Fox 2 'Giving Day' Drive

KTVU is partnering with charitable organizations that are committed to helping Bay Area residents make it through tough times. That's why every week, we'll be highlighting the work of a different nonprofit that's involved in the medical and economic relief effort. Please consider making a donation to support these groups as they continue to assist our community.

Acterra: Fromeducational workshops to impactful partnerships, Acterra is working in many ways to create a healthier planet thanks to its efforts against climate change. Click here to donate to this nonprofit.

Bay Area Autism Collective: This nonprofit is helping to build a more inclusive and supportive world for people on the autism spectrum by providing robust social support and access to autism-informed resources. To support their mission, click here.

Parents Helping Parents: This organization is dedicated to empowering families and improving care for individuals with special needs by advocating for systemic change in the disability community. To support their effort, click here.

350 Bay Area: This Bay Area organization is dedicated to combating climate change. To support their work, click here.

The Bread Project For more than 20 years, this Bay Area nonprofit has been helping people who are low- or no-income kickstart their career in the food industry with training and other opportunities. Click here to support The Bread Project.

Her Allies: This group is committed to helping women boost their professional careers by offering mentorship, resume and interview preparation, job application tips and a supportive community. To support Her Allies, click here.

Dress for Success: This global nonprofit strives to help women become financially independent by supporting their careers through programs that offer professional attire and leadership training. To make a donation to Dress for Success, click here.

Rising Sun: With offices in Oakland and Stockton, Rising Sun offers programs that help people get jobs in fields like construction that offer a sustainable wage. They also hire people to make "green house calls," a program that helps people make their homes more energy and water efficient. To donate to Rising Sun, click here.

ARTogether: ARTogether creates a welcoming environment for refugees and immigrants by offering them outlets for art and other forms of creative expression. To learn more about their services, click here.

Bay Area Crisis Nursery: Founded in 1981, this organization provides emergency childcare services and short-term residential care to parents who need time to resolve a crisis or other stressful situation. Click here to donate.

Essie Justice Group: The Essie Justice Group supports women who are dealing with a loved one who is incarcerated. Their mission is to empower and organize women who are affected by the high level of incarceration. Click here to make a donation to the Essie Justice Group.

East Oakland Youth Development Center: To support the work of the EOYDC donation, click here.

Paws in Need: Dedicated to promoting animal welfare, this Bay Area organization helps pet owners pay for urgent veterinarian care, and spaying and neutering and other projects that affect the health and care of animals. Make a donation to Paws in Need by clicking here.

DrawBridge: DrawBridge, based in the Bay Area, has helped foster the creativity of children through programs run at shelters, affordable housing facilities and community centers since 1989. To support their work with a donation, click here.

GLIDE Memorial Church: Based in San Francisco, GLIDE is committed to providing services and support to those in need. To support GLIDE with a donation, click here.

Fund A Need: This organization is dedicated to raising money to help low-income seniors and veterans get cash assistance and daily essential items. To make a donation to Fund A Need, click here.

Hope Solutions: This Contra Costa County organization provides supportive housing and other critical services to 2,200 vulnerable residents. Click here to make a donation to Hope Solutions.

Running with Love: The mission of this nonprofit is to create educational opportunities for the children of farm workers. They focus on helping those kids complete high school so they are ready to enroll in college. Click here for ways to support Running with Love.

SF SPCA: The San Francisco SPCA is committed to taking care of animals by providing veterinary care and shelter services while trying to find permanent homes for dogs and cats. To support this nonprofit organization, click here.

Salvation Army: The Salvation Army is one of the oldest and most trusted support organizations due to its wide array of programs for people who are homeless or have low incomes, survivors of disasters, overcoming addiction and more. Click here to make a donation to the Salvation Army in the Bay Area.

American Indian Child Resource Center: This group works with native youth in the Bay Area to promote a strong sense of their tribal identity, but also provides other support services like tutoring, field trips and more. The organization is also licensed to train and recruit foster care families and provide other social services. To suppor their work, click here.

The Unity Council: The Unity Council has been serving the people of Oakland's Fruitvale district for more than 50 years with services that help low-income families, small business owners, seniors, and immigrants. Their projects have included housing for seniors at Fruitvale Village, a successful small business space in the Fruitvale Public Market and more. Click here to support their work.

Hijas del Campo: This Contra Costa County group, whose name means Daughters of the Field, was founded in 2020 to provide support to farm workers, other migrant workers and their families Click here to donate to their work.

Outride: This nonprofit believes that riding bikes is a great way to keep kids active, focused and engaged. More than 50,000 students in 225 schools get education and access to cycling through Outride's Riding for Focus program. To donate to their work, click here.

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency: This East Bay nonprofit was founded in 1971 and works to help people who are unhoused, have disabilities or have been impacted by the criminal justice system. The focus is on increasing access to health care and becoming self-sufficient for these individuals. Support their work with a donation by clicking here.

