America's Best Local Charities

Charity Tax ID # 93-1213658OP Code # 17898

Chula Vista Veterans Home Support Foundation

Provides QOL services and essential equipment to elderly and disabled military veterans who reside in the Veterans Home of CA. All proceeds benefit veteran residents.

700 East Naples Court, Chula Vista, CA, 91911
(619) 482-1397
Charity Tax ID # 20-1248393OP Code # 2700474

Adopt A Pet At Edwards Team Rescue and Kennels Inc

Provides dedicated service to local communities through the rescue, care and adoption of lost, abandoned, injured and/or stray domestic animals. No kill. All volunteer organization.

615 South Forbes Ave., Edwards AFB, CA, 93523
(661) 754-1185
Charity Tax ID # 94-3155375OP Code # 14381

Zen Hospice Project

Our Volunteers provide mindful and compassionate hospice care at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. We also offer educational and training programs for home caregivers.

1161 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
(415) 913-7682
Charity Tax ID # 94-3143254OP Code # 15649

Youth ALIVE!

We prevent youth violence and build youth leadership in CA communities. Our goal is to interrupt the cycle of violence on the streets.

3300 Elm Street, Oakland, CA, 94609
(510) 594-2588
Charity Tax ID # 94-1156635OP Code # 13804

YMCA of the East Bay

With a focus on developing the potential of children, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y brings about meaningful change in the community.

2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704
(510) 486-8408
Charity Tax ID # 51-0178620OP Code # 13801

Women’s Recovery Services, A Unique Place

In a safe, non-threatening, healing environment we provide 120-180 day residential treatment for recovery from alcohol/nicotine/chemical dependence to women and their youngchildren.

98 Hendley Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404
(707) 527-0412
Charity Tax ID # 20-8652475OP Code # 2700475

Walk Oakland Bike Oakland

WOBO is a membership-based, volunteer-driven non-profit organization whose mission is to improve neighborhood livability, vitality and sustainability by making walking and biking in Oakland safe, easy, accessible and fun.

1330 Broadway 3rd Fl, Oakland, CA, 94612
(510) 761-9626
Charity Tax ID # 94-6104179OP Code # 21042

Lindsay Wildlife Museum

First wildlife rehabilitation hospital in the country sees 5,000 animals annually including orphaned young. Outreach programs preserve environment and native species.

1931 First Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA, 94597
(925) 935-1978
Charity Tax ID # 51-0172331OP Code # 1827


Wild animal urgent care for as many as 4,000 ill, injured and orphaned patients each year, wildlife rehabilitation hospital, hotline, education and humane exclusion.

76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael, CA, 94901
(415) 453-1000
Charity Tax ID # 94-1422463OP Code # 25660


Older people’s health declines dramatically when they are isolated and lonely. We help our neighbors age well through access to transportation, socialization, education, and nutrition.

930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael, CA, 94901
(415) 456-9062
Charity Tax ID # 45-2981579OP Code # 26872

Warrior Canine Connection, Inc.

Enlists Warriors in treatment for combat-related stress in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service dogs for their fellow Veterans.

23222 Georgia Avenue, Brookeville, MD, 20833
(301) 260-1111
Charity Tax ID # 95-3872771OP Code # 12847

United States Adaptive Recreation Center

Disabled children and adults receive specialized one-on-one instruction and adaptive equipment in outdoor recreation therapy activities to improve physical, emotional, and social health and functioning.

43101 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315-2897
(909) 584-0269
Charity Tax ID # 13-1624241OP Code # 3118

United Negro College Fund

We are the nation’s largest and most effective minority higher education organization. UNCF provides financial assistance to deserving students and its 37 member institutions.

220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1120, San Francisco, CA, 94104
(415) 956-1018
Charity Tax ID # 75-2978505OP Code # 15798

Sheriff’s Toy Project

Working with the Sheriff’s Work Project we provide underprivileged children with gifts, bicycles, computers, clothing and food for more than 7500 families during the Holidays.

10117 Mills Station Rd., Suite C, Sacramento, CA, 95827
(916) 361-4571
Charity Tax ID # 90-0869845OP Code # 988110

Village Link

We reduce poverty by empowering and facilitating economic development and sustainability in underserved communities through by providing access to literacy, education and vocational programs.

2995 Woodside Road, Suite 400-132, Woodside, CA, 94062
(650) 740-1018
Charity Tax ID # 94-2992645OP Code # 988119

Gubbio Project Inc, The

We provide a sacred space and sanctuary for unhoused people in need of a safe, compassionate respite during the day.

133 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94102
(415) 861-5848