America's Best Local Charities

Charity Tax ID # 752978505OP 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 # 942761737OP Code # 707

California Right To Life Education Fund

LIFE – A fundamental right – Protect all innocent human life from fertilization to natural death through education and counseling. To safeguard the most defenseless among us.

2742 Oak Road #177, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 944-5351
Charity Tax ID # 900869845OP 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 # 770204523OP Code # 26895

Critter Creek Wildlife Station

Rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, educating people about their environment, and providing sanctuary for illegal exotic pets. We help over 1000 wild animals each year.

36710 Sand Creek Road, Squaw Valley, CA 93675
(559) 338-2415
Charity Tax ID # 953557056OP Code # 10426

Foodbank of Southern California

The Foodbank provides basic sustenance and proper nutrition to the community’s impoverished citizens. Food is obtained, stored, packaged, and distributed to hundreds of community-based agencies.

1444 San Francisco Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 435-3577
Charity Tax ID # 946129071OP Code # 4841

HealthRIGHT 360

We provide care for individuals and families facing societal stigmas and financial hurdles, providing judgment-free healthcare and addiction treatment through immediate outpatient and residential services.

1735 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 762-3700
Charity Tax ID # 954460204OP Code # 13654

Kids In Sports

Help keep over 8000 deserving kids active, healthy and safe at night and on weekends. Support sports programs in Los Angeles’ poorest neighborhoods.

3980 Menlo Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 765-1900
Charity Tax ID # 330717512OP Code # 24837

Lupus Foundation of Southern California Inc

Dedicated to finding the cure for lupus and improving the lives of those affected by funding research and providing information, public education and support.

4699 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 278-2788
Charity Tax ID # 260416747OP Code # 25309


We are dedicated to rescuing senior dogs aged 7+ years from California municipal shelters, providing necessary veterinary care, and finding them loving forever homes.

1041 Kansas Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 272-4172
Charity Tax ID # 954115863OP Code # 11930

Project Angel Food

To feed and nourish the sick as they battle critical illness. We cook and deliver nutritious meals, free of charge, to homes throughout LA County.

922 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038-2702
(323) 845-1800
Charity Tax ID # 201248393OP 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 # 330072774OP Code # 17579

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

Brain injuries occur every 15 seconds. It can happen to anyone: accidents, sport injuries, strokes, aneurysms, tumors, military related injuries, illness. Offer hope and support.

2730 Historic Decatur Road, Ste 205, San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 294-6541
Charity Tax ID # 942978690OP Code # 28076

Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area

We promote community support, education and housing options. Our Housing Initiative coordinates parents, professionals, and policymakers to catalyze the process of planning for the future.

921 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 637-7772
Charity Tax ID # 650789748OP Code # 12980

Save the Chimps

Rescuing chimpanzees from research, entertainment and the pet trade, we provide them the space needed to heal and enjoy a happy and healthy life!

16891 Carole Noon Ln., Fort Pierce, FL 34945
(772) 429-0403
Charity Tax ID # 941156608OP Code # 14949

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

We serve more than 1,200 youth/day at eight Clubhouses in the city’s toughest neighborhoods, and provide a residential summer camp in Mendocino County.

380 Fulton St. , San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 445-5437
Charity Tax ID # 680363121OP Code # 11950

Special Olympics Northern California

Special Olympics is a year round program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Training and competitions are offered in 12 Olympic style sports at no cost.

3480 Buskirk Ave., Ste. 340, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(800) 770-9401
Charity Tax ID # 942761808OP Code # 18425

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

TNDC has 31 buildings in the Tenderloin and surrounding San Francisco neighborhoods that provide safe, affordable home for 3,400 of San Francisco’s poorest residents.

201 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 776-2151
Charity Tax ID # 942274620OP Code # 29255

Community Child Care Council Of Sonoma County

Help 4Cs provide affordable, safe, healthy and educational care for at-risk children, as well as resources, referrals and nutritious meal reimbursements!

131-A Stony Circle, Suite 300, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 544-3077
Charity Tax ID # 912144555OP Code # 988111

WriterCoach Connection

We believe that critical thinking and clear writing skills are essential for a young person to succeed in school and beyond.

1212 Preservation Park Way, #100, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 858-7108