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Excelerate focuses on promoting healthier, more educated and better connected local communities by investing in four key Themes: Health and Healthcare Services, Social Entrepreneurship, Community Development and Environmental Education.




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AIDS/LifeCycle logo AIDS/LifeCycle is a 7-day, 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that raises money and awareness for the HIV and AIDS services of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention logo The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
Bottom Line logo Bottom Line helps low-income and first-generation-to-college students get to and through college by building strong connections with students, providing them with individual support, and ensuring they have the guidance they need to persist and earn a college degree.
Build logo BUILD's mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.
Children’s Hospital of Oakland logo Children’s Hospital of Oakland delivers exceptional medical care to children from all regions of California. Children‘s also conducts clinical research and is a nationally recognized teaching hospital.
Community Centers Inc of Greenwich, CT logo Community Centers Inc of Greenwich, CT provides homework clubs, tutoring, after-school and summer enrichment programs for kids, therapeutic counseling and supportive social groups for teens, seniors, special needs adults and families in crisis.
EarthCorps logo EarthCorps seeks to build a global community of leaders through local environmental service. EarthCorps provides a year-long intensive program for young adults from the US and 80 other countries to learn best practices in community-based environmental restoration and develop their leadership skills as they supervise more than 10,000 volunteers each year.
Earth Force logo Earth Force helps young people find their voice while assuming leadership roles in solving local environmental problems by changing the way adults work with young people, championing the role of young people in their communities, and building cutting-edge environmental service-learning programs that put youth in the driver's seat around addressing local issues.
East Harlem Tutorial Program logo East Harlem Tutorial Program helps young people find their voice while assuming leadership roles in solving local environmental problems by changing the way adults work with young people, championing the role of young people in their communities, and building cutting-edge environmental service-learning programs that put youth in the driver's seat around addressing local issues.
The Food Project logo The Food Project works to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system.
GLBT Historical Society logo The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets the history of GLBT people and the communities that support them.
Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation logo The Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation changes lives by supporting organizations that promote a happy, healthy and connected Bay Area LGBT community.
Greenwich Community 9/11 Memorial Fund logo The Greenwich Community 9/11 Memorial Fund seeks to honor the memory of the 32 people with ties to the Greenwich community who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 through the construction and maintenance of a new Memorial, and by providing valuable educational resources to the community’s youth about the meaning and impact of September 11th.
Greenwich Council Boy Scouts of America logo Greenwich Council Boy Scouts of America prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Greenwich Emergency Medical Service logo Greenwich Emergency Medical Service is the sole provider of emergency services to the Town of Greenwich, CT.
Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation logo The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation seeks to create wholesome and beneficial use of leisure for all Greenwich residents through recreational opportunities in Greenwich's parks, programs, and facilities.
Greenwich Point Conservancy logo The Greenwich Point Conservancy works with the Town of Greenwich and the Department of Parks and Recreation to develop and implement plans for the restoration and preservation of the important historic structures at Greenwich Point, and to provide funding for the related preservation projects.
Greenwich Town Party logo Greenwich Town Party, Inc. creates an annual celebration for the people of Greenwich to come together and participate in a day of music, food, fun, family, and friendship to experience the strength of community.
Healing Waters logo Healing Waters empowers, inspires and enriches the lives of people with HIV/AIDS through wilderness adventure. Working with qualified volunteers, Healing Waters provides an emotionally and physically safe environment in the outdoors for individuals to take a moment to celebrate living, community and challenge their own beliefs about their strengths and abilities.
Horizons Foundation logo Horizons Foundation is a community foundation that seeks to: mobilize and increase resources for the LGBT movement and organizations that secure the rights, meet the needs, and celebrate the lives of LGBT people; empower individual donors and promote giving as an integral part of a healthy, compassionate community; and steward a permanently endowed fund through which donors can make legacy gifts to ensure our community’s capacity to meet the future needs of LGBT people.
Huckleberry Youth Programs logo Huckleberry Youth Programs strengthens families and empowers young people in San Francisco and Marin Counties to stay out of trouble with the law, seek a safe place in times of crisis, improve their physical and emotional health, and finish high school and go on to college.
Lymphoma Research Foundation logo The Lymphoma Research Foundation is the nation's largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer.
National AIDS Memorial Grove logo The National AIDS Memorial Grove, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, is a dedicated space in the national landscape where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember. Its mission is to provide, in perpetuity, a place of remembrance so that the lives of people who died from AIDS are not forgotten and the story is known by future generations.
Openhouse logo Openhouse enables San Francisco Bay Area lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services, and community programs.
Ronald McDonald House Charities logo Ronald McDonald House Charities seeks to provide stability and resources for families everywhere by creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
Safe Rides logo The Greenwich Chapter of Safe Rides is geared toward reducing the dangers of teenage drinking and driving. Safe Rides is a community outreach program that provides teens with anonymous and free rides home on weekends.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation logo San Francisco AIDS Foundation confronts HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care.
SF LGBT Center logo SF LGBT Center works to connect the diverse San Francisco LGBT community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and their allies.
StartOut logo StartOut is an organization helping to create the next generation of LGBT business leaders by helping aspiring entrepreneurs start new companies, helping current entrepreneurs to grow and expand their businesses, and engaging successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors for less established entrepreneurs.
The Trevor Project logo The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
University of California at Davis Arboretum logo The University of California at Davis Arboretum includes 22,000 trees and plants arranged in a series of gardens that represent different geographic areas, plant groups, or horticultural themes. The arboretum was founded in 1936 to support teaching and research at the University of California.
Urban Justice Center logo The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing.
YouthBiz logo YouthBiz advances the social and economic empowerment of youth through a focus on entrepreneurship, education and community leadership.
Youth Venture logo Youth Venture inspires and supports teams of young people to launch and lead their own “Ventures” - community-benefiting initiatives, clubs, organizations and businesses.