Contributions

Contributions & Self-Support

The Seventh Tradition states:  “Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”  While contributions cover each group’s rent and other expenses, the Seventh Tradition is essential at every level of A.A. service. It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but also their intergroup/central office, local services, district, area, and the General Service Office remain self-supporting. This keeps A.A. free of outside influences that might divert us from our primary purpose — to help the alcoholic who still suffers.


Select your contribution method below. These contributions go to the San Mateo Central Office only. If you would like to help cover the cost of credit card fees please select the Yes button. This will add 2.28% (0.0228) plus $0.30 per transaction fee. Thank you!

Group Contributions

Group Contributions

We ask that group treasurers select their Group Name from the list below so we can maintain our records properly.


Individual Contributions

Individual Contributions

Individual, Anniversary, Honorary and Memorial Contributions.

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Faithful Fivers

Faithful Fivers

Join your fellows who graciously pledge $5 or more each month to support Central Office
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In keeping with the Seventh Tradition, San Mateo Fellowship of A.A. 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).

The above contributions went directly to the San Mateo Central Office, Your local AA group’s treasurer will distribute, as always, the 7th tradition that is collected at meeting level. The 7th tradition is then distributed, based on the recommended below distribution.

Service Entity and AddressDisbursement
Central Office
2215 S. El Camino Real Suite # 204
San Mateo, CA 94403
IMPORTANT: Make Check Payable to San Mateo County Fellowship
70%
General Service Office
P.O. Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
IMPORTANT: Make Check Payable to General Fund
20%
California Northern Coastal Area
P.O. Box 884222
San Francisco, CA 94188-4222
IMPORTANT: Make payable to CNCA
(Local General Service Area Committee)
5%
District 5 – San Mateo County
P.O. Box 6332
San Mateo, CA 94403
IMPORTANT: Make Check Payable to AA District of San Mateo
5%
Hospital & Institution Committee
P.O. Box 192490
San Francisco, CA 94119-2490
(payable to NorCal H & I Committee)
Monies collected in the pink cans