Help Keep Every Baby Clean and Healthy

All parents want their babies to grow up happy, healthy, and well cared for. But with diapers costing a monthly $100 per child, half of families in the United States struggle to afford a healthy supply of diapers for their babies (source: The NDBN Diaper Check, 2023). Despite the need, diapers are not covered under federal safety net programs like food stamps or WIC. “Families are having to make impossible choices. It is not uncommon [...more...]

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” [...more...]

 

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Youth Development

Making College Dreams Come True for Underserved, Talented Student-Athletes Access U Foundation

Julie López played soccer for as long as she can remember. Growing up in a family of seven in Sylmar […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…]

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…]

The Arts

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…]

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…]

Social Justice

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…]

Five Keys: Incarceration Meets Aspiration Five Keys Home Free

“Hope.” This overworked noun can read like a blasé greeting card shorthand to those who have no need of it. […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…]

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

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…]

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…]

Providing Glasses To Help Children Succeed in School Vision to Learn

Six-year-old Yahaira’s favorite part of school was looking at picture books. But as her vision became worse, she couldn’t enjoy […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

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…]

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…]

Family Well-Being

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…]

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…]

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

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…]

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…]

Education

The Inspiring Journey of Ricardo Ibarra Access U Foundation

Ricardo Ibarra’s story is one of perseverance, passion, and the pursuit of excellence. Born to Mexican parents who immigrated to […more…]

Five Keys: Incarceration Meets Aspiration Five Keys Home Free

“Hope.” This overworked noun can read like a blasé greeting card shorthand to those who have no need of it. […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…]

Community Resilience

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…]

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…]

ACCESS U Helps Youth Find Academic Success Access U Foundation

ACCESS U Foundation’s co-founders, Brad Rothenberg and Joaquín Escoto, ran a successful for-profit youth soccer company for nearly twenty years, […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

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…]

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…]

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…]