HDIF-USA: The Homeland Development Initiative Foundation nurtures sustainable economic opportunities in rural villages and towns throughout Armenia by helping artisans have their handcrafted products reach a global audience. You can support their work with a donation by clicking here.

FIERCE Advocates: This organization works with individuals and families in Contra Costa County to provide health and wellness programs, a leadership development program, community organizing, doulas for pregnant women and more. Click here to donate.

American Cancer Society: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and KTVU is seeing pink. Join KTVU for two upcoming Making Strides Against breast Cancer walks. One walk will be in San Francisco at Crissy Field on October 22. The other will be held at Great America in Santa Clara on October 29. Sign up for the Crissy Field walk by clicking here or join the Great America walk by clicking here.

LatinVIDA: LatinaVIDA™ empowers and equips Latina and first generation diverse professionals to overcome systemic workplace barriers through culturally relevant leadership programs.

Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley: For Hispanic Heritage Month, KTVU highlights the work of this Bay Area nonprofit that helps people in the Latino community find and excel at opportunities in Silicon Valley and the tech industry. Support their work with a donation by clicking here.

Alameda County Food Bank: The Alameda County Food Bank distributes millions of meals worth of food through its partnerships with food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other organizations. To donate and support the food bank, click here.

Bridgegood: This Oakland nonprofit helps students and people of color become more literate in the world of tech. To support their work, click here.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation: The San Francisco AIDS Foundation promotes sexual health and substance use services to people affected by HIV and AIDS, but also offers art programs, support groups, social justice initiatives, and more. Click here to donate.

Curyj: Pronounced "courage," this organization is dedicated to helping young people and ending youth criminalization and incarceration. The group offers a variety of programs, including ethnic studies, restorative justice sessions, and professional development. Plus, they maintain community gardens, create murals and more. To support their work, click here.

Goodwill of San Francisco Bay: Goodwill is well-known for running its many stores, but the organization relies on donations for its other programs that give people a second chance and allow them to gain jobs skills and experience. To support their work, make a donation here.

First 5 Contra Costa: This organization helps children, age 5 and younger, and their families through a variety of services in Contra Costa County, including classes for new parents, kits for the arrival while also conducting research, advocating for public policies that help young children and training professionals who work in the child development professions. Find out more by clicking here. 

Sol Sisters: This Oakland-based group helps women with services in mental and physical health, expressive arts and professional development. To support their work, click here.

Set To Thrive: This Bay Area-based nonprofit provides support to children and teens in the California foster care system. They deliver backpacks laden with clothing, hygiene products, and other essential items to the kids who are thrust into the unfamiliar surroundings of a foster home. But this group faced a setback when thieves recently broke in and ransacked the items that were to be given out. To support this organization, click here.

Urban Ed Academy: This nonprofit wants public education to be more equitable for San Francisco students and has a goal of getting more Black men to become teachers. Support their work by clicking here to donate.

International Pride Orchestra ​is a volunteer orchestra with a charitable mission to raise awareness and funds for local, national, and international LGBTQ+ programs. 

Los Cenzontles: This nonprofit celebrates Mexican culture in the Bay Area. What originally started as a band has expanded to include an academy that teaches about Mexican American dance, music, folk art and crafts. To support their work with a donation, click here.

Blue Devils Performing Arts: Since 1957, BDPA has been offering young people an education in the performing arts of music and dance. Based in Concord, the organization has 450 people, aged 8-22, participating in their programs. To support their creative work, click here.

We Care Services For Children: This organization provides services for children from birth to age six and their families that include preschool, afterschool care, mental health services and more. To support their work, click here

South Pacific Islander Organization: Four Stanford alumni formed SPIO in 2018 to improve access in education and professional development to people in the Pacific Islander community. They have a series to highlight work by Pacific Island scholars, networking opportunities for professionals and a digital library of educational resources. To support them, click here.

Cameron House: Cameron House has been serving people in San Francisco's Chinatown since 1874. It continues to support low-income and immigrant Asian families and youth with counseling, ESL and computer classes, food distribution, afterschool and summer programs for kids, and more. To support Cameron House with a donation, click here.

Aim High: This Bay Area nonprofit offers a summer enrichment program to middle school students that covers not just academics like STEM and humanities but also areas of personal growth and identity. Click here to donate to Aim High's work.

Cut Fruit Collective: May is AAPI Heritage Month, so KTVU is kicking it off by focusing on this nonprofit that supports members of the AAPI community through art, publishing and food. To support their progress, make a donation here.

Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program: This nonprofit offers support and training to firefighters who were formerly incarcerated as well as people currently serving sentences who have an interest in wildfires and forestry. They hope to increase diversity among firefighters. Click here to donate to their work.

Beyond Terra: Founded by two Bay Area high school students in 2020, Beyond Terra works to preserve the world's biodiversity. They are involved in multiple conservation projects in California, including one in which unhoused people are paid to build gardens for endangered monarch butterflies. Click here to support the work of Beyond Terra.

