- Social Justice
- Youth Development
- Capacity Building
- Health & Wellness
Americans In Need
Over 35 million Americans have recently lost their jobs and their ability to provide food for themselves and their families. The scale and scope of this emergency requires a national effort of the same magnitude.
AmericansInNeed.org is a new, national non-profit venture that will provide immediate food security for displaced workers and help working families get back on their feet.
We are mounting a two-pronged response to meet this unprecedented need. First, we are forging strategic partnerships with for-profit food suppliers to supplement the already overwhelmed food bank system. Second, we are partnering with dynamic, high-growth companies to create a fast-track training and hiring gateway to help displaced workers rejoin the workforce as soon as possible.
Andy Irons Foundation
The Andy Irons Foundation celebrates the legacy of surfing legend Andy Irons through vital and innovative programs that alleviate mental illness, substance abuse, and learning disabilities among our youth -- creating healthy, uplifted and supported communities.
Arthur H. Coleman Community Health Foundation
Arthur H. Coleman Community Health Foundation helps eliminate health disparities in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco by providing free programs in health education, healthful lifestyle support, and chronic disease prevention and management to all community members in need.
The mission of Attendance Works is to advance student success by reducing chronic absence. They do this by building public awareness and political will about the need to address chronic absence, fostering state campaigns and partnerships, and encouraging local practice by providing technical assistance and tools to help communities.
Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council (BACHAC)
The Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council (BACHAC) is dedicated to eliminating health disparities across generations and diverse communities through education and services.
Bay Area Community Kitchens
Bay Area Community Kitchens (BACK) provides nourishing meals to those in need in the San Francisco Bay Area by supporting local farmers and purveyors, food service workers, and volunteers. Formed in response to the Covid-19 crisis, BACK’s coalition of public, private, nonprofits, and individuals is working to alleviate food insecurity in our communities.
Bay Area Network for Diversity Training in Early Childhood (BANDTEC)
BANDTEC’s mission is to promote the creation of an equitable society for children and their families by providing a continuum of professional development and leadership in diversity issues among early education and care providers.
Bay Area PPE Fund
The Bay Area PPE Fund is a set of charitable programs responding to COVID-19 by manufacturing face shields and other PPE to be donated to all those in need, such as government and nonprofit organizations, first responders, hospitals, and others who are on the front lines.
Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance
Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance works to eliminate private ownership and the commercial exploitation of wild cats in the United States. Their goal is achieving the day when sanctuaries are no longer needed because the ownership and commercial exploitation of wild cats have been eliminated.
Breaking Barriers is a collaborative of experts from across systems that have come together to advance the social, emotional, and behavioral wellbeing of California’s children and youth through a range of efforts to improve access to services, facilitate innovation, and align the state’s resources around the needs of children.
Business Council on Climate Change
The Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) is a partnership of San Francisco Bay Area businesses collectively committed to reducing their contribution to global climate change through the BC3’s “Principles on Climate Leadership.” BC3 members collaborate to identify valuable tools and establish best practices.
California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership
The California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership addresses complex problems at a macro level, pursues selected new opportunities, and helps to improve outcomes in the child welfare system through smart, strategic cross-sector collaboration.
California Community Schools Learning Exchange
California Community Schools Learning Exchange works directly with districts and their community partners to develop and implement community school strategies and improvement practices.
California Foodshed Funders
California Foodshed Funders is a peer-to-peer staff development organization of funders that are dedicated to accelerating the shift toward regenerative organic farming practices and sustainably-minded and just food systems.
Castro Country Club
The Castro Country Club is a clean & sober gathering place for all people and a home for the queer recovery community. They endeavor to be a space where all can seek wisdom, serenity, courage and joy.
Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child (CRTWC)
CRTWC's mission is to enhance the capacity of schools to meet the needs of children and their educators by integrating social, emotional, and cultural competencies into teacher preparation and on-going professional development.
Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement
Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) is a research and training center to support and study the emerging field of scientific community engagement.
