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Red Oak Grants $105,000 to East Bay Nonprofits and Matches Additional $5,000

By: PRLog

OAKLAND, Calif. - Nov. 18, 2022 - PRLog -- Red Oak Realty is thrilled to announce the distribution of $105,000 in funds to local charitable organizations through its nonprofit, the Red Oak Opportunity Foundation (ROOF).* As the largest independent real estate brokerage in the San Francisco East Bay, Red Oak has granted over $1.5M to local East Bay nonprofits since ROOF's inception 35 years ago.

Red Oak agents and staff discussed the most pressing issues facing the East Bay and, after extensive deliberation, distributed the funds to 13 nonprofit organizations that may not receive significant funding from larger sources. They serve the unhoused, at-risk youth, and women and children in need, supporting educational programs, the environment, training for the unemployed, and more.

The funds were raised in 2021 through contributions from Red Oak agents and donations, and 100 percent of contributions go directly to nonprofits.

What's more, through November, Red Oak will match up to $5,000 in donations to ROOF. All contributions are tax-deductible. To make a contribution, please visit

Vanessa Bergmark, CEO of Red Oak Realty, said, "ROOF is a way for agents, staff, clients, friends and family to give back to the East Bay. There are many issues facing our local communities, and we wanted to help make a difference in people's lives." ROOF invites you to learn more and encourages you to help support their missions. Funds were distributed to the following nonprofits:

YES Nature to Neighborhoods offers numerous programs for people of all ages with a mission to nurture leaders who champion the well-being of their communities.

LavaMaex's vision is a world where hygiene is treated as a human right. They have brought over 100,000 people access to sanitation and hygiene services through their mobile showers, hand washing stations, and pop-up care villages.

Save the Bay's mission is to protect the San Francisco Bay for both people and wildlife by combining political advocacy, wetland restoration and environmental education to drive positive change.

Nia House Learning Center is a Berkeley nonprofit Montessori program, providing children 18 months to 6 years old with an education centered around peace, understanding, acceptance, independence, community, and truth.

Goodness Village, based in Livermore, is a Tiny Home Community that provides affordable and permanent housing options for people transitioning out of chronic homelessness.

Berkeley High Jazz is a local music program that fosters creativity, community, cultural understanding, respect, and career preparation through the study of jazz music.

Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) is located in Berkeley and provides job training for low-income, homeless and at-risk youth using art as a vocational medium.

Building Futures (, based in San Leandro, helps to build communities with underserved individuals and families, where they are safe and supported with housing and needed services, free from homelessness and domestic violence.

Rebuilding Together Oakland/East Bay ( performs home and community facility repairs, maintenance, and safety modifications for older individuals, people with disabilities, and those caring for others in need of full-time care.

The Mercy Brown Bag Program ( addresses food insecurity and scarcity that impacts seniors living in Alameda County. "Seniors helping seniors" is at the heart of the program, with volunteers sorting, packing and distributing groceries to 17 sites throughout the county.

The Sogorea Te' Land Trust ( cultivates rematriation in the East Bay where traditionally land belonged to the Lisjan Ohlone. Led by urban Indigenous women, they facilitate the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people and revitalize the cultural and spiritual traditions of their ancestors.

Women's Daytime Drop-in Center ( empowers homeless women and children, offering hot meals, groceries, hygiene products, and diapers to women and children in need. They also provide support services and housing resources for Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville families.

Central Stage ( is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the arts, with an emphasis on Persian arts and culture. They provide an affordable space where the artistic community can explore creative expression, promote cultural dialogue, and share knowledge.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more please visit

To learn more about Red Oak Realty, visit

About Red Oak Realty
Red Oak Realty is the San Francisco East Bay's largest independent brokerage. Founded in 1976, they have been supporting buyers and sellers with forward-thinking support and resources for decades.

For more information, contact

*ROOF is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization; all contributions are tax-deductible.

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