Not For Profit Clients

Not-For-Profit organizations trust their banking needs to Presidio Bank’s talented, local relationship managers who build enduring business banking partnerships through their consultative-selling approach. Responsive customer service is supported by quick decision-making, accessible senior
management, and active community involvement.

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Burning Man

660 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110  


Burning Man is a network of people inspired by the values reflected in the Ten Principles and united in the pursuit of a more creative and connected existence in the world. Throughout the year we work to build Black Rock City, home of the largest annual Burning Man gathering, and nurture the distinctive culture emerging from that experience. The hub of this global network is the 501(c)(3) non-profit Burning Man Project, headquartered in San Francisco, California.


California Society of Pioneers

300 Fourth Street San Francisco, CA 94107-1272
(415) 957-1849

The Society of California Pioneers, established in 1850, is a not-for-profit museum, library, and cultural organization dedicated to increasing the knowledge and state-wide appreciation of early California history. The organization’s efforts pave the way for benefits of present and future audiences of all ages.


Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST)


70 Otis Street, San Francisco, CA 94103



Community Arts Stabilization Trust was founded on the belief that the arts drive strong, vibrant, diverse communities. The Community Arts Stabilization Trust purchases and leases space for the exclusive use of nonprofit arts organizations. Without their support, some of San Francisco’s most vital arts organizations might be forced to leave because of the rising cost of real estate.


Community School of Music and Arts

230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 917-6800

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) works to enrich and strengthen its diverse community through celebration of differences and encouragement of artistic expression. CSMA is a center for arts education where children and adults, novices or experienced individuals can learn and develop their artistic skills. CSMA engages members of the community in creative activities that develop discipline, problem-solving skills, decision making abilities, and sense of personal achievement.


Korean War Memorial Foundation

San Francisco, CA

The Korean War Memorial Foundation was founded in San Francisco in June, 2010 with the purpose of building a permanent Memorial to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. This Memorial will stand as a fitting testament to the memory of the nearly two million United Nations service men and women from twenty-one countries who fought to protect South Korea’s freedom during the Korean War. It will symbolize the sacred memory of those who went before, and the sacrifices they made for us and for freedom-loving people everywhere. The Memorial will stand in a prominent place in the Presidio, on high ground adjacent to the National Cemetery, facing west across the Pacific toward the now prosperous and democratic Republic of Korea.


Lark Theatre

549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, CA

415 924-5111

Lark Theater maintain the 1940 art deco Lark Theater as a nonprofit, single screen, state of the art community film center to enhance the artistic, cultural and social life of Marin County with quality independent film, international film, classic & family film, film festivals and multi-cultural events.


Museo Italo Americano

2 Marina Blvd. Building C San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 673-2200 

The Museo Italo Americano was the first museum in the United States devoted exclusively to Italian and Italian-American art and culture. Established in 1978, the Museo Italo Americano is a non-profit institution governed by a Board of Directors. The mission of the Museo Italo Americano is twofold: to research, collect, and display works of Italian and Italian-American artists, and to promote educational programs for the appreciation of Italian art and culture, thereby preserving the heritage of Italian-Americans for future generations.

San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation



Due to population density and spatial circumstances, San Francisco is currently one of few American cities to retain a lively network of neighborhood movie theaters. With the country-wide decrease of small, privately owned movie theaters, neighborhood theaters have become even more valuable in terms of history, community and character. It is for these reasons that the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation strives to defend, preserve and maintain these historical gems, so that people may continue to enjoy what was once a treasured luxury.


San Mateo County Historical Association

Redwood City, CA

The mission of the San Mateo County Historical Association is to inspire wonder and discovery of the cultural and natural history of San Mateo County. The association operates three historical sites. The San Mateo County History Museum in downtown Redwood City, The Sanchez Adobo in Pacifica and the Woodside Store in Woodside. The archives of the historical association are located in the San Mateo County History Museum and are available for public on-site research.

