Community Engagement

Community Engagement2020-06-23T16:16:22-07:00

North Berkeley Wealth Management provides direct financial support, volunteer hours, and professional services to organizations doing valuable work in our community. We believe that prosperity is not defined solely by individual achievement but by the overall well-being of entire communities. We work as a firm and as individuals to contribute to those things which connect us all.

Our Vision

A community alive with connection and stewardship.

Giving at North Berkeley

North Berkeley Wealth Management gives to create a positive impact, for us as individuals, for the firm as a whole and, most importantly, for our community. The giving program includes work with community partners, firm and individual employee donations, pro-bono services, and sponsorships. Our giving target is 1% of yearly revenue.

Community Engagement Reports

Community Engagement and Giving - 2019

2019 Community Engagement Report

Our community engagement continued in 2019 with support to a wide range of organizations, causes, and events. 

Community Engagement Report - 2018

2018 Community Engagement Report

In 2018 we continued to focus our giving efforts where we are passionate so that we can have a more profound impact in our community.

Community Engagement Report - 20172017 Community Engagement Report

In 2017 North Berkeley launched an official Community Engagement program to provide clarity and structure to our already existing community activities.

Community Partners

We partner with select organizations by offering them the volunteer time of our team, professional guidance, and direct financial support. We believe in their missions and want to ensure their continued operation and success, as well as promote their benefits to our local community members. These organizations also provide the broad framework of our areas of focus which are Education, Healthy Communities, Environmental Sustainability, and Social Justice.

Community Engagement Partner Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Encouraging literacy and creating healthy communities
Libraries connect us, building our community, expanding our world, and changing lives. Through fundraising and advocacy, the BPLF amplifies public investment in the Berkeley Public Library to make an already great library extraordinary.

http://www.bplf.org/

Community Engagement Partner Yes

Yes! Nature to Neighborhoods

Providing access to experiences in the natural environment
Since 1999, YES has brought nearly 5,000 youth and an additional 1,000 families from low-income Richmond neighborhoods to summer and family camps located in pristine redwood settings across Northern California.

http://www.yesfamilies.org/

Community Engagement Partner Berkeley Food Network

Berkeley Food Network

Getting food to people who need it
BFN establishes a foundation of good health from which all Berkeley residents can pursue opportunity, and aims to provide an innovative, community-centered network of food sourcing and distribution to alleviate the problems of hunger and poor nutrition in Berkeley.

https://berkeleyfoodnetwork.org/

Community Engagement Partner Ecology Center

The Ecology Center

Building a sustainable local environment
Their mission is to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay and beyond by transforming the ideals of sustainability into everyday practice.

http://www.ecologycenter.org/

Community Engagement Partner Yeah

YEAH! – Youth Engagement, Advocacy, and Housing

Enriching young lives by providing a safe environment
Their mission is to support young adults (ages 18-25) in Berkeley who are homeless. They provide basic necessities, offer case management and counseling, establish linkages to education, employment, and housing, and provide opportunities for community involvement.

https://covenanthousecalifornia.org/yeah-shelter/

Necessity – The Mother of Invention

The vaccine announcements provide hope for the resumption of robust economic activity, but the market and the country will need to navigate a hard winter before the distribution process is functionally underway.

Strange Beauty

November 2020
Join us on a journey into the strange and beautiful worlds of Katie McCann. Her imaginative collages of creatures, plants, and people will delight you.