2017 Non-profit Partners

The Oakland Center Non-Profit Partners Program provides a platform to feature, support, and introduce members to twelve (12) non-profit organizations each year. Groups whose values and vision are in alignment with those of the Center’s are selected.

Each month, the Center highlights a different nonprofit by featuring it in the Center’s printed and electronic materials, providing a table in the courtyard for materials and conversation, and sharing information about the group during Center services.

For more information about the program, or to get involved, contact Sam at 510) 547-1979 ext. 100, or e-mail Sam@OaklandCSL.org. Please note that the application period for 2018 is now closed.

SOS Meals on Wheels
Feeding vulnerable seniors in the East Bay who are unable to purchase or prepare food for themselves.

Healing Journeys
Supporting and empowering those touched by cancer or any life-altering condition to move from surviving to thriving.

The Prem Rawat Foundation
Helping with basic needs like food and water around the world so that people can live with dignity, peace and prosperity.

The Interfaith Peace Project
Providing education to develop and enhance global awareness, greater understanding, and appreciation of the faith traditions of the world.

Island Cat Resources and Adoption
Providing education, tools, and resources to those in the local community who can make a difference improving the lives of community cats.

Wardrobe for Opportunity
Assisting low-income individuals dress for success, find jobs and build careers.

East Bay Housing Organization
Working with communities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to preserve, protect and expand affordable housing opportunities through education, advocacy, organizing, and coalition building.

Bread for the Journey
Providing micro-grants to people of strength and vision who have an idea to make our community more healthy, just, and wonderful.

PEERS – Peers Envisioning & Engaging in Recovery Services
Advocating for holistic mental health options for those in need in the East Bay.

Phat Beets Produce
Creating a healthier food system in North Oakland by providing affordable access to fresh produce, facilitating youth leadership in health and nutrition education, and connecting small farmers to urban communities.

Marcus Foster Education Fund
Supporting transformative educational equity among the most disenfranchised students in our Oakland schools.

Life Steps Foundation Children and Family Services
Serving families with children with developmental disabilities, helping them make decisions that define their child’s unique needs and strengths.

2016 Partners

AARP-Experience Corp.
Pairing senior tutors with K-3 students to improve east-bay literacy.

St. Mary’s Center
Serves at-risk East Bay seniors and preschoolers with shelters, housing, counseling, nutrition, advocacy, and social support

Tech Trek
Science and Math Camp for Girls.

El Salvador Village Network
Supporting disadvantaged El Salvadoran children.

Writer’s Coach Connection
Raising writing proficiency and academic confidence in east-bay classrooms.

Cycles of Change
Supporting east-bay youth and adults with tools for sustainable living.

Pacific Center
Fostering the well-being and self-respect of LGBTQ youth, adults and seniors.

Destiny Arts
Moving bay-area young people to peace through dance, theatre and martial arts.

Alameda County Food Bank (ACCFB)
Feeding the east-bay – 25 million meals in 2014.

Supporting the presence of New Thought spiritual community in eastern Europe.

Oakland Animal Shelter (OAS)
Hosts a wide range of adoptable animals – doing good work in the world.

Launching Pad
Supporting young adults to live in spiritual awareness.

2018 Partners

Oakland Trails
Dedicated to promoting, maintaining, and enhancing the City of Oakland’s wildland parks and trails.

Urban Releaf
Addressing the needs of communities that have little to no greenery or tree canopy with a focus on under-served neighborhoods that suffer from disproportionate environmental quality of life and economic depravity.

CSL Peninsula-Next Gen
Investing in the emerging leaders of the world – focusing on creating healthy relationships, developing leadership skills, and equipping young adults to create a sustainable future of prosperity, service, and love for our global community. (A Centers for Spiritual Living ministry)

Young, Gifted & Black
Promoting high scholastic achievement among African-American students in the East Bay.

Kids Care Everywhere
Providing physicians in under-served areas with modern multi-media medical technology to support the care of impoverished children.

Arts for Oakland Kids
Awarding grants for hands-on, arts education programs in under-served Oakland schools.

Charlotte Maxwell Clinic
Providing integrative medicine, food and housing to low income women battling cancer in the East Bay, free of charge.

Aphasia Center
Providing high quality, cutting-edge services that enhance communication skills, quality of life, and overall well-being for those affected by aphasia, which is a loss or reduction of language skills following brain damage, typically because of a stroke.

Fix our Ferals
Promoting trap-neuter-return to humanely reduce the cat population in the East Bay.

Seeds of Learning – Nicaragua
Improving educational opportunities in rural Latin America, working to build and equip schools in Nicaragua and El Salvador, educate children and adults, and promote cross cultural understanding.

Trust in Education
Providing educational, economic and health care assistance to villages in Afghanistan. Financing new schools, community learning centers and libraries.

Interfaith Homelessness Network April Showers Program
Increasing public awareness, advocating for, and providing services to the homeless in the East Bay.