Employee and Board Member Involvement

The Presidio Bank team not only values its community, but also understands the importance of community involvement. Each month is seen as a  new opportunity to volunteer time and resources to the organizations that strengthen the various communities Presidio Bank represents.

A Foundation Building Strength for Nemaline Myopathy

2450 El Camino Real, Suite 101, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Nemaline Myopathy, a group of neuromuscular disorders that cause muscle weakness, varies in severity as well as the demographics it affects. Building Strength for Nemaline Myopathy is a non–profit organization that holds tightly to the mission of stimulating and advancing the science of treating myopathies while simultaneously supporting the affected community. Those who have Nemaline Myopathy, or have loved ones affected by the illness, require information, resources and solutions. The ultimate goal, therefore, is to provide valuable resources that could bridge NM communities together.

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.

Alameda Welfare Council

2515 PO Box 2265 

The Alameda Welfare Council, run by volunteers and unpaid staff, sponsors events in Alameda to raise funds for local charities. All funds raised are distributed to local organizations, providing an avenue for community enrichment. Some organizations that have benefited from the Welfare Council’s work are the Boys and Girls Club, Meals on Wheels, ASAC, and Food Bank.

Alliott Group


With 225 members worldwide, Alliott Group is an international association made up of of accountants and lawyers that encourages and seeks out opportunities for goodwill and communication. The organization’s goal is to strengthen the quality of its members’ practices.

All Stars Helping Kids

970 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-1395

The mission of All Stars Helping Kids is to promote a safe, healthy and rigorous learning environment for disadvantaged children.  The organization believes in 360 degrees of support, which encompass programs regarding Rigorous Academics, Health & Fitness, and Life Skills. All Stars Helping Kids also provides financial support and help with programs to like-minded schools and organizations.

American Heart Association

7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231

With the overarching goal of reducing the instance of death due to cardiovascular disease, American Heart Association provides individuals with educational resources and tools. The organization spreads awareness and serves the American public as a whole through its dedication to cardiovascular health and awareness.

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA




Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) saves the lives of countless animals each year whose time has run out in public shelters and who are scheduled to be killed. ARF's team of trained volunteers and expert staff make sure every animal receives proper nutrition, medical evaluation and treatment, training and lots of love as they await their new forever home. ARF's shelter touches the lives of thousands of animals and people each year.

Ann Martin Center

1250 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94610
(510) 655-7880


Ann Martin Center is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families in Alameda County by providing psychotherapy, educational therapy, and diagnostic assessment. They promote healthy emotional development and effective learning skills. They nurture confidence, resilience, and the ability to make positive choices that strengthen caring relationships, independence, and productivity.


Archbishop Riordan High School

175 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112 
(415) 586-8200

Archbishop Riordan High School – fostering development in faith, character, academics, athletics and the arts –is an urban Catholic high school for boys, owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.  Archbishop Riordan strives to be a Christian community of faculty, students, parents and others, while focusing on helping students develop Christian values of love of God, love of oneself and love of others.

The Arthritis Foundation of Northern California

657 Mission Street, Suite 603, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 356-1230

The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world. While funding more than $380 million in research initiatives and grants since 1948, the foundation helps people take control of their arthritis by providing public health education, pursuing public policy and legislation, as well as conducting evidence-based programs to improve quality of life.

Artist’s Legacy Foundation

248 Third Street, #737, Oakland, CA 94607



Artist’s Legacy Foundation supports and encourages outstanding painters and sculptors through awards and grants and promotes the visual arts through education, exhibitions, publications, and research.



450 Bryant St., Palo Alto, CA 
(650) 289-5400

This community-based non-profit organization helps seniors stay involved, active and enriched throughout the rest of their lives. By creating a community environment that supports and celebrates seniors, older adults have access to information, services and programs that cater to their needs. Avenidas, in helping seniors enjoy quality of life, provides support and compassion for both clients and client families.

Bay Area Council

201 California St, Suite 1450, San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: (415) 981-6600

The Bay Area Council stimulates leadership within business sectors in response to issues that affect current business climate and quality. Policy issues involve China, cyber security, education, energy and climate change, government relations, healthcare, transportation and land use, and water. By bringing together a coalition of regional leaders, the Bay Area’s challenges to effective business can be better assessed and solved.