San Francisco Performances

500 Sutter Street, Suite 710, San Francisco, CA 94102



As an organization founded by musicians and artists, respect for the arts dwells at its core. Since established in 1979, San Francisco Performances (SFP) has housed season after season of high-quality performance entertainment. Not only does SFP cater to the artistically-minded, however. Throughout its existence, it has made great strides in improving, promoting, and stimulating growth and appreciation of the arts. Likewise, SFP has significantly grown since its start, and only continues to provide the San Francisco and surrounding bay areas with diverse displays of artistry.

Business, Economic Development & Affordable Housing

Bridge Housing        


600 California St, Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94108



In 1983, BRIDGE was formed from a major anonymous grant given to the San Francisco Foundation to spearhead new solutions to the worsening shortage of affordable housing. This came about as the Bay Area Council and its business members were voicing concern that high housing costs were undermining the region’s workforce and economy. A nonprofit financial intermediary, BRIC sources private debt and equity for the predevelopment, preservation and acquisition of affordable housing as well as real estate developments that fit BRIDGE’s holistic focus on improving educational, health and economic opportunities for low-income communities.



Burbank Housing

790 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 526-9782


Burbank Housing, organized in 1980, is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the supply of housing in Sonoma County, so that low-income people of all ages, backgrounds, and needs will have a better opportunity to live in decent and affordable housing. While providing a supportive community, Burbank Housing builds and manages family and senior rental housing while creating home ownership opportunities through its mutual self-help program.

Change Lab Solutions

2201 Broadway, Suite 502, Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 302–3380


ChangeLab Solutions specializes in researching and drafting model laws and policies, providing analysis and recommendations on environmental change strategies, developing educational toolkits and fact sheets, and providing on-demand training and technical assistance to support stakeholders in their policy reform efforts. Their interdisciplinary team of lawyers, urban planners, architects, policy analysts, and public health specialists successfully apply this approach in the context of land use and transportation planning, childhood obesity prevention, tobacco control, food systems, school environments, and more.

EAH Housing

2169 East Francisco Boulevard, Suite B, San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 258-1800


EAH Housing is a nonprofit corporation founded with the belief that attractive affordable housing is the cornerstone to sustainable, living communities. Established in 1968, EAH has become one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States. With a staff of over 400, EAH develops low-income housing, manages 97 properties in California and Hawaii, and plays a leadership role in local, regional and national housing advocacy efforts.



Grid Alternatives


1171 Ocean Avenue, Suite 200 Oakland, CA 94608
(510) 731-1310


GRID Alternatives helps communities transition to clean, renewable energy while helping set the stage for large-scale solar adoption nationwide. GRID Alternatives make renewable energy technology and job training available to underserved communities.


Housing Trust Silicon Valley          


95 S. Market St., Suite 610 San Jose, CA 95113



Housing Trust of Silicon Valley mission is to make Silicon Valley a more affordable place to live. The Housing Trust makes loans and grants to increase the supply of affordable housing.



The Legal Aid of Marin


3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 244A, San Rafael, CA 94903-4189
(415) 492-0230


The Legal Aid of Marin, while providing high-quality legal representation, education, advocacy and guidance, caters to the needs and concerns of low income individuals – as well as senior citizens – of Marin County. With a fast-growing, poverty-stricken population, a need exists for active leadership and initiatives to work specifically with and for these people groups. The organization, therefore, seeks to provide its clients with improved living conditions on both social and economic levels.


The McKay Foundation 

455 Market Street, Suite 1270, San Francisco, CA 94105

(415) 288-1313


The McKay Foundation, established in 1992, works to Promote government involvement, civil leadership and a just democracy. The foundation establishes partnerships and forms alliances with like-minded organizations in order to stimulate social, economic and political progress. The McKay Foundation focuses on developing long-term, community-based solutions to social and economic problems.



Northern California Land Trust


3120 Shattack Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705

(510) 548-7878


Based in Berkeley, California the Northern California Land Trust (NCLT) is a community-based not-for-profit committed to making homes and community facilities permanently affordable through the community land trust (CLT) model.


