South Bay Chinese Club



The South Bay Chinese Club was formed in 1965 in order to preserve the culture and customs of the Chinese heritage, to foster and encourage better understanding of civic responsibilities and the American way of life, and to promote the general welfare of the community.

In 1984, the Club formed the South Bay Chinese Service Club, a California non-profit organization. The Service Club was formed to provide state and federal tax exempt status in its pursuit of community service activities, such as the Scholarship Program. Members of the South Bay Chinese Club are also members of the Service Club.

501 c(3) Tax Id 94-2963262

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation


 Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a greater understanding of Pacific Coast immigration and its role in shaping America’s past, present and future. Through an array of interpretive programs and educational partnerships, the Foundation preserves the Immigration Station site, a National Historic Landmark, as a place that honors the complex story and rich cultural heritage of Pacific Coast immigrants and their descendants. 

Lake Merritt UMC



Lake Merritt United Methodist Church is an open and welcoming Christian congregation serving God in downtown Oakland. We seek to build a multiracial, multiethnic and multicultural community. We welcome and affirm full participation of gays and lesbians in the life of the congregation. We work to promote the inclusiveness of all people in the United Methodist Church as a whole.

The church serves its members, the people of greater downtown Oakland, and the global community with a wide variety of programs and missions.

Mission Statement

We commit ourselves to:

Nurture the growth and well being of our congregation.

Serve the community; by our community we first mean the neighborhood surrounding our church, but we also mean prayer, action, and advocacy more broadly on behalf of our congregation, neighborhood, and world.

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Asian Health Services



Asian Health Services, founded in 1974, provides health, social, and advocacy services for all regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language, or culture. Our approach to wellbeing focuses on “whole patient health,” which is why we provide more than primary care services, including mental health, case management, nutrition, and dental care to more than 28,000 patients in English and over 14 Asian languages:  Cantonese, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Mien, Lao, Mongolian, Karen, Karenni, Arabic, ASL, and Burmese.

We offer medical, dental, and mental health services for all ages.

We also recognize that a patient’s health is directly linked to their social and economic circumstances. That’s why we are dedicated advocates, and we promote policies that make our communities a safer and healthier place to live. Learn more about our work outside the clinic walls through programs and advocacy.

Clausen House


Our mission is to create opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to gain competency, identify and realize their goals and aspirations, develop relationships and join the community with increasing command over their own lives.

Founded in 1967, Clausen House is a registered charitable 501(c)(3) institution that provides housing, wellness programs and advocacy for developmentally disabled adults in Oakland and the surrounding East Bay area. Our clients are adults challenged by autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other intellectually and developmentally disabling conditions.

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Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble, founded in 1991, has won high praise from critics and choral musicians alike for its lush, ethereal quality. Voci champions music by women and for women, from all parts of the world and every century. The group’s size of 24–26 voices allows for an unusual intimacy among chorus members and between chorus and audience. Voci singers are women who share a passionate love of music, fierce dedication to the ensemble, and deep commitment to the community.

Voci is dedicated to musical excellence in the performance of both new and innovative music as well as treasured repertoire within the classical choral tradition. Through commissions and premieres of new works by local composers, Voci seeks to encourage, foster and showcase new and rarely performed music in a diverse repertoire. Voci also seeks collaborations that challenge and expand its capacities and potential.