Invest in your community, and make transformation possible!
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.
Other Ways to Donate
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 by Mail
Simply send a donation by cash or check to 390 40th Street, Oakland, CA 94609, ATTN: Nora Daly.
Have you spent your life trying to make the world a better place? You can leave a legacy and make a generational impact on the community by leaving a charitable gift in your will. Planned giving to BACS allows you to uplift your community by investing in housing, behavioral health, and other services that make our neighborhoods stronger.
For many people, planned giving is very straightforward when creating or updating a will – simply specify the percentage of your assets or the absolute value you would like to donate from your estate; specify the recipient as “Bay Area Community Services (BACS), TIN 94-1708069, based in Oakland, California”
Interested in securing your legacy through a gift to BACS, but you want more information or help with the jargon? We can help! Many people leave a charitable gift in their will – email us to learn more.
As a heritage organization in Northern California since 1953, BACS will preserve your legacy and honor your generosity for many years to come.