Palo Alto Housing Corporation

725 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 321.9709 


Palo Alto Housing Corporation create stronger, more diverse communities by providing and maintaining high-quality affordable housing where individuals and families thrive.

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA)


1835 Alcatraz Ave. Berkeley, CA 94703

(510) 647-0700


Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) provides quality affordable homes and services that empower people and strengthen neighborhoods.

Working Solutions   


930 Montgomery Street, #400, San Francisco, CA 94133    


Working Solutions is a Community Development Financial Institution rooted from TMC Development, whose mission is to provide micro entrepreneurs with the access to capital and resources they need to start or grow a successful business. Prioritize serving low-income individuals, women, and minorities the focus to providing every business with 5 years of business coaching, mentorship, and resources. 


Education Services & Scholarship Funds

Adaptive Learning Center  

1925 Vaughn Road, Suite 110 Kennesaw, GA 30144

The Adaptive Learning Center enables children with special needs to learn, play and grow with other students in preschool classrooms. It is the only organization in Georgia that fully integrates children with special needs into typical preschools – with individualized support from special education teachers. The partnerships with some of Atlanta’s finest preschools enable children to learn and play alongside their peers in a warm and caring environment. In classes with 90 percent or more typical children, children with challenges or disabilities learn not just basic academic skills; they discover important life lessons through interactions with other children and adults.

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

390 Ashton Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112

For more than 100 years, the ASP, a 501c3 nonprofit astronomy organization headquartered in San Francisco, has inspired professionals, researchers, educators, amateurs, and armchair astronomers to look up and wonder about our place in the universe, and about what the universe can teach. Around the world, in classrooms, museums, planetariums, national parks, state parks, nature centers, astronomy clubs, city sidewalks, online and your own backyard, the ASP fosters scientific curiosity, advances science literacy, and shares the excitement of exploration and discovery.

California Bar Foundation

180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 856-0780


Founded in 1990, the California State Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with the State Bar of California, dedicated to building a better justice system for all Californians. Through the voluntary donations of California lawyers and other donors and the contributions of our corporate sponsors, the Foundation distributes grants to nonprofit organizations, courts, and bar associations for law-related projects; awards scholarships to law school students committed to public service; runs a legal literacy program for high school students; promotes and encourages the philanthropic and charitable efforts of California's lawyers; and supports an array of other education and outreach programs.



Foundation for a College Education

2160 Euclid Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Foundation for a College Education’s mission is to increase the number of students of color from East Palo Alto and similar communities who graduate from a four-year college or university. The vision of FCE is to create a community where higher education is attainable. By engaging both students and parents, FCE aims to create a community of learners who are armed with the right tools and information. Together, they play a pivotal role in sharing this information with other families about how best to take advantage of school resources and navigate the college admissions.




Children's Pre-School Center

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94303-4762



Working parents in Palo Alto have access to an accredited, specialized and innovative child-care center through the work of the Children’s Pre-School Center. With on-going research and implementation of current early childhood development and education understanding, CPSC offers much more than merely a day-care center. Instead, it also offers an award-winning facility, qualified and enthusiastic teachers, as well as programs that encourage play, exploration, and growth. Parents whose children have taken part in the center’s resources greatly value the experiences and provisioned opportunities.



Palo Alto Community Childcare

3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306


Palo Alto City Council, in 1971, strongly urged the community to take on more active roles within the realms of child care and similar services. Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC), established three years later, acted to allocate funds for early childhood care and educational programs. As a result, PACCC has ultimately pioneered and established a network of community child care providers. With an emphasis on providing quality care and celebrating quality teachers, the PACCC is valued as a community leader.



Take Me To The River Education Initiative             


Sausalito, CA 


Take Me To The River’ is an award-winning full-length documentary film directed and produced by Martin Shore. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians. Through the program the film is sent directly to schools to share a screening in master classes, with Q&A sessions and more.  Interacting directly with students, teachers and the community Take Me To The River Education Initiative brings history to life and foster a deeper understanding and respect for all cultures, genders and generations. 



