Good Causes

Project AMPLIFI supports small non-profit organizations by raising their public visibility, providing access to new supporters, and producing music-based events on behalf of select organizations. 

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Golden Gate Audubon Society

Mission Statement: Golden Gate Audubon Society engages people to: --Experience the wonder of birds and translate that wonder into action, and --Protect native bird populations and their habitats.

Description: Founded in 1917, Golden Gate Audubon Society is an independent, local chapter of national Audubon that serves the communities of San Francisco and the coastal East Bay (Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, Albany, Richmond, Orinda etc.). We fight to protect Bay Area birds and their habitats, we help restore damaged habitats, and we provide environmental education to about 700 low-income elementary schoolchildren in San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. We also offer a wide array of birding education programs for the general public, including more than 100 free field trips each year, birding classes, guest speakers, publications etc. If you want to help birds -- or if you simply want to learn about birds -- GGAS is the place for you!

Website: www.goldengateaudubon.org

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Children's Creativity Museum

Mission Statement: The Children’s Creativity Museum is an interactive art and technology museum for kids. Our mission is to nurture the 3C’s of 21st-century skills – Creativity, Collaboration and Communication – in all youth and families. We believe that the ability to think critically, collaborate broadly, communicate effectively and generate and prototype multiple solutions, is the core of a 21st-century education. We envision a world where creativity, collaboration and communication inspire new ideas and innovative solutions. We believe that the success of the next generation will hinge not only on what they know, but also on their ability to think and act creatively as global citizens.

Description: At the Children’s Creativity Museum, we are transforming the way kids learn. We move from the conventional approach of play to one of invention. We shift the focus from media consumption to media production. We promote collaboration over independence and engagement over isolation. These principles – combined with our educational approach that encourages kids to imagine, create and share – provide a new model for nurturing core 21st-century skills.

Website: www.creativity.org

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Building Opportunity for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)

Mission Statement: Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) helps families and individuals overcome homelessness and rebuild their lives. BOSS provides shelter, housing, job & housing search, skill-building, health care, and other services that support self-sufficiency. The mission of BOSS is to help homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fight against the root causes of poverty and homelessness. The organization was founded in 1971 by a group of volunteers who responded to the needs of mentally ill individuals being released to the streets by state hospital closures.

Description: BOSS provides comprehensive services that help homeless families and individuals move from homelessness to homes ~ with improved skills and knowledge of resources so they can stay healthy and housed. Moreover, BOSS is an award-winning grassroots organization that combines neighborhood-based housing and assistance programs with a strong social justice focus—actively working to change the root causes of homelessness through community education, sharing our data and lessons with policy makers, participating in community planning, and organizing for improved policies and resources for homeless people.

Website: http://www.self-sufficiency.org/

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CHALK

Mission Statement: CHALK is a youth-led San Francisco project providing a range of youth services with a specific focus on transformative youth development and employment. CHALK trains and employs in-risk youth as front line service providers for their peers. Our philosophy is that young people can do anything with the appropriate amount of training and support. CHALK = Communities in Harmony Advocating for Learning and Kids. CHALK is a program of Bay Area Community Resources, a regional nonprofit agency.

Description: Each year, CHALK employs and develops 50+ in-risk youth, ages 14-24. Youth receive over 100 hours of paid job and life skills training throughout their employment. Youth also receive ongoing case management and academic support. Half of the youth CHALK serves are on probation, and for those youth CHALK provides a court advocate to support them to meet their probationary requirements and ultimately get off of probation.

Website: www.chalk.org

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Street Soccer San Francisco

Mission Statement: Our mission is to improve health, education, and employment outcomes for the most disadvantaged Americans by using sports to transfer the skills necessary so that they can achieve these outcomes for themselves. We also seek to raise awareness about the challenges of poverty in America so that as a country we can develop a more level playing field for all.

Description: At Street Soccer USA, when we play, we play for more than just winning or losing. We play to better ourselves, to better our community, and to better the world. By growing street soccer in urban areas and building a positive community around the game, we believe we achieve just that.

Website: streetsoccerusa.org/san-francisco/

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Children's Council of San Francisco

Mission Statement: Children's Council of San Francisco is a child care resource and referral organization, connecting families to child care that meets their needs and working with parents, providers and community partners to make quality child care and early education a reality for all children in our city.

Description: Children’s Council of San Francisco is at the heart of San Francisco’s child care community. With a budget of $58 million, our services impact over 40,000 people per year, including children, families, and child care providers. We provide information and child care referrals in-person, on the phone and online—pulled from our database of 1,300 licensed child care providers—to more than 10,000 families per year. Children’s Council also recruits, trains, and supports the city’s population of child care providers, with the goals of expanding the supply and improving the quality of care. Each year, over 2,000 new and established providers participate in our trainings and professional development programs. Our team provides one-on-one coaching and support to those providers serving the lowest income children in the city. Our nutrition specialists also work with providers, educating them about healthy menus and wellness strategies and our team of early childhood mental health consultants help professional child care providers manage behavioral challenges and support the mental and emotional well-being of the children in their care.

Website: www.childrenscouncil.org

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