America's Best Local Charities

Charity Tax ID # 208516676OP Code # 26344

SonRise Equestrian Foundation

Using horses to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth living with social, emotional or physical challenges, including terminal illness.

6496 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552
(925) 838-7433
Charity Tax ID # 237129943OP Code # 13784

That Man May See, Inc.

We are a foundation that supports vision research, patient care, and education at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco.

1426 Fillmore Street, Suite 219, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 476-4016
Charity Tax ID # 942831592OP Code # 12361

Conservation Corps North Bay, Inc.

Conservation Corps North Bay develops youth and conserves natural resources for a strong, sustainable community.

27 Larkspur Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 454-4554
Charity Tax ID # 941156635OP Code # 13804

YMCA of the Central Bay Area

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 # 942687079OP Code # 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.

235 Montgomery St., Ste. 950, San Francisco, CA 94104
(800) 445-8106
Charity Tax ID # 271552370OP Code # 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 # 941415317OP Code # 732

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Promotes the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired through rehabilitation training, employment programs, advocacy and an array of services.

214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 431-1481
Charity Tax ID # 942237120OP Code # 14331

Marin Community Clinic

As a FQHC, multi-clinic network we provide primary care, specialty and referral services to more than 35,000 insured and uninsured Marin County patients annually.

1177 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 526-8527
Charity Tax ID # 953221061OP Code # 988130

Open Paths Counseling Center

We provide counseling for individuals and families at affordable fees and free therapy programs for at-risk children and youth in local schools.

5731 W Slauson Ave #175, Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 258-9677
Charity Tax ID # 943212617OP Code # 988122

Real Options For City Kids

We serve underserved children (ages 6-17), providing sports/fitness activities, academic support, learning enrichment, community service, outdoor adventures and leadership training.

73 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 333-4001
Charity Tax ID # 943243339OP Code # 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 # 942788588OP Code # 29162

San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

SFBBO is a nonprofit founded in 1981 with the mission to conserve birds and their habitats through science and outreach.

524 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 946-6548
Charity Tax ID # 481272959OP Code # 26205


America SCORES brings soccer, poetry, and service-learning programs to low-income youth six days a week to address the needs of the whole child.

1610 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 377-3887
Charity Tax ID # 680105213OP Code # 17195

Schurig Center For Brain Injury Recovery

Brain Injury Support – you are not alone. Brain injury, stroke or consussion, there is a place to go for continued rehabilitation, education, support and community.

1132 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 461-6771
Charity Tax ID # 942161304OP Code # 8016

Chinese For Affirmative Action

CAA advocates in and on behalf of the Asian and Pacific American community for racial justice, immigrant rights, and equal opportunities for communities of color.

17 Walter U. Lum Place, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 274-6750
Charity Tax ID # 274237968OP Code # 26809

Early Alert Canines

Our dogs are trained to alert their diabetic partners of changes in blood sugar levels and avoid potentially life threatening low blood sugar events.

1641 Challenge Dr., Suite 300, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 349-5190