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. Funds will be used for interns to participate in the Street Level Cycles Waterside’s bicycle education and reuse program. Through innovative internship model, youth interns work alongside skilled instructors and learn professional bike repair by refurbishing used bicycles.
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. Funds will be used to support Loved Twice to provide “wardrobes-in-a-box” that will keep babies clothed and warm for a year. Funds will help meet the increase in requests from social workers in Alameda County.
EIKON is a Hayward based church and nonprofit who works with World Vision to receive and redistribute home goods through a partner network of thirty-seven nonprofits across the Bay Area who use the goods to impact the homes and lives of the most vulnerable families and individuals in Alameda County. Funds will be used to cover the costs to transport returned goods from Costco in Tracy to Hayward facility as well as cover administrative costs for staff associated with improving internal tracking. Goods are distributed to partners at the Hayward facility and their new facility in Oakland.
Digifli is an enterprise that converts refurbished LCD computer monitors purchased from local e-waste companies and turns them into electronic community bulletin boards. Alameda County non-profit organizations, local artists, and small business owners receive free monitors to promote events and business activities. Grant will provide funding for Digifli to expand their services to additional organizations and promotions of community-based events.
The Peace Haven Corporation's mission is to provide food, community services, and engagement to individuals and families they serve. Their vision is to create a community where no one goes hungry or feels left out. Funds will support the Peace Haven Corporation to purchase one refrigerator, one freezer, and a full-size insulated heated holding cabinet for their dignified freedom store.
The Berkeley Food Network (BFN) is an innovative, community-centered organization that brings expanded food assistance services to food-insecure Berkeley residents. BFN’s goal is to ensure that all Berkeley residents are free from hunger and have access to affordable high-quality, healthy food. Funds will support the refinement of their food recovery program to be more deliberate, efficient, and flexible, resulting in the targeted recovery of greater quantities of desirable, waste-free, high-quality foods from large generators.
Sparkl Reusables provides a reusable foodware system to eating establishments and meal distribution programs in the Bay Area. This funding will increase marketing & outreach staffing capacity and offer a rebate to bring the price of Sparkl's reusables on par with disposables when needed.
Leanpath invented the world’s first automated food waste tracking technology, deploying a suite of technology and coaching tools that address root behaviors leading to food waste in thousands of foodservice kitchens in over 30 countries. Funds will support the re-launch of a food waste prevention program at the Claremont Hotel, kicking off the first year of a three-year commitment to reducing food waste. Funds will ultimitely help the hotel with compliance with SB 1383 food recovery requirements, and an outcome will be the sharing of best practices with other Tier 2 businesses.
A project of Social Good Fund, Gill Tract Farm Coalition’s mission is to conduct collaborative community-driven research, education, and extension focused on ecological farming and food justice, and to foster equitable economies, a healthy environment, and increased resilience in vulnerable communities, both urban and rural.
FoodWare was founded in 2021 and uses a technology-driven collect & return system to replace single-use foodware. This project will expand FoodWare’s reusable container service for takeout to more restaurants and cafes in the cities of Berkeley, Oakland and other nearby communities.