At CitiScape, we have always encouraged our staff to give back to our communities through outreach and donations. Whether it’s a small, local fundraiser or a national effort, it’s a win-win situation because our employees are happier and more fulfilled, and our communities are stronger. CitiScape is a proud contributor to such diverse causes as San Francisco Suicide Prevention, SF SPCA, P.A.W.S., Rebuilding Together Oakland, The Bayview Business Resource Center, The Salvation Army, Heifer International and Friends of the Urban Forest. We also have a student mentoring program and internship program.
Bay Area Charities Supported by CitiScape
San Francisco Food Bank
The San Francisco Food Bank is the critical link between food and people. The SF Food Bank provides food to nearly 225,000 people through 450+ nonprofit partners.
San Francisco Suicide Prevention
The oldest volunteer crisis line in the United States providing telephone intervention to people experiencing suicidal crisis.
The mission of The San Francisco SPCA is to save and protect animals, to provide care and treatment, to advocate for their welfare, and to enhance the human-animal bond. Visit: http://www.sfspca.org
PAWS – Progressive Animal Welfare Society
PAWS: Progressive Animal Welfare Society advocates for animals through the operation of a companion animal shelter, a wildlife center, and an advocacy department. Visit: http://www.paws.org
PAWS – Pets Are Wonderful Support
PAWS: Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) is a volunteer-based organization that provides for the comprehensive needs of companion animals for low-income persons with disabling HIV/AIDS and other disabling illnesses, as well as senior citizens. By providing these essential support services, educating the larger community on the benefits of the human-animal bond, and advocating for the rights of disabled individuals to keep service animals, PAWS improves the health and well-being of disabled individuals and the animals in their lives. Visit: http://www.pawssf.org
Rebuilding Together Oakland
Rebuilding Together Oakland (RTO) rehabilitates the homes of low-income elderly and disabled homeowners, so they may continue to live in safety, comfort and independence. RTO utilizes the hard work of skilled and unskilled volunteers, and leverages financial and in-kind donations to make these improvements at no cost to the homeowners. RTO also rehabilitates nonprofit facilities that work directly within low-income communities. Visit: http://www.rtoakland.org
The Bayview Business Resource Center
Providing access to business resources, training, and support to emerging & established entrepreneurs who grow thriving businesses in Bayview/Hunters Point, Potrero Hill & Visitation Valley. Visit: http://www.rencenter.org/bay.htm
The Salvation Army
Heifer International provides farm animals and training to families in depressed areas of our planet, including here in the United States, providing the gift of life to families and communities throughout the world. Visit: http://www.heifer.org
Honoring the Path of the Warrior
Honoring the Path of the Warrior is a program that assists post 9/11 and Persian Gulf veterans in making a positive transition from military to civilian life. HPW provides a pathway of meditation and mindfulness that welcomes, honors, and integrates veteran service and leadership. Visit: http://www.honoringthepath.org
Friends of the Urban Forest
Friends of the Urban Forest is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco which plants and maintains trees within the city.
Giants Community Fund – Junior Giants
The Junior Giants program provides a free, non-competitive, co-ed baseball program to more than 15,000 children in over 80 under served communities. Through Junior Giants, kids are given opportunities for character development, scholarships, and literacy programs. Junior Giants also encourages kids to excel in school, be healthy and get involved in their communities. This approach creates a well-rounded program that offers a positive activity for kids.
Visit: Junior Giants, http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/community/index.jsp
Juma Ventures is a powerful force for change for under-resourced youth who are motivated to earn a college degree. Juma youth engage in an innovative, award-winning program that integrates employment in social enterprises, college preparation, and financial literacy/matched savings scholarships. Juma’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty by ensuring that young people complete a four-year college education. Juma’s comprehensive, results-oriented program empowers low-income youth to transcend challenging circumstances, fulfill their inherent potential, and positively impact their communities.
Visit: Juma Ventures, http://www.jumaventures.org
The African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC)
The African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC) is a community based 501c3 nonprofit arts and cultural organization. Their mission is to nurture and facilitate the empowerment of the community through Afro-centric artistic and cultural expression, mediums, education and programming. The AAACC is dedicated to inspiring children and youth to serve as agents of change, cultivating their leadership skills and fostering a commitment to community service and activism. In addition, the AAACC is dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and promoting the work of young aspiring Bay Area artists. The AAACC also strives to develop partnerships with organizations that are similarly committed to their mission-driven objectives.
Visit: AAACC, http://www.aaacc.org