California College of the Arts

1111 Eighth Street San Francisco CA 94107-2247


California College of the Arts is a place for people who believe creative work can positively and powerfully affect our society and for people who want to make art that matters. Creative people are recognized as necessary to help solve the world’s most pressing problems. CCA students, alumni, and faculty are at the cutting edge of every creative field, working in industry and the community, and founding enterprises of their own.


California Society of CPA’s

1800 Gateway Drive, Suite 200 • San Mateo, CA 94404-4072

(800) 922-5272


To increase the value and promote the integrity of the CPA profession, contribute to the success of our members, and strengthen client, employer, public and government trust in CalCPA member advice, work products and opinions.


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.

Canon Barcus Community House

670 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA

The Canon Barcus House, opened on March 19, 2002, is a 48-unit permanent supportive housing apartment building for homeless and very low-income families living with special needs. These needs are often related to substance abuse, mental health, and HIV/AIDS. Families are provided access to services and enjoy the same tenant rights as any other San Francisco renter.

Canon Kip Community House

705 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA

As the first new construction complex in San Francisco for disabled homeless adults, opened in 1994 in the South of Market neighborhood, today continues to accommodate 104 formerly homeless individuals. With a communal kitchen and lounge on the first floor, Canon Kip is also home to the Canon Kip Senior Center and the CHEFS program, ECS's culinary training program for homeless adults.

Catholic Healthcare West

185 Berry Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 438-5500

Catholic Healthcare West incorporates a holistic approach to medicine and understands that health and wellness is not solely obtained in the hospital setting. By committing to providing high-quality, affordable health care for the community it serves, Catholic Healthcare West strives for clinical excellence as well as clientele well-being.

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.

City of Hope

1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research, treatment and education center dedicated to preventing and curing cancer. Due to the center’s independence, it has the unique ability to internally collaborate and pursue options that in a traditional hospital setting may be otherwise impossible. The campus-like facility is recognized for its innovation in technology, compassion in patient care, and pioneering in research.

Clayton Valley High School Athletic Department

1101 Alberta Way, Concord, CA 94521
(925) 682-7474

Clayton Valley High School, member of the Diablo Valley Athletic League and the North Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation, houses 24 varsity sports and over 30 junior varsity and freshmen teams. In believing that participation in athletics provides an opportunity to learn and demonstrate the ideals of academic excellence, CVHS is a community example of sportsmanship and good citizenship.

Committee on Jobs

235 Montgomery Street # 1018, San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 956-9966

Committee on Jobs is a San Francisco-based group of business leaders who work to promote San Francisco as a city full of lucrative, supportive and friendly business opportunities. The committee seeks out ways in which to develop more job opportunities while further propelling San Francisco’s image and ranking in regards to business and career success.

Community Foundation Sonoma County

250 D Street, Suite 205, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 579-4073

The Community Foundation of Sonoma County, established in 1983, strengthen its local communities through efforts of philanthropy and civic engagement. By Making grants to fund responses to important needs, as well as Encouraging donors to act as partners, helps to ensure that gifts given to the Community Foundation grow and have lasting impact. According to the Community Foundation’s website, in coalition with donors, it has awarded $116 million in grants.

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.

Dress for Success

500 Sutter Street, Suite #218, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 362-0034

Dress for Success provides career-oriented attire such as business suits and professional separates to disadvantaged women. Ongoing support programs are in place so that after clients have successfully obtained a job, they may be able to continue on a career path. Established in 1997, Dress for Success has helped over 550,000 women around the world create a professional wardrobe for themselves and become career-driven, self-sufficient individuals.

East Bay Economic Development Alliance

1221 Oak Street, Suite 555 
Oakland, CA 94612

The East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA), founded in 1990 by Alameda County,  is a public and private partnership with a mission is to establish the East Bay’s standing as a world-recognized location to grow business, stimulate capital and increase the job market. East Bay EDA serves San Francisco as well as Alameda and Contra Costa County.

