Youth Speaks Develops a New Generation of Voices for Bold Change

“It’s not the thoughts or the prayers.It’s the actionsIt’s how we stared down the barrel. Stared untilthe barrel lowered until the kill countsflew up and away.Stared until the guns were put down…”-From the poem “Futurescapes” about a future without gun violence. By Youth Speaks poet Jasmine Kapadia Young people want more. They don’t just want to find their voice, they want to use that voice to make real, tangible change in the world. Youth Speaks, [...more...]

Search Dog Foundation Named One of the Best Nonprofits to Work For 2024

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is thrilled to announce it was recently selected as one of the 2024 Best Nonprofits to Work For. The NonProfit Times, the leading national business publication for nonprofit managers, [...more...]

 

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Youth Development

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…]

One Love: Saving Young Lives from Relationship Abuse One Workshop at a Time One Love Foundation

Yeardley Love was a vibrant University of Virginia lacrosse player when she was killed by her ex-boyfriend three weeks before […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

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…]

Building Truth Holocaust Museum LA

Holocaust Museum LA broke ground on November 15, 2023 on the Jona Goldrich Campus, designed by award-winning architect Hagy Belzberg. […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

Building Truth Holocaust Museum LA

Holocaust Museum LA broke ground on November 15, 2023 on the Jona Goldrich Campus, designed by award-winning architect Hagy Belzberg. […more…]

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…]

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…]

Homelessness and Housing

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…]

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…]

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…]

Health

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…]

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…]

One Love: Saving Young Lives from Relationship Abuse One Workshop at a Time One Love Foundation

Yeardley Love was a vibrant University of Virginia lacrosse player when she was killed by her ex-boyfriend three weeks before […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…]

Search Dog Foundation Named One of the Best Nonprofits to Work For 2024 National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is thrilled to announce it was recently selected as one of the 2024 Best […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…]

Stepping Up To Help Children Stay in Stable, Loving Homes Wayfinder Family Services

Elizabeth* received the heartbreaking call that no grandmother is prepared for: her daughter, Maria, was neglecting her six young children […more…]

CASA of San Mateo County Provides a Safety Net for Foster Youth CASA of San Mateo County

When Alyssa was 15, she came under court protection due to physical abuse. In the foster system, she endured 17 […more…]

Family Well-Being

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…]

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…]

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…]

Environment

Tuolumne River Trust Celebrates Opening of California’s Newest State Park Tuolumne River Trust

We are thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of Dos Rios, California’s newest State Park. This project, initiated by Tuolumne […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…]

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…]

Education

Tuolumne River Trust Celebrates Opening of California’s Newest State Park Tuolumne River Trust

We are thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of Dos Rios, California’s newest State Park. This project, initiated by Tuolumne […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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Animals to the Rescue

Search Dog Foundation Named One of the Best Nonprofits to Work For 2024 National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is thrilled to announce it was recently selected as one of the 2024 Best […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…]

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…]

Advocacy

Substance Use Treatment Tailored for Every Stage of a Person’s Recovery Ohlhoff Recovery Programs

For the last 65 years, Ohlhoff Recovery Programs has treated people battling drug and alcohol addiction. That experience, together with […more…]

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…]

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…]