Enhancing the lives of youth today for a brighter tomorrow

The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its generosity and philanthropic spirit. However, even in this resource rich area of the country, there are children who haven’t been exposed to all the opportunities this area has to offer. Through unique, event-based experiences we open their eyes to hope and possibilities.

We believe all kids deserve a chance to just be kids. We encourage youth to laugh hard, grow tall, and dream big through access to sports, after school programs, health care services, and exceptional experiences.

Since 1994 Wender Weis Foundation for Children has been committed to improving self-esteem and self-confidence of children living in underserved communities across the SF Bay Area. When children believe in themselves, they are able to develop the emotional, social, and physical skills that allow them to lead healthy, motivated, and inspired lives. We donate proceeds from our fundraising efforts to local outreach programs bridging the gap for children with inspiring opportunities.

The benefits are countless. From responsibility to trust to cooperation to gratitude, our goal is to play role in building character in the next generation.

Here’s how we do it:

With a 25 year legacy, we are known for sustaining and advancing impactful youth and family programs. We rally philanthropists, educators, coaches, legislatures, and superheroes alike to inspire kids.
We distribute grants to sports teams, after school programs, hospitals, shelters and environmental agencies. Investment criteria is focused on quality of programs and lives touched.
Each year we host two events, Holiday Heroes and Children’s Champions, to expose children to wonder and possibility in their own lives.

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