Environment & Preservation

Build It Green           

1330 Broadway, Suite 1702, Oakland, Ca. 94612 

Build It Green (BIG) is a nonprofit organization comprised of thought leaders and building industry veterans who share a vision for better buildings and a diligence for getting results. Their pioneering work is transforming how homes are built and renovated in California and beyond. They help professionals adopt green practices and grow the market for efficient, healthy homes.


Environmental Volunteers

2560 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 493-8000 

The Environmental Volunteers believes all children deserve to learn about the natural world through personal exploration, so they can become responsible stewards of the Earth. At the Environmental Volunteers we believe that what children appreciate and love, they will protect. To promote the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education. 


The Dorian Fund

Administered in San Francisco, this privately owned 501(c)(3) organization supports and advocates Gay and Lesbian rights as well as services. Although the fund’s highest priorities since established in 1997 are with respect to AIDS, Gay and Lesbian issues such as healthcare, education and support are also ventures tackled by The Dorian Fund.


Hillsborough Beautification Foundation


1600 Floribunda Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010

(650) 829-5159


Hillsborough Beautification Foundation raises funds in order to transform public spaces such as empty lots, traffic islands, and school entrances into landscaped areas that enhance the beauty of Hillsborough.  Sites slated for improvement are often selected based upon requests from residents. HBF evaluates the site, creates a plan, and with Board approval, manages the work with a landscaping consultant. Once projects have been completed, the Maintenance Committee oversees the ongoing upkeep and preservation of the site. HBF strives to provide improvements in all geographical areas of Town.

Inner City Advisors


2335 Broadway, Suite 102, Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 271-0142


Inner City Advisors works tirelessly with entrepreneurs, advisors, employees and sponsors to create a more equitable and impactful economic ecosystem in the Bay Area. Our unique approach has developed many amazing companies who have created good jobs for local residents. The ICA Entrepreneurship Institute has a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs better lead and grow their businesses. We know that running a business can be consuming and stressful, that’s why our education series focuses on developing practical solutions to real small business problems. The Institute also affords participants the opportunity to network with–and learn from–fellow innovators. ICA’s dedicated team harnesses the expertise of a network of experienced executives and industry experts to craft tailored business growth strategies for our companies. This pro bono consulting, based on ICA partner Michael Bush’s renowned 8 Factors framework, is designed to help businesses function and flourish.  ICA’s Talent Management Initiative works with our companies’ HR and operational practices, impacting the hiring, promotion, and transition of talent. Additionally, the Talent Management team directly positions talented people in the workforce development sector to access local, good job opportunities at ICA companies. We believe that a company’s success is measured by the growth of the business and the well-being of its employees; our Talent Management Initiative works to ensure that both are happening in tandem.


Marin Community Foundation


5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato, CA 94949
(415) 464-2500


One of the largest community foundations in the country, MCF distributes charitable resources in two ways: by assisting more than 500 individuals, families and businesses in their grantmaking locally, nationally and internationally; and by directing Buck Trust resources to an array of nonprofits and schools in Marin County.


Northern California Community Loan Fund


Palo Alto Community Fund

PO Box 50634, Palo Alto, CA 94303



By essentially “funding the future,” the Palo Alto Community Fund seeks to create permanent endowments in support of local non-profit organizations, as well as reward and encourage innovation within Palo Alto’s surrounding communities. The fund began its work in 1979, with the purpose of soliciting, receiving, and utilizing private money that could be distributed to enrich and benefit the Palo Alto community as a whole. It has since issued grants to over one hundred and eighty organizations, totaling an amount upwards of two million dollars. Because of the work Palo Alto Community Fund has done, and will continue to do, Palo Alto will further experience growth, sustainability and support.

