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We Need You – Double your impact and help save lives now!

A wonderful anonymous donor has offered to double the amount of your donation up to $5,000 if you give to Breathe California by midnight tonight! This means you can help us reach our goal of serving twice as many people with our lung disease prevention and management programs in 2015!

Only hours left to meet our match deadline! This is your last chance to make your tax-deductible donation: Give by midnight tonight!

Be inspired by lung health champion and Bike 4 Breath rider, 5-year-old Avery.

View our 2014 Annual Report to learn more about our work in the community. For a snapshot of some of our programs and services provided in 2014, see our State of the Agency report.

Without the generosity of local individuals, businesses, and government agencies, we could not do the important work that we do in the community.  In fact, 50% of our annual revenue comes from individual donations, and 100% of all gifts to Breathe California support our local efforts to promote lung health.

There are several ways, all tax deductible, in which you can help Breathe California with financial support for our programs, advocacy and services in the community:

Direct Donations & Memorials

  • To make an online donation, please click here.
  • To make a memorial donation, please click here. You will be asked to indicate that your donation will be in honor or memory of someone.
  • To make a credit card donation by phone, please call us at 1-877-3-BREATHE.
  • To send a donation by mail, please address to: Breathe California, Golden Gate Public Health Partnership 2171 Junipero Serra Blvd., Suite 720 Daly City, CA 94014

“To see my dollars at work in the local community is very gratifying. It’s amazing, the work Breathe California does to educate about lung health, as well as to promote clean air in the Bay Area.”

-The late Dr. Carlyn Halde, Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, UCSF Medical School

Other Ways to Donate

Vehicle Donations

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.


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

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. Whether your gift to Breathe California is a Direct Donation, an Expressive Gift Donation or sponsorship of a participant in our annual Bike 4 Breath charity ride, your company may make your gift to us twice as valuable.

Find out if your company has a matching gift policy:


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!

Community Thrift

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.

Planned Giving

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.

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