Give Oakland

Give In Oakland helps you have an impact where you live. Even if you already give to a lot of wonderful causes, giving where you live is a different kind of experience.

Here is a chance to help support city-wide non-profits that impact us all because they offer opportunities to people in every part of our city.

Every dollar donated in Oakland stays in Oakland.

Most of our organizations are run "on a shoestring" and your donation of $10, $50 or more will have an immediate impact on the budget AND on the morale of hardworking staff of the non-profit.

Donate now to become a new hero to an Oakland non-profit.

Oakland non-profits do great things like

  • provide youth services as part of the City's violence prevention mission
  • give children confidence through art and music training
  • serve LGBT isolated seniors
  • help high school atheletes balance sports and academic
  • and dozens more ways that make life better for everyone in Oakland

Every link will take you to a website where you can donate to the specific organization. Give In Oakland doesn't accept any donations and doesn't charge the organizations to be listed.
Give In Oakland was created in December 2010 to inspire local giving. If you have ideas about groups that should be listed, please send them to us at

Great Places To Give In Oakland



    Alameda County Food Bank            Uses your cash to buy food at bulk rates

    Big Brothers Bigs Sisters of the Bay Area
Pairs kids with adult mentors
    Boys Moving Forward           
Create gender specific learning environment to change the landscape of boys' education
    Brothers on the Rise           
Helps boys succeed, develop healthy relationships and contribute to a just and equitable society
Uses entrepreneurship to propel disengaged low income students to academic success
    Building Futures           
Helps resilient public school kids expand their life opportunities
    Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic           
Gives free alternative medical treatments to low income women with cancer

Develops leadership skills for girls of color

    Circle of Care
Helps kids/families with life-threatening illness

    College Track
Supports educational achievement
    Community Alliance for Learning           
Trains volunteers to help high school students on English writing assignments

    Court Appointed Special Advocates
Trains advocates for foster kids
    Cycles of Change           
implements earn-a-bike program, safe riding techniques for getting to school, sustainable transportation for adults
    East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC)           
Supports community efforts to improve schools, family resources and neighborhoods
    East Bay College Fund           
Gives resilient public high school seniors training and resources
    Experience Corps           
Matches older adults with school kids in and out of the classroom

    First Place for Youth
Supports foster youth transitioning to adulthood
    Friends of Faith           
Offers information and support to under-served women with breast cancer

    Friends of Joaquin Miller Park
Preserves/enhances 400 acres of public open space

    Friends of Oakland Animal Services
Supplements City services for animals in the shelter
    Friends of Oakland Parks and Rec.           
Raises money for programs and facilities, provides fiscal sponsorship to neighborhood park groups
    Girls Moving Forward           
Helps end the gender-confidence gap in and out of school
    Girls Inc           
Supports girls development with family counseling and after school programs
    Harbor House           
Offers ESL, tutoring, financial literacy, a fully stocked kitchen and thrift store, teen interns and family harmony programs.
    Jewish Coalition for Literacy           
Trains adults to offer public school literacy support
    Lao Family Community Development           
Financial literacy, family and educational support for recent immigrants
    Lavender Seniors           
Develops networks of support and friendship for LGBT elders
    Legal Assitance for Seniors           
Offers free advocacy and information on legal issues and health insurance
    Mentoring in Medicine           
Gives everyone a chance to develop a medical career
Supports and advocates for sexually exploited children and teens

    Museum of Childrens Art
Gives access to art for all kids

    Oakland Asian Students Educational Services (OASES) - OASES Youth Programs
Offers arts, confidence building and other skills for youth in school and after.
    Oakland Dog Owners Group           
Advocates for a dog friendly Oakland-dog parks, trails and more
    Oakland Fund for the Arts           
Supports self esteem, talent and community development through visual and performance arts
    Oakland Kids First           
Offers arts, confidence building and other skills for youth in school and after.
    Oakland Youth Chorus           
Fosters talent, confidence and community through music and performance

    One Hundred Black Men-Junior 100
Life skills coaching

    OreMi Mentoring Program, Family Support Services of the Bay Area
Serves children of incarcerated parents
    Peralta Hacineda Historical Park           
Shares the history and meaning of Oakland's early history in today's diverse culture
    Project Pride           
Offers a unique residential drug and alcohol treatment program for both pregnant and parenting women. Children can live with their mothers.
Uses theater and storytelling to bridge the generation gap and develop positive attitudes about aging

    Student Program for Academic & Athletic Transitioning (SPAAT)
Supports student atheletes for life success
    The Data Center           
Provides research training and tools for a more equitable society

    The Sage Project
Connects school children with UC Berkeley students
Lesbian a cappella choral group that strives to use musical excellence to send messages that promote lesbian visibility and social justice.
    Women's Cancer Resource Center           
Offers practical and moral support whether or not women have insurance

    Youth Radio
Give a voice to the next generation

    Youth Uprising
Trains youth for leadership and community development

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