San Mateo County Health Foundation


San Mateo, CA

San Mateo County Health Foundation’s mission is to promote and champion the health and well-being of all residents of our community, regardless of ability to pay, primarily through supporting excellence and innovation in the County’s hospital and clinic system. San Mateo County Health Foundation is dedicated to building strong communities by partnering with and providing financial support for San Mateo Medical Center. In collaboration with other inspired and effective health-focused organizations in the county, the Foundation is committed to funding innovative, world-class health care programs for all residents of San Mateo County, regardless of their ability to pay for these services.

Three Swallows Foundation

Since the 1980’s, Three Swallows Foundation has generously contributed grants and scholarships to a wide variety of non-profit organizations. Although emphasis is placed on distributing funds to organizations whose missions are environmental and educational in nature, the foundation gives to organizations and initiatives of all kinds.




Health & Human Services

A Foundation Building Strength

3825 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306



A Foundation Building Strength is a non–profit organization dedicated to finding treatments for Nemaline Myopathy.

First Baptist Church of Pittsburg

22 Waller St., Octavia Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94102



First Baptist Church of San Francisco, established in 1849, now maintains partnerships with pregnancy centers, urban ministry initiatives, and church-planting projects in order to “reach the nations.” In-step with the belief that God calls followers to act as disciples, members of First Baptist Church are involved in various service-oriented programs that promote social support, community outreach, and personal development. With programs and resources available to individuals of all ages and relationships with the church, there are a myriad of ways in which to get involved with the church and the surrounding community.


First Place for Youth

519 17th Street, Suite 600 Oakland, CA 94612


With the gross majority of foster youth facing futures of homelessness or criminal activity, it is clear that the California Foster Care System is in need of safety net programs. In order to fight such unsettling statistics, First Place for Youth provides affordable, safe housing and supportive services for at risk, foster youth. The organizations programs include counseling services, as well as employment and educational enrichment opportunities. Youth involved in First Place’s programs have gone on to experience housing and employment stability, educational achievement, improved health and community involvement.



1400 Willow Pass Ct, Concord, CA 94520      


Dogs for Diabetics  provides quality medical-alert assistance dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics through programs of training, placement, and follow-up services; and to, develop, promote and advocate standards of quality, performance, support and disclosure for all medical assistance dog teams. They work through evaluating, researching, and monitoring dogs and clients to continuously improve processes and outcomes for clients.  Their goal is to advocate high standards for all medical assistance dog providers, so that medical assistance dogs will become more accepted, respected and available around the world.    


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world. In order to accomplish this, Habitat for Humanity builds houses together in partnership with families in need. Since its beginning, the organization has built over 400,000 houses and served more than 2 million people around the world.


International Office:

270 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1300, Atlanta, GA 30303 
(800) 422-4828


East Bay/Silicon Valley Office: 

2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
(866) 450-4432


Greater San Francisco Office (Marin, SF and San Mateo Counties): 

500 Washington Street, Suite 250, San Francisco, CA 94111 


HIP Housing

364 South Railroad Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 348-6660


HIP Housing’s Mission is to invest in human potential by improving the housing and lives of people in our community. HIP Housing enables people with special needs, either from income or circumstance, to live independent, self-sufficient lives in decent, safe, low-cost homes. To achieve our mission, HIP Housing provides Home Sharing, Self-Sufficiency, and Property Development.

Housing Industry Foundation       

1730 S El Camino Real, Suite 480, San Mateo, CA 94402   



Housing Industry Foundation help individuals and families remain in or return to stable housing and assist with special housing projects or renovations in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. In addition, HIF supports efforts to identify long-term solutions to the lack of affordable housing in our community. The Board further extends the organization’s community reach by gaining the support of industry leaders who can leverage their resources, funding and skills to complete renovation projects providing knowledge and expertise in many areas; electrical work, construction, painting, and flooring just to name a few.      


Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc.

San Mateo, CA


Mission Hospice helps patients and families live life to the fullest. Mission Hospice is a nonprofit organization whose professional staff and well-trained volunteers are dedicated to providing the finest quality, compassionate care to those who are terminally ill or facing a life-limiting illness, and to supporting their families through illness and bereavement. Founded in 1979, Mission Hospice & Home Care has served more than 10,000 patients and families in San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County.

