At the Crossroads

We support ATC because they provide unconditional support to homeless and unstably housed youth in our neighborhood and our city. The hundreds of young people who meet with ATCs on-the-street counselors each year experience ups and downs, moments to celebrate, and moments of self-doubt. Through it all, ATC is in their corner, accepting them for who they are without judgement. ATC sees in every youth what we see in our own son: a unique human being who deserves a chance to set their own goals in life and needs help (and occasionally radical compassion) to achieve them.
Marc, Megara and Felix Vogl
Longtime ATC supporters

Giving List Matching Challenges

 

Driving Social Change

We Can End Gun Violence by Taking Action – Not Sides Brady | United Against Gun Violence:

To those who say we can’t reduce gun violence in America, Tony Porter has a response: “Remember when we didn’t […more…]

‘Inspiring the Next Generation of Upstanders’ Facing History and Ourselves

Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn was attending a Facing History and Ourselves seminar about the steps that led to the Holocaust years ago […more…]

Building a Bay Area Movement for Social Change Black Citizen

Theo Ellington grew up in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point Neighborhood in the 1990s and 2000s. Then and now it remains […more…]

Environment

Fighting Inequality Through Hands-On Environmental Learning Vida Verde

Outdoor education is a right, not a privilege – everyone deserves to know the joy of a bracing hike among […more…]

Visionary Sisters Collaborating to Create a More Just and Healthy Planet Plastic Pollution Coalition

For the Cohen sisters, taking on the embodiment of the fossil fuel and climate crisis – plastic – started with […more…]

Family Ties

Here to Help the Healing Begin Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) was founded in San Francisco in 1850, the same year as the State of […more…]

For Sunday Friends Foundation, the Pandemic Offered a Silver Lining Sunday Friends Foundation

When COVID-19 shut down the Bay Area in March 2020, Sunday Friends Foundation had to pivot from hosting programs at […more…]

Boundless Love Drove this New Mom to Start a Grassroots Diaper Bank Help a Mother Out

Lisa Truong was a new mom at home with her baby at the height of the Great Recession, when an […more…]

For the Children

A Child Abuse-Ending Ecosystem Safe & Sound

Not long after the pandemic immobilized supply chains, causing a shortage of basic necessities at San Francisco Bay Area food […more…]

Family Justice Initiative Report East Bay Children’s Law Offices

In December 2021, East Bay Children’s Law Offices, East Bay Family Defenders and Dependency Legal Services released results about their […more…]

Compassionate Representation for Children and Youth East Bay Children’s Law Offices

“I was one of those kids who thought he didn’t have a future.” This is what Samuel Carter, now 29, […more…]

For the Youth

The Power of Policy Change John Burton Advocates for Youth

What if you could invest in an organization that, with an annual budget of $2 million, has produced $3.3 billion […more…]

Family Justice Initiative Report East Bay Children’s Law Offices

In December 2021, East Bay Children’s Law Offices, East Bay Family Defenders and Dependency Legal Services released results about their […more…]

For Young People, Juma is More Than a Job It’s a Stepping Stone to Success Juma Ventures

Alvin Yu wanted to be the first in his family to go to college. But he needed a job to […more…]

Fostering Care

Hope for My Brothers and Sisters Coming Out of Foster Care Razing the Bar

As early as I can remember, my life has been an emotional rollercoaster. My family would go from being stable […more…]

For Foster Youth, Unity Care Means Home Sweet Home Unity Care

Two decades ago, André V. Chapman was torn between his executive sales job in Silicon Valley and a nonprofit he’d […more…]

Moving Fast and Fixing Things iFoster

“Helping kids in foster care reach their full potential.” The lightbulb went off, as it often does, during a walk. […more…]

Giving Challenges

For Young People, Juma is More Than a Job It’s a Stepping Stone to Success Juma Ventures

Alvin Yu wanted to be the first in his family to go to college. But he needed a job to […more…]

Compassionate Representation for Children and Youth East Bay Children’s Law Offices

“I was one of those kids who thought he didn’t have a future.” This is what Samuel Carter, now 29, […more…]

Helping Mothers Overcome Perinatal Mental Health Disorders Postpartum Support Center

Ivana Jagodic Meholick was pregnant with her second child when she suffered panic attacks about a potential miscarriage. But they […more…]

Homelessness

Ending Homelessness for Everyone It Touches Homeward Bound of Marin

Out on the streets, Librado said his plans were “just to survive.” He worked full-time at a local electronics store […more…]

Doing the Hardest Jobs to Help California and Its Unhoused Residents Urban Alchemy