Elfenworks Foundation (In Harmony With Hope)

20 Park Road, Suite D, Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 347-9700

In order to make a change in the lives of the currently oppressed and underrepresented, the Elfenworks Foundation hosts an annual event, In Harmony with Hope, to raise awareness regarding issues of domestic poverty in America. The event acts as an opportunity to award and celebrate the individuals who donate time and resources for causes that benefit humanity and wellness.

Emeryville Center for the Arts

5752 Hollis Street Emeryville, CA 94608

(510) 601-0520


The Center embraces contemporary visual and performing arts as a compelling form of communication among individuals and across diverse cultures, expressing the issues of today while giving us a deeper understanding of the past. Programs at the Center are interactive, dynamic, and connected to the culture of Emeryville and other artistic innovations from throughout the Bay Area and beyond. With the city’s accomplishments in business, new media, biotechnology, life sciences, and the arts, the Center plays an important role in drawing connections between these disciplines. 

Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco

165 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 487-3300

The Episcopal Community, in operation for 27 years, services of San Francisco serves very low-income individuals and families, as well as the homeless population in the San Francisco area. The organization’s goal is to end homelessness through the provision of housing and stability.

Episcopal Diocesses of California

1055 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 
(415) 673-5015

The Diocese of California Episcopal Church values the enrichment and well-being of its neighbors in surrounding areas. Thus, it works to provide grants and stimulate funds for the purpose of homeless and low-income housing in the Bay Area.

Eric's Vision / ALS

(650) 363-1395 

Eric Scoggins, a man who excelled in both professional football and the corporate world, has since become a powerful force in the realms of medical research and community awareness. Eric’s Vision, a nonprofit organization established in 2009, seeks to create a network of support for individuals who battle Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), fund ALS research, and provide college scholarships to deserving high school students who plan to engage in ongoing ALS cure-driven research.

Film Fest Twain Harte



Provide and support the continuing education, inspiration and enrichment of the community through the showcasing of world-wide cinematic talent by offering emerging filmmakers a desirable venue for showcasing and promoting their films. As a non-profit organization, Film Fest Twain Harte raises money through the festival to create scholarships, enabling aspiring local students to further develop their craft in the cinematic arts on a higher level.

First Tee of Contra Costa County

Diablo Creek Golf Course 
4050 Port Chicago Highway, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 686-6262

By creating quality Junior Gold programs, First Tee of Contra Costa County works to introduce the game of golf to young individuals, ages ranging from 7 to 17, who otherwise may not have been given access or opportunity to play. These programs help encourage values such as honesty, dedication and respect.

French American International School

150k St, San Francisco
(415) 558-2000

French American International School is regarded as the oldest and largest bilingual school in California. As an accredited, respected and successful school, its academic programs of study lead to both the International Baccalaureate and French Baccalaureate diplomas. The school’s student body represents 56 nationalities as well as differing socio-economic, ethnic, religious, political and social backgrounds.

Friends of the Palo Alto Jr. Museum & Zoo

1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Comprised of volunteers, Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo acts as a non-profit organization that works to support and enhance facilities and programs dedicated to educating children. By working closely with the city of Palo Alto, the Friends utilize creativity and enthusiasm to provide exciting, interactive and innovative exhibits for youth.  The goal is to further develop and maintain an environment that will breed a love for science and learning.

Girl Scouts of Northern California

7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 340, Oakland, CA 94621

(510) 562-8470


Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is the largest voluntary organization of girls in the world. Girl Scouts of Northern California has over 47,000 girls and 32,000 adults who take part in programs for the developmental, educational, emotional and social needs of girls. Girl Scouts of Northern California serves 19 counties in Northern California.

Glide Economic Development Corporation

330 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 674-6000


Glide Economic Development Corporation is an organization that seeks to make a difference in its community by reaching out to those who are in need. The corporation believes that real change starts from within, and likewise, clients need to be met where they are in order to feel the support they need to transform their lives. Love, compassion and acceptance are channeled through Wellness, Spirit, Growth and Leadership programs.

Golden State Land Conservancy

321 South Main Street, #525, Sebastopol, CA 95472 
(707) 827-3840

Golden State Land Conservancy, in valuing the environment as well as individuals who are tied to it, works to balance the needs and desires of landowners with the boundaries and regulations of legal requirements. The organization’s goal is to help land owners and environmental policy makers find even footing and a common ground, so that a conservational outcome can result.

