SF Achievers

244 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States

SF Achievers is a community-based non-profit organization providing college scholarships and mentoring services to African-American male high school students in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). The mission of San Francisco Achievers is to reduce the achievement gap of African American young men in San Francisco high schools through support, mentoring, and college scholarships.

Men Creating Peace

Men Creating Peace (MCP) is a non-profit men’s education program committed to helping men age 16 and older restore connections to themselves, their intimate partners, their families and their communities. MCP provides a safe environment for men to communicate with other men. Through accountability and advocacy, men gain new coping strategies to successfully develop healthy relationships and create more peace in their lives. Participants learn communication and active listening skills designed to create deeper intimacy in their relationships.

Men Creating Peace believes that violence is a learned, maladaptive coping strategy to get needs met. At MCP, men learn new and healthy techniques of communicating and negotiating for what they need, from a place of equality.

Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center

Goatlandia started after its founder, Deborah Blum, moved from San Francisco to NW Santa Rosa. A former commercial pilot and restaurant owner, Deborah gave up the city life and has devoted herself to the belief that all beings deserve to be happy, and to live free of harm and fear.  The newly acquired acreage enabled her to have space for a few chickens and a couple of goats.  One thing led to another – her love of farm animals grew, as did her furry and feathered family. Almost all of animals were destined for slaughter, unwanted, sick or born with birth defects. They were rescued, healed, made to feel safe, and very loved (and a little spoiled). Today Goatlandia is home to 14 goats, 5 pigs, 29 chickens, 2 dogs and one happy and busy human. We are in the process of getting our 501c3 status, and excited about that! We look forward to our future growth, and to expanding our property, our services and our family.

Sunnyvale Community Services

725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA, United States

 

Emergency Services for Sunnyvale Residents

Sunnyvale Community Services is here for our neighbors in their time of need. As rents go up and food prices skyrocket, the need is greater than ever here in our own backyard. Fully 96% of our clients have incomes under 200% of the poverty level. The ethnicities of our clients range from Hispanic to White to African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, and more. And, while children represent 22% of the population of Sunnyvale, they represent 36% of our clients. Seniors make up 14% of our client demographic.

Financial Support

Sunnyvale Community Services provided emergency financial aid to 5,965 people in Fiscal Year 2018-19. Financial assistance includes help with rent, rental deposits, utility bills, medically-related bills, bus passes, gas vouchers and pass-through direct assistance.

Challenge Diabetes Program (CDP)

At SCS, part of our mission is to help prevent hunger and the health problems associated with unhealthy eating. Spearheaded by El Camino Hospital, the CDP program provides our clients with free screenings for diabetes and pre-diabetes, monthly bags of diabetes-friendly food, and information on diabetes management and prevention.

 

 

Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen

1609 Regatta Lane, San Jose, CA, United States

Our Mission:

The mission of Loaves & Fishes is to provide hot nutritious meals that are prepared, delivered and served to hungry and homeless families, children, seniors, veterans, students, and disabled individuals.

 

Project Access (Oakland)

344 20th Street, Oakland, CA, United States

 

Project Access employs an onsite Resident Service Coordinator at each unique family and senior resource center to implement programs and services addressed to meet individual and community needs.

HealthRight360

1735 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States

 

HealthRIGHT 360 is a family of integrated health programs that provides compassionate care and treatment to over 38,000 individuals a year through more than 70 distinct and culturally competent programs in 13 California counties.

We provide services, regardless of one’s ability to pay, inspired by our belief that healthcare is a right, not a privilege.

The Last Smile

Provides education and training to people incarcerated in San Quentin and other facilities.  They teach young and older adults how to code.

ARS-Minerva

3983 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

 

Ars Minerva is a San Francisco-based, 501(c)3 performing arts organization created in 2013 by Céline Ricci. Its mission is to engage new audiences for classical music through innovative productions of Baroque opera

SAHA Global

 

Since 2008, we have connected the poorest, most remote communities to simple, cost-effective water treatment technology so that families beyond the reach of costly solutions can access clean drinking water. In each village, we have trained women to start and sustain small water treatment businesses so that their communities can have safe and affordable drinking water while women can earn supplemental income. To date, Saha Global has launched 247 clean water businesses which serve 110,061 people and are fraction of cost of drilling a borehole or well.

Spring Street Shelter

2686 Spring Street, Redwood City, CA, United States

 

Spring Street Shelter is a 15-bed facility for emergency and short-term housing for mentally disabled clients who require immediate shelter but do not require care and supervision. Acceptance is on a night-by-night basis and maximum stay is 45 days. Staff will collaborate with other private and public services to assist clients to find permanent housing and other needed services.

IMentor Bay Area

 

iMentor matches every student in our high schools with a committed college-educated mentor, equipped to guide that young person on their journey to college graduation

Meals on Wheels

1375 Fairfax Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124, United States

 

We provide nutritious meals and daily safety checks for homebound seniors.  We are the ONLY ORGANIZATION in San Francisco that offers TWO HOME-DELIVERED MEALS a day, 7 DAYS a week, that are nutritionally-tailored to meet the dietary needs of seniors.

