Founder of Help A Mother Out Published in the San Jose Mercury News!
By Giving List Staff   |   May 14, 2024

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

2024 Napa Valley Beer Battle & BBQ!
By Giving List Staff   |   April 18, 2024

Join the Napa Valley Education Foundation for their Annual Beer Battle and BBQ fundraiser to support Napa Valley students. Taste […more…]

The Inspiring Journey of Ricardo Ibarra
By Giving List Staff   |   April 6, 2024

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

ACCESS U Helps Youth Find Academic Success
By Giving List Staff   |   February 29, 2024

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

Spirit of Giving: A Special Night of Giving and Gratitude
By Giving List Staff   |   January 9, 2024

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

Building Truth
By Giving List Staff   |   December 20, 2023

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

15th Annual Gala
By Giving List Staff   |   December 20, 2023

Holocaust Museum LA honored icon Arnold Schwarzenegger with the “Award of Courage” at the 15th annual gala on Monday, November […more…]

Substance Use Treatment Tailored for Every Stage of a Person’s Recovery
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Youth Speaks Develops a New Generation of Voices for Bold Change
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

“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…]

Youth Leadership Institute Is Inspiring Today’s Youth To Speak Up and Create Change
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Smashing Cycles of Poverty and Advancing Economic Mobility
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Stepping Up To Help Children Stay in Stable, Loving Homes
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Providing Glasses To Help Children Succeed in School
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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…]

The Tuolumne River Trust Protects the Source of the Water You Drink
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

San Francisco Youth Soccer: Teaching Kids Valuable Lessons on and off the Field
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Giving Homeless Families the Resources They Need for a Brighter Future
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

PICO California Organizes Those Closest to the Pain to Improve Their Lives and Communities
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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!
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

One Love: Saving Young Lives from Relationship Abuse One Workshop at a Time
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Puts First Responder Boots – and Paws – on the Ground
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Napa Valley Education Foundation Invests in the Future of All Students
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Keeping Seniors Housed and Living Independently
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

The Joy Culture Foundation Fosters Heritage for Asian American Families
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

JBAY’s Policy Reforms Increase Housing for Foster and Homeless Youth
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Inspiring a More Dignified and Humane World
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Help Keep Every Baby Clean and Healthy
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Five Keys: Incarceration Meets Aspiration
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Advocating for the Most Vulnerable Children To Be Seen and Heard
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

CURYJ Is Helping Once Incarcerated Youth Find ‘Their Voice and Power’
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Creativity Explored Gives Artists with Disabilities a Showcase
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Climate Rights International Demands Action to Protect People from Climate Change and Human RightsViolations
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

California Institute of Integral Studies Is Building a Diverse Mental Health Workforce
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Protecting Our Planet by Saving Animals From Smuggling and Poaching
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

CASA of San Mateo County Provides a Safety Net for Foster Youth
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

End Family Fire: How Safely Storing Guns Saves Lives
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

The Healing Power of Horses
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Bay Scholars Helps Underresourced Youth Reach Their Full Potential
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Live, Intimate, Local Theatre That Challenges and Inspires
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

Making College Dreams Come True for Underserved, Talented Student-Athletes
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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

A Home Within – 30 Years of Offering Free Life-Changing Therapy to Foster Youth
By Giving List Staff   |   November 17, 2023

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