Our History


The West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center is the oldest non profit corporation in Northern California. West Bay has been serving the community since 1968 and was formed from a consolidation of six (6) established community services agencies that have served the Pilipino community: Filipino Youth Coordinating Committee, Sandigan Newcomer Service, United Filipinos for Equal Employment, Pilipino Legal Defense and Education Fund, Services for Filipino Seniors, and the Liwanag Resources.

These agencies had a wide range of expertise in community services. The consolidation of these agencies to West Bay has greatly improved community programs and developed a more coordinated service delivery system for the community. West Bay was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on October 21, 1977.

Since its inception, West Bay has adopted the South of Market (SoMa) area as its priority neighborhood because of the significant presence of Pilipino Americans in the community and the importance of SOMA in the history of Pilipino migration in the San Francisco Bay Area.