I have deep roots in grassroots community organizing and fundraising and continue to support organizations whose mission and values align with my own. I prioritize charitable giving, making a charitable contribution for each transaction I close. Below is a list of organizations I have worked with or contributed to as part of my charitable giving efforts:
1951 Coffee Company | 1951 Coffee is a non-profit specialty coffee organization seeking to promote the well-being of the refugee community in the San Francisco Bay Area by providing job training and employment to refugees and asylees while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues.
Act Blue | Welcome to the home of small-dollar donors. We’re proud to build the fundraising tools that thousands of groups and millions of grassroots donors use to make their voices heard and transform power structures in our country.
American Civil Liberties Union | The ACLU works to preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention | The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
American Indian College Fund | The American Indian College Fund was founded in 1989. The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities.
American Lung Association | In loving memory of Alexandra Charpentier – Our vision is a world free of lung disease.
BadRap | BADRAP tackles the difficult issues that had been bringing suffering and early death to San Francisco bay area pit bull type dogs.
Berkeley Public Schools Fund | Inspiring and empowering an extraordinary public education for every child!
Black Visions Collective | Black Visions Collective envisions a world in which ALL Black Lives Matter.
Earthjustice | We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change.
First Graduate | First Graduate is a non-profit in San Francisco helping students finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college.
Freight and Salvage | The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse is a nonprofit community arts organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and understanding of traditional music.
Friends of Berkeley Animal Care Services | A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting Berkeley Animal Care Services (BACS), the municipal open-admission animal shelter that serves the communities of Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Piedmont, CA.
Girls Inc | Girls Inc. of Alameda County inspires girls to be strong through mental and physical health, smart through academic engagement, and bold through leadership.
Global Giving | We help fellow nonprofits access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to serve their communities.
Goodwill | We help people earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and their communities.
Greenpeace | Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization using peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Kenneth’s GG Fundraiser | I’ve been lucky enough to be accepted to ride the Gobi Gallop for 2020 to raise awareness and money for the Children of the Peak Sanctuary.
KQED | KQED is a purpose-bound and mission-aligned organization. We inform, inspire and involve because an informed, inspired and involved citizenry is the foundation of a healthy democracy.
Maynard Institute | The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to helping the news media accurately portray all segments of society, particularly those often overlooked, such as communities of color.
Milo Foundation | The Milo Foundation is a non-profit, no-kill organization providing an alternative for homeless pets throughout California, and occasionally beyond.
Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund | We’re a dedicated group of Mississippians who believe in access to full reproductive health care that includes abortion as a human right and an essential part of reproductive justice.
Mockingbird Foundation | A non-profit organization founded by Phish fans in 1997 to generate charitable proceeds from the Phish community and beyond.
National Immigrant Law Center | Information on the law, and the employment and public benefits rights of immigrants.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society | The gathering place for people with MS, their family and loved ones, healthcare providers, volunteers, donors, fundraisers, advocates, community leaders and all those that seek a world free of MS.
Native American Rights Fund | Since 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) provides legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who might otherwise have gone without adequate representation.
Natural Resources Defense Council | NRDC safeguards the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Oakland Public Education Fund | A nonprofit that leads the development of community resources in Oakland public schools so that all students can learn, grow, and thrive.
Outdoor Afro | Connects Black people with the land, water, and wildlife through outdoor education, recreation, and conservation.
Planned Parenthood | Affordable care from the experts in birth control and women’s and men’s health.
Reclaim the Block | Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.
Ruby’s Place | Together, we are taking a stand against human trafficking and domestic abuse by raising awareness and providing the best possible prevention and supportive services to survivors.
San Francisco Symphony | We are a non-profit organization devoted to music education for everybody.
Sierra Club | Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust | The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led community organization that facilitates the return of Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands in the San Francisco Bay Area to Indigenous stewardship.
Southern Poverty Law Center | Founded in 1971, is a non-profit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.
The Trevor Project | The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals | Every child in need can have access to world-class care, while life-saving research empowers new cures previous generations could never have imagined.
UC Berkeley Food Pantry | An emergency relief program that is designed to meet the short-term food security needs of the UC Berkeley community
Walk to Defeat ALS | In loving memory of George Coker – Annual walk fundraiser to support ALS research, treatments, and cures.
Waves to Wine | In loving memory of Judith Schwartz – Annual fundraising bike ride to support MS research, treatments, and cures.
Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center | The Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center provide a safe space, warm meals, counseling, and support to identify housing to any homeless woman and her children during the day, when shelters are closed.