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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Social Justice

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…]

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…]

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…]

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

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…]

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…]

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…]

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

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…]

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

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…]

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…]

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…]

Events

The Giving List’s 2023 Launch Bay Area The Giving List’s 2023 Launch Bay Area

The Bay Area philanthropic community turned out in droves for The Giving List’s 2023 Launch event held at the beautiful […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

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…]

2024 Napa Valley Beer Battle & BBQ! Napa Valley Education Foundation

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

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…]

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…]

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

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…]

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…]

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…]