Oakland Center 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 Constance at 510) 547-1979 ext. 1, or e-mail info@OaklandCSL.org. The deadline for 2020 Nonprofit Partner applications is August 16.  



2019 Non profit Partners

2018 Non-profit Partners

 Charlette Maxwell – Advocates of complementary integrative medicine since 1991, the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic (CMC) provides integrative cancer care, safety-net social services and health education to low-income women with cancer in the East Bay, all of which is free of charge. https://www.charlottemaxwell.org

April Showers / Interfaith Homelessness Network – Funded entirely by donations from individuals and organizations, the Interfaith Homelessness Network of San Leandro April Showers program was formed to increase public awareness of, advocate for, and provide services to the homeless in the East Bay. http://www.ihnaprilshowers.org

 CSL Peninsula-Next Gen -A Centers for Spiritual Living ministry, NextGen is an investment in the emerging leaders of the world, focusing on social justice, thriving financially, creating healthy relationships, developing leadership skills and equipping young adults to create a sustainable future of prosperity, service and love for our global community. http://nextgenretreat.org/

Urban Releaf – Urban Releaf has planted over 15,000 trees in the East Bay and is one of the preeminent urban forestry groups in the nation. Urban Releaf isn’t just about trees, it’s about community. All of our programs depend on the community to become the roots that keep us firmly planted so we can keep growing and greening Oakland! http://www.urbanreleaf.org/

Oakland Trails – Oakland Trails is dedicated to promoting, maintaining and enhancing the City of Oakland’s wildland parks and trails, keeping Oakland’s wildland parks safe and well-maintained, welcoming Oaklanders and visitors alike. www.oaklandtrails.org

Aphasia Center – The Aphasia Center provides high quality, cutting-edge services that enhance communication skills, quality of life and overall well-being for those affected by aphasia; a loss or reduction of language skills following brain damage, typically because of a stroke. High quality, cutting-edge treatment programs offer a “lifeline” for participating individuals, their families and caregivers.http://aphasiacenter.net/

Fix our Ferals -Fix Our Ferals is a community-based non-profit organization that raises consciousness and unites caretakers, rescue workers and medical professionals in the common goal of humane feline population control, promoting “trap-neuter-return” to effectively manage the cat population in the East Bay. https://fixourferals.org/

Kids Care Everywhere – KidsCareEverywhere is a public charity dedicated to transforming pediatric care by providing physicians in underserved areas of the world with modern multi-media medical technology to support the care of impoverished children. https://www.kidscareeverywhere.org/

Trust in Education -Trust in Education provides educational, economic and health care assistance to villages in Afghanistan – financing new schools and community learning centers, and enhancing underfunded schools by funding after-school classes, libraries, playgrounds and soccer fields. http://www.trustineducation.org/

 Arts for Oakland Kids – Arts for Oakland Kids awards grants for hands-on arts education programs in under-served Oakland schools. Since 1996, AOK funded programs have reached 20,000 kids. Students who have access to arts education are better at core subjects and have a lower drop-out rate and fewer disciplinary problems. https://www.artsforoaklandkids.org/

 Seeds of Learning – Seeds of Learning is dedicated to improving educational opportunities in rural Latin-America by building and equipping schools in Nicaragua and El Salvador, educating children and adults, and promoting cross-cultural understanding. http://www.seedsoflearning.org/

Young Gifted and Black Promoting high scholastic achievement among African-American students in the East Bay, YGB empowers young people of color and restores historic memory by reconnecting them to important hero’s, stories, culture, words and places. http://proud2beblack.org/



Will your favorite nonprofit be here in 2020?

2017 Partners

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 – www. icraeastbay.org
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 – www.wardrobe.org
Assisting low-income individuals dress for success, find jobs and build careers.

East Bay Housing Organization – www.ebho.org
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 – www. oakland.breadforthejourney.org
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 – www.peersnet.org
Advocating for holistic mental health options for those in need in the East Bay.

Phat Beets Produce – www.phatbeetsproduce.org
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 – www.marcusfoster.org
Supporting transformative educational equity among the most disenfranchised students in our Oakland schools.

Life Steps Foundation Children and Family Services – www.lifestepsfoundation.org
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.