If you drive through the Tenderloin, a rough-and-tumble part of San Francisco where California’s income inequality gap is on full […more…]

January 2022 Update Homeward Bound of Marin

We’ve laid a table at Homeward Bound with inspiring events for 2022, starting with a graduation for trainees at Fresh […more…]

Justice For All

A Bold, Living Monument to a Future Without Violence Futures Without Violence | Courage Museum

In 2023, on the Main Post of San Francisco’s historic Presidio, Futures Without Violence will open the Courage Museum, an […more…]

Defending Rights, Securing Justice Human Rights Watch

For more than 40 years, Human Rights Watch has investigated human rights abuses, exposed the facts, and demanded change in […more…]

Turning Trauma into Resilience for Oakland’s Vibrant Community Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants

When a flood of Afghan refugees began arriving in the Bay Area this fall, their plight was immediately understood by […more…]

Meeting Disaster

Rescue Dogs. Rescue People. National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Although you’ll seldom see them in comic books, search dogs are the closest thing to real life superheroes. Not only […more…]

Social Sector Leaders

Helping Students Make Sense of Dollars and Cents City National Bank

City National has always been about doing business differently, one relationship at a time. The company always places people and […more…]

Trusted Media Advisors to Drive Social Change Full Court Press Communications

If news breaks about your giving, are you ready to respond? If you want to share a story about the […more…]

An Honest Broker with a Big Megaphone Warriors Community Foundation

Every year, the Warriors Community Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the six-time NBA Champion Golden State Warriors – hosts […more…]

Teach The Children Well

Bringing Students’ Potential into Focus Vision to Learn

For underperforming public schools across the country, the myriad challenges are plain to see. Too often, for students in those […more…]

‘Navigational Capital’ Students Rising Above

Veronica Toscano has overcome tremendous obstacles, regularly facing poverty and violence throughout her childhood in the South Bay. Her family […more…]

Getting into the Ideal College: A Reality for Everyone Mentors 4 College

Anne was a senior at Hollywood High School hoping to become a veterinarian. But the daughter of a single mom […more…]

TGL Features

Philanthropy Made Big Changes. Will They Stick? Philanthropy Made Big Changes. Will They Stick?

Pandemic. Political and economic instability. A generational reckoning with racism. In the wake of the double blow of COVID-19 and […more…]

The Arts

Telling Truth Through Theater Crowded Fire Theater

What do the hit shows Tony and Black Monday have in common? They feature writers – Dipika Guha and Christina Anderson – who got […more…]

Driving Equity Through Artistic Expression Destiny Arts Center

Julia Chigamba, a master Zimbabwean dance instructor, had just begun a performance with a second-grade class at the former Roots […more…]

Fighting for the Cultural Soul of the City San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company (SFBATCO) is rooted by the bonds of childhood friendship. Rodney Jackson, Jr. and […more…]

The Fourth Estate

Public Service Journalism That Punches Above Its Weight San Francisco Public Press

Who hasn’t wondered why, in an immensely wealthy and creative city like San Francisco, no one can move the needle […more…]

Anchoring The Bay With Trusted Programming During Tumultuous Times KQED

As devastating wildfires, a deadly global pandemic, and bitter political division make life feel chaotic, KQED has been a constant, […more…]

Exposing Injustice at the Nexus of Power and Food Civil Eats

For more than a decade, Civil Eats has grown from a labor of love to the leading national nonprofit newsroom […more…]

To Your Health

Letting the Body Come to Life Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness

Medicine often starts with a story. And the story Dr. Monique LeSarre tells about health and San Francisco’s African-American community […more…]

Because Nobody Should Have to Choose Between Feeding Themselves or Their Pet Shanti Project

Sandra beat breast cancer several years ago, yet continues to struggle with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Luckily, to […more…]

Todo Por Mi Familia Offers Families More Than Mental Health Services, it Provides Them Everything Seneca

In March 2020, the U.S. government awarded Seneca Family of Agencies an important contract to coordinate mental health services for […more…]

Youth Justice

40 Years of Transforming the Lives of Children and Youth in the Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems Youth Law Center

The Youth Law Center’s Executive Director Jennifer Rodriguez knows just how hard being a child in the foster care and […more…]

Transforming the Lives of Formerly Incarcerated Youth through Healing and Justice Communities United for Restorative Justice

Unbroken. Uncompromising. Unapologetic. Those three words, says George Galvis, succinctly describe the character of the Bay Area youth leadership and […more…]

Dismantling the Pipeline to Prison Fresh Lifelines for Youth

The first time Ali Knight walked into a prison at age 25, he was surprised to see a childhood friend […more…]