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
  • C.D. Spangler Foundation, Inc / National Gypsum
  • Children’s Support League of the East Bay
  • Clarence B. & Joan F. Coleman Family Foundation
  • Community Initiatives Regional Response Fund*
  • Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
  • East Bay Community Energy*
  • East Bay Community Foundation – Just Response Fund* and Anonymous Fund
  • Eden Health District
  • Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund
  • First 5 Alameda*
  • Heffernan Foundation
  • Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation*
  • Illinois Number 3 Foundation
  • Junior League of the East Bay
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefits Program – East Bay Area and Greater Southern Alameda Area*
  • Learning By Giving Foundation
  • Pinpoint Foundation*
  • Rippleworks Foundation
  • Rotary Club of San Leandro
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • Sunlight Giving Foundation
  • TJ Maxx Foundation
  • United Lutheran Church of Oakland*
  • United Lutheran Church of Oakland (Giving is Receiving Benevolence Fund)
  • UPS Foundation
  • United Way of the Bay Area*
  • Wayne & Gladys Valley Foundation*
  • Walter & Elise Haas Sr. Fund
  • Wells Fargo
  • West Davis & Bergard Foundation*
  • William G. Gilmore Foundation
  • The Women’s Foundation
  • Women’s Foundation California Relief and Resilience Fund*

* = Funding designated for COVID-19 activities in 2020.
Support received between 1/1/2020 and 12/31/2021.


  • 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.

2022 Jazz It Up! Sponsors

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

2021 Holiday Donors

  • Alameda Alliance for Health
  • Alameda County Firefighters Toy Program
  • All Good Living Foundation
  • Amador Valley Quilters
  • Assumption Church SL
  • Bananas
  • Berkeley Buddhist Temple Youth Group
  • Charles Schwab
  • Church of Latter-Day Saints
  • City of Alameda Staff
  • Community Realty & Investments
  • East Bay Moms Demand Action
  • First Congregational Church of Alameda
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Ghirardelli Staff
  • Girl Scout Troop #32971
  • Girl Scout Troop #33428
  • Kaiser Staff
  • Kiwanis SL
  • Mary Kay – Kelly Clardy
  • Mary Kay – Marsha Amaral
  • Montclair Piedmont Rotary
  • Old Navy (Bayfair)
  • Optimist Club
  • Pack 556
  • Pallen’s Martial Arts
  • Rotary Alameda
  • Rotary SL
  • Starbucks


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

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