Monument Crisis Center

1990 Market Street, Concord, CA 94520

(925) 825-7751


Monument Crisis Center provides its low-income and in-need community with food distribution, as well as various safety net programs, such as employment opportunity workshops, health and nutrition classes, English tutors, after school programs, and events for senior citizens. The center, run by a group of energetic, dynamic, caring and purpose-driven individuals who value the crisis-stricken members of their community, understands the importance of seeing statistics as people. Thus, services offer much more than food. Personal well-being and community health is taken into consideration on a daily basis, and the people Monument Crisis Center serves are first-hand recipients of this philosophy.

Northern California Community Loan Fund

870 Market Street, Suite 677 San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 392-8215


Build financially strong and culturally vibrant communities where each person has access to decent jobs, homes, healthy foods, health care, education, and economic opportunities.


Okizu Foundation

16 Digital Drive, Suite 130 Novato, CA 94949



The mission of Okizu is to provide peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs to meet the needs of all members of families affected by childhood cancer.

Project Avary

385 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Suite G, Novato, CA 94949



Statistics reveal that 865,000 children in California have a parent in prison, on parole or probation. In these cases, it is not uncommon for these children to be rejected, forgotten, or left without social and community support. Project Avary, in understanding the issues these children face, works to improve the life outcomes for youth who experience such hardships. With help from peers and adults within the community, children of imprisoned persons are given the opportunity to access long-term guidance, develop emotional and social skills, establish friendships, as well as assume leadership roles; they then can help guide and mentor younger children involved in the program. In these ways, Project Avary makes a difference for these children, giving them the resources necessary for leading successful, responsible lives.



Red Oak Opportunity Foundation

1891 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707


As a response to the rising instance of homelessness in the city of Berkeley during 1985, realtors from the company Red Oak devised a system to give back to the community, and help those without homes. After only one year, sizeable donations came into view and the Red Oak Opportunity Fund (R.O.O.F) was created. With an emphasis on not only housing but on the importance of education as well, the committee has since grown into a foundation that makes a difference in its community.  


Ritter Center

16 Ritter St, PO Box 3517, San Rafael 94912

The low-income and homeless population of downtown San Rafael has experienced Ritter Center’s outreach and services first-hand. By providing primary health care, emergency financial assistance, supplementary food, clothing, shower, laundry and restroom facilities, those in need are able to experience a more stabilized life, free of charge. Ritter Center also provides access to resources the low-income and homeless may benefit from, such as employment opportunities, substance abuse treatment and mental health services. Ritter Center’s goal is to help individuals improve their day-to-day lives, and become involved members of their communities.


Santa Rosa Diocese of Catholic Church

P.O. Box 1297, Santa Rosa, CA 95402



A community of peace, justice and reconciliation, addressing the causes of injustice, oppression and alienation within Church, civic community and world.


Willow Spring Church

1689 School St. Moraga, CA 94556



Willow Spring Community Church is a Christ-centered, evangelical, interdenominational, Bible-driven church committed to carrying out God's Word, Inspiring Worship, and Youth Community Outreach.

Sports & Fitness

Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club

Los Altos, CA 

Los Altos Soccer Club for boys was created in 1972, and later became Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club for both boys and girls. Since the beginning the club has inspired young players in their pursuit of soccer through dedication and determination while never sacrificing the joy of playing the game. With over a 1000 players, hundreds of volunteers, MVLA is a community of families, parents and players who are More than a Club. 

Youth Development, Shelter & Crisis Services


3860 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303  

With two locations in Palo Alto and East San Jose, AchieveKids serves Bay Area children, aged 5 to 22, with emotional and/or developmental disabilities including mental retardation, autistic spectrum disorder, mood, disruptive behavior, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. They approach and address the child, not the diagnosis.