Our City Forest: Our City Forest is working to make Silicon Valley a greener place to live by donating trees and other plants for residents to grow in their yards. They also help homeowners transform their yards with drought-tolerant plants. To support their work, click here

Replate: This non-profit helps reduce food waste and fights hunger by helping businesses that have surplus food and to easily donate to organizations that get groceries and meals to people who need them. To learn more and support Replate's work, click here.

Diablo Regional Arts Association: To support the work of the Diablo Regional Arts Association, click here.

Radical Monarchs: This group works to foster friendships, strong identities and community activism among girls and gender-expansive youth of color. Participants earn badges, similar to the Girl Scouts, but in categories like Radical Pride and Radical Healing. Visit this link to learn more and support the work of the Radical Monarchs.

Brown Girl Surf: This Oakland-based organization seeks to increase access to the sport of surf, especially for women, girls and expansive gender identities. No one is turned away from the surf programs due to a lack of funds. To support their mission, click here to make a donation.

Skate Like a Girl: As part of Women's History Month, KTVU is highlighting the work of this organization, which seeks to empower young women and trans people through the joy of skateboarding. The group has clinics that are open to people of any gender aged 6-16 in Oakland on Saturdays. Click here to donate to Skate Like a Girl.

Opportunity Junction: This organization works to help job seekers in Contra Costa County to get training and other support that will help them achieve financial security. Click here to support Opportunity Junction.

NorCal MLK Foundation: This organization strives to uphold the values of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by promoting civil rights, economic freedom and environmental justice through a variety of programs. Those programs include a health and welllness services, a film festival and lecture series featuring speakers who discuss the philosophy of Dr, King. Tu support their work, click here

RCF Connects: This foundation seeks to build stronger communities in Contra Costa County, especially in areas that have been affected by poverty and racism. Their work focuses on restoring neighborhoods and sparking community growth as well as improving the health, education and safety of residents. Support their work by clicking here.

Project Level: In celebration of Black History Month, KTVU is spotlighting the work of this Bay Area organization. Founded in 2012, Project Level provides at-risk youth access to programs in film, dance, music, and other areas of the entertainment industry. To support their work, click here.

World Central Kitchen: This nonprofit, which was founded by chef Jose Andres, is one of the first organizations to rush to the front lines of disaster areas and other crises. The volunteers serve food to victims and first responders. Here in California, World Central Kitchen has delivered meals to survivors of wildfires and earthquakes, but the group travels around the world to sites with an urgent need for help. To volunteer and become part of their effort, click here..

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts: Student artists have been getting opportunities to create and participate in original works of music, film, theater and dance at this organization based in Richmond. In the last 50 years, they say they've worked with 50,000 students. To sustain their creative mission, click here to make a donation.

The San Francisco Marin Food Bank: This food bank provides groceries to 56,000 people per week, but they couldn't do it without volunteers. Click here to find out about volunteer opportunities. Sign up now and help the SF Marin Food Bank get much-needed funds. If 2,500 volunteers sign up between January 12-22, they receive a $25,000 donation.

The Salvation Army: Golden Gate Division: The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers from the Bay Area who can help this service-oriented non-profit deliver a suite of indispensable services. Click here to find opportunities with the Salvation Army's food pantry, disaster response efforts, "clothing room" and other programs.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Northern California: Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants to remind people to be safe during the holiday season by preventing drunk and drugged driving. MADD also provides services to victims, including help to navigate the criminal justice system and find emotional support and therapy. Make a donation to MADD by clicking here.

United Way Bay Area: The United Way partners with nonprofits, businesses and the government sector to go after the root causes of poverty in the Bay Area by focusing on employment, housing, financial stability and other core needs. To donate to the United Way Bay Area, click here.

Covenant House: Covenant House is a shelter in Oakland for young people who are homeless that needs your support. This group offers sanctuary and support to young people aged 18-24 who are without a home or a victims of trafficking. To make a donation or become a volunteer, click here.

Street Soccer USA: With the World Cup underway, KTVU wants to bring attention to the work of Street Soccer USA. This group uses soccer to empower underserved communities and fight poverty. More than 15,000 young people have taken part in SSUSA's programs in 14 cities. Support their work with a donation by clicking here.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: The mission of JDRF is to prevent, treat and cure Type 1 diabetes, one of the fastest-growing chronic conditions. The foundation has invested $2.5 billion in research funding to better understand this form of diabetes, which is not caused by diet or lifestyle. To support their work, click here to make a donation.

Sentinels of Freedom: In honor of Veterans Day, KTVU is highlighting the work of Sentinels of Freedom, which serves severely wounded vets. They help them deal with the challenges of transitioning into civilian life, such as finding housing, managing their finances, and completing their education. Donate to their work by clicking here.

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano: The Food Bank helps its neighbors in need to make sure they have enough to eat with a weekly free food program. There is a strong need for food assistance in this part of the Bay Area and Northern California; the Food Bank says that one in six residents turns to them for emergency and supplemental food. To support their work, click here.

