: Immaculate Conception Academy, Mercy High School, Riordan High School, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, Bishop O’Dowd, Junipero Serra High School, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, Saint Mary’s College High School, Salesian College Preparatory and Moreau Catholic High School. To date, Bay Scholars has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to 546 scholars.

Clinic by the Bay

Led by Janet Reilly, Clinic by the Bay is a free, volunteer-powered health clinic that helps to meet the primary medical needs of the working uninsured in San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Established in 2010 as an affiliate of Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) clinic, a successful model of health care that engages retired doctors, nurses and other volunteers to provide compassionate care, free-of-charge, to people in their own community. Founded in 1992, VIM clinics are 100 percent funded through the private sector and do not rely on government funding. Clinic by the Bay is located in the Excelsior/Outer Mission neighborhood, a medically underserved area with few health and social services.

Bay Area Editorial Board Project

Catholic Charities Resolution Honoring Clint Reilly

Catholic Charities Resolution Honoring Clint Reilly (Click Image to Enlarge)

A product of a lawsuit Clint Reilly brought against MediaNews Group and the Hearst Corporation to preserve competition in the Bay Area newspaper market, the Bay Area Editorial Board Project was a groundbreaking initiative to reconnect Bay Area newspapers and their local communities that operated from 2008-2010. Under a settlement agreement in the case, the project provides at least one independent citizen to serve on the editorial board of each of MediaNews Group’s 11 Bay Area newspapers. The citizen board members served one-year terms and were encouraged to participate in discussions and deliberations of editorial position as full members of the editorial boards.


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