Habitat for Humanity

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

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.

Haiti Lutheran Mission and Ministry Fund

P. O. Box 14275, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
(707) 328-9505

After the first successful Lutheran church planting in Haiti during 1980, the presence of Lutheran congregations has only continued to increase. The Haiti Lutheran Mission and Ministry fund, established in 1994, offers financial assistance and support for the planting and growing of Lutheran churches in Haiti.

Hanna Boys Center

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

Since 1949, 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.

Indy Grand Prix Fundraiser
Inner City Advisors

1999 Harrison Street, Suite 2220, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 271-0142

Inner City Advisors takes part in numerous events focusing on the topic of career generation and growth. Specifically, the organization hopes to combat a stagnant market with fresh perspective.  Seeking to establish innovative jobs in the Bay Area, Inner City Advisors communicates with Bay Area entrepreneurs and utilizes partnerships to stimulate the marketplace and create jobs.

Insight Prison Project

805 Fourth Street, Suite 3, San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 459-9800

Established in 1997, the Insight Prison Project hinges on the focus of reducing recidivism rates, improving public safety through in-prison rehabilitation programs. These programs provide prisoners with tools and life skills vital to creating change within their lives and communities. While partnering with other penitentiary facilities, such as San Quentin State Prison, more than 200 prisoners attend workshops on a weekly basis.

Jacob's Court Homeowners Association
Jewish Community Federation

121 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 777-0411

Through efforts of fundraising, planning, and programs, the Jewish Community Federation works to protect and enrich the Jewish Community and its diversity. Through values of good work, respect and support, members of the federation are met with resources and programs that help them live enriched lives.

Jewish Vocational Services

225 Bush Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94104

In 1973, Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) was founded for the purpose of helping Jewish college graduates find work. During the 1980's and 1990's, the organization expanded as it saw a need in its community to aid the influx of Jewish refugees. With issues of displacement and dark economic futures for these individuals, JVS created programs that would open doors to employment and local economy. Currently, JVS offers resources for all members of its community.

Job Train

1200 O' Brien Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 330-6429

Job Train works with individuals who are in need of career counseling, job placement opportunities, and life skills development. Those who take advantage of Job Train’s programs leave with valuable insight into their own unique abilities and skills. These understandings help propel Job Train graduates into careers that are of quality and benefit.

Larkin Street Youth Center

701 Sutter Street, Suite 2, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-0911

Founded in 1984 in response to rising occurrences of homeless youth, Larkin Street Youth Services provides numerous resources for San Francisco youth who have found themselves either on the streets or at risk. The organization is now an internationally recognized model of at risk youth services that successfully integrates outreach and emergency shelter, medical care, housing, job training and scholarly assistance.

Leadership Contra Costa Alumni

1777 Botelho Drive #103, Walnut Creek, CA 94596


Leadership Contra Costa Alumni Association offers members opportunities to network and establish working relationships within the LCCAA community; opportunities to participate in projects and activities designed to give back to the communities in which they live and work; and opportunities for growth and enrichment through educational and special programs and activities.

Leadership Oakland

(248) 952-6880

By bringing civic, corporate and not-for-profit leaders together, Leadership Oakland facilitates opportunity for those who impact the region to better understand current issues, build relationships, and establish a commitment to their communities. The organization’s programs give Oakland County professionals the tools necessary further their success, and the success of their region.

Marin Audubon Society

P.O. Box 599, Mill Valley, CA 94942
(415) 456-3355

Marin Audubon Society, established in 1956, provides its members and the public with many opportunities to observe birdlife and experience nature. By offering access to field trips and volunteer work days, the organization holds to its mission of encouraging environmental conservation, restoring natural ecosystems, and educating Marin County locals about birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.

Marin County Open Space District

18 Jeannette Prandi Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 499-6405


Made up of committed professionals who serve in operations and maintenance, planning and resource management, volunteer, environmental education, and administrative services, it is clear that Marin County Open Space District thrives on natural variety and organic resources. With dedication to educating, inspiring, and engaging the people of Marin, the Marin County Open Space district makes strides in protecting and enriching the county’s natural beauty.

