Ways to Give

18 Reasons believes every family in the Bay Area deserves access to the healthy food and cooking skills they need to eat good food every day. We are a nonprofit and rely on a mix of donations, grants, 18th Street Kitchen ticket sales and private parties, as well as program service fees to keep our community programs running.

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We can't do it without you! Here are ways you can support our work:

Make a Donation

Contribute with a one-time gift or become a Tablesetter and donate monthly! Make a lasting investment in 18 Reasons' mission with your recurring monthly donation, and provide healthy food and cooking classes for families year-round.

Employer Match

Did you know that many companies match their employees' donations to nonprofits like 18 Reasons? Ask your employer if they will match your generous gift and make your donation go twice as far. (Your company may also match your volunteer hours with a financial grant.)

Stock Donations

Increase your charitable gift - and tax deductions! - by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds directly to us.

Donor Advised Funds

Giving directly to 18 Reasons from your Donor Advised Fund is easy! Contact your DAF representative directly and recommend a donation to 18 Reasons. Please provide them with: the amount of your donation; our Federal Taxpayer ID Number: 45-3059509; and our mailing address: 3674 18th St, San Francisco, 94110. If you have a Schwab, Fidelity, or BNY Mellon DAF, you can use this tool to easily make your gift:


Planned Giving

Ensure your legacy with a planned contribution and you'll live on through your good works while supporting the future of 18 Reasons. You can also honor a friend or family member by making a memorial gift. Contact us here for more info on planned giving.

Corporate Sponsorship

Sponsor an event and promote your business. Sponsors receive promotion opportunities in event materials and online recognition. All proceeds from our fundraising events support community programs. We'll have more information on Master Chefs at Home Spring 2022 soon. For sponsorship opportunities, email us here.

Other Ways to Give

You can also support 18 Reasons by volunteering, providing media outreach, and staying engaged through our weekly newsletter. Although we aren't currently seeking in-kind donations at this time, we can always use help in getting the work out about our mission! We'd love help getting placed in media outlets, such as podcasts, websites, radio ads, TV ads, etc. If you have any questions or potential media contacts, please email us here.

Join us at Master Chefs At Home 

Buy a ticket or host a table at our spring fundraiser, and celebrate the event with your favorite people while showing your support for 18 Reasons. Sponsorships, tickets, and tables are now on sale for Master Chefs at Home on May 15, 2024.  Contact blair@18reasons.org with any questions.