CoalitionSF's mission is to inspire, organize and empower a cross-sector coalition of residents, businesses, local government, associations, non-profit organizations and workers to keep San Francisco clean, orderly and cared for, restore civic pride and improve the state of our public realm.
ComSciCon is a workshop series organized by graduate students, for graduate students, focused on science communication skills. Their goal is to empower future leaders in technical communication to share the results from research in their field to broad and diverse audiences, not just practitioners in their fields.
Construction Industry Workshop Initiative (CIWI)
CIWI is a partnership of private sector construction and real estate development companies committed to expanding opportunities and enhancing the diversity of the construction industry workforce.
Early Childhood Funders
Early Childhood Funders is an association of Bay Area foundations, public funders and private donors, seeking to enhance grantmaking effectiveness by providing an opportunity to share information, engage in dialogue, and participate in activities to improve the lives of children and their families.
East Oakland Building Healthy Communities
East Oakland Building Healthy Communities is one of 14 sites selected by The California Endowment to participate in the statewide Building Healthy Communities initiative, a 10-year comprehensive community initiative that is creating a revolution in the way Californians think about and support health in their communities.
El/La Para TransLatinas
El/La Para TransLatinas fights for the rights of translatinas. It works to build a world where translatinas feel they deserve to protect, love and develop themselves. By building this base, they support each other in protecting themselves against violence, abuse and illness.
Entrepreneurship Funders Network
The Entrepreneurship Funders Network is an inclusive peer network of funders committed to learning and working together. Their missions is o galvanize philanthropic funders to inspire entrepreneurship, support entrepreneurs, and strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems. By informing, connecting, and catalyzing action, Entrepreneurship Funders Network increases its members’ knowledge, networks, and efficacy; bolsters entrepreneurship; and contributes to shared prosperity.
Every summer, EveryVeteran hosts returning troops and military families on the University of Texas, San Antonio campus for a week of family re-connection and community homecoming. During a Veterans Homecoming Retreat, local volunteers honor military families, help them apply for their military benefits and introduce them to nearby community social networks. Throughout the year, these social networks help military families establish new circles of friends and broaden their foundation of social support. Whether changing careers, going back to school or taking up a new hobby or sport, EveryVeteran does whatever it takes to help military families get a head start on education, employment and social opportunities.
Exygy is a digital agency with expertise in design and technology, working exclusively with impact-focused organizations.
Friends of SF Environment
Friends of SF Environment is the non-profit ally of the San Francisco Department of Environment. The organization exists to expand the outreach capabilities and revenue sources of SF Environment in order to help make San Francisco the greenest city on Earth.
Frontline Workers Counseling Project
The Frontline Workers Counseling Project (FWCP) is an initiative that helps connect frontline workers with free, confidential psychotherapy and counseling. Over 450 licensed and insured professional psychotherapists in the Bay Area have volunteered to offer free services through the FWCP, representing a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds, including psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatrists, and marriage and family therapists.
Galileo Innovation for All Program
Galileo’s mission is to provide educational programs that develop kids into innovators who envision and create a better world.
Groundwork Ohio is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization that advances quality early learning and development as the most transformative strategy to improve school outcomes, increase the life-long success of Ohio’s children, and lay a strong foundation for economic prosperity in the state.
Many of the students at Bayside/MLK School in Marin City, CA have never seen snow or traveled outside of California, and most of them live in subsidized housing and receive free school lunches. These middle schoolers are headed to Tamalpais High School and will soon be in a high school environment with kids who have been afforded many more life-enriching experiences. Growth Circles was formed at the school to inspire MLK/Bayside’s 6th-8th graders to think bigger and achieve more.
Harmony Project Bay Area (formerly Music Team SF)
The Harmony Project Bay Area's primary goals are to improve students' overall skills for academic and life success, and give them the experience of belonging to a meaningful community. These efforts greatly enhance the limited music education available at public schools where the project operates.
Harps of Comfort
Harps of Comfort provides remote harp and vocal music for isolated patients with COVID-19, their loved ones and front-line caregivers. Their highly trained palliative musicians offer individually tailored, live music sessions along with compassionate, loving presence.
Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development
The mission of the Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development is to unleash the potential of youth, adults, organizations, and communities to engage together in creating a just and equitable society. The Center equips community-based organizations with the skills, tools, and values to engage young people as equal partners in social change and networks them with peers, funders, and academics.
Jewish Multiracial Network
The Jewish Multiracial Network (JMN) was founded in 1997 by a group of parents who wanted to provide a community and supportive network for multiracial Jewish families. JMN’s initial programming efforts sought to provide Jewish children of color and their families a space where their dual identities would not be challenged — through the organization of social gatherings along the East Coast and the development of an annual retreat, which continues to this day.
Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative
The Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative is an innovative philanthropic experiment. In an unprecedented collaboration, national and local funders work together to develop, nurture and scale new approaches to teen engagement. Informed by up-to-the-minute research and data, and drawing on the collective strength of local organizations, multi-faceted initiatives in ten communities across the country aim to reverse the trend of teens opting out of Jewish life in their high school years.
Just Solutions Collective
Just Solutions Collective brings together a diverse set of organizations, from frontline leaders to intermediary organizations to national environmental groups, who are invested in working to identify, share, and promote solutions that will advance the transition to a 100% clean, regenerative energy future that is equitable and just.
Formerly The 100% Network.
Make Community’s purpose is to encourage hands-on learning for youth and adults, to provide job skills particularly for those not attending traditional four-year colleges, and to develop an innovation mindset across program participants.
Manzanita Works supports the welfare of workers and their families by helping better move, house, value and educate the workforce of tomorrow– thereby enabling them to live fruitful, dignified lives. They are working with workers in diverse industries in an area with some of the highest income inequality and cost of living in the nation.
Mass STEM Hub Industry Partner Program
Mass STEM Hub Industry Partner Program works to support premier STEM programs that engage students and prepare them for college and ultimately 21st century careers. Ths program recruits industry partners to sponsor events, volunteer at participating schools, and provide other learning opportunities for students and teachers to authentically engage with professionals working in the STEM disciplines.
Media-Data Research Consortium
The Media-Data Research Consortium creates collaborative opportunities for conducting noncommercial public interest research on diverse media to enhance information integrity and address the scourge of disinformation.
MENTOR California is an affiliate of The National Mentoring Partnership, which is a unifying champion for expanding quality mentoring for America’s young people. MENTOR’s goal is to help young people by generating and driving the investment of time and money into high impact mentoring programs and promoting quality mentoring through the development and delivery of mentoring program standards, cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art tools. MENTOR accomplishes this work in partnership with affiliates that are non-partisan, public-private organizations that galvanize local, statewide or regional mentoring movements, and provide the leadership and infrastructure to drive the quantity and quality of mentoring experiences for young people.
Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp
The Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp represents an unprecedented effort to address the needs of brain tumor patients and their families that reach beyond medical therapy. The three day camp provides respite, joy and community to families coping with a parent's brain tumor.
Mission Science Workshop
Mission Science Workshop is committed to enriching the educational experience of low-income and historically underserved youth. Through science, students can acquire a more intimate understanding of the world around them.
North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance
North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) is a continent-wide consortium of sanctuaries that advocate on behalf of captive primates and provide lifelong homes to primates who have been retired from biomedical research, the entertainment industry, and private ownership.
North Street Collective
The North Street Collective, located in the Mendocino County town of Willits, gives artists and creative thinkers of every age the time, space, and support to do their work and contribute in meaningful ways to the local community.
Northern Sierra Partnership
Northern Sierra Partnership is a collaborative of five organizations to conserve, restore and expand public access to the natural landscapes of the northern Sierra Nevada. Working to raise private funding for conservation in the region, the group is working towards their goals and going strong.
Nursing Education Heritage Project
The Nursing Education Heritage Projects supports the education of nurses and the advancement of the profession through scholarships and educational activities.
