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Previously Funded Grants

Since 1996, StopWaste has provided more than $8 million in funding to local organizations for innovative projects that decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to the county's landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products. The grants program is currently focused on funding waste prevention and reuse and repair projects. Below is a searchable database of grant recipients from FY 2017-18 to FY 2020-21.

Reuse and Repair Grants
Grantee Location Fiscal Year Amount Description
2 A Good Cause, Inc. Alameda County FY20-21 $15,000

2 A Good Cause, Inc., was established in 2006 to help non-profit organizations meet their needs through creative reuse and repurposing; helping local nonprofits connect with businesses in order to meet their short and long term needs in both goods and service. Funds will be used toward the purchase of a box van to increase the collection and redistribution of goods and materials that would have otherwise ended up in landfill.

African People's Education and Defense Fund Alameda County FY20-21 $6,000

The African People's Education & Defense Fund (APEDF) develops and institutionalizes programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African (black) community. Funds will be used to secure warehouse space to house furniture which will be transformed into beautiful redesigned items to be sold at the Uhuru furniture store in Oakland.

Bio-Link Depot Inc. Alameda County FY20-21 $8,500

BioLink Depot is a unique organization that provides millions of dollars worth of donated laboratory equipment and supplies for free to educators and researchers, to promote scientific training for students. Funding will be used to purchase specialized testing equipment to ensure donated items are in excellent working condition prior to distribution to educators in need.

California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) Alameda County FY20-21 $5,000

CPSC's vision is that producers have the primary responsibility to establish, fund, and manage end-of-life systems for their product. Grant funding will expand StopWaste’s Re:Source database to incorporate textile reuse and repair opportunities to divert a variety of textiles from the landfill.

Center for Environmental Health Alameda County FY20-21 $20,000

The Center for Environmental Health's (CEH) mission is to protect people from toxic chemicals by working with communities, consumers, workers, government, and private sectors to demand and support business practices that are safe for public health and the environment. Funds will be used to create an audit of potential reusable foodware infrastructure in Alameda County school districts, host webinars on implementing reusables, connect schools to each other to share reusables best practices, create and distribute reusable foodware case studies to move Alameda County school districts toward committing to transition to reusable foodware.

Civicorps Oakland FY20-21 $10,000

Civicorps is a West Oakland-based nonprofit whose mission is to re-engage young adults, ages 18-26, to earn a high school diploma, gain job skills, and pursue college. They offer training in Environmental Management and Recycling as well as operate East Bay's only charter school designed to serve the needs of young adults. Funds will go toward paying 50% of internship wages for a Civicorps member to learn computer refurbishment skills. Internships are through their Conservation Career Pathways project at the Oakland Tech Exchange computer refurbishment center.

Clean Water Fund Berkeley FY20-21 $20,000

ReThink Disposable, a program of Clean Water Fund, prevents waste before it starts by working with local governments, businesses, institutions, and consumers to switch from single-use disposable packaging to reusable foodware.  Funds will allow ReThink to partner with Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), to replace harmful single-use foodware with non-toxic reusables to be used during daily food service, focusing initial efforts at BUSD elementary schools.

Community Impact LAB Alameda County FY20-21 $10,000

Community Impact LAB strives to be a force for action and to expand opportunities that everyone, especially women and children, need to be impactful. Funds will support collection of donated textiles, fabric, toys, and baby supplies annually through the Baby Box and Baby Shower Programs, offered to vulnerable populations.

Fixit Clinic Alameda County FY20-21 $5,000

Fixit Clinic organizes community repair events in Alameda County and throughout the United States. Funding will allow Fixit Clinic to continue to provide support to the many local Fix It Clinics in Alameda County to be held both in person and online.

Help Berkeley Inc. Albany, Berkeley FY20-21 $10,000

Help Berkeley (HB) is a nonprofit, grassroots, frontline organization whose mission is to deliver affordable, subsidized and free meals to seniors and others at-risk for COVID 19. Funds will be used to partner with reusable foodware service provider to develop, implement and refine reusable foodware pilot for recipients of meals.

Higher Ground Neighborhood Development Corp Oakland FY20-21 $10,000

Higher Ground Neighborhood Development Corp provides comprehensive after school programming, designed to provide the essential scaffolding a child needs to navigate the school community.  Funding will be used to purchase used bikes, as well as build bikes from scratch, to develop a bike lending and repair enrichment program where students will be exposed to new skills and career potential in repair and reuse.

