Alex's Lemonade Stand
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 300 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.
All Stars Helping Kids
All Stars Helping Kids is committed to providing disadvantaged and underserved children 360° support—Rigorous Academics, Health & Fitness, and Life Skills—in a safe and healthy learning environment.
Children for Tomorrow
Children for Tomorrow aims to help mentally and emotionally traumatized children. The foundation's goal is to support and initiate projects that provide assistance to children and families who have become victims of war, persecution, and violence. The foundation was established in 1998 by Stefanie Graf, the legendary tennis star, medical doctors of the Outpatient Clinic for Refugee Children and their families at the University Clinics of Hamburg-Eppendorf as well as meetings with representatives from the World Health Organization.
Elevate Phoenix is a unique accredited classroom and 24/7 year-round mentoring program for at-risk Arizona youth. Together with urban public schools and communities we strengthen character, empower knowledge and elevate relationships. Our success is measured by the success of our kids with mostly first generation 90% high school graduation and 85% postsecondary entry rates.
Family House provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children's Hospital. Qualifying families live more than 50 miles from UCSF, and many live at or below the low-income status as determined by UCSF. Family House's two locations sustain nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 107 people per night. Over the course of a year, Family House serves more than 2,000 families.
La Cocina is a ground-breaking business incubator designed to reduce the obstacles that often prevent entrepreneurs from creating successful and sustainable small businesses. They are located in San Francisco's Mission District, an ethnically diverse and economically vulnerable neighborhood that thrives in part due to the many small informal businesses that serve the community. The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate low-income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market and capital opportunities. Their vision is that entrepreneurs will become economically self-sufficient and contribute to a vibrant economy doing what they love to do.
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (MOWSF) exists to alleviate the food insecurity and loneliness experienced by seniors who want to stay in their own home but cannot shop or prepare meals for themselves. Their mission is delivering nutritious meals to homebound seniors in San Francisco and has remained the same since founded in 1970. For over 42 years, MOWSF has set the standard for alleviating the financial and emotional costs of premature and/or inappropriate institutionalization of seniors.
Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Our scientists work closely with our teams of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans.
Right to Play
Right To Play's mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities.
The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education
The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education is dedicated to transforming U.S. public education for underserved youth. The Foundation drives reform by engaging in practice, policy and partnerships that provide quality education and enrichment opportunities. Through its public charter school, the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, the Foundation strives to provide underserved youth in Las Vegas with a quality K-12 education to prepare for excellence in college and beyond. Through state and national advocacy, the Foundation also works to increase investment and accountability in public schools.
The Asian Women's Shelter
The mission of Asian Women's Shelter (AWS) is to eliminate domestic violence by promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women. AWS is committed to every person's right to live in a violence-free home, and has a specific focus towards addressing the cultural and language needs of immigrant, refugee, and U.S.-born Asian women and their children.
The Chang Family Foundation
The Chang Family Foundation is a natural extension of the Chang Family’s core values and an affirmation of their commitment to community service. Throughout the years, the Chang Family Foundation has shown a passionate dedication to tennis and family with sports and Asian outreach programs.
The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund
The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund provides temporary assistance to help people experiencing an unexpected crisis. Each year, the Fund helps nearly 5,000 individuals and families in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area with rental assistance and critical needs.
The Edible Schoolyard Project
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley is to teach essential life skills and support academic learning through hands-on classes in a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom. The Edible Schoolyard curriculum is fully integrated into the school day and teaches students how their choices about food affect their health, the environment and their communities.
The First Tee
Since 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its inherent values to the more than six million young people. On golf courses, in elementary schools and on military installations, we've helped shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by teaching them values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. In addition to learning fundamentals of the golf swing and the game, our character education and life skills programs help young people prepare for success in high school, college and life.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.
The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research.
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Marin Agricultural Land Trust is a member-supported nonprofit organization created in 1980 to permanently preserve Marin County farmland. Some of the Bay Area’s most highly acclaimed dairy and meat products and organic crops are produced on farmland protected by MALT conservation agreements, which total 45,000 acres on more than 70 family farms and ranches.
The Museum of the American Cocktail
Throughout its two-century-old history, the cocktail has influenced music, theater, art, film, and politics around the world. The Museum of the American Cocktail is a nonprofit organization that celebrates this true American cultural icon. Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world's most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, the Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge of mixology while stressing the importance of responsible drinking. Our mission is to create a self-sustaining museum and tourist attraction that celebrates and preserves a rich aspect of American culture, while providing educational resources for professionals and the public in the fine art of crafting the cocktail through a series of mixology seminars conducted by the world's foremost authorities on cocktail history and American cocktails. We also aim to broaden career opportunities in the spirits industry and encourage more participation from women and members of under-represented groups in the field.
The San Francisco & Marin Food Bank
The Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where 1 in 4 residents is in need of food assistance. This year, they will distribute 45 million pounds of food to the community, half of which is fresh produce. This is enough food for more than 102,000 meals each day. Seventy percent is distributed through a network of 230 weekly farmers’ market-style pantries that help individuals, seniors and families stretch their food budget. Food is also distributed through additional programs such as senior centers, soup kitchens and youth programs.
Tipping Point fights poverty by finding and funding the best non-profits in the Bay Area to change the lives of families in need. Tipping Point gives the dollars, and more importantly the support, these worthy non-profits need to reach their full potential.
Voices for Children
Voices for Children trains and supports community volunteers to advocate for the best interests and quality of life for Monterey County’s foster children.CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) support the intellectual, emotional, and social growth of foster children. As part of the team, CASAs help the child find lifelong family connections, whether that is through reunification with the family of origin, adoption by a new family, or another placement in the child’s best interests. By making sure foster children are represented by a qualified, compassionate adult, Voices for Children fulfills society’s most fundamental obligation: to provide a secure, loving family inside of which children can be safe, treated with dignity, learn, and grow. CASAs not only change the life of one child, but they can also change the lives of that child's children and generations to come. CASAs have the power to speak up for a child; to ensure a child’s rights are upheld, and to support a child in a loving and nurturing manner. To learn more visit their website www.voicesforchildrencasa.org