Nonprofit Directory

Three Valleys Community Foundation is pleased to offer this nonprofit directory to help donors and community leaders learn more about our exceptional local nonprofits. Search by Field of Interest or Locations Served to view information about mission, impact, budget and website, where you can follow up directly to learn more. At 3VCF, a key mission is to connect local resources with local needs and we hope this offering enables more meaningful connections. We invite local nonprofits to submit their information in our Nonprofit Directory to help donors find you.

ALS CURE Project

Mission

The ALS CURE Project (ACP) has a laser-focused mission to lead and fund research leading to a cure for ALS. The ALS CURE Project is a US 501.3C charity. The ALS CURE Project is an all volunteer organization and operates with a Board of Directors and a Research Council consisting of top ALS researchers. The ALS CURE Project was founded by Mike Piscotty and his son Stephen Piscotty following the passing of Mike's wife, Gretchen Piscotty, who succumbed to ALS in May 2018.

Impact

ACP raises funds and sponsors ALS research to understand the disease which is vital to curing ALS. The ACP has funded over $1M in ALS research with partners such as LLNL and Stanford. ACP leads international collaborations via their ALS Innovation Symposium creating the Roadmap to Cure ALS.

Asian Pacific-Islander American Public Affairs

Mission

To inspire, educate, and empower API community through increased leadership and civic engagement.

Impact

We have over 35 chapters across the nation all working on the same mission. During the pandemic, we have helped the victims of Anti-Asian hate crimes through reporting, advocacy, and funding to assist in education programs as well as legal support. We hold annual internship program for API youth.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Education - All Levels, Health - Access, LGBTQI, Mental & Physical Support, People Support - Equity & Inclusion, Seniors, Women, Youth
  • Location Served:

    Tri-Valley region, USA
  • Year Established:

    2001
  • Operational Budget:

    $1
  • Website:

    https://www.apapa.org/

Assistance League of Amador Valley

Mission

Assistance League of Amador Valley’s volunteers transform the lives of children and adults through community programs. Our vision is simple: Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.

Impact

Over 25 years Assistance League of Amador Valley (all volunteer organization) has supported Tri-Valley students in need with appropriate school clothing, books the students take home, & screening the eyes of preschoolers for lazy eye. We provide weekly support to the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry.

California BrainWaves

Mission

Our Mission is to increase housing, education, research, medical care, specialized training, legal aid, and community support systems for people of all ages & stages with brain and developmental disabilities.

Impact

Our Vision is to develop pivotal live/work/learn/play therapeutic campuses for people with brain and developmental disabilities and their loved ones, preventing traumatizing and expensive family separations.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Advocacy & Distribution, Arts - Visual & Performing, Education - All Levels, Environment - Air, Food - Access, Health - Access, Housing - Advocacy & Shelter, LGBTQI, Land, Mental & Physical Support, People Support - Equity & Inclusion, Seniors, Water, Women, Youth
  • Location Served:

    California, SF Bay Area
  • Year Established:

    2022
  • Operational Budget:

    $200,000
  • Website:

    https://CABrainWaves.org

CityServe of the Tri-Valley

Mission

CityServe of the Tri-Valley cares for those in crisis by coordinating vital resources and connecting those in need to willing volunteers to walk through life. We exist to mobilize mercy through practical compassion.

Impact

During the pandemic we were able to serve 1,407 households, including nearly 520 single mothers and over 248 children. While the COVID crisis left many without a job and at risk of losing their homes, CityServe prevented 1699 people from becoming homeless 513 people to find shelter.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Advocacy & Distribution, Education - All Levels, Food - Access, Health - Access, Housing - Advocacy & Shelter, LGBTQI, Mental & Physical Support, People Support - Equity & Inclusion, Seniors, Women, Youth
  • Location Served:

    Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Tri-Valley region
  • Year Established:

    2009
  • Operational Budget:

    $1,400,000
  • Guidestar Profile:

    https://www.guidestar.org/profile/37-1735822
  • Website:

    https://cityservecares.org
  • TVNPA Member

Culinary Angels

Mission

Culinary Angels prepares and delivers organic, healthy meals to those actively going through cancer treatment and other serious health challenges throughout the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Danville. Meals are provided free of charge to both recipients and their caregiver. We believe that nutrition is a critical component of support during a serious health challenge, and our meals provide essential nutrients and a sense of hope to those in need.

Impact

We have created a mostly volunteer organization and an amazing community built on love and respect that impacts the lives of those that need it. We have informed, educated, and empowered others to eat healthier foods and live a healthier lifestyle.

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area

Mission

Our mission is to empower, inspire, and support people with Down syndrome, their families, and the community that serves them, while fostering awareness and acceptance in all areas of life. Our vision is to live in a world where everyone has access to opportunities and has doors opened for them for inclusion and collaboration, and where people aren’t made to feel like they are less than because they have differences, but are instead celebrated for their differences.

