America's Best Local Charities

Charity Tax ID # 237098721OP Code # 17659

Friends of the Marin County Free Library

Providing supplemental financial support of library services/materials to further education and literacy. Summer Reading and other child, teen, and adult programs are our focus.

1608 Grant Ave, Novato, CA 94945
(415) 209-0212
Charity Tax ID # 942499217OP Code # 10013

Market Street Railway Company

Bringing San Francisco’s transit history to life. We acquire, restore and support operation of Muni’s vintage streetcars, and operate the San Francisco Railway Museum.

870 Market Street #803, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 956-0472
Charity Tax ID # 510169452OP Code # 12871

California Shakespeare Theater

With Shakespeare’s depth of humanity as our touchstone, we build character and community through authentic, inclusive, and joyful theater experiences.

701 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2732
(510) 548-3422
Charity Tax ID # 941719894OP Code # 8046

North Bay Developmental Disabilities Services

Coordinates and purchases services for persons with developmental disabilities and their families, or infants and toddlers who are at risk for developmental disabilities.

10 Executive Ct., Napa, CA 94558
(707) 256-1100
Charity Tax ID # 954590574OP Code # 16850

Create Now!

35,000 most troubled kids served through therapeutic music, dance, writing, art and theater. Thousands vulnerable children attend concerts and plays. Arts mentoring transforms lives!

1611 S. Hope Street, Suite E, Los Angeles, CA 90015-4115
(213) 747-2777
Charity Tax ID # 260610341OP Code # 26945

United Irish Cultural Center

The ICCC is the hub of all things Irish. The Centre is a unique space to come together to celebrate the Irish: past, present, future.

2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 661-2700
Charity Tax ID # 204704743OP Code # 12751

DayBreak Adult Care Centers

Daytime programs for frail seniors protect health, prevent institutionalization and provide caregiver support. Scholarship fund preserves care during crises; Quality medication and injury prevention services.

510 17th Street, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 834-8314
Charity Tax ID # 943208797OP Code # 11901

Jenny Lin Foundation

Our children need our help and care to succeed. We offer safety awareness programs, music enrichment and scholarship programs to the Bay Area communities.

2381 Grove Way, Room A, Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 537-7366
Charity Tax ID # 941614596OP Code # 792

Performing Arts Workshop

If we don’t have arts in our schools, we don’t have education in our schools. Help ignite young minds through the arts!

1661 Tennessee Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 673-2634
Charity Tax ID # 943042430OP Code # 10000

America’s Best Local Charities

Making your community a better place to live. LIC charities educate children, feed and shelter the homeless, strengthen families, rescue unwanted animals and much more.

1100 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 340, Larkspur, CA 94939
(800) 876-0413
Charity Tax ID # 941156284OP Code # 4355

San Francisco Symphony

Sets the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance; Provides the most extensive education and community programs offered by any American orchestra.

201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 552-8000
Charity Tax ID # 941688190OP Code # 28847

Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco

We serve over 140,000 members of the community annually, sparking intercultural discovery through art, education, and engagement.

750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 986-1822
Charity Tax ID # 943266686OP Code # 15112

Homeless Children’s Network

We provide mental health, family support, case management, parent education, advocacy and consultation services to homeless children, youth and families throughout San Francisco.

3450 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 437-3990
Charity Tax ID # 946050196OP Code # 16862

Lifehouse, Inc.

Improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities by providing a lifetime of compassionate support in an atmosphere of respect, inspiration and purpose.

899 Northgate Drive, Suite 500, San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 472-2373
Charity Tax ID # 942605669OP Code # 15161

Marin Center for Independent Living

Serving people in Marin County with all types of disabilities to achieve their maximum level of sustainable independence as contributing, responsible and equal participants.

710 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 459-6245
Charity Tax ID # 941687847OP Code # 26379

Oakland Zoo

Animals in naturalistic exhibits receive exceptional care, including rescued animals, and demonstrate to children and adults the delicate balance between wildlife and human interaction.

9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 632-9525
Charity Tax ID # 943141608OP Code # 13733

Raphael House of San Francisco

The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity.

1065 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 345-7200
Charity Tax ID # 942299811OP Code # 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 # 946124054OP Code # 9005

Bay Area Rescue Mission

Continuum of Care programs provide emergency services (food, shelter, clothing, education, counseling and more) that empower the homeless to change their world.

2114 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA 94802-0112
(510) 215-4555