Loved Twice Alameda County FY20-21 $10,000

Loved Twice believes every newborn baby deserves to have clothes for their first year of life—one of life’s basic necessities. Loved Twice provides clothing for newborns in need with quality reused baby clothing. Grant funds will be used to collect gently-used baby clothes, sort the garments into boy and girl wardrobes-in-a-box, and distribute them exclusively through social workers in hospitals, shelters, and clinics.

Make It Home Alameda County FY20-21 $10,000

Make It Home’s mission is to furnish homes of families and individuals transitioning out of crisis or homelessness with donated, gently used, repurposed furnishings and household goods. Fund will be used to coordinate with Alameda County Social Service agencies, offset costs to transport and furnish homes to those in need in Alameda County.

Mannequin Madness Alameda County FY20-21 $10,000

Mannequin Madness provides retailers with a financially beneficial and environmentally friendly way to discard their unwanted store fixtures and mannequins that would otherwise go to landfill. Funds will be used to increase materials collected for reuse and resale and increase capacity to reach non-English speaking communities in Alameda County to create a new customer base.

Muir Products Alameda County FY20-21 $17,000

Muir Products builds automated dispensers that streamline the dispensing of products which simplifies the customer refill process. The automated system will make it easier for Alameda County residents to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics by providing streamlined systems to refill their own containers at local shops. Funds will be used to pilot two refill systems at local refill entities: Fillgood in Albany and ReUP Refill in Oakland.  

Rebuilding Together East Bay-North Alameda County FY20-21 $10,000

Rebuilding Together creates community partnerships to rejuvenate neighborhoods through the rehabilitation of homes owned by low-income homeowners and non-profit facilities that serve low-income communities. Funding will go towards the purchase of a new box van that will increase materials collected for reuse and repair instead of sending to landfill/recycling.

Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) Alameda County FY20-21 $10,000

The Resources Area for Teaching (RAFT) provides materials, kits, and curriculum for students and teachers using salvaged and reusable materials donated by companies and manufacturers. Grant funds will provide 2,500 activity kits and online education curriculum to support learning for Title 1 schools. In addition, funds will help secure and collect material donations from Alameda County manufacturers for reuse in their large warehouse and educational kits. 

Robot Garden Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton FY20-21 $5,000

Robot Garden is a non-profit makerspace located in Livermore that facilitates informal STEM learning opportunities including repair through classes and outreach events. Funds will be used to recruit and train high school students to repair products with a primary emphasis on electronics repair and reuse. Students will become repair coaches at Fix it Clinics in the Tri Valley area over the course of the school year.

RRRcomputer.org Hayward FY20-21 $15,000

RRR's mission is to promote digital inclusion through the repurposing of computing devices for the next generation. Funding will enable RRR to provide 50 reclaimed high-quality MacBook laptops; provide coding classes and technical support to students from disadvantaged backgrounds at Hayward's Tennyson High School.

Sparkl Reusables Oakland FY20-21 $20,000

Sparkl Reusables provides a reusable foodware system to eating establishments in the Bay Area. Funding will be used to partner with the City of Oakland, Cocina Del Corazon, and others to convert bulk meal delivered in disposables to reusables. Sparkl’s initial focus will be on meals delivered to immigrant families in Oakland.

The Friends of the Oakland Public Library (Friends) Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont FY20-21 $10,000

Friends of the Oakland Library's mission is to advance the role of the Oakland Public Library as a vital community resource. Funds will be used to assist Friends in the continued collection, sale and redistribution of used books and will help offset loss of revenue due to store closure as a result of Shelter in Place orders.

The Plant Exchange Alameda County FY20-21 $10,000

The Plant Exchange's mission is to divert large amounts of usable plants from the landfill /organics stream by developing partnerships with retail/wholesale distributors and contractors who provide The Plant Exchange with donations of unused plants. Funds will be used to offset costs of facility expansion which will allow for increased inventory and provide additional space for new tenants working in the reuse and repair industry. 

Three Stone Hearth LLC Alameda County FY20-21 $15,000

Three Stone Hearth is a sustainable model for community-scale food preparation. Since its founding in 2006, they have packaged their food in returnable, reusable packaging. Funds will be used to continue this effort by improving cleaning and sanitation of reusable foodware as well as developing processes to increase their meal delivery customer returns of their reusable foodware.

Transition Berkeley Berkeley FY20-21 $5,000

Transition Berkeley's mission is to bring community together to build a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient future for Berkeley. Funds will be used to continue offering the Reuse and Repair class to both Berkeley Independent and Berkeley Technology High Schools.  Curriculum focuses on waste stream education, product design for reuse, circular economy, and repair.  Class will provide practical hands-on learning about how to diagnosis and repair electronics, small appliances, bicycles, clothing, and furniture.