Cancer CAREpoint: Cancer patients, survivors, family members and caregivers in Silicon Valley can get one-on-one support services from Cancer CAREpoint. The programs include free counseling, nutrition advice, exercise, and wigs and head coverings. Donate to their work by clicking here

Women's Cancer Resource Center: Women’s Cancer Resource Center helps individuals with cancer through education, support services, and other forms of assistance. They help individuals from various backgrounds and cultures navigate the complexities of the healthcare system to get the right care and treatment. Click here to donate.

navigate through the often overwhelming health care system to get the appropriate care and treatment they need.

Bay Area Cancer Connections: Patients with breast or ovarian cancer may receive services from BACC, including a helpline, counseling, assistance with insurance and employment, and fitness programs. To support their work, donate here.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: With October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, KTVU is proud to partner with the American Cancer Society for its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks at two Bay Area events. The walks raise funds for breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. KTVU's Heather Holmes will emcee a walk in San Francisco on October 16 and LaMonica Peters will emcee the event at California's Great America in Santa Clara on October 22.

To register or donate to the 10/16 walk in San Francisco, click here.

To register or donate to the 10/22 walk in Santa Clara, click here.

ALAS: Ayudando Latinos A Soñar or ALAS is a grassroots organization that wants children and their families to feel proud of their culture and identity. They offer programs about music and dance, education, wellness and service for farmworkers Support their work by clicking here to donate.

LatinaVIDA: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, KTVU highlights the work of this organization which helps Latinos and other people fo color succeed as executives in the business world.through workshops, coaching, networking, and other programs. To support their work with a donation, click here.

Immigrants Rising: Started by two teachers who had seen how their undocumented students were excluded from opportunities available to American-born classmates, Immigrants Rising has been working to make financial aid, scholarships, and other educational benefits available to immigrants. The San Francisco-based group has grown to help undocumented immigrants access legal assistance and receive medical care, among other services. To support their work, click here.

Sirious Baseball Foundation: The mission of the SB Foundation is to make travel baseball an activity that is affordable and accessible to everyone in their community, regardless of financial need. They do this in many ways, including with scholarships, lowering fees, and subsidizing equipment and field costs. To support their work, click here.

Alameda County Community Food Bank: KTVU has long supported the Food Bank's annual "Save the Season" fundraising event. All proceeds go towards buying food for people who live in Alameda County. This year, the event will be at Wente Vineyards in Livermore on September 11. Click here to buy tickets or donate.

American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to donate blood so patients will  have access to potentially life-saving blood and platelet transfusions. Donate in the month of August and you will receive a $10 gift card and have a chance at winning gas for the year. Click here to donate and enter the drawing.

Richmond Pulse: The Richmond Pulse is a community news outlet where young people cover the news that matters in their neighborhoods. It's also the only English-Spanish bilingual news service in Richmond. To donate to the Richmond Pulse, click here.

American Cancer Society's "Road to Recovery": The Road to Recovery helps patients get to medical appointments by providing them with free rides driven by volunteers. The program has given more than 580,000 patients more than 9.5 million rides to treatment since first hitting the road in 2005. Click here to donate to this project and click here to become a volunteer driver.

Animal Rescue Foundation: Founded by former Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa, ARF places hundreds of rescued dogs and cats with new owners each year, including military veterans who can participate in the Pets and Vets program. To donate to the Animal Rescue Foundation, click here.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation: July is national HIV Awareness Month so KTVU is shining a light on one of the leading organizations in the fight against the deadly disease. For more than 40 years, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation has been offering free sexual health and substance use services to people affected by HIV and AIDS as well as advocacy programs and other forms of support. Click here to donate to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. 

Bay Area Youth Baseball Foundation Pacifica Cages: This group seeks to inspire student athletes from moderate- to low-income families to enjoy the national pastime. The group provides players the resources they need to compete, and, in exchange, the group expects players to volunteer and give back to their community. To donate, click here It's back-to-school time and kids need supplies. There is a tremendous need in the Bay Area as nearly 2 in 5 students need help getting supplies for school. KTVU is partnering with again for this year's back-to-school supply drive, which runs from July 12 to August 10. The goal is to raise $50,000 to equip 2,500 Bay Area students with new supplies. To support students, consider making a donation and click here.

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley: Summer is here and that means that thousands of children lose access to the free meals they receive at schools in Silicon Valley. That's where Second Harvest steps in to help kids 18 and younger get free lunches during their summer vacation. Support kids in the South Bay by clicking here to donate to Second Harvest.

Lavender Seniors of the East Bay: Older members of the LGBTQ community in Alameda and Contra Costa counties can access health programs and other social services that are designed to serve their unique needs. Click here to support their work.