Marin Economic Forum

555 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 479-5710

The Marin Economic Forum is a public-private partnership seeking to enhance Marin’s economic stature. The forum focuses on targeted industries and identifies those which in turn may stimulate economic success for Marin's business sectors.

Mill College Art Museum

5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613



Founded in 1925, The Mills College Art Museum is a forum for exploring art and ideas and a laboratory for contemporary art practices. Through innovative exhibitions, programs, and collections, the museum engages and inspires the intellectual and creative life of the Mills community as well as the diverse audiences of the Bay Area and beyond.

Monument Crisis Center

2350 Monument Blvd. Ste. B, Concord, CA 94520

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.

Mount Diablo High School Athletic Department

240 Grant Street, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 682-4030

Mount Diablo High School was the first school founded  in the Diablo Unified School District, located in Concord, California. The district holds events through the United Mt. Diablo Athletic Foundation in order to raise funds and support for the high school athletic departments throughout the district.

National Football Foundation


The National Football Foundation aims to "build leaders through football," by promoting and supporting amateur football, the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a drive for excellence. The foundation inspires young people through channels of influence, knowledge, development and honor. In these ways, the foundation serves not only young people who have a love for football, but also the nation as a whole.

National Forest Homeowners Association


National Forest Homeowners (NFH) is the largest organization of its kind in the United States. With over 40 years of history and more than 5,000 members in all 24 states where Special Use Recreation Residences exist on National Forest lands.  NFH advocates for a viable cabin program through education and communication between cabin users, tract organizations, government agencies, and the interested public.

Novato Chamber of Commerce

807 DeLong Avenue, Novato CA 94945
(415) 897-9097 


In its efforts to make Novato a "Business Friendly City," the Novato Chamber of Commerce acts as a force against legislation and bills that prevent businesses from flourishing. By hosting fundraisers, promoting awareness and improving connections, the chamber helps its local business owners and employees reach their goals.

One Season
Oakland Business Development Center

825 Washington Street, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94607



For more than three decades, OBDC Finance has helped San Francisco Bay Area businesses start and expand by providing term loans, pre-loan advising, and access to a network of trusted entrepreneurial resources. OBDC Finance focuses on supporting the establishment and growth of small businesses that create jobs and spur economic activity in low-to-moderate income communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Solano counties.  They maximize impact by partnering with a wide range of organizations, including banks, government agencies, and other nonprofits.

Oakland East Bay Symphony

2201 Broadway, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94612



Oakland East Bay Symphony is as a regional orchestra serving the diverse population of Oakland and the East Bay. The Symphony has gained regional and national recognition for its unique convergence of artistic excellence and community service. Their aim is to make classical music accessible, particularly to those individuals in the community who might otherwise never hear live symphonic music.

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

475 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612 
(510) 874-4800

Since found in 1905, the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has continued to participate in the growth and development of Oakland's business community. A new challenge, however, has been the development of Oakland's infrastructure as to accommodate its new residents. Oakland's citizens directly benefit from the provision of information regarding public policy and economic development.

One East Palo Alto

17980-B Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 330-7462


One East Palo Alto is the product of a partnership spearheaded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and initially formed with Peninsula Community Foundation (PCF), Stanford University Haas Center for Public Service, and Community Development Institute (CDI), to guide comprehensive resident-driven neighborhood renewal in the City of East Palo Alto. Today OEPA operates as a local intermediary to achieve the vision of transforming the city into one community where residents are celebrated for their diversity and are engaged, informed and empowered to attain the economic, social, and educational resources they need to maintain a good quality of life.

Options Recovery

1931 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704



Options Recovery Services helps to break the cycle of crime, broken families and homelessness caused by addiction. They do not just treat addiction, but the whole person. Services are provided free of charge by engaging the larger community in intelligently investing its resources to achieve public safety and promote the belief that people can indeed change— and thus the cycle of substance abuse and crime can be broken.