One Day at a Time
One Day At a Time (ODAT)’s goal is to provide youth with a supportive network of peers, opportunities for academic and personal growth and exposure to positive transformative experiences. By enhancing education and leadership skills, providing guidance and developing trusting relationships, they empower our youth with the confidence and life skills to make better choices and lead positive lives.
Outward Impact’s (OI) mission is to reduce barriers and enhance access to vital community programs and essential services. OI leverages an extensive network of community-based organization and funding partnerships to prioritize and enable the dissemination of vital program information through its community outreach resources.
Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions
Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions saves the lives of domestic (unreleasable) birds that are lost, injured, displaced and abandoned. They provide rescue, foster care, avian vet treatment and adoption services in Northern California as well as 24/7/365 care coaching, referrals and education nationwide through their online Help Group and website resources. They have saved the lives of more than 1000 birds since they began in 2007 and helped countless others.
Parent Advisory Council
The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) gives families a stronger voice in public education. The PAC engages families across the San Francisco Unified School District to ensure their perspectives inform the decisions of the San Francisco Board of Education and district leaders. We support families to be leaders, advocates and partners in their children’s education.
People Power is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to create a new equity-centered model for identifying and developing talent to power the movement for social justice. We provide two much-needed services: talent search services for mission-driven organizations and career advising services for emerging leaders. Seeking to bring transparency and joy to the way we connect talented people to meaningful employment, our vision is grounded in the collective wisdom of our broad and diverse intergenerational network. Currently piloting in the San Francisco Bay Area, we welcome partnerships across the United States.
Formerly Butler Koshland Fellowships
Pre-Health Dreamers (PHD) is a rapidly growing network and community of over 800 health career bound undocumented students across 42 different states, representing various career interests. PHD investigates and shares information on career pathways for pre-health undocumented students as well as advocates for more progressive institutional and governmental policies for undocumented students.
Predistribution Initiative co-creates improved investment structures and practices that share more wealth and governance control with workers and communities, have stronger investment team incentives for ESG integration, and that ultimately address systemic risks, including inequality and climate change.
Project Grace organizes unique international service trips for the bereaved. Participants — grieving mothers, fathers, spouses, families and friends — come together in a supportive environment for the purpose of honoring their loved one while providing service to a community in need.
Public Engagement for Public Schools
Public Engagement for Public Schools (PEPS) believes that public education is foundational to democracy and that broad based public support is essential to a healthy public school system. PEPS provides opportunities for San Franciscans to support public schools with our hearts, minds, money and votes.
Rap Sessions Hip-Hop Convention Archive
In 2004, the founding director of Rap Sessions, Bakari Kitwana, co-founded the National Hip-Hop Political Convention and commissioned a video production team to recorded the 3 days long event. The mission of this project is to create a digital video archive collection of the 2004 National Hip-Hop Political Convention to add to the existing Rap Sessions Hip-Hop Archiving Project, which began online in 2005 and was recently expanded in 2019-2020 to a digital video archive at the Harvard University Library.
RENEW Center is a nonprofit that helps individuals in groups rekindle motivation, restore energy, and move ahead. RENEW provides opportunities for people to work together to analyze circumstances and develop approaches and solutions so they can work and live with more focus, resilience, and even joy.
Research Data Alliance – U.S.
RDA-US is all of the United States members of the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The RDA is an international community-driven organization building the social and technical infrastructure to enable data sharing.
San Francisco Aid for Animals
San Francisco Aid for Animals seeks to provide charitable veterinary services currently unavailable to pet owners in the community and to serve as a safety net for clients who may not qualify for assistance elsewhere.
San Francisco Hep B Free- Bay Area
The San Francisco Hep B Free- Bay Area campaign is a collaboration of over thirty diverse public and private interests working together to eliminate the transmission of hepatitis B, with a special emphasis on the Asian and Pacific Islander populations who bear a disproportionate rate of chronic hepatitis B infection.
San Francisco Human Services Network
The San Francisco Human Services Network (HSN) is an association about 80 community-based nonprofit agencies united into a public-policy organization dedicated to addressing issues critical to the health and human services sector of San Francisco.