Impact

We are most proud of our 22 years of creating unique and innovative programs and support services based on our members’ needs, focused on abilities and independence, and for making partnerships with the education, medical and mental health communities a priority throughout the Bay Area.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Education - All Levels, Health - Access, LGBTQI, Mental & Physical Support, Other, People Support - Equity & Inclusion, Seniors, Women, Youth
  • Location Served:

    Alamo, Danville, Dublin, East Bay, Livermore, Pleasanton, SF Bay Area, San Ramon, Sunol, Tri-Valley region
  • Year Established:

    1998
  • Operational Budget:

    $1,100,000
  • Guidestar Profile:

    https://www.guidestar.org/profile/91-1904304
  • Website:

    https://www.dscba.org
  • TVNPA Member

Exceptional Needs Network

Mission

Exceptional Needs Network (ENN) is a volunteer organization founded in 2001. For most families, ENN camp is the “once a year respite” break to recharge and be able to do typical family outings while their child with special needs reaps the benefit of attending camp in an environment with his/her peers. Exceptional children. Extraordinary experiences.

Impact

Exceptional Needs Network has been providing camps since 2002. ENN has served over 1,000 campers providing one counselor for every camper.

Fertile GroundWorks

Mission

To alleviate food insecurity and improve food justice within our community by using education to empower individuals to sustainably grow food for themselves and others, then donating the fruits of these lessons to our local food pantries and community kitchens to give to our neighbors in need.

Impact

The hard work of the hundreds of community members who come to our gardens to learn while helping us grow 20,000+ pounds of fresh healthy fruits and vegetables to help our neighbors eat better every year.

Goodness Village

Mission

Our mission is to improve the lives of the unsheltered population by providing a supportive living community in partnership with local businesses, cities, community members, and partner services agencies. We desire to impart basic life skills, education, counseling, micro-enterprise opportunities, apprenticeships, life experiences, peer support and resources to empower residents to improve the quality of their lives on every level.

Impact

Goodness Village, established as a 501c non-profit in 2020, was able to open its doors in June of this year to provide permanent affordable housing to those experiencing chronic homelessness. As of September of this year, we now have 28 residents living and thriving in our village community.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Housing - Advocacy & Shelter
  • Location Served:

    Tri-Valley region
  • Year Established:

    2020
  • Operational Budget:

    $900,000
  • Website:

    https://www.gvlivermore.org
  • TVNPA Member

HANSAMO

Mission

Hansamo's mission is to promote diversity, Korean language, arts, and culture in the community all over Tri-valley and San Francisco Bay Area by performing Korean traditional performances, dance, and music at multi-cultural events. Hansamo also supports opening and operating Korean language classes in public high/middle schools. Hansamo's efforts would positively impact the community and the young to build an identity and cultivate an appreciation for our diverse community in their mind.

Impact

* We promote diversity in the community by hosting, participating, and performing in multi-cultural events.
* We significantly contribute to opening/operating Korean classes in the public schools in the Tri-Valley area.
* We perform and share quality Korean traditional performance in the community.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Arts - Visual & Performing, LGBTQI, People Support - Equity & Inclusion, Seniors, Women, Youth
  • Location Served:

    Alamo, Danville, Dublin, East Bay, Livermore, Pleasanton, SF Bay Area, San Ramon, Sunol, Tri-Valley region
  • Year Established:

    2011
  • Operational Budget:

    $59,360
  • Guidestar Profile:

    https://www.guidestar.org/profile/45-2596014
  • Website:

    https://www.hansamo.org/

Hively

Mission

At Hively, we believe that everyone should have the resources and support they need to feel supported, cared for, and able to thrive. We help parents find and pay for quality child care, we provide parent education to ensure that children get the best start possible, we provide guidance/training for people interested in building high quality child care businesses , we provide counseling services, and we help adults and children through challenging life situations.

Impact

Hively opened the Family Resource Center in April of 2022 in Dublin where families can shop (for free) for clothing, household items, and food. We also are expanding our mental health services to Pleasanton and hope to have that opened later in 2022.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Other
  • Location Served:

    East Bay, Sunol, Tri-Valley region
  • Year Established:

    1976
  • Operational Budget:

    $25,000,000
  • Website:

    https://behively.org
  • TVNPA Member

Livermore Lab Foundation

Mission

The Livermore Lab Foundation advances scientific knowledge and inspires the next generation of science and technology leaders by leveraging philanthropic investments in world-class research, education, and innovation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Impact

Our unique STEM student programs support students from high school through college via full-year and summer fellowships, internships, programs, and events. We connect aspiring scientists & engineers with LLNL's world-class research and facilities, pairing them with dedicated Lab staff mentors.

