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Here is an important message from our Executive Director, Barbra Silver, MFT.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Family Paths.

You may donate easily using our Donation Form or PayPal.


Family Paths has been a recognized leader in Alameda County for community Mental Health services since 1972. Most programs and services are funded by contracts from county, state and local sources; however, none completely cover costs. Your generosity offsets funding gaps and allows continued service to those without any coverage.

Your tax-deductible donation goes directly to supporting the critical programs and services of Family Paths.

If you’d like to donate with a check, mail your check made payable to Family Paths to 1727 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94612.

If you would like to discuss legacy giving or grant opportunities, please contact Kimberly Cohn, Head of Development, at kcohn@familypaths.org,

Here are a few examples of other ways you can support Family Paths:


Corporate Giving/Employee Matching Programs

Our Corporate Partnerships and Employee Matching programs are an integral investment in our community. Such unrestricted funding supports our ongoing programs and allows for uninterrupted service delivery amidst fluctuations in the economy or other unanticipated budgetary challenges. Additionally, Family Paths hosts company-specific events like Company Volunteer Day and welcomes special project-based grants that allow for service expansion and novel programming. Join the growing list of Family Paths’ Corporate Partners today!

The Prudential Foundation
Siemen’s Healthcare Diagnostics
Nike, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente
Wells Fargo Bank

To learn how your company can make a positive impact in Alameda County by investing in Family Paths’ Corporate Giving, Volunteer Day or Employee Matching programs, contact Kimberly Cohn, Family Paths’ Head of Development, at (510) 893-9230 Ext. 262

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Fund-a-Need (Individual Giving)

Have you ever wondered just how much of a difference your donation can really make? Your unrestricted gift to our general funds can cover costs not included in our government contracts, such as:

A $2500 donation can provide:
  • The yearly stipend of a clinical trainee in our Treatment, Intervention, and Prevention Services training program.
A $1000 donation can provide:
  • Supplies to maintain our treatment rooms, such as puppets, toys, sand trays and other therapy tools.
A $500 donation can provide:
  • A four-part Family Yoga series in the community for 15 low-income parents and their young children.
A $250 donation can provide:
  • Healthy food and snacks for parents and children during 10 Parent Education classes.
A $100 donation can provide:
  • An emergency therapy session for a victim of a crime to help them apply for VOC funding.
Your tax-deductible donation goes directly to supporting the critical programs and services of Family Paths. If you’d like to make a donation, please contact Kimberly Cohn, Head of Development, at kcohn@familypaths.org, or mail your check made payable to Family Paths to 1727 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94612.

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In-Kind Donations

Family Paths appreciates your in-kind donations! Goods, services and expertise can be donated to Family Paths for a tax deduction, generally the fair-market value, within the extent of the law. Some recent In-Kind donors include Southwest Airlines, A.C.T., Children’s Fairyland, Sweet Bar Bakery, Kume Foot Spa and Tea Bar, to name just a few.

Goods and Services for Fundraising Events

If you are a corporation or business owner and would like to donate goods, such as food, wine, flowers, raffle prizes, or services for use at our various fundraising events, please contact Kimberly Cohn at (510) 893-9230 Ext 262.

Gift Cards for Clients

There are times when our clients find themselves in need of food, clothing or personal items. Family Paths gladly accepts donations of gift cards for Target, Walmart and Safeway stores that our therapists can pass along to their clients as needs arise. Contact Kimberly Cohn at (510) 893-9230 Ext. 262 to make a donation of gift cards.

Wish List

Family Paths solicits and accepts gifts that are consistent with its mission and that support its core programs, as well as special projects.

In-kind donations that we like:

  • Office stationery basics (pens; file folders; Penda flex hangers, etc.)
  • Photocopying paper
  • Tickets to performances/sports events suitable for families
  • New toys
  • Space in publications to promote our services
  • Building services (electrical work, plumbing, painting, carpentry)

Sorry, but we do not accept donations of used clothing or toys, unless these items have been solicited for a special project.
If you have any of the items on our Wist List, please contact Shay Black, Admin/Facilities Manager at (510) 893-9230 Ext. 245.

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Additional Giving Options

Little Effort from you = BIG IMPACT for us!


This is a simple and automatic way for you to support Family Paths every time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon.com will donate a portion of the purchase price to Family Paths, so remember to always use our special link HERE when you shop or cut and paste smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7181846 into your browser.


Vehicle Donations

Are you thinking of selling or trading in an old car? Why not donate it instead? Your vehicle will be picked up free of charge and sold at auction with the proceeds going to Family Paths, Inc. You will receive a receipt entitling you to a tax deduction. Donate For Charity Inc. Online Donation Form or call 866-392-4483.

Giving Assistant

With Giving Assistant, your purchases at 3,000+ popular online retailers have the power to support our mission by helping us go further, and do more. It’s free! When you earn cash back using their platform, you can also choose to donate a percentage of those earnings to Family Paths, Inc. It’s like changing the world with every purchase. Make your first donation using Giving Assistant today, and get first dibs on deals like exclusive eBay coupons, in addition to cash back donations at places like Joann and Best Buy! Use our special link HERE when you shop.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Family Paths with a donation. Our online donation form is below.

If you prefer, you may also send your donation via postal mail. Please make checks payable to Family Paths, Inc. Be sure to include your name and mailing address if you would like to receive written acknowledgment of your tax-deductible donation. Please let us know if your gift is meant to honor a friend or loved one. We will send a lovely thank you card to your honoree, acknowledging your gift, and your honoree will be noted in our next newsletter.


Family Paths, Inc.
Attn: Development Department
1727 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94612

Thank you for supporting the children and families of Alameda County.
Your donation to Family Paths does make a difference!