Adolescent Counseling Services

1717 Embarcadero Road, Suite 4000, Palo Alto, CA 94303 

The past thirty-six years have resulted in helping over 35,000 young people and their loved ones find peace and comfort during the struggles of adolescence. Adolescent Counseling Services believes that the most effective tool in promoting a teen’s self-esteem is empowerment. Realization of social and emotional potential, therefore, is achieved through counseling, preventative education, and other various programs.  Programs include on campus counseling, after school counseling, substance abuse treatment, as well as community education. These avenues provide resources and valuable information for individuals, families and community leaders who wish to better understand adolescents and the struggles they face.


1801 Vicente Street, San Francisco, CA 94116    

(415) 681-3211


Founded in 1851, Edgewood is the oldest children's charity in the western United States. Edgewood Center for Children and Families serves thousands of children, youth, and families that have experienced traumatic stress leading to learning disabilities, mental illness, and debilitating behavioral issues. With treatment and prevention programs, many children and families can overcome these challenges and transform their lives. At Edgewood, youth often succeed for the first time because the holistic approach allows us to identify and build upon the unique strengths of each client we serve. We take a family-centered and integrated approach to our work and focus on issues such as mental health, family relationships and life skills. We recognize that kids do better when action is taken before behavior issues escalate, so our preventive and early intervention programs reach youth where they are - in schools, neighborhoods, and communities. Unique services include the only level 14 residential facility in northern California - the highest level of residential care available before a locked psychiatric unit.

Friends for Youth, Inc.

Redwood City, CA

Founded in 1979, Friends for Youth is providing mentoring services to youth-in-need.
Their Mentoring Services program has helped nearly 2,000 youth-in-need reach their full potential. Friends for Youth has a 90% success rate of creating long-term mentoring matches which is far above the national average. Studies have consistently shown that youth in our program improve their motivation and school performance, demonstrate increased self-esteem and resiliency, and rarely have future involvement with the Juvenile Justice System.

Hanna Boys Center

17000 Amold Drive P.O. Box 100, Sonoma, CA 95476



Since 1945, Hanna Boys Center (HBC) has provided a “haven of hope” for underprivileged, troubled, and at-risk boys – with ages ranging from thirteen to eighteen. The center’s ultimate goal is to give these young individuals the tools necessary to be self-respecting, empowered, and contributing members of their communities. While living on the one hundred and sixty-acre campus, those enrolled in the program have access to a fully accredited school, healthcare, physical education and recreational outlets. HBC, in valuing faith, education and care, makes monumental impacts on the lives of these at-risk youth.

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?My DigitalTa2

My DigitalTa2 is helping youth develop the critical-thinking skills they need to manage their own privacy, respect the privacy of others, and use cyber-sense and ethical decision making in their digital lives. My Digital TAT2 believes that creating an online community of kindness and respect is most effective when all stakeholders are involved: Educators, Parents and Students.? Their support to students create a positive digital tattoo and stand up to social cruelty both on and offline.

Sunny Hills Services

300 Sunny Hills Drive San Anselmo, CA 94960

Sunny Hills Services is a private, non-profit organization serving vulnerable youth and their families. Founded in 1895 as an orphanage and farm in Marin County, California, Sunny Hills Services is now a regional child welfare organization dedicated to protecting, serving, nurturing and healing at-risk children and adolescents. The mission of Sunny Hills Services is to help vulnerable children, youth and their families use their strengths to develop healthy relationships and fulfilling lives.

The Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club

The Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club (MPBGC) is a non-profit organization that has served youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years since 1955.  The San Mateo clubs is part of a national movement that began in 1860 and now serves over 4.8 million youth in over 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. The club’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. As part of this mission, the staff provides the club’s members with a wide array of educational, recreational and social activities in a safe and structured environment during after-school hours.


My New Red Shoes

330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 135, Redwood City, CA 94065

(650) 241-3911


My New Red Shoes helps homeless and low-income children look and feel confident as they start the school year by providing them with new clothing and shoes and by rallying youth and adults around this effort through volunteer and educational opportunities for individuals, families, schools, corporations, and community groups.