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Grantee Highlights

Featuring organizations that have received grant funding from StopWaste.


    Founded in Oakland almost 40 years ago, Civicorps runs an extensive job training program for young adults lacking career skills and opportunities, with paid positions in land management and resource conservation. They also offer a high school diploma program for young adults ages 18-26, as well as access to wrap-around support services to help with childcare, housing, legal issues, transportation, and other daily life needs.  

  • Mandela Partners

    West Oakland-based nonprofit Mandela Partners was founded over 15 years ago with a simple vision: Improve access to fresh fruit and vegetables for all Oakland residents, while supporting local family farmers and community-based businesses. StopWaste grant funding supports outreach for a paid CSA program that supports donation of healthy produce to families in need.


    When Paddy Iyer first started volunteering at a local food bank in his Tri-City community, he noticed something strange happening. After people graciously accepted their bags of food, some would end up in the parking lots, trading things like long beans, eggplants, or squash with others.


    Improving the Quality of Life of People and our Planet

    In the developing world, more than 10 million children under the age of five die from inadequate medical care every year. At the same time,  hospitals in the United States generate over two million tons of medical waste annually. Much of that waste is unused, unexpired medical supplies and equipment.