MORE THAN 132,000
BAY AREA KIDS
REACHED SO FAR!
Our mission is to disrupt the cycle of poverty and encourage innovation by seed funding start-up nonprofits in the Bay Area. We believe the convergence of our three tenets are essential to the development of a whole child from early childhood to college: Access to Education, Career Readiness, and Health & Wellness.
WHAT WE FUND
We invest in emerging Bay Area nonprofits with innovative solutions that move youth from poverty to prosperity.
ACCESS TO EDUCATION
Stay in school
Improve Academic Performance
Reduce Absentee / Truancy
Build Critical Thinking &Social Skills
Increase College Readiness
Get a job
Strengthen Career & Life Skills
Develop Entrepreneurs & Youth-led Social Enterprises
Provide Access to Workforce Development
Trade School/ Apprenticeship
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Stay healthy in mind & body
Address Physical & Mental Health
Treat the Whole Child
Build Skills, Confidence & Support through Sports
Improve Emotional Well Being
HOW WE DO IT
Our vision is to increase the effectiveness of nonprofits in the Bay Area so that all youth are able to thrive regardless of where they live.
Making a difference in your community?
We invest $25,000 of unrestricted funds and renew grants for up to three years. Our program links your nonprofit with appropriate resources to help you grow. Learn best practices to ensure your work is sustainable and impactful.
Our next grant application cycle will open in September 2020.
CHECKOUT WHAT OUR ALL STAR GRANTEES ARE UP TO
Changing lives of our low income youth in the Bay Area
- By Nicole Ruccolo
- 18 May 2018
All Stars Helping Kids was created in 1989, when NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott gathered his friends for a dinner to benefit the local community. Astounded that he had raised $100,000 in one night, Ronnie and his wife, Karen, invested the money in several nonprofits fighting poverty in the South Bay.
Since then, ASHK has used this simple formula of raising money and redistributing it to create opportunities in education, health and life skills for disadvantaged youth.
Founder, All Stars Helping Kids
“Life is about the calling to serve, to help another human being. When you help them, that makes you a better teammate. An All Star can be anyone!”
UCSF Benioff Executive Director
“For more than 15 years, All Stars Helping Kids has supported patients and their families at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. We are deeply grateful for their longtime friendship and are honored to see their name on the entrance to the Music Therapy Recording Studio in our new children’s hospital in Mission Bay.”
Founder and Principal, Eastside Preparatory School
“We would not be where we are today without Ronnie and Karen and All Stars. They were one of the few people who really took a leap of faith with us in the early years.”