First Place for Youth

426 17th Street, Oakland, CA, United States

 

The mission of First Place is to help foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood.

Aspiranet

9719 Lincoln Village Drive, Sacramento, CA, United States

 

Aspiranet offers a unique breadth and depth of services for children and youth from birth through adulthood. We take a proactive, responsive and forward-thinking approach to the growing needs of the communities we serve.

Alameda Family Services

2325 Clement Avenue, Alameda, CA, United States

Changing Lives, Building Community

Alameda Family Services began in 1970 as a teen hotline and has evolved into an agency whose mission “to improve the emotional, psychological and physical health of children, youth and families” is accomplished through accessible, affordable programs that include:  Head Start/Early Head Start comprehensive child development and family support services for families with children from birth to five; free medical and mental health services, youth development and health education at School-Based Health Centers; case management and family support services; individual, group and family low- or no-fee counseling and a professional clinical training program for therapists.

Shanti Project

730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

 

compassion, connection, and human dignity.

For 45 years, Shanti has been cultivating compassion in our community. Founded in 1974 by Dr. Charles A. Garfield at the UCSF Cancer Institute, Shanti was one of the first volunteer organizations in the United States to provide support to people with life-threatening illness. From our earliest days, Shanti has shined a light on the invisible suffering that accompanies illness and isolation. And we have called on the community to be the difference between zero and one—the difference between facing life’s most difficult challenges alone or with one person by your sid

Reading Partners

180 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

 

  1. With our school partners, identify students who are six months or more behind grade level in reading.
  2. Trained volunteer reading partners deliver individualized one-on-one tutoring twice a week for 45 minutes, following a structured curriculum.
  3. Students become proud, confident learners ready for success.

Dream Corps

1611 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

 

Dream Corps TECH is a national program cultivating future leaders and entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, creating a pipeline of diverse talent that will shift the culture of the tech sector.

Abode Services

40489 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94538, United States

 

Abode Services is the largest homeless housing and services provider in the Bay Area. As part of our growth in response to the region’s housing and homelessness crisis, we now operate nearly 60 programs that aim to rehouse people in need as quickly as possible. The combination of housing programs and wraparound social services forms the core of our approach to ending homelessness.

Project Sentinel

 

We develop and promote fairness and equality of housing opportunities for all persons and  advocate peaceful resolution of disputes for community welfare and harmony

The Women’s Building

The Women’s Building is a women-led community space that advocates self-determination, gender equality and social justice

Fresh Lifelines for Youth

568 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA, United States

Fresh Lifelines for Youth is an award-winning nonprofit working to break the cycle of juvenile violence, crime, and incarceration. We give young people a chance to take their lives in a whole new direction. After being in FLY, they find the desire to change and have the support and skills to make change possible.

Prep and Beam

Felton Institute responds to human needs by providing cutting edge, evidence-based social services that transform lives

Alive and Free

1060 Tennessee Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

OUR MISSION

To keep young people alive and free, unharmed by violence, and free from incarceration. To provide young people with opportunity and support to build positive lives for themselves and to move into contributing roles in society.

Breakthrough

350 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States

 

At Breakthrough, we believe all young people should have access to an excellent education, a clear pathway to college, and highly effective teachers committed to their success. In pursuit of this vision, we provide intensive, year-round academic enrichment and support to motivated 5-12th graders with limited educational opportunities, helping them attend college. In addition, we train outstanding college students from across the country for education careers: developing their instructional skills, building their knowledge of pathways to teaching, and inspiring them to work in the field.

City Surf

 

We ensure Bay Area youth have equitable access to the ocean, and through surf instruction.

We use surfing as a vehicle to improve the health and well being and engage youth with our three core beliefs.

Playworks

650 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

 

Playworks helps kids to stay active and build valuable life skills through play

First Graduate

3130 20th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

Nonprofit in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District dedicated to supporting, empowering, and enabling first generation students to move from sixth grade through college graduation and into careers that are meaningful to them. 12-year free program offering test prep, high school and college evaluation and applications, field trips and school/university visits, scholarship and internship access, community building and networking, career exploration, family workshops, and more.

 

Lighthouse of Hope

1515 Partridge Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, United States

The mission of the Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center is to assist people using their natural abilities to achieve their goals and to facilitate emotional and spiritual development.

Not For Sale

2225 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States

Lack of economic opportunity and environmental degradation lead to exploitation – so we are fighting to end both at their core. When healthy, people and planet function together in harmony, in a world where no one is for sal

ILP Solano County

The mission of Solano County Health and Social Services Department is to promote cost-effective services, which safeguard the physical, emotional, and social well being of the people of Solano County.

The Department seeks to improve services to the community and is committed to:

  • Working closely with clients, finding out what clients need, and providing quality services and benefits.
  • Ensuring that all clients are treated with respect.
  • Making services accessible for clients.
  • Encouraging Solano County residents to adopt healthier lifestyles.
  • Call 211 for information on available services and service locations in Solano County.

