Breathe California of the Bay Area


As the local lung health leader, Breathe California of the Bay Area fights lung disease in all its forms and works with its communities to protect lung health. Since 1911, organization has dedicated itself to helping all local residents breathe easier. Originally founded as the Tuberculosis Society and later working under three other names (including the American Lung Association of Santa Clara-San Benito Counties, 1970-2005), we have offered a wide array of services that address the most pressing lung health issues of our time. This includes programs to: teach kids how to manage their asthma; prevent teens from using tobacco; assist smokers who want to quit; offer support to local COPD & lung cancer patients; advocate for clean air policies; and support innovative lung disease research.

How Your Donation Helps

36.2% of your car donation will go toward helping Breathe California of the Bay Area with their project: Environmental Health.

32.7% will go toward the project: Lung Health.

20.5% will go toward the project: Community Health Services.



  • Other health services

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1948

Your donations to Breathe California of the Bay Area are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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