Waterside Workshops Alameda County FY20-21 $10,000

Waterside Workshop’s Street Level Cycles program is a youth job-training program that repairs and sells discarded bicycles, and provides a free do-it-yourself public bike repair shop. Rebuilt bicycles provide green transportation for low-income youth and adults, and bicycle sales help support their free education programs. Funds will support staff for operations and youth instruction.

African People's Education and Defense Fund, Inc. Oakland FY19-20 $10,000

The African People's Education & Defense Fund (APEDF) develops and institutionalizes programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African (black) community. Funds will be used to sponsor workshops to train volunteers to transform reclaimed furniture into beautiful redesigned items to be sold at the Uhuru furniture store in Oakland.

Alameda Natural Grocery / East Bay Natural Grocers Alameda FY19-20 $10,000

East Bay Natural Grocers, Inc. is comprised of three locally owned, independently operated and certified green food retailers, including two natural foods stores and one food service operation. Funds support a pilot project to implement reusable food containers for the transportation of hot and cold foods from their eatery Tomato, as well as for bulk and baked goods. Project will commence when County Health Order allows bulk food and buffet service.

California Product Stewardship Council Alameda County FY19-20 $5,000

The California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) is a nonprofit organization working to create a shift in California’s product waste management system to one that relies on producer responsibility in order to reduce public costs and drive improvements in product design. Grant funds will be used to conduct research relating to potential opportunities and infrastructure for the reuse of solar panels in Alameda County and the Bay Area.

Civicorps Oakland FY19-20 $20,000

Civicorps is a West Oakland based nonprofit whose mission is to re-engage young adults, ages 18-26, to earn a high school diploma, gain job skills, and pursue college. They offer training in Environmental Management and Recycling as well as operate East Bay's only charter school designed to serve the needs of young adults. Grant award will provide funds to pay 50% of internship wages for two Civic Corps members to learn computer refurbishment skills. Internships are through their Conservation Career Pathways project at the Tech Exchange computer refurbishment center.

Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda and CASA Youth Alameda FY19-20 $10,000

CASA is a community-wide coalition dedicated to raising awareness, mobilizing community action, and facilitating the implementation of programs to achieve the goals of the City of Alameda’s Climate Action and Resiliency Plan and to increase community sustainability and well-being. Funds will support CASA and CASA Youth to develop and pilot a Reusables To-Go Pilot Program to dramatically reduce disposable food ware waste in Alameda’s downtown Park Street district.

Corporate eWaste Solutions Alameda County FY19-20 $15,000

Corporate eWaste Solutions is a Hayward based certified electronics reuse and recycling provider. Reuse and Repair grant funds will allow the repair and refurbishment of lightly damaged laptops which would normally be recycled. These laptops will be donated to Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay to distribute to low income families in Alameda County.

East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse Alameda County FY19-20 $10,000

The mission of The East Bay Depot is to divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services at the Oakland based Depot Store. Grant funds will provide operating support to collect, store, and redistribute materials for the Depot Store.

Ecology Center Berkeley FY19-20 $15,000

The Ecology Center’s mission is to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond. They transform the ideals of sustainability into everyday practice. Grant funds for expansion and continuation of the Reusable Cup Pilot, implementing the Vessel Reusable Cup system into additional cafes and eating establishments in Alameda County. Project will commence when County and City Health orders allow project activities.

Fixit Clinic Alameda County FY19-20 $10,000

Fixit Clinic organizes community repair event in Alameda County and throughout the United States. Funding will allow Fixit Clinic to respond to the rapidly evolving social and economic changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic disruption by migrating to online community virtual repair events. Fixit Clinic will also provide their “Rapid Response Repair” program to Alameda County municipalities, medical facilities, and schools to support repair and maintenance of large scale equipment and property.

Hively Alameda County FY19-20 $10,000

Hively believes that every family should have the resources and support to ensure that children get the best start possible including counseling and other resources they need to thrive. Grant funds will be used to expand and improve their Oakland and Pleasanton based program that collects big box store returns as well as gently used household items and clothing donations for redistribution to families in need.

Kala Art Institute Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland FY19-20 $10,000

Kala Art Institute's mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through artist residencies and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education. Funds will be used to repair large scale printmaking and digital equipment to prevent the items from being recycled and/or landfilled, as well as purchase an industrial washer/dryer so they can switch to reusable rags.