Missing Man Ministry

Mission

Our mission is to serve widows and orphans in the Tri Valley and greater Bay Area.

Impact

Since our founding in 2011, Missing Man Ministry has served over 200 clients. And we have impacted 43 families in 2021 alone.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Advocacy & Distribution, Food - Access, Housing - Advocacy & Shelter, LGBTQI, Other, People Support - Equity & Inclusion, Seniors, Women, Youth
  • Location Served:

    East Bay, Tri-Valley region
  • Year Established:

    2011
  • Operational Budget:

    $40,000
  • Website:

    https://www.missingmanministry.org/
  • TVNPA Member

Pacific Chamber Orchestra

Mission

Pacific Chamber Orchestra, now in its 33rd season, is a regional professional ensemble dedicated to sustaining and extending the rich heritage of classical music for a chamber orchestra of 8 to 42 musicians through inspiring performances and engaging educational programs. Audiences feel they are part of the performance, and are able to truly enjoy subtle details while basking in full ensemble sonorities. PCO is a resident company of Livermore’s Bankhead Theater and holds a concerts in Lamorinda

Impact

Frequently noted by critics for his creative programming and bold interpretations, Music Director Lawrence Kohl possesses the magnetic ability to engage diverse audiences from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Even during periods of downturn or social turmoil, PCO has managed to thrive.

Partners For Change Tri-Valley

Mission

We are a community-based effort to empower people to chart their course out of poverty and toward self-sufficiency by intentionally creating personal relationships that bridge financial class lines.

Impact

Each 6 months, a new cohort of 10 to 20 participants attend a 16 week life skills course as a group. Thereafter groups of 3 begin setting their own goals for work, housing and/or healthcare. These partnerships meet weekly, helping and holding each-other accountable for achieving improvements.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Advocacy & Distribution, Education - All Levels, Food - Access, Health - Access, Housing - Advocacy & Shelter, LGBTQI, Mental & Physical Support, People Support - Equity & Inclusion, Seniors, Women, Youth
  • Location Served:

    Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Tri-Valley region
  • Year Established:

    2016
  • Operational Budget:

    $75,000
  • Guidestar Profile:

    https://www.guidestar.org/profile/81-4326240
  • Website:

    https://www.pfctv.org
  • TVNPA Member

Paws In Need

Mission

Paws In Need, a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving animal welfare in our local community. Our primary mission is to reduce dog and cat overpopulation in the Tri-Valley area and beyond through an aggressive spay and neuter program that gives our local residents direct access to affordable services; and to provide cost-share financial assistance to low-income, homeless, and elderly populations to help cover a one-time expense for urgent veterinary procedures.

Impact

In 2019 and 2020 combined, our programs served almost two thousand dogs and cats in our local community. This incredible feat was accomplished by a small team of tireless volunteers who have formed reciprocal agreements with a broad network of local nonprofit organizations and veterinary providers.

Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation - PPIE

Mission

Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation, a community-based organization, exists to enhance learning experiences for students of the Pleasanton Unified School District through a partnership of business, education and the community.

Impact

We serve all 15 Pleasanton Unified School District schools, with 14,500 students and 800 teachers, with critical supplemental staff funding, STEAM grants and innovative business-school engagement programs every year.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Education - All Levels
  • Location Served:

    Pleasanton
  • Year Established:

    1987
  • Operational Budget:

    $1,000,000
  • Website:

    https://www.ppie.org
  • TVNPA Member

Reins in Motion Foundation

Mission

Our mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs and life threatening illness by connecting them with horses, animals, and outdoor education activities that promote healing and growth in all aspects of their daily lives.

Impact

RIM takes pride in reaching children as young as 2 with continuous support to individuals past age 18 with inclusivity to provide the best possible quality of life. RIM evolves to meet the needs of our community such as Veterans; early childhood intervention and an Alzheimer’s program in the works.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Health - Access, Mental & Physical Support
  • Location Served:

    Alamo, Danville, Dublin, East Bay, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Sunol, Tri-Valley region
  • Year Established:

    2010
  • Operational Budget:

    $180,000
  • Website:

    https://www.reinsinmotionca.com
  • TVNPA Member

Shakespeare's Associates, Inc., dba SPARC Theater

Mission

Inspired by William Shakespeare, who through rhetoric and poetry gave voice to the deepest experience of being human, we are committed to creating community through the production of high-quality professional theater experiences. We produce and support theatrical events that celebrate the human experience. We are creating a company that is accessible and fully integrated with the Tri-Valley community and invite the participation of our Central Valley and Greater Bay Area neighbors.

