America's Best Local Charities

Charity Tax ID # 770166138OP Code # 28825

Silicon Valley Children’s Fund

Silicon Valley Children’s Fund provides education and career development mentorship, tutoring, enrichment learning and scholarship dollars to improve life outcomes for foster youth.

1871 The Alameda, Suite 335, San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 484-6200
Charity Tax ID # 201931001OP Code # 26996

Spirit of Sharing

SOS assists AD military families in need throughout the year with emergency assistance and holiday adoption programs.

1361 Rocky Point Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 726-8100
Charity Tax ID # 770250773OP Code # 16844

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

Child Advocates serves abused and neglected children in foster care by providing a trained, dedicated volunteer to advocate for the child’s best interests.

509 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 416-0400
Charity Tax ID # 208652475OP 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 # 770372742OP Code # 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 # 800216470OP Code # 26340

Hearing Dog Program

Trains and places dogs to alert deaf and hard of hearing people to important daily sounds thereby improving their independence and quality of life.

256 Seaside Dr., Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 898-9117
Charity Tax ID # 942783401OP Code # 16666

Legal Aid at Work

Committed to protecting the rights and economic self-sufficiency of low-wage and marginalized workers and communities by providing free legal services, education, and advocacy.

180 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 864-8848
Charity Tax ID # 943189198OP Code # 12845

MAITRI Compassionate Care

No one should suffer or die alone. We provide compassionate, dignified, non-judgmental, unconditional care for late-stage AIDS patients in need of hospice or 24-hour care.

401 Duboce Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 558-3000
Charity Tax ID # 942145930OP Code # 16085


Programs for young people that teach environmental science, foster environmental literacy, and promote the stewardship of our planet in nature’s majestic classrooms, our national parks.

28 Geary St, Suite 650, San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 992-4700
Charity Tax ID # 943023551OP Code # 8758

Project Open Hand

Volunteers deliver nutritious ‘meals with love’ to 7,100+ people with HIV/AIDS, other critical illness, and seniors in San Francisco and Alameda Counties.

730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
Charity Tax ID # 941312299OP Code # 11837

Alameda Boys and Girls Club

Our Mission is to inspire and enable all youth to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

1900 Third St., Rear Bldg, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-4900
Charity Tax ID # 942927405OP Code # 5640

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Vital services and programs for people living with HIV/AIDS that increase status awareness, reduce new infections and increase access to care for underserved populations.

1035 Market Street, Ste. 400, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 487-3000
Charity Tax ID # 261230158OP Code # 26386

Avian Rescue Corporation

ARC provides for birds physically and mentally abused, neglected, or mistreated while confined in hazardous conditions. Help us protect birds and provide animal welfare services.

1212 Saint Elizabeth Ct., Concord, CA 94518
(925) 686-2350
Charity Tax ID # 262655709OP Code # 26338

Save the Frogs

Frogs are disappearing 3,000 times faster than their natural extinction rate. We protect frogs through environmental education, advocacy and scientific research.

2524 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
(831) 621-6215
Charity Tax ID # 943138992OP Code # 11223

Breast Cancer Action

Breast Cancer Action is a national education and activist organization working to achieve health justice for women at risk of and living with breast cancer.

275 Fifth Street, Suite 307, San Francisco, CA 64103
(415) 533-4472
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 # 880189092OP Code # 988108

Care Through Touch Institute

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people traumatized by homelessness through safe, loving, and skilled touch; inspiring hope and instilling love.

240 Golden Gate Ave, #206, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 344-0302
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 # 943112338OP Code # 18037

Community Housing Partnership

Creating solutions to homelessness by combining permanent, affordable housing with workforce development and wraparound support services for formerly homeless individuals and families in San Francisco.

20 Jones Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 852-5300