Become a Breathe California Donor
Your donation will allow us to fight lung disease, the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. By contributing to Breathe California, Golden Gate Public Health Partnership you will enable us to provide more and better cessation services to people who want to quit smoking; fund our research programs; improve indoor and outdoor air quality; and educate millions of children and adults about asthma and tobacco. That’s not all. Because we are a 501(c)(3) organization your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Be a part of our growth and help make a difference in the lives of your family, friends, and community.
How We Use Donations:
The most recent audit, for fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, conducted by the firm of Timpson Garcia, LLP indicates that 80% of all expenditures were for programs and services.
Become a Breathe California Volunteer
Learn about volunteering with Breathe California. If you have the time and interest to join us in the trenches to work for lung health, you would be welcome as a Breathe California Volunteer. Whether you would like to help at one one of our annual events, including the Bike 4 Breath charity ride, to help us out with mailings, clerical duties or special projects an office volunteer or to partner with our staff members to attend health and informational fairs in the community, there are many opportunities for you to help us make a difference.
Other Ways to Donate
Amazon lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), including Amazon Prime member benefits. The difference is that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Breathe California. You can manage your purchases and other account information on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile using a single account. Start shopping now | Learn More
To donate your motor vehicle to Breathe California, download and print a Donor Vehicle Pickup Form which you can mail or fax to our office, fill out an Online Vehicle Donation Form, or call our office at 650-994-5868 to complete the form by phone.
You can donate anything on wheels: cars, trucks, boats, campers, trailers, etc. Your vehicle can be in perfect condition or not be running. Auction City, our vehicle donation specialist, will call you to determine if your vehicle meets their specifications for resale or salvaging and to schedule a pick-up. For more detailed information about donating your vehicle, please visit our Vehicle Donation FAQ.
Send Expressive Gift Cards
An Expressive Gift Card sent in lieu of a present or flowers is a gift of lung health to community in the name of the person honored. You can use any of the methods of payment listed above to send a Memorial card, a Thank You card, a Get Well card or a card of Congratulations. All we will need is your contact information, the mailing information for the recipient, and in the case of a Memorial card, the name of the person being honored by the memorial donation. Your generous donation will be noted – though the amount will not be disclosed – in the card we send to the recipient of your choice. You will also receive an acknowledgement receipt for your personal records. When you make a donation online, you will be asked to indicate that your gift is in memory or honor of someone. Please leave the name and address of the party you would like to receive an expressive gift card in the “Comments” field. You can also send a check or call our office to send an Expresive Gift card. See a sample of our Memorial Card
Workplace Giving | Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.
If your gift to Breathe California is a Direct or Expressive Gift Donation made online, check the box that says, “Would you like your employer to match? You could double your donation” and search for your employer by name. If you organization does offer matching gifts, you will receive an email with company-specific instructions to set up matching gifts.
If you are a donor or participant in our annual Bike 4 Breath charity ride, call us to find out if your company offers a matching gifts program.
eScrip helps you put your purchases to work and is proven to be a fantastic resource for fundraising where participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to Breathe California, Golden Gate Public Health Partnership. Our Group Number is 500014996.
It basically works like this: You register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use in the program and participating merchants make contributions to Breathe California, based on purchases made by you, just by using the cards you have registered. Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are earning on Breathe California’s behalf!
Whether you’re spring cleaning, re-furnishing or cleaning out the attic, you can help Breathe California by taking sellable items to the Community Thrift Store, a non-profit thrift store that relies entirely upon donations to stock its shelves.
Mention either Breathe California or charity code 133 and proceeds from the sale of your items will go directly to benefit our organization. Please call them in advance at (415) 861-4910 for answers about acceptable donations.
Did you know that we have an Endowment? A portion of all bequests are set aside to ensure that your legacy gift to us will help support local programs for years to come. Please speak to your attorney or CPA about making a gift of life insurance, an appreciated asset, cash or a bequest in your will to Breathe California, Golden Gate Public Health Partnership. For more information, you may also call our office at (650) 994-5868 and ask to speak to someone about a planned gift.