LGBT Youth Space: This group has been serving LGBTQ+ young people in Santa Clara County since 2008. The San Jose-based organization offers counseling, activities, education and outreach programs. Help support their efforts by making a donation here.

Rainbow Women's Chorus: This chorus uses singing as a tool to build women's self-esteem and to create an inclusive atmosphere. The group stages two concerts each year while performing at numerous Bay Area events and institutions throughout the year. To support their musical mission, click here.

LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ+ Youth: Lyric works with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning by providing education opportunities, career training, health information and leadership to development. IT's one of the oldest centers for LGBTQQ youth, dating back to 1988. The center also works with LGBTQ allies from all backgrounds. To support their work with a donation, click here.

Monument Impact: Immigrants, refugees and low-income residents in Concord benefit from Monument Impact's programs in the areas of workforce development, community leadership and other areas. To support their work, click here.

Taulama for Tongans: The Bay Area has California's largest Tongan community with 13,000 Tongans and Tongan Americans in San Mateo County. Taulama for Tongans has been working with that community and other Pacific Islanders in the Bay Area to improve their access to health care. Click here to support their work.

Florence Fang Community Farm: This urban farm in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood has become one of the most productive in the city since its 2014 founding. They strive to improve food security, encourage healthy eating habits and create neighborhood economic opportunities. To support their work, click here to donate.

Center for Asian American Media: The group is set for the launch of CAAMFest, a Bay Area Asian American film festival, that runs from May 12 through May 22. CAAM has worked to expose new audiences to stories about Asian American experiences on film, television and digital media for 40 years. Support their work by visiting their website.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose: The museum's collection and rotating exhibits focus on the unique experience of Japanese Americans, including their leading role in agricultural communities, their treatment during World War II and other aspects of their impact on the West Coast. Support the museum with a donation by clicking here

First Place for Youth: Young people in the foster care system can turn to First Place for Youth as they reach adulthood. This group helps young people find housing, learn skills to live independently, complete their education and prepare for a career. Support their work by clicking here​​​​​​.

Friends of the Urban Forest: For Earth Day, KTVU is recognizing the simple, yet powerful work of Friends of the Urban Forest, which has dedicated itself to planting trees in San Francisco. Since 1981, the group has planted more than 60,000 street trees in the city. To support their effort of making San Francisco a greener place, click here.

Khalil Center: April is Arab-American Heritage Month, so KTVU is highlighting the work of the Khalil Center, which promotes psychological and spiritual wellness in Muslim communities through counseling, classes, and other programs. Support their work by clicking here.

Best d spiritual wellness Buddies Friendship Walk of San Francisco: Best Buddies is the world's largest organization working to help 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities overcome social, emotional and physical isolation. The Friendship Walk is one of the group's leading events for inclusion. Donate to their work by clicking here.

Empowered Aging: Empowered Aging has been supporting older adults and adults with disabilities, but the pandemic pushed the organization into a new direction. They have been distributing PPE and COVID test kits to facilities around the Bay Area while also expanding training programs to bring more qualified caregivers into the field. Click here to support Empowered Aging by making a donation

American Red Cross: March 23 is the Redd Cross's annual Giving Day and KTVU FOX 2 viewers can by making a financial donation, giving blood, becoming a volunteer or taking a class in lifesaving skills such as first aid and CPR. Click here to donate, which will help provide shelter, food, relief items, emotional support and other assistance for people affected by disasters 

Young Women's Freedom Center: The Young Women's Freedom Center works to empower and inspire young women and trans people who have faced adversity in the criminal justice system or the underground street economy. Support their work by clicking here

Oasis For Girls: Young women of color, between the ages of 14 and 18, from San Francisco can take part in Oasis For Girls's programs that are designed to foster an interest in potential careers, the creative arts and social justice. Support their work by donating here.

Nova Ukraine: Based in Stanford, Nova Ukraine provides humanitarian aid to refugees from Ukraine. Support their work during this critical time by clicking here.

Family Harvest Farm: This is a new project from the John Muir Land Trust that has transformed an abandoned lot in Pittsburg into a 3.5-acre farm that gives children in the foster care system an opportunity to get experience in growing food and learning about healthy living. To support their work, click here​​​​​​.

Black Teacher Project:  The BTP works to support Black educators and reimagine schools with "liberated learning" and believes that students benefit from having Black teachers. Click here to donate

Beats, Rhymes & Life: This group uses hi hop therapy to engage teens who need mental health services. The group is active at school and mental health facilities around the Bay Area. Consider supporting their work by clicking here.

Urban Ed Academy: The Urban Ed Academy in San Francisco has worked to introduce African American boys to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math with a program led by mentors who are also people of color. Consider supporting their work with a donation by clicking here​​​​​​.

Mental Health Association of San Francisco: The MHASF has been working to destigmatize mental illness for more than 75 years. Peer counseling, support groups, and job training are some of the services they provide. Support their work with a donation by clicking here.

