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Five Bridges Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-09-30

At A Glance

Five Bridges Foundation

P.O. Box 194405

San Francisco, CA United States 94119-4405

URL: fivebridges.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-09-30)

Assets: $12,180,339

Total giving: $400,000

EIN

940732210

BRIDGE Number

1723506615

Background

Established in 1998 in CA - Five Bridges Foundation began operations on October 1, 1998 when an existing nonprofit corporation was converted into a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. The assets of the foundation are irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes. Since the predecessor organization operated primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Foundation has determined that its giving will be confined to projects in one or more of five Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is committed to effecting positive change for at-risk and transition-age youth, ages 14-24, in five Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. The foundation will fund organizations providing shelter and basic services, employment supports, family reunification, and alternatives to the juvenile justice system. Through the efforts of its grantees, the foundation hopes to generate immediate and measurable positive changes, and to work towards long term solutions that mitigate the need for more costly or punitive interventions in the future. The foundation will make grants to organizations working on: family reunification and supportive adult relationships for youth; food, housing, and other essential services for youth; job skills and employment opportunities for unemployed youth and young adults; and alternatives to judicial system involvement.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

At-Risk and Transition Age Youth

Five Bridges Foundation has revised its grantmaking priorities to focus on serving at-risk and transition age youth in five Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. The foundation will fund organizations working to empower youth with the necessary skills to lead productive lives as adults. Grantmaking will focus on the following areas: permanency through adult and family relationships, supportive housing, job skills/employment, financial literacy/asset building, and judicial system involvement. Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) will focus primarily on past accomplishments with at-risk and transition age youth. Organizations submitting LOIs should have the capacity to collect relevant data in order to assess the effectiveness of their work and their ability to achieve long term positive change. Applications will focus on the future, at the applicant's capacity to build on past achievements of their own and of others working with at-risk and transition age youth. Innovative approaches are welcomed but they must be sustainable over a period of time. Proposals for multi-year grants will be accepted.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Youth development
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-09-30

Assets: $12,180,339 (market value)

Expenditures: $625,490

Total giving: $400,000

Qualifying distributions: $538,838

Giving activities include:

$400,000 for 10 grants (high: $60,000; low: $15,000)