How we are funded

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area is a United Way Member Agency. The additional moneys needed to operate the agency come from a variety of sources. Several special-event fundraiser’s bring in the largest part of the $250,000 needed to operate the program. In addition, the agency has developed Partners throughout our service area. Partners are businesses and organizations that make a specific annual donation to help us provide services to children in the community where they do business. BBBS Gift of Friendship donors who personal donate to our mission and vision completes the funding sources to provide mentoring services.

It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.

When you donate online to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you join our cause and directly support children in your community. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.

Donating pays dividends.

Research shows that our mentoring works. Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. They are more confident in their schoolwork performance, they get along better with their families and they’re 52% less likely to skip school.1

Your support goes far.

Your financial support helps us provide our programs and services nationally and in your local community—so we can develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs.

Your financial support starts lots of things, like:

  • recruiting new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
  • covering the costs of background checks, while ensuring trained professionals match Littles to responsible Bigs
  • enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little and Little’s family
  • providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children