We believe that the best way to honor the customers and employees who have loyally sustained us for over 35 years is to reinvest in their community. Here are a few of the worthy non-profit organizations that we've recently sponsored that are working to make the Bay Area and the world a better place.
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art provides innovative exhibitions and educational programs that are designed to connect with and inspire diverse communities. As the only folk art museum in Northern California, the museum is known for a rich offering of focused and unique exhibitions of traditional and contemporary folk art and craft from around the world — demonstrating how folk art, contemporary craft, and fine art are all part of the same continuum.
Mill Valley Little league started as a volunteer effort and today, fifty years later, with over 700 players comprising some 59 teams, scores of volunteers still put in tireless hours to ensure its success. MVLL continues to provide MV residents with a reason to congregate, as families gather to watch the great unspoiled past time of our town.
Located in the midst of the Potrero Hill Open Space in San Francisco, Starr King Elementary School serves students from the immediate Potrero Hill neighborhood as well as San Francisco at large. Honoring the spirit of our school’s namesake, Thomas Starr King, our diverse student body of 360 students comes from all kinds of families. The staff and parents are proud that our school serves the community as a gathering place, a learning place, and a place where every child is both respected and challenged to reach his or her potential.
Located in San Rafael, Wildcare works to make sure all species can coexist - not just by treating sick or injured animals (over 3,000 of them a year), but also by teaching people how to live peacefully with wildlife and by advocating for better protection of wildlife and our remaining open spaces.
In addition to operating a wildlife rehabilitation hospital, Wildcare also provides numerous other resources to the local and larger community. These include the “Living with Wildlife Hotline”, educational outreach program, and the “Take Action” willdlife advocate program. All these activities help foster an understanding of and appreciation for wildlife in all people.
Kids in Parks is a nonprofit organization that helps San Francisco public school students explore urban parks and understand their place in the natural world by taking them in their neighborhood parks to teach them about the local natural history and ecology.
Kids in Parks has deepened the environmental knowledge and vocational skills of thousands of students throughout San Francisco. Our program was recently called one of the "best programs" in San Francisco and highlighted as a model for other programs in the Bay Area and beyond. Kids in Parks is fiscally sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Trust.
The Randall Museum offers youth and adults opportunities for active involvement and recreation in an integrated program of arts and sciences. Focusing on the cultures and environment of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Museum strives to inspire creativity, curiosity, and appreciation of the world around us.
The San Francisco FoodBank supplies food to more than 400 community partners serving thousands of San Francisco families, seniors, children andindividuals. With your help, the Food Bank can distribute food for over 78,000 meals a day.
Founded in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of 60,000, the Festival is the most prominent LGBT arts program in the Bay Area.
San Francisco's first organization wholly dedicated to ecological conservation, restoration and stewardship of the Franciscan bioregion, Nature in the City’s mission is to conserve and restore the nature and biodiversity of San Francisco, by connecting people with nature where they live.
For nearly 50 years, Audobon Canyon Ranch has preserved wildlands and open spaces in Marin and Sonoma Counties – over 2,000 acres so far. But it’s about more than preservations. It’s about conveying a love of nature and fostering and understanding and appreciation for the native plants and animals that call these special places home.
An estimated 6,000-12,000 people are homeless on any given night in San Francisco. PHC helps connect San Francisco’s homeless with the system of care that will help them move off the streets and into housing.
Life Frames, Inc., the non-profit sponsor of A Living Library, works with diverse locales to create Green Centers of Community, transforming bleak environments into lush, content-rich learning landscapes, each site linked to another.
Bay Nature is a quarterly magazine dedicated to the intelligent and joyful exploration of the natural places, plants, and wildlife of the San Francisco Bay Area. It contains writing, photography, art, and cartography about the natural history of the land and waters of the nine counties ringing the Bay, as well as significant nearby areas (such as the Delta and Monterey Bay).
Neither scientific journal nor travel guide, Bay Nature's aim is to foster a deeper connection between the Bay Area’s residents and our surrounding landscapes. We do this by examining local nature from a variety of angles and in a wide range of voices, in a manner that is both accessible and intelligent, serious and playful. We see Bay Nature as a forum that brings together the local environmental, literary, artistic, and political communities, and serves the shared goal of conserving and restoring our natural heritage.