Pacific Community Management Company
Pacific Community Ventures

51 Federal Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 442-4300

By directly supporting small business and implementing core programs, Pacific Community Ventures creates jobs and economic opportunity in low-income communities. These programs -- which act to recruit, educate and invest -- include Business Advising, Insight, and Equity Funds. The organization also holds events as a way of sharing resources and information to help small businesses achieve their goals.

Palo Alto Community Child Care

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.

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.

Parnow House

164 N. San Pedro, San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-9340

The Parnow House, a part of Marin County's Network of Care, is a housing complex for seniors and disabled individuals. With the well being of aging adults in mind, this organization works to provide low-income seniors with a safe, affordable and accessible place to call home.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of San Francisco

180 Redwood Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-1288


The Orchestra after 30 years continues to reach out to audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. They strive to provide audiences with enriching, inspiring music – performed live, with the highest artistic values, and in a manner fully informed by history and scholarship.

Philanthropic Venture Fund

1222 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612-1201
(510) 645-1890


Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, was founded in 1991 to try new approaches to creative grant-making and to maximize the impact of the philanthropic dollar. They believe that if giving grants involve fewer and simpler processes that every dollar will work harder and do more. After 21 years and through the generosity of more than 2000 donors, they have made grants of $76 million.

Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir

3629 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 547-4441


The Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir is an after-school music education program that provides a comprehensive sequence of choral training and performance for local children. The program enrolls 350 students, ages 4-18, drawn from all over the East Bay. Children progress through a series of training choirs to professional-level performing groups, learning analytical, interpretive and technical skills appropriate to each age and developmental level. The Choir’s flagship performance group, Ensemble, tours internationally and competes in festivals and competitions throughout the world, frequently winning top honors and awards at competitions and music festivals in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Rafael House

1065 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109



Raphael House, established as the first shelter for children and families experiencing homelessness in Northern California, provides an environment of loving support where families are able to move toward brighter and more hopeful futures. The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk children and their parents achieve stable housing and financial independence, while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity.

Real Estate 4 Tomorrow's Adults

221 Main Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 861-JOBS (5627)

Real Estate 4 Tomorrow’s Adults (RE4TA) is a program launched by 10 Bay Area real estate companies in partnership with United Way and MatchBridge. It provides funding and support to San Francisco high school students who are interested in internship opportunities with local real estate companies. These experiences thus give San Francisco youth access to real-world experience in work-place environments.

Rebuilding Together Oakland

1111 Pine Street, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 625-0316


Rebuilding Together Oakland brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need by providing repairs, safety modifications and energy upgrades to their home so they may live in safety, comfort and independence.   They do this at no cost to the homeowner.

Recology Community Events

225 Shoreway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 595-3900

Recology of San Mateo County seeks to act as a community resource. With focus on improving the lives of its community members through education and action, Regology of San Mateo County holds events that directly benefit the planet, as well as its San Mateo residents. Events include free compost giveaways, and various sustainable garden lectures.  

Recology Volunteer Committee
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.

San Francisco Alliance Advisory Committee
San Francisco Center for Economic Development

235 Montgomery Street, Floor 12, San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 217-5187

The San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCE) believes San Francisco to be an unsurpassed city due to its population of industry leaders and business growth. With a dedication to fostering a business-friendly environment, the SFCE helps businesses grow and succeed through collaborative efforts of both the City and the County. Professionals who take advantage of the center's resources have access to industry networks and information.

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 392-4520

San Francisco Conservation & Development Commission

50 California St., # 2600, San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 352-3600


The Bay Conservation and Development Commission is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of San Francisco Bay and to the encouragement of the Bay's responsible use. The Commission has been remarkably successful in achieving its mission. Before 1965, about 2,300 acres were being filled each year. Now only a few acres are filled annually-all for critical water-oriented needs. Even this small loss of water area is being mitigated by opening diked areas. As a result, the Bay is now larger than it was when BCDC was established.

San Francisco Jazz

Three Embarcadero Center , Lobby Level , San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 398-5655

As one of the largest performing arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, SFJAZZ is committed to promoting the education, production, and appreciation of jazz. SFJAZZ, since 1983, has celebrated music and those who create it, as well as help artists by providing platforms for them to share their talents through a wide variety of events and promotions.

