Community Support

CommunityHands 2Your Baras Foundation donations and purchases enable us to support the following causes in San Diego county:

Most recently:

Voices for Children-a non-profit that addresses the child abuse crisis through its volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). CASAs are empowered to identify and protect the best interest of foster children. There are approximately 5,000 children in foster care in San Diego.

Dimensions Scholarship Fund-provides $ 1000 scholarships for women students.

The Oasis Institute-is a pioneer in the field of successful aging, offering programs of continued lifelong learning, healthy lifestyles an civic engagement for people age 50+.

Charter 100 Scholarship Fund-a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization for professional women of outstanding accomplishment who are past, present and future leaders in their respective discipline.

TERI-specializes in serving individuals who have needs which cannot be met by other existing programs. This includes services to persons who have autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, brain trauma, sever behavioral disorders, dual diagnoses, and learning disabilities.

SnglMomFam 2Friends of Alice Birney-raises funds so the Alice Birney Elementary School can continue to maintain and raise its high academic standards through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme even when the state and the school district refuse to fund their essential programs. Supports music, art, Spanish language and library programs.

Monach School-educates students impacted by homelessness and helps them develop hope for a future with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success.

YMCA Kids to Camp-a program of the Y for Youth Development which focuses on three key areas: nurturing the potential of kids; helping people live healthier lives; and supporting our neighbors because these are fundamental to strengthening communities.


YMCA Annual Fundraiser

Donations of clothing and supplies to Battered Women’s Shelters

Donations to Residential Recovery Centers

Donations to Rachel’s Center Donations to SAY San Diego

Books to the Sheriffs Department to be distributed to prisons and jails

Books to the public library

Clothing & supplies to victims of domestic violenceSoccerFamily 2

Clothing to the Center for Community Services

Clothing, blankets and supplies to the Alpha Project for the Homeless

Bags of clothing to the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital

Center for Community Solutions Family Support Center

O’Farrell Community School

Welfare Recipients Social Services

Mentally Challenged – Stein Center

Opportunity to obtain job training & work experience to enter or re-enter the job market

The Foundation has hired many from the WEX and Gains programs.

The Foundation has hired many from the Foundation College program.

Senior Citizens – Foundation College

Teenagers – City as Schools Programs