50 Weeks. 50 Grants. 50 Playmakers
The 50 Fund’s Playmakers program recognized the herculean efforts of community-based Bay Area nonprofits and the people who make those impacts possible.
Get inspired by their stories.
Our 20th 50 Fund Playmaker is Catholic Charities Canal Family Support which supports families, aging & disabled adults, and youth through social services and opportunities for healthy growth and development, like their Kids Club Afterschool program. Catholic Charities Canal Family Support recognized Carlos Garcia, Senior Program Director as their Playmaker. Carlos has been working with at-risk youth and emotionally-disturbed adolescents for more than 30 years.Watch Video
Our 19th 50 Fund Playmaker is the Bayview Hunters Point Foundation for Community Improvement, an organization dedicated to assisting the community in its efforts to respond to the socio-economic challenges that low-income communities of color face. BHPF recognized Jacob Moody their Executive Director as their Playmaker. With a background in social work and mental health, Moody has focused on improving the outcomes of the youth who participate in their Youth Services program.Watch Video
Community Works West engages youth & adults in arts, education & restorative justice programs that interrupt & heal the impact of incarceration & violence by empowering individuals, families & communities. CWW is recognizing Zoe Willmott as their Playmaker, program coordinator for Project WHAT! & also a former client of program. Her work has impacted thousands of families who visit inmates at California State Prison, Solano.Watch Video
Our 17th 50 Fund Playmaker is the East Bay College Fund, which helps resilient public school students gain access to and succeed in college by providing college access services, mentoring, scholarships and support networks. The College Fund has recognized Andrew Wilson, also an alumnus of the East Bay College Fund, who serves as a college advisor at Oakland Technical High School.Watch Video
Our 16th 50 Fund Playmaker is the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside in Half Moon Bay. Servicing Moonridge, an affordable housing development in Half Moon Bay primarily consisting of migrant and low-income families. The Club has recognized Julio Serrano, who started the outreach program to the children living in Moonridge and donates his time on the weekends to work with the youth directly on their soccer program.Watch Video
Our 15th 50 Fund Playmaker is the Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) of Contra Costa County. CAPC has a long history of working to prevent the abuse and neglect of children. CAPC has recognized Lakisha Hill as their Playmaker. CAPC’s Child Safety Awareness Coordinator for its Speak Up Be Safe Program, Lakisha is being recognized for her fierce determination and gentle compassion in helping families to be both safe and stable.Watch Video