Our Home and Our Community
Community Grows began in the Western Addition with the Seed to Mouth program, which helps communities develop neighborhood gardens and promote healthy eating habits for low-income youth. They now have 4 other community gardens. They also offer the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) program for high school aged kids, which helps transition youth into adulthood by developing their job readiness skills.
Nancy Ballard started Rooms That Rock For Chemo (RTR4C) after accidentally discovering the dark, drab, and lonely chemotheraphy rooms at her doctor's office in San Francisco. Now RTR4C mobilizes compassionate artists, designers, and volunteers to come in over a weekend and transform treatment rooms locally and globally. They create vibrant, beautiful spaces that encourage healing and hope for those affected by cancer.
I support Pencils of Promise (PoP) because I believe the future of our global community depends on the education of our youth. At PoP, they believe that every child should have access to quality education. The mission is to create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all. As a "for-purpose" organization, 100% of online donations go to PoP programs.
As a rock climber, I gladly support the Access Fund in their efforts to maintain our climbing areas. Access Fund is a national advocacy organization that helps keep U.S. climbing areas open and safe. They also strive to minimize the environmental impact of of our sport. The vision is of a world where climbers are seen as stewards of the land versus "users" of the land by balancing the recreation and the environmental conservation, by respecting and honoring the places and policies where we climb.
Some of Our Past Recipients:
- Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
- SF/Marin Food Bank
- Project Night Night
- Habitat for Humanity
- Rebuilding Together SF
- Pound Puppy Rescue
- Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts
- Rocket Dog Rescue