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association

E Fort Mason, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 561-7000


For more than 60 years, San Francisco Maritime National Park Association has worked to bring maritime history to life for visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area. When the Association was founded in 1950 as the San Francisco Maritime Museum Association, its primary mission was the operation of a museum in the landmark art deco building in Aquatic Park at the foot of Polk Street.

San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)

654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 781-8726

With research, education and advocacy at its core, SPUR has been involved with all major urban planning decisions in the San Francisco Bay Area. By uniting the city's citizens to jointly craft solutions to current issues, SPUR acts as a facilitator and cornerstone of its community.

San Francisco Project Homeless Connect

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 340, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 503-2123

With an estimated 6,000-12,000 people homeless every night in San Francisco, the mission of Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is to provide a haven where medical and social services can be reached. Since the founding of PHC in 2004, over 1,000 volunteers throughout the community take part in PHC, which has become a gathering place for government agencies and non-profit organizations to collaborate and find ways to better serve San Francisco's homeless on a regular basis.

San Jose Museum of Art

110 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 271-6840

As a distinguished museum, featuring modern and contemporary art, the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) celebrates the exploration of expression and interpretation. In its dedication to providing access to art in the Silicon Valley, SJMA maintains accreditation by the American Association of Museums, and serves 100,000 people each year.

San Juan Rio Relief

202 Stonehenge Rd., Lafayette, LA  70503
(337) 988-3274

The people of Rio San Juan, Nicaragua have received much needed support and assistance through the help of San Juan Rio Relief. Until 2003, the small island had only one doctor with very limited resources to provide medical care to over 6,000 individuals. With a team comprised of both people from the States and Nicaragua, San Juan Rio Relief has expanded to provide supplies to all of Rio San Juan's 20,000 citizens.

Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce

637 First Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(707) 545-6914


Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary

101 Fountain Grove Pkwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403


Score Fore Kids -- Oakland Children's Hospital Foundation

2201 Broadway, Suite 600, Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 428-3814


Site Council, Calistoga Junior and Senior High School
Social Compact of Washington D.C.
Sojourn to the Past

300 Piedmont Avenue, Room 222, San Bruno, CA 94066

(650) 952-1691


With a focus on providing youth with an education of social justice, the Sojourn project partners with students to provide a moving classroom. This classroom reaches 25,000 students each year, and spreads knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement. 



Sonoma County Airport - Airline Attraction Committee


The Airline Attraction Committee is an advisory committee made up of community leaders. Its mission is to assist Sonoma County with the attraction of air service by acting as a sounding board for business and community interests and to facilitate support for advance ticket purchases and local marketing.

Sonoma State University -- School of Business and Economics

1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

(707) 664-2377


St. Mark Lutheran Church of Santa Rosa

4325 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 545-1230

Sutter Health (West Bay)

Sutter Health, 2200 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833


The Sutter Health Not-For-Profit Network includes 48,000 physicians, employees and volunteers who care for patients in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns. Together, they strive to create a more integrated, seamless and affordable approach to caring for patients.


Tech Museum of Innovation

201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 294-8324

The goal of the Tech Museum of Innovation has always been to engage people of all ages in science, as to broaden the public’s technological experiences, provoke thought, and inspire action. The Museum has developed hundreds of unique exhibits, 97% of which are original or custom made. More than 6 million people have visited the museum since its new facility opening in October 1998, making it an important and valued resource for its community.

Tipping Point

220 Montgomery Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, California 94104


A community of advocates, investors, activists, companies, and individuals passionate about eliminating poverty in the Bay Area. They find, fund and partner with worthy organizations to change the lives of families and individuals in need.

TMC Development Working Solutions

611 Front Street 
San Francisco, CA 94111

TMC Development Working Solutions is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization committed to serving start-up and existing businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  Working Solutions provides microentrepreneurs with the access to capital and resources they need to start and grow a successful business through these services offered:

  • Small business loans from $5,000 to $50,000 in the Bay Area, approved and funded by Working Solutions
  • Technical assistance, including business coaching, advising, education and mentoring, giving the small business the best chance for long term success
  • Referrals for free and low-cost business resources

While prioritizing service for low-income individuals, minorities and women, it is Working Solutions ultimate goal to help strengthen and stimulate the local economy, create jobs and build strong communities  through the support of microenterprise.