Loved Twice Alameda County FY19-20 $10,000

Loved Twice believes every newborn baby deserves to have clothes for their first year of life—one of life’s basic necessities. Loved Twice provides clothing for newborns in need with quality reused baby clothing. Grant funds will be used to collect gently-used baby clothes, sort the garments into boy and girl wardrobes-in-a-box, and distribute them exclusively through social workers in hospitals, shelters, and clinics.

MedShare Alameda County FY19-20 $20,000

MedShare is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. Grant funds will support their Biomedical Equipment Lab which will prevent functioning medical equipment from ending up in landfill by testing, refurbishing, and repairing equipment to be distributed locally and internationally to those in need to save lives.

Oakland First Fridays Oakland FY19-20 $10,000

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month. This event includes artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans and beverages as well as food trucks. Funds encumbered to support reusable infrastructure at First Friday events when County Health Order allows for large group activities to resume.

Orta Kitchen Garden Alameda FY19-20 $10,000

Orta's mission is to help people grow their own plants from seeds and cuttings which reduces plastic waste from nursery pots and provides a successful, satisfying zero-waste experience. Grant funding will allow Orta Kitchen to build a trimming machine that will reduce waste and increase labor productivity by streamlining production and operations, reducing labor costs, and creating greater organizational capacity.

Re-Up Refill Shop Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont FY19-20 $15,000

The ReUp Refill shop in Oakland allows customers to get bath, body, kitchen, and cleaning products in refillable containers, reducing waste from single-use plastics. Funds will allow the shop to purchase a pre-owned electric bike for sustainable deliveries and refurbish a used shipping container to provide storage of large scale inventory items such as 55 gallon drums.

Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT) - Alameda County FY19-20 $10,000

RAFT provides materials, kits, and curriculum for students and teachers using salvaged and reusable materials donated by companies and manufacturers. Grant funds will provide 2,500 activity kits and online education curriculum to support remote learning for Title 1 schools. In addition, funds will help secure and collect material donations from Alameda County manufacturers for reuse in their large warehouse and educational kits.

Surplus Service Alameda County FY19-20 $15,000

Surplus Service provides the highest and best end of life solutions for e-waste, via refurbishment and reuse of electronics rather than recycling or sending them to the landfill. Funds will be used to expand their BioMed group to refurbish medical equipment that may have otherwise been landfilled or recycled. Adding the capability of refurbishing medical equipment to their existing operation will divert thousands of pounds from landfill and recycling streams.

The Crucible Alameda FY19-20 $5,000

The Crucible inspires creative exploration with hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. Grant funds will be used to purchase an industrial washing machine and dryer which will allow them to clean welding jackets, rags, tablecloths, and ceramics class textiles onsite, instead of sending them to landfill.

The Plant Exchange Alameda County FY19-20 $5,000

The Plant Exchange's mission is to divert large amounts of usable plants from the landfill or organics stream by developing partnerships with retail/wholesale distributors and contractors who provide The Plant Exchange with donations of unused plants. Funds will be used to support ongoing operations for donated plant pickups.

Transition Berkeley Berkeley FY19-20 $10,000

Transition Berkeley's mission is to bring community together to build a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient future for Berkeley. Funds will be used to work with Cal Berkeley's Engineers for a Sustainable World Students to develop curriculum focused on repair for Cal students, including waste stream education, product design, circular economy, and repair. Class will provide practical hands-on learning about how to diagnosis and repair electronics, small appliances, bicycles, clothing, and furniture.

Waterside Workshop Alameda County FY19-20 $10,000

Waterside Workshop’s ‘Street Level Cycles’ program is a youth job-training program that repairs and sells discarded bicycles, and provides a free do-it-yourself public bike repair shop. Rebuilt bicycles provide green transportation for low-income youth and adults, and bicycle sales help support their free education programs. Funds will support staff for operations and youth instruction.

Bay Area Redwood Hayward Hayward FY18-19 $15,000

Bay Area Redwood diverts trees from urban environments and creates upcycled wood products including live-edge slabs, beams, siding and tables. Funds used for storage and expand operational capacity.

California Shakespeare Theater Berkeley FY18-19 $8,500

Cal Shake creates exemplary productions of works, both old and new, interpreted in vital and urgent ways. They seek to both teach and learn through art—not simply about the theater but about our world. Grant funds used to build reusable stock set pieces that will reduce the amount of construction waste sent to landfill.

