America's Best Local Charities

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 # 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 # 680375763OP Code # 988090

FIRESafe Marin

FIRESafe MARIN: Reduces wildfire hazards and improves fire-safety awareness in Marin County. Provides community resources for mitigating fire danger and enhancing wildfire safety.

33 Castle Rock Rd, Woodacre, CA 94973
(415) 595-8574
Charity Tax ID # 562515797OP Code # 26345

Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary

Life long care for rescued and abused farmed animals, and education to the public about humane animal care and practices. Help save these animals.

14741 Wing Levee Road, Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 244-7174
Charity Tax ID # 940545320OP Code # 18182

Jewish Home

Compassionate skilled nursing care and programs provided to 400+ residents and patients in a homelike environment; short-term and rehabilitation services and acute geriatric psychiatry hospital.

302 Silver Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 406-1107
Charity Tax ID # 943441434OP Code # 26236

Loved Twice

BABY CLOTHES provided to newborns-in-need living in shelters. Help us keep these precious infants warm and clean, giving them a better start in life.

4123 Broadway, Suite 815, Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 652-2229
Charity Tax ID # 461465794OP Code # 29161

Monkey Tail Ranch

The Monkey Tail Ranch improves people’s lives by cultivating relationships with animals, nature and the community.

1993 Orchard Road, Hollister , CA 95023
(408) 250-1206
Charity Tax ID # 270225418OP Code # 26343

Preventing Euthanasia Through Rescue

Millions of adoptable kitties slaughtered in high-kill shelters. We rescue homeless, abandoned and abused kitties, provide veterinary care and find loving homes. Will you help?

2527 Carmel Street, Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 710-9250
Charity Tax ID # 953667812OP Code # 28880

10,000 Degrees

We’ve made a breakthrough – 84% of our students complete a four-year degree compared to the national rate of 24 percent for students from low-income households.

1650 Los Gamos Drive, Suite 110, San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 459-4240
Charity Tax ID # 942258682OP Code # 8053

Sakura Kai

Enhancing Japanese speaking seniors lives through education. We offer a caring place for them with social, educational, recreational and health activities.

6500 Stockton Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 778-3406