America's Best Local Charities

Charity Tax ID # 23-7217946Org # 16838

Birthright Of San Jose, Inc.

Women can face intense pressure in unplanned pregnancy, losing jobs, being thrown out of their homes. Help us give free non-judgmental, confidential material, emotional support.

350 W. Julian St., San Jose, CA 95110
(800) 550-4900
Charity Tax ID # 33-0851474Org # 24013

Paws’itive Teams, Inc.

Train service dogs to assist mobility-limited persons in achieving independence and enhance the lives of persons living in San Diego County through animal assisted therapy.

7031 Carroll Road, San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 558-7297
Charity Tax ID # 94-2681676Org # 725

Bay Area Crisis Nursery

Help prevent child abuse, keep families together. We offer shelter to children and resources to families in crisis, giving them time to resolve their problems.

1506 Mendocino Drive, Concord, CA 94521
(925) 685-8052
Charity Tax ID # 94-2675517Org # 15258

Ritter Center

Ritter Center helps low-income residents improve their lives through free integrated services including case management, financial assistance, medical and behavioral health services and other supports.

16 Ritter Street, San Rafael, CA 94901-3323
(415) 457-8182
Charity Tax ID # 20-1931001Org # 26996

Spirit of Sharing

SOS assists AD military families in need throughout the year with emergency assistance and holiday adoption programs.

1361 Rocky Point Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 726-8100
Charity Tax ID # 13-3391210Org # 26350

Covenant House California

Homeless youth receive life saving assistance through outreach, shelter and transitional housing, case management, medical/psychiatric/mental health, education/employment and youth development programs.

1325 N. Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90027-5615
(323) 461-3131
Charity Tax ID # 30-0383339Org # 25048

Victory Ranch, Inc.

Year round Kids & Horses Education Program conducted in an outdoor setting for disadvantaged and underprivileged youth from SF Bay Area. Other equestrian programs offered.

20100 Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95120
(415) 215-9763
Charity Tax ID # 94-2687079Org # 4469

Family Caregiver Alliance

FCA helps the dedicated families who provide care at home for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s and other disabling diseases that strike adults.

785 Market St. Ste. 750, San Francisco, CA 94103
(800) 445-8106
Charity Tax ID # 68-0363121Org # 11950

Special Olympics Northern California

Special Olympics is a year round program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Training and competitions are offered in 12 Olympic style sports at no cost.

3480 Buskirk Ave., Ste. 340, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(800) 770-9401
Charity Tax ID # 27-1552370Org # 28110

Good Karma Bikes

Transportation for Transformation. Improving the lives of homeless and low income individuals by providing safe and reliable bicycles for a better quality of life.

1163 Laurie Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 291-0501
Charity Tax ID # 33-0621826Org # 14810

Laura’s House

Domestic violence services including emergency shelter, counseling, case management, legal assistance and life-skills education that prepare victims and their children to live independent, violence-free lives.

999 Corporate Dr., Ste 225, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 361-3775 x212
Charity Tax ID # 52-2386886Org # 10429

Little Wishes

Grant “little wishes” to hospitalized children with chronic and critical illnesses to give them comfort, distraction and joy while enduring their stay.

901 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 459-9474
Charity Tax ID # 94-1156562Org # 13684

Marin Humane Society

When animals are in danger. When humans need help for their animals. When the human-animal bond needs a champion. With your support, we are there.

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883-4621
Charity Tax ID # 94-3243339Org # 25570

Alameda County Library Foundation

Raises fund to support innovative, high demand library programs including Homework Centers, extensive children/family programming, and services to make the library accessible to all.

2450 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 745-1514