Community Impact Lab San Leandro FY18-19 $15,000

Community Impact Lab strives to be a force for action and to expand opportunities that everyone, especially women and children, have to be impactful. Grant funds to support collection of donated textiles, fabrics, toys and baby supplies annually through the Baby Box Program, offered to vulnerable populations. Project includes repair and repurpose of damaged goods for donation and retail purposes.

East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse Oakland FY18-19 $10,000

The mission of The Depot is to divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services in the Depot Store. Funds to expand and implement the Estate Reuse Service program that provides Alameda County residents dealing with challenging life transitions with a convenient resource to responsibly dispose of personal property.

Ecology Center Berkeley FY18-19 $45,000

The Ecology Center’s mission is to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond. They transform the ideals of sustainability into everyday practice. Grant funds to promote and implement a Reusable Foodware Pilot to develop a replicable reusable cup pilot to further reduce single-use disposable food ware, and create a model for city-wide and regional adoption.

Filljoy LLC Alameda, Oakland FY18-19 $15,000

Filljoy's mission is to reduce single-use plastic, packaging and product waste in retail environments. Filljoy is a technology solution that simplifies and encourages bulk shopping by utilizing apps available on smartphones. Filljoy’s innovative technology solution makes it easier for customers to shop with their own reusable containers. Funding to pilot Filljoy software/kiosks at three Alameda County grocery stores that offer bulk purchasing options.

GO Box SF Bay Oakland FY18-19 $9,500

GO Box offers reusable foodware containers in place of single use disposal items via an smartphone app. Funding to conduct outreach and secure food truck vendors to pilot Go Box services at Oakland's First Friday event.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Oakland FY18-19 $10,000

Habitat ReStores accept donations of used and salvaged home improvement items sold to the public at a discount. Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities. Funds used for communications/outreach campaign to promote the ReStore and the variety of salvaged, donated and reused items for sale. Campaign will encourage people to visit the Restore as well as educate residents about the importance of reuse and donations.

Hively (formerly Child Care Links ) Pleasanton FY18-19 $15,000

Hively believes that every family should have the resources and support to ensure that children get the best start possible including counseling and other resources they need to thrive. Grant funds used to expand and improve their Pleasanton-based program that collects big box store returns as well as gently used household items and clothing donations for redistribution to families in need.

Loved Twice Berkeley FY18-19 $10,000

Loved Twice believes every newborn girl and boy deserves to have clothes for their first year of life—one of life’s basic necessities. clothing newborns in need with quality reused baby clothing for the first year of life. Grants funds assist Love Twice to collect gently-used baby clothes, sort these precious garments into boy and girl wardrobes-in-a-box, and distribute them exclusively through social workers in hospitals, shelters, and clinics.

MedShare San Leandro FY18-19 $20,000

MedShare recovers and reuses medical supplies from Bay Area Hospitals and redistributes them both in the Bay Area and abroad. Funds to develop a Biomedical Equipment Lending Library which will increase donations from hospitals and manufacturers to MedShare.

Rebuilding Together East Bay-North Berkeley FY18-19 $10,000

Rebuilding Together creates community partnerships to rejuvenate neighborhoods through the rehabilitation of homes owned by low-income homeowners and non-profit facilities that serve low-income communities. Funds used to train and supervise 500 volunteers and 30 clients yearly to salvage reusable building materials instead of sending to landfill/recycling.

Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) Alameda County FY18-19 $10,000

RAFT provides materials, kits and curriculum for students and teachers using salvaged and reusable materials. Grant funds used to secure and collect material donations from Alameda County manufacturers for reuse in their large warehouse and educational kits.

Reuse Alliance Inc. Alameda County FY18-19 $20,000

The Alliance promotes the social, environmental and economic benefits of reuse through advocacy, data collection projects, and community building services that strengthen the reuse community.Funds used to expand the Agency's database of Alameda County reuse enterprises and their activities to improve upcycling infrastructure in Alameda County.

Surplus Service (SS) Fremont FY18-19 $15,000

Surplus Service provides the highest e-waste recycling solutions that lead to higher sustainability reuse and disposal of electronics rather than simply recycling them or sending them to the landfill. Funds will help SS reuse instead of recycle hard disk drives (HDD) by wiping the HDDs coming into facility instead of sending them to shredders. This allows HDDs to be utilized for their full life span.

Upstream Alameda County FY18-19 $20,000

Upstream is a national non-profit organization sparking innovative solutions to plastic pollution and our throw-away culture. They create opportunities, develop tools and invite business leaders, policy makers and culture hackers to join us in changing the world. Funds used to coordinate regional activities around reusable food ware opportunities for implementation countywide.

