Following are some local-serving community agencies that can use financial and/or volunteer help. The Daily Planet is listing these nonprofits as a public service and does not have first-hand knowledge of the work of most of the agencies.
Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
2700 Ninth St., Berkeley, CA 94710-2606
Shelters and places adoptable animals in loving homes. Seeks financial donations and volunteers.
Nonprofit tax ID: 94-1347069
Berkeley Neighborhood Computers
PO Box 2435 Berkeley, 94702
Refurbishes computers for low-income families, schools. Seeks financial donations, volunteers (but not computers now).
Nonprofit tax ID: 94-3218936
Berkeley Public Education Foundation & Berkeley School Volunteers
1835 Allston Way, Berkeley 94703
Supports Berkeley public schools with grants to teachers. Seeks community volunteers, financial donations.
Nonprofit tax ID: 94-2918219
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
2322 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Directed by Kent Nagano, brings classical music to residents, elementary schools. Seeks financial support, volunteers.
Nonprofit tax ID: 23-7219508
Berkeley Youth Alternatives
1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702
BYA serves Berkeley and Bay Area children, youth and families. Seeks financial donations, tutors, mentors.
Nonprofit tax ID: 94-1711728.
Housing Rights, Inc.
2718 Telegraph Ave. #100, Berkeley. (Mailing address: P.O. Box 12895, Berkeley, 94712)
Provides housing counseling, tenant organizing support to low and very low income individuals. Seeks financial donations, volunteers.
Nonprofit tax ID: 94-3-6-4129
Malcolm X Elementary School Garden
1731 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
Donate funds, volunteer for garden teaching science, math, nutrition, ecology to students kindergarten through fifth grade.
Nonprofit tax ID: 94-3145183
Northern California Land Trust
3126 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 94705
Creates affordable homeownership through cooperatives and condominiums for low-income households. Seeks financial donations, volunteers.
Nonprofit tax ID: 23-7380534
Resources for Community Development
2131 University Ave., Suite 224, Berkeley, 94704
841-4410; fax 548-3502
Renovates, builds affordable housing for individuals with the fewest options. Seeks financial donations.
Nonprofit tax ID: 94-2952466
2400 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, 94704
Helps inner-city youth stay in school; promotes lasting interracial understanding among future leaders.
Nonprofit tax ID: 941156636.
The Berkeley Chess School
P.O. Box 136, Berkeley, CA 94701
We are accepting donations which will go towards bringing chess to low-income area schools.
Nonprofit tax ID: 94-3225242
Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center
2218 Alston Way, Berkeley 94702
Provides meals, support, and referrals for homeless women and children. Seeks volunteers and financial donations.
Nonprofit tax ID: 94-3123986