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San Francisco Bay Area-based organizations involved in hunger, poverty, microenterprise, and children

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Cheetham’s Bay Area Progressive Calendar and Directory

Coalitions of which RESULTS is a member

California Association for MicroEnterprise Opportunity (CAMEO), Oakland
A statewide association for microenterprise development agencies and individuals that provide entrepreneurial training, technical assistance and financial and other support services to low-income individuals. The mission of CAMEO is to further microenterprise as an effective community economic development strategy for people with limited access to economic resources.

ONE campaign San Francisco
A new effort by Americans to rally Americans, ONE by ONE, to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. The ONE Campaign is engaging Americans through a diverse coalition of faith-based and anti-poverty organizers to show the steps people can take, ONE by ONE, to fight global AIDS and poverty. By directing an additional ONE percent of the U.S. budget toward providing the most basic needs, we can help transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries.

Local and State, Hunger and Poverty, Providers and Advocates

Alameda County Community Food Bank, Oakland
The mission of the Alameda County Community Food Bank is to provide comprehensive services -- in collaboration with other hunger response agencies -- to help transform the lives of people in need by: Providing nutritious food; edvocating for and participating in programs, including nutrition education, that promote the self-sufficiency of people in need; educating the general public about hunger and its causes.

California Budget & Policy Center, Sacramento
The California Budget & Policy Center engages in independent fiscal and policy analysis and public education with the goal of improving public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Californians.

California Council of Churches and California Church IMPACT, Sacramento
California Council of Churches lifts up public policy issues of concern to the faith community such as hunger, homelessness, health care, violence, civil rights, economic justice and religious liberty issues for study by local congregations.
California Church IMPACT represents the same constituency as the California Council of Churches and carries out the legislative advocacy work at the State Capitol on social, economic, and environmental justice issues facing California.

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF), Sacramento

Food Not Bombs, San Francisco
Recovers food that would otherwise be thrown out and makes fresh hot vegetarian meals that are served in city parks to anyone without restriction.

Foodrunners, San Francisco
Helps alleviate hunger in San Francisco by providing food to community shelters. Food Runners accomplishes this by offering businesses the service of picking up their excess nutritional food and delivering it to shelters and neighborhood feeding programs.

Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, San Francisco
Working to combat the problems of poverty, drug abuse, violence, and despair in San Francisco. Serving over a million meals a year; health care for the poor of the Tenderloin; housing; family services; and much much more.

People United for a Better Life in Oakland (PUEBLO), Oakland
A multi-ethnic, multi-issue community-based organization that fights for social, economic and racial justice in Oakland. Our members, leaders and staff are people of different race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation and income levels. By developing the political analysis, leadership, and organizing skills of our members and allies, we help build power in our communities and win institutional changes on the issues that affect our lives.

Project Open Hand, San Francisco
Provides nutrition services to thousands of men, women and children living in San Francisco and Alameda counties in California. Various nutrition services are available to people living with symptomatic HIV and AIDS; seniors 60 years and older; and homebound people living with serious illness.

SF-Marin Food Bank, San Francisco
collects donated food from growers, manufacturers and grocers, then distributes it to people in need through food pantries, soup kitchens, child care centers, homeless shelters, senior centers and other human service agencies with meal programs.

St. Anthony Foundation, San Francisco
carries out its mission of a society in which all persons flourish by providing direct services for poor and homeless people, inspiring a social conscience and honoring the dignity of every person.

Women’s Economic Agenda Project (WEAP), Oakland
works for economic security for all women and their families and the elimination of poverty. WEAP’s principal mission is to demand justice for poor women and their children by effecting societal and governmental policies that regulate women to the bottom of the economic pyramid, with full understanding that any policy which affects the poorest of our sisters affects all our sisters.

Microenterprise and Microcredit (Local and State)

California Association for MicroEnterprise Opportunity (CAMEO), Oakland
A statewide association for microenterprise development agencies and individuals that provide entrepreneurial training, technical assistance and financial and other support services to low-income individuals. The mission of CAMEO is to further microenterprise as an effective community economic development strategy for people with limited access to economic resources.

EARN (Earned Assets Resource Network), San Francisco
Earn offers financial management training, matched savings accounts, and connections to bank accounts. The cornerstone of EARN’s offering is the Individual Development Account, or IDA. IDAs are matched savings accounts, like 401(K)s, designed to help working poor families accumulate money to invest in high-return assets such as home ownership, small businesses development, or post-secondary education.


