Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby San Francisco, CA. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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One Heart World-Wide's mission to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in remote, rural areas. We started our work in Tibet in 1998 before working in Mexico, and now we are fully-focused on scaling our successful programs across Nepal. We work in five remote districts of Nepal to deliver access to lifesaving maternal and neonatal healthcare. Through our technical assistance program, we have also helped other organizations develop Maternal and Child Health programs in Mainland China, Liberia, and the Ecuadorian Amazon.
trans and queer youth uniting for racial and gender justice
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network) is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities. Our overall strategy for fighting for educational justice is to work with grassroots, youth-led groups and GSAs, empowering them to educate their schools and communities, advocate for just policies that protect LGBTQ youth from harassment and violence, and organize in coalition with other youth groups across identity lines to address broader issues of oppression. All of our work with students focuses on leadership development and activism that prioritizes building alliances not only across sexual orientation and gender identity lines, but also across race, ethnicity, and class lines, and our resources and trainings are designed to facilitate coalition building.
Our mission: To ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.
The mission of the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. The BADM operates a physical campus at Fort Baker, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in Sausalito, California. In 2011, the BADM launched the Center for Childhood Creativity as its research and advisory division.Creativity is the foundation of all other milestones in educational development. The BADM is transforming the outcomes for children and the implications for society. At its one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, BADM facilitates child-directed, open-ended, inquiry-driven learning through hands-on exhibitions, designed to ignite creativity, STEM skills and critical thinking. BADM has a robust school visits program (over 8,500 school children visit annually), camps & classes and operates a licensed preschool. We welcome approx. 300,000 visitors a year and approx. 56,700 visitors receive discounted or free admission.
Bringing freedom, health, shelter and education to the children of Nepal
Founded in 1990, the Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF) is devoted to bringing hope to the most destitute children in the beautiful but impoverished Himalayan country of Nepal. With a personal touch, we provide them with what should be every child's birthright - education, housing, medical care, and loving support. Empowered to reach their potential, these children blossom, enriching the world we all share. We raise funds and provide fiscal and other oversight for our programs in Nepal. We stay small and flexible. Our programs are carried out in Nepal by a highly qualified Nepali staff. In Nepal, we work closely with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), communities, families, and, of course, lots of kids who astonish us every day with their ability to overcome their difficult pasts.
Fighting lung disease, advocating for clean air, and advancing public health
Through grassroots education, advocacy and services, Breathe California fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health. Since 1908, we have empowered individual, institutional and community change for better breathing and healthier living. Breathe California offers a wide array of local services that address the most important lung health issues facing our communities today. This includes programs to: help kids manage their asthma, prevent teens from using tobacco, assist smokers who want to quit, and offer support to emphysema and lung cancer patients. We also advocate for key clean air and public health policies, and support innovative lung health research.Our Theory of Change:We believe the Breathe CA comprehensive approach of direct services, advocacy, and education, increases knowledge, confidence and ability in lung health management & treatment, resulting in lower rates of morbidity and mortality, and advancing health equity.
Connecting people with wildlife
Founded in 1889, San Francisco Zoo connects people with wildlife, inspires caring for nature and advances conservation action. We designed the Zoo with the underlying belief that interaction and activity lead to conservation action. We hope that caring for specific animals will inspire people to care for all wildlife and that this is the first step in the journey to becoming a conservationist. The San Francisco Zoo is a multi-faceted place: a recreation area where people can relax and have fun; a center for wildlife that provides exemplary care for rare and endangered species; a community organization serving the people of the Bay Area; an educational center providing formal and informal learning programs for children and adults; a park and nature center showcasing native plants and gardens and a bird sanctuary and bird watcher's paradise.