San Mateo County Charity & Non Profit

Find San Mateo County California charities and nonprofits. Charities and nonprofits provide information on charitable donations, jobs, volunteering, and events.


African Library Project 5 Thistle Street Portola Valley CA 94028 650-851-3640


Atkinson Foundation 1720 South Amphlett Boulevard San Mateo CA 94402 650-357-1101

Bay Area Gardners Foundation 727 Industrial Road San Carlos CA 94070 650-631-1200

Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation 1100 Industrial Road San Carlos CA 94070 650-598-2857

Brain Trust Accelerator Fund 800 Airport Boulevard Burlingame CA 94010 650-375-0200

Cabrillo Education Foundation 681 Hermosa Avenue Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-726-7871

California Teachers Association 1705 Murchison Drive Burlingame CA 94010 650-697-1400

Charles & Helen Schwab Foundation 1650 South Amphlett Boulevard San Mateo CA 94402 650-589-9305

Downtown San Mateo Association 385 1st Avenue San Mateo CA 94401 650-342-5520

Engineered Foundation Solutions 1941 O'Farrell Street San Mateo CA 94403 650-287-4208

Family Foundation Friedman 841 North Humboldt Street San Mateo CA 94401 650-342-8750

Family Resort Center 1764 Marco Polo Way Burlingame CA 94010 650-259-8544

Festa Foundation 240 Barneson Avenue San Mateo CA 94402 650-571-1772

Fitzpatrick Foundation 1110 Burlingame Avenue Burlingame CA 94010 650-373-1040

Flora Family Foundation 2121 Sand Hill Road Menlo Park CA 94025 650-233-1335

Hopelab Foundation 1991 Broadway Redwood CA 94063 650-569-5900

Junior Statesmen Foundation 800 South Claremont Street San Mateo CA 94402 650-347-1600

Kateri Tekakwitha Fund 830 Rosita Road Pacifica CA 94044 650-557-1591

Lebanese American Association Mitten Road Burlingame CA 94010 650-259-9871

Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation 195 Encinal Avenue Atherton CA 94027 650-325-0100

About San Mateo County Charities & Non-Profits

San Mateo County Charities are not-for-profit organizations that have a philanthropic goal in San Mateo County, CA. The mission of a San Mateo County Charity is to benefit the general public through its work, which is often educational, religious, or organized around public interest activities. Charities can include San Mateo County churches, educational organizations, hospitals or medical research organizations, or organizations tied to public universities.

You may contact Non-Profit Charitable organizations for questions about:
  • San Mateo County nonprofit organizations
  • Making donations and volunteering
  • San Mateo County 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations
  • Donation and contribution tax deductions
  • San Mateo County Charity ratings and rankings
Types of San Mateo County Charities

There are many types of San Mateo County Charities that focus on benefiting society and the general public. Some Charities are structured to help animals, either through supporting animal welfare, wildlife conservation, or in zoos and aquariums. Other San Mateo County charitable organizations prioritize environmental causes or health issues such as medical research, public health risks, or treating the sick and disabled. San Mateo County nonprofits can also have educational missions, including serving as educational institutions or supporting students through funding.

International NGOs, or non-governmental organizations, are typically classified as Charities. They are organized around providing international development aid, disaster relief and humanitarian aid, or human rights advocacy and aid for children. Another major category of Charities in San Mateo County, California is organized around arts and culture, such as museums and art galleries, performing arts organizations, libraries, and public broadcasting organizations. These San Mateo County nonprofits preserve artistic and cultural heritage and also serve an educational mission.

Fundraising Programs

San Mateo County nonprofits have fundraising programs and receive contributions from many different sources. Funding can come from the general public, the San Mateo County government, private corporations and foundations, or other Charities. At least a third of a Charity's financial support must come from the general public. This funding is used by the Charity to advance its goals. Charities can also raise money through events, product or membership sales, or grants. San Mateo County grants can come from the government, foundations, or individuals, and they typically require an application process.

501(c)3 Tax Exemption

Charities are exempt from paying certain taxes because of the contributions they make to the public. As Non-Profit organizations, Charities in California do not declare a profit and instead use their revenue and fundraising to run the Charity and benefit the public interest. Legally, Charities can be organized in a number of ways to maintain their tax-exempt status. Contributions made to certain Charities, known as San Mateo County 501(c)(3) groups, are tax-deductible for the donors, while other Charities are exempt from taxes but donations are still taxed.