Oaktown Jazz Workshops is a non-profit, community-based, cultural education organization dedicated to passing on the tradition of jazz music to young people through music instruction, educational presentations and live concerts. Founded in 1994 and based in Oakland, California, OJW celebrates jazz music as a complex and enjoyable art form as well as an important indicator of American history. Jazz offers a rich legacy that has touched the lives of each generation and continues to be a critical component of contemporary culture. To donate, click here.

Trinity Center in Walnut Creek is a doorway to opportunity, providing essential safety net services and a pathway forward for vulnerable populations. The center welcomes people from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Consider giving by clicking this link. 

Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen: Loaves & Fishes prepares, packages, and delivers nutritious meals in San Jose to hungry and homeless families, children, veterans, students and people with disabilities. All are welcome, no questions asked at Loaves & Fishes.

Meals meals in San Jose to On Wheels San Francisco: Since 1970, Meals On Wheels San Francisco has helped seniors live their lives with dignity by delivering daily nutritious meals and performing safety checks on seniors who live at home. MOW workers also can perform minor home repairs and assist with social work and case management for seniors.

Salvation Army: For December, KTVU is highlighting local volunteers. One of the most well-known volunteer efforts is the annual arrival of the bell ringers with the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army serves 300,000 in the San Francisco Bay Area by providing shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry and many other services.

Intertribal Friendship House: Founded in Oakland in 1955, this organization was one of the first to begin serving American Indians who have relocated to urban areas. The Intertribal Friendship House serves the cultural needs of Native people with traditions like pow wow dance, drumming, basket weaving, beading circles, cultivation of traditional foods and medicines, social gatherings, and ceremonies.

American Indian Child Resource Center: As part of Native American Heritage Month, KTVU focuses on the work of the American Indian Child Resources Center, which was founded by Native American nurses in 1974. The organization provides social services related to foster care, mental health, after-school programs, and other issues affecting American Indians. 

Operation Dignity: Operation Dignity works to keep at-risk veterans and their families in their homes and find shelter for vets who become homeless. The group focuses on veterans in Alameda County and hopes to end homelessness among veterans there. 

American Indian Film Institute: This San Francisco-based organization is hosting the annual American Indian Film Festival from November 5-14. For nearly five decades, the festival has showcased works by and about Native peoples.

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation: HERS helps breast cancer patients receive post-surgical supplies and services, regardless of their ability to pay. But beyond that, this group provides emotional support and tries to heal the whole person.

Making Strides of Silicon Valley: Head to San Jose's Discovery Meadow Park for a fundraising event on October 23 to benefit the American Cancer Society. There will be a farmers market, food stalls and other vendors to benefit the Making Strides Against Breast Campaign. KTVU's Alex Savidge will emcee. More details are on

Making Strides of the Bay Area: This event on October 16 at Emeryville Marina Park is part of the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Campaign. Participants take part in a fundraising walk. The event is emceed by KTVU's Heather Holmes. More details are on

Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto: Nuestra Casa exists to uplift Latino families in East Palo Alto and the mid-peninsula through English language programs, food distribution and other services. 

La Clinica de la Raza: Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, La Clinica de la Raza has been providing health care to a wide range of Bay Area patients regardless of their ability to pay. With sites in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties the clinic treats more than 91,000 patients each year.

Latino Community Foundation: As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, KTVU highlights the work of the Latino Community Foundation, which is the largest Latino philanthropist network in the U.S. That work has invested $17 million in 150 Latino-led nonprofits in California.

Sean M. Walsh K-9 Memorial Foundation: Family and friends of Sean Walsh founded this foundation to help police departments hire k-9 handlers. That's a tribute to Sean Walsh who had dreamed of becoming a police K-9 handler but died while serving in Afghanistan.

Police and Fire: the Fallen Heroes: To commemorate the 20th anni versary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, KTVU is highlighting the work of Police and Fire: Fallen Heroes, which supports the families and agencies of first responders who died in the line of duty.

Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley: The Boys and Girls Club plays an important role in students' education by providing an hour of homework help each day and offering a variety of other enrichment programs. The staff at the club also ran a network to support students make the transition to remote learning during the pandemic.

Rebekah Children's Services: The Family Resource Center at Rebekah's Children Services helps children and their families with all levels of education through programs and activities that focus on literacy, nutrition, programs that prepare young children for kindergarten and teens for college and more.

Tandem, Partners in Early Learning: Tandem helps children and families overcome barriers to education, including access, cost, transportation and language barriers. Each week, children in the Storycycles program borrow a bag of books to bring home and enjoy with their families.

Community Reading Buddies: Help increase literacy in the Bay Area. This group finds high school students to serve as mentors who unleash a passion for reading among younger students. is the nation’s first brick-and-mortar supply banking system (like a food bank, but for supplies). This year they are KTVU's partner on the School Supply Drive, which runs from Aug. 3 to Sept. 30.

Bay Area Music Project: The BAMP is a youth orchestra and choir in the East Bay that believes music education should be available to all children, regardless of their personal circumstances, because of the tremendous benefits it has on their development. 