Impact

Our fiscally-sound company supports growth and consistency in education programs: a 10-week in-school program equitably delivered to all LVJUSD 2nd graders and job-based learning internships. Science@Play engaged community resulting in 2 commissions from Latina writers. 17 summer theater festivals.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Arts - Visual & Performing, Education - All Levels
  • Location Served:

    Alamo, Danville, Dublin, East Bay, Livermore, Pleasanton, SF Bay Area, San Ramon, Sunol, Tri-Valley region
  • Year Established:

    2006
  • Operational Budget:

    $600,000
  • Guidestar Profile:

    https://www.guidestar.org/profile/38-3745834
  • Website:

    https://sparctheater.org/
  • TVNPA Member

Shepherd's Gate

Mission

Our mission is to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women and children suffering from homelessness, addiction, and domestic violence. We serve families in crisis, regardless of race, age, religion, creed, national original, disability, marital, or veteran status. Our programs address the root causes of homelessness and are court-approved for women seeking to regain custody of their children. Full programs are also provided for children healing from trauma.

Impact

Our success rate—an alumni’s ability to sustain housing, sobriety, and employment 12 months post-graduation—was 80% for 20/21; 100% maintained housing and sobriety. In 20/21, 303 individuals received 10,893 bed nights, trauma-informed care, family reunification services, and homelessness prevention.

Spectrum Community Services

Mission

Spectrum Community Services strives to improve the health and safety of seniors and low income residents in Alameda County by enhancing their quality of life and helping them age at home with dignity.

Impact

Spectrum Community Services is proud to give more than a nutritious meal, never missing a day of service; we serve over 200,000 meals to older adults, plus the social & human connection we all need. Keeping the lights on, the water heater/HVAC working, we are here ensuring the healthy & safety of all.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Advocacy & Distribution, Food - Access, Health - Access, LGBTQI, Mental & Physical Support, Other, People Support - Equity & Inclusion, Seniors, Women, Youth
  • Location Served:

    Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol
  • Year Established:

    1971
  • Operational Budget:

    $7,750,000
  • Website:

    https://www.spectrumcs.org/
  • TVNPA Member

Sunflower Hill

Mission

To create places and spaces where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live, work, learn, and thrive as part of the greater community.

Impact

In 2020 we opened our first affordable, independent housing community for people with I/DD, Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch in Pleasanton, where we provide programs that support independence. We also provide gardening programs, cooking & social engagement classes to people with I/DD in the community.

The American Legion - Mount Diablo Post 246

Mission

To enhance the well-being of America's veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Impact

Suport to veteran service organizations (East Bay Stand Down, Stand Down on the Delta, Blue Star Moms, community college student veteran organizations, etc.), youth programs (e.g., Scouting, Boys State, Girls State, and High School Oratorical Contest), and Parks RFTA personnel and their families.

  • Fields of Impact:

    Education - All Levels, Health - Access, LGBTQI, Mental & Physical Support, Other, People Support - Equity & Inclusion, Seniors, Women, Youth
  • Location Served:

    Alamo, Danville, San Ramon
  • Year Established:

    1921
  • Operational Budget:

    $26,000
  • Website:

    https://www.americanlegionpost246.org/

US CHINESE DANCE ASSOCIATION

Mission

Founded in 2014, US Chinese Dance Association (USCDA) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to showcase and promote Chinese culture by presenting high quality performing and fine arts projects. We strive to foster a deeper understanding and love for Chinese culture through dance and art.

Impact

USCDA has over 20 member organizations consisting of art education programs (Chinese dance, Shaolin martial arts, children’s theater, music academies, etc.) serving the greater SF Bay Area and has presented numerous well-received local and professional events and the WeShine World Dance Competition.

Valley Humane Society

Mission

Valley Humane Society (VHS) creates a brighter future for cats and dogs by encouraging and strengthening the bond between people and pets. VHS rescues and rehabilitates companion animals, champions responsible caretaking, shares pets’ soothing affections with people in need of comfort, and supports and preserves existing pet-guardian relationships.

Impact

Supporting homeless pets, helping keep animals out of shelters, supporting all community members through pet therapy visits, and opening a veterinary surgery center in 2022.

Z-Cares Foundation

Mission

The Z-Cares Foundation mission is to encourage meaningful conversations about youth mental health while reducing the stigma throughout communities.

Impact

Providing youth mental health awareness training, documentary screening, webinars and conferences to enable thousands of youth and their parents and guardians to have positive dialogues and reduce the stigma around anxiety, depression and a broad range of mental health concerns.

  • Fields of Impact:

    LGBTQI, People Support - Equity & Inclusion, Seniors, Women, Youth
  • Location Served:

    East Bay, SF Bay Area
  • Year Established:

    2019
  • Operational Budget:

    $200,000
  • Website:

    https://www.zcares.org