San Francisco Peer Resources
San Francisco Peer Resources creates just change in our schools and communities through the leadership of young people supporting, training, and advocating for each other. Our goals are to empower youth as agents of change, and transform schools into youth empowerment institutions.
South Kern Sol
South Kern Sol (SKS) is a youth-led journalism organization located in Bakersfield, California. SKS is engendering a new generation of youth leaders and communicators engaged with the issues closest to them and their communities. SKS’s storytellers are making health happen in underserved communities in Kern by engaging in conversations with decision makers and questioning systems and policies that are oppressing communities of color.
Startup Policy Lab
Startup Policy Lab works at the intersection of technology and government, with a mission to promote innovative, open, and data-driven policymaking. The group organizes forums to inform, education, and empower those that want to craft public policy to support those goals.
Strively seeks to reduce the staggering prison reentry rate in the US by creating tech sales job opportunities for previously incarcerated individuals.
Teaching Artists Guild (TAG)
TAG serves the professional needs of teaching artists and community artists by providing professional development, convenings, jobs information, community networking, and advocacy for the important role of teaching artists in both school and community settings.
Technology for Social Impact
Technology for Social Impact uses technology and software development to optimize effectiveness in designing and executing student success strategies.
The Carpentries is building community teaching core computational and data skills for efficient, shareable and reproducible research. They accomplish this by running accessible, inclusive training workshops; teaching openly available, high-quality, domain-tailored lessons; and fostering an active, inclusive, diverse instructor community that promotes and models reproducible research as a community norm.
The Center for Engaged Scholarship
The Center for Engaged Scholarship was created by and for social scientists who want the United States to be a more democratic, more egalitarian, and more environmentally sustainable society. The Center's first initiative is a dissertation fellowship for social science Ph.D. students who exemplify engaged scholarship.
The Digging Deep Project
The Digging Deep Project builds resilience in teens and young adults facing medical and emotional challenges by creating and distributing free digital self-help tools that activate the power of self-expression and provide dynamic online communities.
The FoodWorks Fund
To provide direct hunger relief and support to families by donating fresh whole foods to people in need while sourcing from small, independent farms whenever possible.
The FruitGuys Community Fund
The FruitGuys Community Fund provides grants to small farms and agricultural nonprofits for sustainability projects that have large, positive impacts on the environment, local food systems, and farm diversity. The Fund's mission is to support small farms in their efforts for greater environmental and economic health, community engagement, and advocacy that supports sustainable agriculture.
The Fund for People in Parks
The Fund for People in Parks provides private funding and resources to complete inspirational projects that directly benefit visitors in western National Parks. The Fund continues the long-standing tradition of private philanthropy for National Parks and concern for the visitor that was at the heart of the founding and growth of the National Park system.
The Healing Well
The Healing WELL: Wellness, Empowerment, Liberation and Love promotes healing and recovery for homeless and marginally-housed adults through the offering of holistic healing classes, focusing on stress reduction, healthy eating and fitness, personal development and social support. Weekly volunteer-led classes include sessions like yoga, meditation, poetry, and substance abuse support groups.
The Nexel Collaborative
The mission of The Nexel Collaborative is to transform higher education by forming a collaborative of colleges and universities offering innovative programming for adults in midlife focused on renewing purpose, building new intergenerational communities, and attending to their health and wellness. The Collaborative is a resource to schools looking for ideas, curriculum models, financial and administrative advice, a supportive environment for sharing best practices and challenges faced, and eventually, a data repository for research investigating issues of longevity and the effect of intergenerational learning environments on students, faculty, institutions and society.
US Digital Response
US Digital Response provides pro bono technologist services to help governments, public servants and organizations as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vision Zero Network
The Vision Zero Network is a collaborative campaign committed to helping communities reach their goal of Vision Zero — eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries – in order to ensure safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.
Visitacion Valley Connections
Visitacion Valley Connections is the catalyst to build connections between businesses, residents and service-providers that brings resources to support positive growth for the entire Visitacion Valley Community.