Invest in your community, and make transformation possible!
Invest In Your Community
BACS is working to end homelessness and poverty, to help people with substance use issues and behavioral health needs, and to break the cycle of incarceration. Without intervention, these problems will not get better – and BACS is the most effective, cost-efficient community-based organization working to make a change.
Our work has profound individual and community impacts. Every person that comes to BACS for help can achieve stability, move off of the streets, get a job, live safely with their mental health issue, or stay out of jail. And for each of those success stories, our community gets better. We see fewer people living on the streets or in poverty. We spend less on emergency medical services. We see less of our tax money going to prisons. Your investment in BACS, and in the people we help, transforms our community.
The bottom line: your investment in effective human services through BACS creates savings for taxpayers, and helps individuals and their families, friends, and communities reach their full potential.
Invest in BACS, and invest in the future of our community. Donate today.
Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a tax-free transfer of your required minimum distribution (RMD) from an IRA to an eligible non-profit. The donation is not included in your adjusted gross income, so it is tax free while benefiting your community! Funds must be transferred directly from the IRA account to BACS to qualify. Check with your IRA administrator for its procedure.
Our mailing address is 390 40th Street, Oakland, CA 94609. Our EIN is 94-1708069. If you have any questions, please email us.
Donate a Car
Car donations are a simple way to make a huge difference! We have partnered with Charitable Adult Rides and Services (CARS), a fellow non-profit, to help make car donations super simple for our donors. If you want to donate your car to BACS, go to careasy.org and enter BACS as the charity of choice. Then, enter your contact information and schedule a pickup time. The CARS representative will come, check your ownership papers, and load the car onto the truck. Your car can be in any condition. 70% of the proceeds from the sale of your car will come to BACS as a donation, and the rest will go towards supporting seniors in San Diego with transportation needs.
Home in a Basket
We need your support to help end homelessness! Donors are invited to create ‘Home in a Basket’ to help people who are moving from homelessness into housing. A Home in a Basket is a ‘starter kit’ for people moving from homelessness into housing – essentially a welcome home gift.
BACS helps thousands of people experiencing homelessness each year, and your support can help them get settled into housing more quickly and comfortably. A Home in a Basket helps housing “stick” by providing basic home necessities.
Since 1953, corporations and individuals have partnered with BACS to help our unhoused community members get back on their feet. Donations can be scheduled via email, then dropped off at our administrative headquarters in Oakland, or locations around the Bay Area. Learn more about what donations volunteers can collect for the most impact!
Volunteers & Student Interns
Student interns and community members can make a difference at BACS too! Email us to learn more.