Live, Intimate, Local Theatre That Challenges and Inspires

At Aurora Theatre Company’s Alafi Auditorium, no audience member is more than 15 feet away from the stage. They all share in the laughter, tears, or gasps of surprise at each intimate performance. For theater-goers, that experience is magic.  “Humans understand the world through stories – stories are always more meaningful than facts. It’s just the way our brains are wired,” says Josh Costello, the Aurora’s artistic director. “The opportunity to come together with your [...more...]

Raphael House’s Legendary Gala Returns!

Raphael House will be honoring Kate Smith, with their Community Impact Award. Spend the evening of Saturday, May 13th, with your community to help Bay Area families experiencing homelessness at the beautiful Palace Hotel. Enjoy [...more...]

 

Giving List Matching Challenges

 

Youth Development

The Healing Power of Horses Brady Riding Therapy

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 17 has a […more…]

San Francisco Youth Soccer: Teaching Kids Valuable Lessons on and off the Field San Francisco Youth Soccer

When Lee Dunne was growing up in England, football (or soccer – depending on who you’re talking to), was the […more…]

Smashing Cycles of Poverty and Advancing Economic Mobility Young Community Developers

Growing up in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point, a diverse yet historically under-resourced community, Zaria Clemmons knew from a young age […more…]

The Arts

Youth Speaks Develops a New Generation of Voices for Bold Change Youth Speaks

“It’s not the thoughts or the prayers.It’s the actionsIt’s how we stared down the barrel. Stared untilthe barrel lowered until […more…]

Live, Intimate, Local Theatre That Challenges and Inspires Aurora Theatre Company

At Aurora Theatre Company’s Alafi Auditorium, no audience member is more than 15 feet away from the stage. They all […more…]

Inspiring a More Dignified and Humane World Holocaust Museum LA

On a recent morning at Holocaust Museum LA (HMLA), Betsy, a docent, was leading a tour group of 20 LA […more…]

Social Justice

Youth Leadership Institute Is Inspiring Today’s Youth To Speak Up and Create Change Youth Leadership Institute

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) is redefining leadership for the youth of 21st century America. Faced with deepening inequities in their […more…]

CURYJ Is Helping Once Incarcerated Youth Find ‘Their Voice and Power’ Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

By age 17, Xochtil Larios had experienced the foster care system, homelessness, and incarceration in juvenile hall for “like my […more…]

Youth Speaks Develops a New Generation of Voices for Bold Change Youth Speaks

“It’s not the thoughts or the prayers.It’s the actionsIt’s how we stared down the barrel. Stared untilthe barrel lowered until […more…]

Homelessness and Housing

JBAY’s Policy Reforms Increase Housing for Foster and Homeless Youth John Burton Advocates for Youth

When Cody Van Felden turned 18, she became homeless after her foster parents kicked her out of the house because […more…]

Keeping Seniors Housed and Living Independently Legal Assistance to the Elderly

This past May, Legal Assistance to the Elderly fielded a call about a 92-year-old senior being evicted in San Francisco. […more…]

Giving Homeless Families the Resources They Need for a Brighter Future Raphael House

Raphael House was founded in 1971 in Northern California as the first homeless shelter specializing in keeping families together. The […more…]

Health

Transforming Aging One Senior at a Time! Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) was founded in the old-fashioned spirit of charity. A group of forward-thinking women in Menlo Park […more…]

California Institute of Integral Studies Is Building a Diverse Mental Health Workforce California Institute of Integral Studies

As Rachel Bryant, a Black-Latina alumna of the counseling psychology graduate program at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in […more…]

Napa Valley Education Foundation Invests in the Future of All Students Napa Valley Education Foundation

World-renowned for its legendary wineries and best-in-class hotels, Napa Valley attracts visitors from across the globe. Often overlooked is the […more…]

Global Reach

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Puts First Responder Boots – and Paws – on the Ground National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

In the wake of Maui’s tragic 2023 wildfires, relief organizations and the goodwill of the world at large poured into […more…]