TMC Financing (Mortgage Capital Development Company)

440 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133


TMC has been the #1 SBA 504 lender in Northern California for over a decade. During the past 30 years, TMC has provided over $6.4 billion in financing for more than 3,900 businesses throughout California and Nevada. They partner with a number of organizations each year that foster community and economic development.

United Religions Initiative

1009 General Kennedy Ave., San Francisco, CA 94129

The United Religions Initiative utilizes global advocacy as a vehicle to transform religious tension into positive social change. The organization focuses on social issues as they impact youth, women, and the environment. By creating an environment where people of different faiths and backgrounds can come together and discuss social, global issues, they gain the tools necessary to work with others for the good of their communities.

United States Artists (USA)

United States Artists, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 580, Los Angeles, CA 90036



Although 96% of Americans value Art in their communities and lives, only 27% value Artists. So the need is clear — in order to close the gap between the love of art and the ambivalence toward those who create it, artists need champions and advocates. USA invests in America’s finest artists, thereby illuminating the value of artists to society.

University of California Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720

(510) 642-6000


The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a "City of Learning" — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.


Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics (Haas School of Business)


Educates students and real estate professionals and supports/conducts research on real estate, urban economics, the California economy, land use, and public policy.


Cal Bears Football


University of California San Francisco (Campus Art Advisory Board)

The University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143



Founded in 1873, The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. 

The Mission Bay Art Advisory Committee recruits artists of equal caliber to UCSF scientists and scholars and, similarly, to produce provocative, cutting-edge and sometimes useful work. Their goal is that the art at Mission Bay will be both distinctive and enduring.

University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106 
(805) 893-8000

One of only sixty-three institutions granted membership in the Association of American Universities, University of California Santa Barbara offers more than 200 majors, degrees and credentials. Its students are those who display a passion for learning and achieving their personal best.

University of San Francisco (School of Management)

2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

(415) 422-5555


The University of San Francisco School of Management is focused on the whole person: students work in cohorts, learning and functioning as interdependent teams — just as they will do in the professional world. They engage in Service Learning and apply their new business skills and knowledge to solve practical problems facing non-profits.  Some students study micro-lending while others develop expertise in multicultural marketing.  Global Immersion programs  — in Chile, Argentina, China, Turkey, Dubai, Russia, and more —help students develop both global consciousness and global networks.  Through Entrepreneurship and Innovation, they begin to invent their own futures along with future businesses.

University of Washington Athletic Department

Box 354070, Graves Building Seattle, WA 98195

The University of Washington’s athletic department opens up a whole new world for college athletes and enthusiasts. With men’s and women’s sports that cover all the bases, so to speak, those who keep up with the school’s athletic department and its events have the rich opportunity to take part in the college’s culture, as well as feel like one of the Washington Huskies.

Urban Land Institute

1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Suite 500 West, Washington DC 20007 

The Urban Land Institute, founded in 1936, is a nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members who represent 95 countries worldwide. This is believed to represent the vast spectrum of land use and real estate development. As an institution rooted in the values of information sharing, the organization’s members benefit from an open exchange of industry information that holds international relevance.

Women's Initiative


Women’s Initiative (WI) is a not-for-profit agency whose mission is to build the entrepreneurial capacity of women in order to overcome social and economic barriers.  Thus, WI helps women achieve self-sufficiency. To that end, the organization offers a micro-loan program and business planning training.

West Contra County Business Development Center
YMCA of San Francisco

(415) 777-9622


The YMCA has long been at the forefront of providing quality, low-cost programming for youth. Our programs are run by caring, experienced staff with a focus on youth development principles: safety, relationship building, skill building, community involvement, and meaningful youth participation.

The Young President's Organization

(972) 587-1500

The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), founded in 1950, connects young chief executives with a global network of other career-driven individuals. This network gives YPO members access to information, contacts and other resources that cater to their unique needs and interests. Those who use YPO as a tool experience benefit from a profound impact on their professional as well as personal lives.