Children Now, Oakland
Children Now utilizes research and mass communications to make the well being of children a top priority across the nation.

Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, San Francisco
It is the mission of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth to serve as the voice for children in San Francisco. Our goal is to make San Francisco a city where ample resources are available to children and their families, where children’s needs come first, and where families thrive.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California, Oakland
A non-profit anti-crime organization led by California’s sheriffs, police chiefs, district attorneys and victims of violence. Its mission is to enable those on the front lines of the fight against crime to take a hard-nosed look at what really works to prevent crime. In its quest for effective solutions, it eschews ideological preconceptions. Based on rigorous research evidence and years of crime-fighting experience, it works with crime prevention scholars to develop policy recommendations and to share its findings with policy-makers and the public.

International Development & U.S. Poverty

Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO), Oakland
CTWO seeks to galvanize public support for policies that both advance racial justice and promote equity in the arenas of gender, economics, and sexuality.

Freedom From Hunger, Davis
Freedom from Hunger now operates under the banner of Grameen Foundation, committed to enabling the poor, especially women, to create a world without poverty and hunger.

Global Exchange, San Francisco
A human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world. Since our founding in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world.

Global Partners for Development, Santa Rosa
Working with African community leaders to foster economic development, improve health, increase access to education, and end hunger.

Hesperian Foundation, Berkeley
Nonprofit publisher of books and newsletters for community-based health care. Our first book, Where There Is No Doctor, is considered to be one of the most accessible and widely used community health books in the world.

Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First), Oakland
A member-supported, nonprofit peoples think tank and education-for-action center. Our work highlights root causes and value-based solutions to hunger and poverty around the world, with a commitment to establishing food as a fundamental human right.

International Development Exchange (IDEX), San Francisco
A social change organization, challenging social and economic forces that marginalize people worldwide. We build mutually empowering alliances with partner organizations that share a common vision to confront global systems of inequality, through channeling funds, mutual learning, networking, capacity building, and outreach.

Kickstart, San Francisco (formerly ApproTEC)
KickStart is a nonprofit organization that develops and markets new technologies in Africa. These low-cost technologies are bought by local entrepreneurs and used to establish highly profitable new small businesses. They create new jobs and wealth, enabling the poor to climb out of their poverty forever.

Kiva, San Francisco
Kiva partners with existing microfinance institutions worldwide, connecting individuals or groups of investors with small businesses in need of small loans. Through Kiva, investors can sponsor a microbusiness and help a poor family expand a business and become economically independent. Investors are repaid over the course of the loan cycle.

Seva Foundation, Berkeley
Seva Foundation partners worldwide to create self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight.

Share Foundation (Building a new El Salvador Today), San Francisco
For over 15 years, the SHARE Foundation has been supporting the empowerment of impoverished communities in El Salvador to construct sustainable solutions to the problems of poverty, underdevelopment and social injustice.

World Neighbors, San Francisco
Finding practical, innovative and sustainable ways to improve lives and communities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

AIDS, TB, and Malaria

Note: there are many AIDS support groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. For many of these, see Cheetham’s AIDS / HIV links. Here we list AIDS organizations that have an international focus or advocacy aspect.

California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA), Berkeley
CTCA provides professional education through development of educational literature, and their bi-annual educational conferences. CTCA has developed guidelines for tuberculosis control and treatment in California in partnership with the California Department of Health Services Tuberculosis Control Branch. CTCA consults for California Department of Health Services on key TB issues. CTCA advocates for TB-related legislation at the federal, state and local level.

Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CITC), San Francisco
Creates, enhances and disseminates state-of-the-art resources and models of excellence and performs research to control and eliminate tuberculosis in the United States and internationally.

Health Global Access Project (Health GAP), San Francisco
An organization of U.S.-based AIDS and human rights activists, people living with HIV/AIDS, public health experts, fair trade advocates and concerned individuals who campaign against policies of neglect and avarice that deny treatment to millions and fuel the spread of HIV.

Project Inform, San Francisco
A national nonprofit, community-based organization working to end the AIDS epidemic. Its mission is to: (1) Provide vital information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV disease to HIV-infected individuals, their caregivers, and their healthcare and service providers. (2) Advocate for enlightened regulatory, research, and funding policies, affecting the development of, access to, and delivery of effective treatments, and to fund innovative research opportunities. (3) Inspire people to make informed choices amid uncertainty, and to choose hope over despair.

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