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.
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 – fill in your interest below and we will reach out to share more information.
As a heritage organization in Northern California since 1953, BACS will preserve your legacy and honor your generosity for many years to come.
Becoming a monthly donor is one of the top ways to help BACS! Monthly gifts are affordable and convenient – you make the donation that makes sense for you, and make an enormous impact throughout your membership.
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.