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. The amount of our contribution is secondary to the spiritual connection that unites all groups around the world.


Select your contribution method below. If you would like to help cover the cost of credit card fees please add 2.2% (0.022) to your group contribution. 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.
Group Name


Individual Contributions

Individual Contributions

Individual, Anniversary, Honorary and Memorial Contributions.

Faithful Fivers

Faithful Fivers

Join your fellows who graciously pledge $5 or more each month to support Central Office

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).

Together, group and individual contributions make it possible for us to coordinate the services which individual groups in San Mateo County 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 www.aa.org.

When making contributions to the General Service Office in New York, please include your Group Service Number (GSN). If you do not know your GSN, please contact the GSO Records and Groups desk at (212) 870-3132. The H&I committee requests that a self-addressed envelope be sent with your contribution.

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