Urban University (UU) Oakland FY18-19 $10,000

UU mission is to improve the socioeconomic status of impoverished individuals by providing employability training, coaching and employment opportunities in their salvaged goods store. Funds used to help offset operational costs.

Waterside Workshops/Street Level Cycles Berkeley FY18-19 $10,000

Street Level Cycles is a community bicycle shop that utilizes donated and discarded bicycles to teach youth valuable job skills in how to rebuild bicycles using salvaged bicycle partts and materials. Funding to help offset costs of staffing and rent.

California Product Stewardship Council Alameda County FY17-18 $15,000

California Product Stewardship Council's mission is to support a change in California’s product waste management system to producer responsibility in order to reduce public costs and drive improvements in product design that promote environmental sustainability. Grant funds used for outreach of The Refuel Your Fun campaign which promotes refillable 1 lb. propane cylinders in place of non refillable/recyclable ones.

East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse Oakland, Alameda County FY17-18 $10,000

The mission of The Depot is to divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services in the Depot Store. Funding used to promote their Estate Reuse Services—a personalized estate clearance program designed to provide Alameda County residents dealing with challenging life transitions with a convenient resource to ecologically dispose of personal property.

Grateful Gatherings Alameda County FY17-18 $10,000

Grateful Gatherings’ mission is to improve lives by providing gently used furniture and household goods to be reused for low-income families transitioning out of homelessness, crisis, and poverty. Funds used for staffing to develop and expand all gathering events.

Loved Twice Berkeley FY17-18 $10,000

Loved Twice believes every newborn girl and boy deserves to have clothes for their first year of life—one of life’s basic necessities. Love Twice provides clothing for newborns in need with quality reused baby clothing. Grant funds used to collect gently-used baby clothes, sort the garments into boy and girl wardrobes-in-a-box, and distribute them exclusively through social workers in hospitals, shelters, and clinics.

MedShare Alameda County FY17-18 $20,000

MedShare recovers and reuses medical supplies from Bay Area Hospitals and redistributes them both in the Bay Area and abroad. Funds supported MedShare's Medical Supply Recovery Program including general operating expenses needed to pick up supplies at over 50 hospitals, as well as other related logistics costs.

Oakland Public Education Fund/Tech Exchange Oakland FY17-18 $10,000

​Tech Exchange sources high quality decommissioned technology from contributing partners, refurbishes computers and distributes them to households across the Bay Area. TheirTech For All solution is designed to supply everything needed to support digitally disconnected residents with technology access. Funds used to support the purchase of a used truck to implement and grow successful electronic reuse program.

Waterside Workshops Berkeley FY17-18 $15,000

Street Level Cycles reuses discarded bicycles in their youth job-training program which repairs bikes for sale as well as a free do-it-yourself public bike repair shop. Rebuilt bicycles provide green transportation for low-income youth and adults, and bicycle sales help support our free education programs. StopWaste funding supports staff for operations and youth instruction.

East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse Oakland FY16-17 $15,000

The mission of The Depot is to divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services in the Depot Store. Funds used to conduct targeted business outreach in Alameda County to help expand the East Bay Depot’s donation solicitation activities to include more businesses, corporations and manufacturers.

Habitat for Humanity Restore Oakland FY16-17 $15,000

Habitat ReStores accept donations of used and salvaged home improvement items sold to the public at a discount. Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities. Funds used to increase warehousing facility to support growing influx of donated materials.

Loved Twice Berkeley FY16-17 $15,000

Loved Twice believes every newborn girl and boy deserves to have clothes for their first year of life — one of life’s basic necessities. Love Twice provides clothing for newborns in need with quality reused baby clothing. Grant funds used to collect gently-used baby clothes, sort the garments into boy and girl wardrobes-in-a-box, and distribute them exclusively through social workers in hospitals, shelters, and clinics.

ReUse People Oakland FY16-17 $15,000

ReUse People reduces the solid waste stream and changes the way the built environment is renewed by salvaging building materials and distributing them for reuse. Funds were used for outreach and advertisements to attract new customers and sell more salvaged building materials for reuse at the newly expanded site shared with Habitat for Humanity.

Waterside Workshops/Street Level Cycles Berkeley FY16-17 $15,000

Street Level Cycles is a community bicycle shop that utilizes donated and discarded bicycles to teach youth valuable job skills in how to rebuild bicycles using salvaged bicycle parts and materials. Funding to help offset costs of staffing and rent.