Fostering Care

JBAY’s Policy Reforms Increase Housing for Foster and Homeless Youth John Burton Advocates for Youth

When Cody Van Felden turned 18, she became homeless after her foster parents kicked her out of the house because […more…]

A Home Within – 30 Years of Offering Free Life-Changing Therapy to Foster Youth A Home Within

As Joymara Coleman, a former foster youth, got ready to start college, she wanted a therapist in the Bay Area […more…]

Advocating for the Most Vulnerable Children To Be Seen and Heard East Bay Children’s Law Offices

“We would love it if kids didn’t need to go through a legal process that removed them from their family’s […more…]

Family Well-Being

The Joy Culture Foundation Fosters Heritage for Asian American Families The Joy Culture Foundation

As a new parent raising her daughters in the Bay Area, LuLu Roberts found herself far from her own large […more…]

Founder of Help A Mother Out Published in the San Jose Mercury News! Help a Mother Out

Help a Mother Out is excited to announce that its fearless leader, Lisa Truong, recently had an Op-Ed published in […more…]

Help Keep Every Baby Clean and Healthy Help a Mother Out

All parents want their babies to grow up happy, healthy, and well cared for. But with diapers costing a monthly […more…]

Environment

The Tuolumne River Trust Protects the Source of the Water You Drink Tuolumne River Trust

Originating in Yosemite National Park high in the glaciers above Tuolumne Meadows, the Tuolumne River flows through diverse landscapes and […more…]

Protecting Our Planet by Saving Animals From Smuggling and Poaching Center for Environmental Forensic Science

International poaching and smuggling crimes may seem distant to people who live in California, but the consequences of these illegal […more…]

Climate Rights International Demands Action to Protect People from Climate Change and Human RightsViolations Climate Rights International

Before the pandemic, Brad Adams, then the executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division, would often drive his two […more…]

Education

San Francisco Youth Soccer: Teaching Kids Valuable Lessons on and off the Field San Francisco Youth Soccer

When Lee Dunne was growing up in England, football (or soccer – depending on who you’re talking to), was the […more…]

Spirit of Giving: A Special Night of Giving and Gratitude Access U Foundation

ACCESS U Foundation celebrated the end of 2023 with a special night of giving and gratitude at its first-ever public […more…]

Bay Scholars Helps Underresourced Youth Reach Their Full Potential Bay Scholars

By the end of high school, Isaiah C. had already mapped out his future political career path. First, he’d get […more…]

Community Resilience

PICO California Organizes Those Closest to the Pain to Improve Their Lives and Communities PICO California

Maria Venegas, a PICO California leader based in San Francisco, is an immigrant mother. Evicted twice during the pandemic, she […more…]

Creativity Explored Gives Artists with Disabilities a Showcase Creativity Explored

When Creativity Explored began in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1983, the nonprofit for artists with disabilities operated out of […more…]

The Joy Culture Foundation Fosters Heritage for Asian American Families The Joy Culture Foundation

As a new parent raising her daughters in the Bay Area, LuLu Roberts found herself far from her own large […more…]

Animals to the Rescue

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Puts First Responder Boots – and Paws – on the Ground National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

In the wake of Maui’s tragic 2023 wildfires, relief organizations and the goodwill of the world at large poured into […more…]

The Healing Power of Horses Brady Riding Therapy

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 17 has a […more…]

Advocacy

End Family Fire: How Safely Storing Guns Saves Lives Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Most people are familiar with the phrase “Friendly Fire” – typically combat-related terminology that refers to the inadvertent shooting of […more…]

The Tuolumne River Trust Protects the Source of the Water You Drink Tuolumne River Trust

Originating in Yosemite National Park high in the glaciers above Tuolumne Meadows, the Tuolumne River flows through diverse landscapes and […more…]

Brady United Against Gun Violence Brady United Against Gun Violence

Brady United Against Gun Violence, aka the Brady Center, marks its 50th anniversary since its founding. But the organization that […more…]