Truly it takes a village to build better futures with families and individuals, where they are safely and supportively housed, free from homelessness and domestic violence. Since the time of our founding, the partnership of neighbors, sponsors, and public and private funders has strengthened Building Futures and our ability to help individuals and families in need. We are grateful for each and every one of our caring supporters.

FUNDER SPOTLIGHT: The Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation

The Foundation supports a wide range of Alameda and Contra Costa nonprofits that develop children into stronger adults. Funding focuses on children from birth through age five. The Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation has supported our Children’s Program since 1998. We’re so grateful!


  • AT&T External Affairs
  • Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation
  • Bright Funds Foundation
  • Charis Fund
  • Children’s Support League
  • Clarence B. & Joan F. Coleman Family Foundation
  • College Futures Foundation
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • East Bay Community Foundation, Anonymous Fund
  • Eden Health District
  • Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • First 5 Alameda County
  • Heffernan Foundation
  • Illinois No. 3 Foundation
  • Kaiser of Greater Southern Alameda Area
  • Karol Uryga-Nawarowski Foundation (KUN)
  • Kirin and Beth Donor Advised Fund @ Common Counsel Foundation.
  • Pacific Foundation Services, LLC
  • Pinpoint Foundation
  • Rockland Trust
  • Red Oak Realty Fund, ROOF
  • C.D. Spangler Foundation/National Gypsum Co/Gold Bond Products
  • Starbucks Foundation
  • Sunlight Giving
  • TJX Foundation
  • UpMobility Foundation
  • UPS Foundation
  • Walter & Elise Haas Foundation
  • Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation
  • West Davis & Bergard Foundation
Support received between 7/1/2021 and 1/15/2023.


  • Alameda County Social Services
  • Alameda County Housing and Community Development
  • Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
  • Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
  • Alameda Housing Authority
  • California Office of Emergency Services
  • City of Alameda
  • City of Oakland
  • City of San Leandro
  • FEMA – National Emergency Food & Shelter Program
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Support received between 1/1/2020 and 6/30/2021. 

Corporations, Organizations and Faith Groups

  • ABB Optical Group
  • Alain McLaughlin Photography
  • Alameda County Social Services Agency
  • Alameda Family Collective
  • Alameda Homeless Network
  • Alpha Delta Kappa
  • America’s Local Charities Donor Choice
  • AT&T Employee Group
  • BB’s Cooks
  • Berkeley Buddhist Temple
  • Bethel Community Presbyterian Church
  • Black Sheep Motorcycle Club
  • Brookins AME
  • Business Women’s Community (BWC)
  • Carole Schultze and Friends Annual Yard Sales
  • Castro Valley Lions Breakfast Club
  • Castro Valley Women’s Club
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Cisco Systems
  • Community Impact Lab
  • Craneworks, Inc.
  • Cucina di Cannelora, Inc
  • Dominican Sisters of Oakford
  • Eden Housing Inc.
  • Eden Realty
  • Elic Suazo, Realtor
  • Envirocom Communications Strategies, LLC
  • Exelixis
  • First Congregational Church of Alameda
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • First United Methodist Church (FUMC)
  • Friends of Susan McLaughlin
  • Girl Scouts of Northern California
  • Inner Wheel Club of San Leandro
  • Kaiser Permanente Community Giving
  • Kiwanis Club of Alameda
  • Kiwanis Club of San Leandro Foundation
  • Latter Day Saints
  • Live Oak Unitarian Fellowship
  • Marcus & Milllichap
  • Meredith Mehlberg International LLC
  • Nosso Lar
  • Orange Silicon Valley
  • Poppy Bank
  • Robert Half
  • Rotary Club of Alameda
  • Rotary Club of San Leandro
  • Ryan LLC
  • San Leandro Church of Christ
  • San Leandro Garden Club
  • San Leandro Historical Society
  • San Leandro Improvement Association
  • St. Felicitas Church
  • St. Gregorious Greek Orthodox Church
  • St. Joseph Basilica
  • Talbot Team
  • Teamsters Local Union No. 853
  • Temple Israel
  • Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • The Goodie Bag Lady and friends
  • The Lovewell Team
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Twin Towers United Methodist Church
  • University of California, Office of the President
  • Upstander’s Club
  • Zocalo Coffee House

Support received between 1/1/2020 and 6/30/2021.

Emergency Program Director, Sabrina Thomas, and Development Manager, Naima Ezana, receiving a grant from Celebrating Black American Heritage (CBAH) for supporting the Black American community through educational and employment opportunities, the arts, and economic development.
Director of Development and Communications, Ana Maria Mahiri, accepting a sponsorship check from UPS.

2024 Jazz It Up! Sponsors

Thanks to the following groups and businesses for helping make the holidays brighter for those we serve!

2022 Holiday Donors

  • Alameda Alliance for Health
  • Alameda County Firefighters, Local 55 Toy Program
  • Alameda Firefighters’ Toy Program, City of Alameda
  • Alameda Homeless Network
  • All Good Living Foundation
  • Amador Valley Quilters
  • Assumption Church and School of San Leandro
  • AAA
  • Aderant
  • Bay Area Orthopedic Surgery
  • Berkeley Buddhist Temple
  • Berkeley Parents Group
  • Jammie Drive Donor Families
  • City of San Leandro Community Development Department
  • City of Alameda Staff
  • Coast Construction
  • Community Realty & Investments
  • Councilmember Pete Ballew
  • Daisies Girl Scout Troop 33928
  • ElBraith Painting Company
  • Envirocom Communications Strategies, LLC
  • Fast Real Estate
  • First Congregational Church of Alameda
  • First United Methodist Church of San Leandro
  • Flores Optometry
  • Friends of Betsy Yuan
  • Friends of CJ Connor
  • Friends of Judy Harkins
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
  • Girl Scout Troop 33428
  • Green Dot Corp
  • Iron Souls Motorcycle Club
  • Kiwanis Club of Alameda
  • Kiwanis Club of San Leandro
  • Making Waves Studio and Friends
  • Marina Community Center
  • Mary Kay, Kelly Clardy
  • Mary Kay, Marsha Amaral
  • Merideth Mehlberg Group
  • Optimist Club
  • Pallen’s Martial Arts
  • Rigatoni & Strizzi’s Restaurants
  • Robert Half
  • Robert Lane Mortgage
  • Rotary Club of Alameda
  • Rotary Club of San Leandro
  • SilMan Industries
  • Tina Ory, Arbonne consultant
  • Toy Safari and Friends
  • UC Office of the President Staff
  • UPS, Women In Operations
  • Women’s Joy Group, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, San Lorenzo

You can see more event sponsors on our past supporters page.

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