San Francisco Playhouse: Founded by Bill English and Susi Damilano in 2003, San Francisco Playhouse is perhaps the Bay Area’s premiere mid-sized theater company. They stage six plays a year at the Mainstage Theatre on Post Street.

The Crucible is a nonprofit organization and art school in West Oakland dedicated to making the fine and industrial arts accessible for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Our work is centered in Oakland and the East Bay, where we provide high-quality, fun classes and workshops to thousands of people each year. As part of celebrating and empowering Oakland, we also offer free programming, scholarships, and paid leadership opportunities for youth and adults who live locally and otherwise could not participate.

College of Adaptive Arts in Saratoga. The college provides a lifelong, equitable collegiate experience to adults with special needs who historically have not had access to college education. Students ages 18+ can take an individual class for a 3-unit certificate or can enroll in a particular course of study and complete a 60-unit undergraduate, 120-unit graduate, and 240-unit post-graduate articulated curriculum. CAA allows individuals to channel their passion and achieve competency to the best of the individual’s ability in an arts discipline such as the fine arts, dance, theatre, digital arts and video/television as well as in the academic disciplines of Communications, Science & Technology, Library Arts and Health and Wellness.

Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County Rainbow was founded in 1995 to serve the well-being of the LGBTQI+ Community in Contra Costa County.  Founders wanted to develop programs to reduce the isolation of LGBTQI+ people and provide a space for community development.  Rainbow offers social programs, support groups, clinical services, training, special events and emergency programs. Here is the link to donate. 

Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center: The mission of the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center in San Jose is to provide community, leadership, advocacy, services and support to Silicon Valley’s LGBTQ People and their Allies.

San Francisco LGBT Center:   The center hosts over 200 programs and welcomes more than 9,000 individuals each month, in addition to providing affordable office space. Its mission is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources, and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBTQ people and our allies.

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center: The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals, plus their families and allies.

Working Partnerships USA: This Silicon Valley-based organization is raising money for VTA workers who were victims of the mass shooting at a San Jose rail yard and their families. 

Mosaic America: This Silicon Valley nonprofit organizes artistic events and cultural performances to celebrate the Bay Area's diversity and foster an inclusive atmosphere. 

Regional Pacific Islander Taskforce: The Taskforce helps Pacific Islander communities in the Bay Area by making sure the under-served population gets connected to public services from county health departments.

Asian Health Services: AHS provides over 50,000 patients with essential medical, dental and mental health services in 12 Asian languages, ASL, and Arabic from our thirteen sites throughout Alameda County.

Asian American Donor Program: The AADP is dedicated to increasing the availability of potential stem cell donors for patients with life-threatening diseases curable by a stem cell transplant. AADP is an official recruitment center of the Be The Match registry.

Save the Bay: Founded in 1961, Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay for all people and wildlife.

Pollinator Partnership: The Pollinator Partnership is dedicated exclusively to the health, protection, and conservation of all pollinating animals. KTVU is highlighting the San Francisco-based group's work for Earth Day 2021.

Arab Women's Services: The Arab Women's Services is a program of Asian Women’s Shelter in San Francisco, and is the only program in the state dedicated to Arab immigrant, refugee, and asylee survivors of violence, particularly women and LGBTQ+ people.

Techbridge Girls: Founded in Oakland 21 years ago, Techbridge Girls works to create opportunities in science, technology, math and related fields for girls and non-binary young people, especially those who are Black or other communities of color.

About Face: Teen girls and non-binary youths who participate in About Face's media literacy programs become equipped to fight back against unrealistic beauty standards, stereotypes and other toxic messages in mass media. 

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley: The YWCA is one of the first multi-service agencies in the Bay Area and is focused on helping individuals and communities recover from violence, tackle homelessness, close the education and economic gap.

Bay Area Girls Club: Until recently, this group was known as Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County. The organization helps girls avoid the risks of dropping out of school, getting involved with gangs, becoming pregnant and other challenges they say are common in urban communities in the Bay Area.

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp: This camp centers the on the experiences of girls, trans and non-binary youth and makes an explicit commitment to gender justice and an inclusive environment. Through music lessons, workshops, group activities, and performances, rock campers acquire skills that help guide them throughout their lives.

The Hidden Genius Project: Trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. Through our student-centered, project-based approach, we invest in young Black men, give them access to technology training, and plug them into an ecosystem of innovation and empowerment. 

Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness: Building a healthier community since 1986, Rafiki Coalition for Health & Wellness is a community organization that helps residents maximize their health and wellness. Rafiki’s holistic, integrated approach to wellness aims to improve people’s lives by reducing health inequities that impact the Black/African American community and other underserved groups in San Francisco. 

Destiny Arts Center: This cultural institution has been in Oakland for more than 30 years. Destiny's "movement arts" program includes hip hop dance, African dance, and martial arts. It's designed for young people to express themselves and build an inclusive community.

