America's Best Local Charities

Charity Tax ID # 94-3117093Org # 24960

San Francisco Public Health Foundation

Serving San Francisco’s children, adults and families with medical, dental, mental health, HIV and emergency services; as well as monitoring air, water, and food safety.

375 Laguna Honda Blvd. B303, San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 504-6738
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
Charity Tax ID # 94-2469741Org # 7370

Lupus Foundation Of Northern California

Help us find the cause and cure for this debilitating, life-threatening autoimmune disease. We provide health education, support services, public awareness and fund research.

2635 North First Street, #211, San Jose, CA 95134
(408) 954-8600
Charity Tax ID # 94-6139667Org # 11851

Pets In Need

Rescue dogs and cats being killed in public facilities; assist low-income seniors with pet healthcare; provide free spay/neutering to the public.

871 Fifth Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 367-1405
Charity Tax ID # 26-0416747Org # 25309


We are dedicated to rescuing senior dogs aged 7+ years from California municipal shelters, providing necessary veterinary care, and finding them loving forever homes.

1041 Kansas Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 272-4172
Charity Tax ID # 95-4115863Org # 11930

Project Angel Food

To feed and nourish the sick as they battle critical illness. We cook and deliver nutritious meals, free of charge, to homes throughout LA County.

922 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038-2702
(323) 845-1800
Charity Tax ID # 45-3343408Org # 29165

Wings of Rescue Inc.

We fly large numbers of high risk pets from areas with high euthanasia rates to no-kill shelters around the country in need of adoptable pets.

5959 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 285, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 346-7700
Charity Tax ID # 68-0190953Org # 13572

Clayton Community Library Foundation

We pay for additional materials and furniture, the library volunteer program (County’s most successful), and numerous public programs at the Clayton Community Library.

6125 Clayton Road, Clayton, CA 94517
(925) 673-9009
Charity Tax ID # 77-0372742Org # 28830

Cupertino Library Foundation, The

Encourage and enable life long learning in Cupertino by leveraging technology and reaching more middle school students using online databases made available through Cupertino Library.

10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 446-1677
Charity Tax ID # 94-1167409Org # 5814

SPCA for Monterey County

Shelters homeless, neglected, and abused pets and livestock; investigates animal cruelty; and rescues and rehabilitates orphaned or injured wildlife.

1002 Monterey Salinas Highway, Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 373-2631 x244
Charity Tax ID # 94-2299811Org # 26351

Alameda Meals on Wheels

Seven days a week caring volunteers deliver a hot, nourishing mid-day meal to homebound Alameda residents of all ages requesting assistance.

516 Willow Street, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 865-6131
Charity Tax ID # 94-2761737Org # 707

California Right To Life Education Fund

LIFE – A fundamental right – Protect all innocent human life from fertilization to natural death through education and counseling. To safeguard the most defenseless among us.

2742 Oak Road #177, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 944-5351
Charity Tax ID # 94-2960297Org # 4466

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Alameda County Community Food Bank passionately pursues a hunger-free community. We serve 1 in 5 Alameda County residents through a network of 240 member agencies.

7900 Edgewater Dr, Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 635-3663
Charity Tax ID # 94-6001315Org # 14640

Sonoma Humane Society

Homeless, neglected and abused animals depend on us for medical care, rehabilitation, and adoption services. You can protect them and help us save lives.

5345 Highway 12 West, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 542-0882
Charity Tax ID # 23-7108045Org # 13982

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

65 Battery Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 503-4050
Charity Tax ID # 95-3402464Org # 26360

Stroke Recovery Center

Stroke survivors deplete rehab benefits quickly. We continue speech, physical and cognitive therapies for free providing the chance to return to a productive life.

2800 East Alejo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 323-7676