Start-up Cohort Programs

Start-up Cohort Program

Through our unique approach of investing in start-up nonprofits, All Stars Helping Kids is at the forefront of supporting innovative strategies for changing the lives of low-income youth in the Bay Area. By supporting these emerging organizations, we provide the larger operational support they need to continue growing, allowing them to serve more youth and communities across the Bay Area. This model pairs cash grants with 1:1 organizational support, mentorship, and professional consulting services. Our north star goal is to assist these organizations in achieving sustainability and meaningful results.

Current Grantees


Camp Phoenix is an overnight summer camp that prevents summer slide through community building, personal development, and joyful academics for Oakland middle school students.


Game Theory Academy uses financial literacy and MBA economics to teach better decision making to Oakland’s hardest-to-reach teens.


The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities.


Mindful Life Project improves academics and social-emotional skills for Richmond elementary and middle school students through mindfulness, yoga, art therapy and music therapy.


The mission of the Oakland Lacrosse Club is to enrich the lives of Oakland youth by promoting physical and mental growth, increasing opportunities and highlighting positive images and connections in the Oakland community through the sport of lacrosse.


Youth SEED supports the development of community-led social enterprises by providing training, resources and investment to young innovators who traditionally face barriers to economic opportunities.


Legacy Program

All Stars Helping Kids’ Legacy Program provides continued funding each year to two long-standing grantees who continue to do life-changing work in their communities. We are pleased to support the two following organizations:


Eastside College Preparatory is a school committed to opening new doors for students historically underrepresented in higher education.



UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is recognized as a leader in health care, providing services ranging from primary care to organ and bone marrow transplants to intensive care for newborns.