African American Community Service Agency: The AACSA, founded in 1978, is one of the only African American cultural centers in the Silicon Valley. Its mission is to provide quality educational, cultural, social and recreational programs, services and activities in order to perpetuate and strengthen African American identity, culture, values, traditions, knowledge and family life, 

Alameda County Community Food Bank: ACCFB has been at the forefront of hunger relief efforts in the Bay Area since 1985. The Food Bank serves 1 in 5 Alameda County residents by distributing food through a network of 350 food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community organizations, as well as direct-distribution programs.

Redwood Empire Food Bank: Established in 1987, the Redwood Empire Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization from Sonoma County to the Oregon border, encompassing Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the nation, serving all of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Since the pandemic hit, Second Harvest has been providing nutritious food to an average of 500,000 people a month, twice the number of people it served before the pandemic.

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano: An alarming 1 in 9 people within Contra Costa and Solano counties turn to the Food Bank for emergency and supplemental food. Food Bank CCS serves 178,000 people every month in those counties. 

NAMI Santa Clara County: The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Santa Clara County offers practical experience, support, education, comfort and understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and their treatment in Santa Clara County.

Samaritan House: Based in San Mateo, Samaritan House is the largest food distribution agency in the county. They also provide free housing assistance, run medical and dental clinics and provide clothing to children, among other services, to 24,000 people each year.

Operation DREAM: Operation Dream is a group formed by San Francisco police officers to enrich the lives of children living in the city's low-income areas. There are two ways to donate to the group: one way is by sending a donation on Venmo to Operation Dream. Or mail a check to:

Operation Dream
P.O. Box 12768
San Francisco, CA 94112

Salvation Army: There is a higher demand for the Salvation Army's services this holiday season. But there's less of an opportunity to contribute to the organization, because the Salvation Army has decreased the number of traditional red kettles seen on busy streets and at store entrances. Instead, consider supporting the "Rescue Christmas" program, which provides food, shelter and even presents.

SF-Marin Food Bank: Due to COVID-19, the food bank is facing an unprecedented challenge to support our neighbors who were already receiving assistance from the food bank as well as those who now find themselves facing hunger.

Family Giving Tree: For 30 years, Family Giving Tree has fulfilled holiday wishes for more than 1.8 million children and individuals throughout the Bay Area.  The FGT aims to distribute 40,000 gifts this year.

Swords To Plowshares: For Veterans' Day, KTVU is highlighting this Bay Area-based nonprofit that's dedicated to helping underserved veterans get housing, improve their health and mental wellness, find jobs that pay the rent, and win the healthcare and disability income they deserve.

American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. Instead of trying to raise money, the Red Cross is looking for donors to give potentially life-saving blood to make sure that there is a supply for patients in need.

Pivotal: The COVID-19 pandemic has foster youth worrying about how they will pay their bills, buy groceries, and focus on school. Making a donation to Pivotal today will get much-needed financial relief and guidance to high school and college students.

Hunger at Home: In the tech cradle of Silicon Valley, one in three people experiences food insecurity. The nonprofit Hunger At Home connects surplus food and goods with those in need.  Consider making a donation today to ensure no one in the community goes hungry.

The Mission Food Hub: KTVU is highlighting the work of the Mission Food Hub, which is providing food in San Francisco's Mission district with its COVID-19 Latino Task Force. Consider donating to the Mission Food Hub, because 100% of your donation will feed seniors, people who are disabled, and families with children.

The Unity Council: The Unity Council provides critical financial assistance, resources, and coaching to low-income children, families, and immigrants in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood. Your donation would support programs for thousands of individuals and families.

One Warm Coat: In the face of historically high unemployment rates and homelessness created by COVID-19, the looming cold of winter will have especially dangerous consequences this year. Donations made on this national "One Warm Coat Day" of October 1 will be matched up to $12,500.

Oakland Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation: Firefighters have higher than average rates of cancer, but the Oakland Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation is trying to change that. Your support would help active and retired firefighters get screened. 

Alameda County Community Food Bank: The Alameda County Community Food Bank works with more than 200 food pantries, hot-meal programs, senior centers and other non-profits to distribute millions of pounds of food every year. KTVU is partnering with the food bank for their signature fall fundraising event, Savor the Season. 

California Fire Foundation: The California Fire Foundation provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect.

Camp EDMO: Camp EDMO is a live, online, interactive learning platform committed to providing equitable access to all children, especially in the areas of STEAM and "social emotional learning."

Tech Exchange: Tech Exchange provides refurbished computers, affordable internet, and tech support to digitally disconnected families.

SOMOS Mayfair

Latino Community Foundation 


Roots Community Health Center

Hunger at Home

Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce 

AIDS Memorial

Chinatown Community Development Center

East Bay FeedER

100 Black Men of the Bay Area

Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture

Full Belly Bus

The Salvation Army 

Theatre Bay Area