 

MidPen Housing

303 Vintage Park Drive, Foster City, CA, United States

MidPen Housing is one of the nation’s leading non-profit developers, owners and managers of high-quality affordable housing. In the 45 years since MidPen was founded, we have developed over 100 communities and 8,000 homes for low-income families, seniors and special needs individuals throughout Northern California. Our developments are award-winning and nationally recognized.

CASA of San Mateo County

330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065, United States

A Court Appointed Special Advocates program, CASA of San Mateo County pairs foster children with community volunteers who provide one-on-one support, mentoring, and advocacy in the courtroom and beyond.

Jeremiah’s Promise

The mission of Jeremiah’s Promise is to “love, challenge and equip” former foster youth for a better future. The aim of this tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit is to build an enduring foundation beneath college-bound students, ages 17 to 24, who have suffered immeasurably during their early years. Our programs lay the groundwork for emotional and spiritual healing, academic resilience, leadership development, and relational and career skills competency.

Jeremiah’s Promise has four touch points to this end:

  • The Next Step – a unique, cloud-based tool to guide step by step and task by task.
  • Foster Forward – college-based workshops to address core career competencies and soft skills development.
  • 1-to-1 Meetings – to mentor college students and help meet basic needs, providing insight and encouragement to offset life’s many challenges.
  • Leadership Development – to assist high-achieving foster youth in Silicon Valley’s transitional housing programs in meeting core needs to accelerate their progress.

Help One Child

858 University Avenue, Los Altos, California 94024, United States

Our mission is to recruit, train and support those willing to provide a home or volunteer services to at-risk children. We are a non-profit, non-denominational, local outreach to families caring for children both in and out of the foster care system.

The Humane Society (US)

1255 23rd Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20037, United States

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization.

We and our affiliates provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and we professionalize the field through education and training for local organizations. We are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. We are driving transformational change in the U.S. and around the world by combating large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, seal slaughter, horse cruelty, captive hunts and the wildlife trade.

Best Buddies (California)

3731 Stocker St, Los Angeles, CA 90008, United States

We have three strategic areas of focus; funding, functionality, and communication. Our funding goals were to increase private and state funding of our Friendship and Jobs programs through individual giving, special events, regional center contracts, and foundations. To improve overall functionality, we developed a plan to add several additional staff members to our California team, develop advisory boards, and focus on cultivating and engaging our volunteers. Lastly, to continue to improve communication with our community through awareness events, partnerships, and social media.

We accomplished our funding goals by maintaining support from our current private donors, foundations, and state contracts while soliciting and securing support from new foundations and regional centers. Additionally, we held six major fundraising events including the Northern California Gala, Best Buddies Friendship Walks, the Malibu Tennis Invitational, the Vanguard Event, and the Los Angeles Poker Tournament.

Best Buddies (International)

100 Southeast 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33131, United States

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Youth Uprising

8711 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA, United States

Our mission is to transform East Oakland into a healthy and economically robust community by developing the leadership of youth and young adults and improving the systems that impact them.

Located in the heart of East Oakland, YU is a neighborhood hub offering young people services and programs to increase physical and mental wellbeing, community connection, educational attainment, and career achievement among youth members.

Larkin Street Youth Services

134 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States

Larkin Street provides youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help they need to rebuild their lives. Each year, more than 3,000 youth walk through our doors seeking help. We give them a place where they can feel safe; rebuild their sense of self-respect, trust, and hope; learn school, life and job skills; and find the confidence to build a future.

Edgewood

931 San Bruno Avenue, San Bruno, CA, United States

Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Edgewood) helps children, youth, and their families who are struggling with mental illness, and debilitating behavioral issues. Edgewood provides treatment and prevention programs that help many children and families overcome these challenges and transform their lives.

StarVista

6100 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA, United States

 

StarVista is a non-profit organization that has been helping people throughout San Mateo County navigate life’s challenges for over 50 years. Our counseling, crisis prevention, youth housing, and outreach programs reach tens of thousands of people in our community each year.

We work closely with local governments to fill unmet needs, partner with schools to connect directly with young people, and collaborate with other non-profit organizations to share expertise and best practices. From substance abuse and thoughts of suicide to domestic traumas and homelessness, we help people persevere and transform some of life’s toughest situations into personal victories.

 

 

 

Nova Works San Mateo

505 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, United States

NOVA is a nonprofit, federally funded employment and training agency that provides customer-focused workforce development services. We work closely with local businesses, educators, and job seekers to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley.

Family Connections

414 Fourth Avenue, Redwood City, CA, United States

Family Connections provides educational services to low-income families including tuition-free parent participation preschool, parent education and links to community services as well as support to children and their parents throughout K-12, building a path to achievement and giving them the tools and resources they need for success.

Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse

 

CORA is the only agency in San Mateo County solely dedicated to helping those affected by intimate partner abuse. From counseling, to emergency housing, to legal assistance, our services are designed to provide safety, support, and healing.

Second Harvest

1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA, United States

Second Harvest is committed to doing whatever it takes to build a hunger-free community. That means distributing nutritious food to nearly every neighborhood in Silicon Valley, leveraging every available food resource, and collaborating with organizations and people who share our belief that hunger is unacceptable. Nutritious food is the foundation for a healthy, productive life.