Concord Comes Together for the Holidays


From volunteering to donating--- here are some ways you can show your #ConcordLove and give back this year. 

Volunteer: Check the list below to help sort and deliver food, clean local trails, tutor, and other ways to care for the Concord community. 

Donate: Concord’s non-profits accept monetary and non-monetary donations such as food, supplies and services. 

Events: Check the Visit Concord Calendar to learn more about local non-profit events and dates for donation drop offs.

Community Non-Profits 

Adaptive Learning Center

The mission of the Adaptive Learning Center (ALC) is to provide a safe and healthy community for adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders to realize their individual potential for self-reliant living as defined by the ability to engage in productive work, to socialize successfully, to attend to their own physical and emotional health, and to experience on-going personal growth. ALC, a nonprofit organization, was established in 1988 and is located in Concord, California. ALC provides the necessary supports that enable adults with disabilities to live and work as independently as possible in the community. ALC’s vision is a community where individuals of all abilities have limitless opportunities. The agency is committed to that vision and strives to create those opportunities that enable the people served to have meaningful relationships and to become valued and respected members of the greater community.

Year-End Giving Letter

Bay Area Crisis Nursery

The Bay Area Crisis Nursery was established to help prevent child abuse and neglect by providing supportive services to families. Our primary service is providing a warm, loving, homelike environment for children from birth through 5 years of age by offering 24-hour care and emergency childcare services. Our services are free, confidential, and voluntary. The Nursery is a magical place for children and families!

Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC)

The mission of the Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is to promote the safety of children and prevent child abuse and neglect in Contra Costa County by raising awareness, influencing public policy, educating our community and providing resources and support programs to families.

Programs include: Surviving Parenthood Resource Directory; Nurturing Parenting Parent Education Programs, Community Education; Mandated Reporter Training; Speak Up Be Safe Child Safety Program; Parent Partner Mentor Program; Youth Mentor Program; Baby Bag Project; and the Sue Fleischer Special Needs Fund. All programs and services are offered free to the community in English and Spanish. For more information visit the CAPC website is

Family Justice Center

The Family Justice Center serves families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and human trafficking. Their mission is to bring together the community to support the healing of family violence survivors, and to integrate capable partners with a comprehensive service approach to renew individuals and our community from a trauma of family violence. Their center is a community hub for education, comprehensive and integrated services in pursuit of justice, hope, and healing.

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Started in 1975, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano stores and distributed donated and purchased perishable and nonperishable food items. They distribute food directly to low income people at community sites and make food available for other nonprofit organizations serving the ill, need, and children. The food bank works to reduce food waste, feed hungry people, and raise public awareness of issues related to food and hunger. For every dollar donated to their organization, they can provide enough food for two meals to people in need!

Monument Crisis Center

Monument Crisis Center is a family resource center that provides food, education, and referrals to individuals, families, children, and seniors in need, no matter their legal status.

The Monument Crisis Center has grown its client base since 2003, adding approximately 1,300 new families each year. Today they have more than 15,000 households signed up for their Food Distribution Program, serving between 80 to 120 families each distribution. Although food distribution remains their primary objective, they have also developed adult education, youth, and senior programs to address the various needs of our clients. Monument Crisis Center strives to be a valuable resource for those in need of support in our community.

Monument Crisis Food Drop Off

Monument Crisis Heartfelt for the Holidays

Project Second Chance

You might be surprised how many of our Concord neighbors struggle with basic reading, writing, and spelling. The Library's free literacy tutoring program is now training volunteer tutors to work 1:1 with adult learners. Help spread the word that adults who need tutoring can call 925-691-3960 for a tutor. To learn about volunteering as a tutor, come to a virtual information session.

The Rainbow Center

The organization offers a variety of programs and services including counseling, social and support groups, youth groups and summer camps, women’s services, gender voice and more. The Rainbow Center also presents the annual PRIDE festival held in Todos Santos Plaza each June. Throughout the shelter in place period, the Rainbow center has provided ongoing social connection, programming, support groups & education through remote and virtual opportunities.

Trinity Center

Trinity Center’s mission is to be the doorway to opportunity for homeless and working poor people. We give care and hope to each person through supported access to services and resources. We invite everyone to participate in our mission.

A community that cares for its homeless people with compassion and provides a place of safety, friendship and dignity. A place where everyone has the opportunity for abundant life; a place where everyone knows my name!

Music Non-Profits

Mt. Diablo Music Education Foundation

Mt. Diablo Music Education Foundation is an independent foundation that works closely with the MDUSD. MDMEF is dedicated to ensuring all students in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District have equal access to quality music education.

MDMEF aims to create and facilitate music education opportunities throughout the Mount Diablo Unified School District to maximize student participation, starting at the elementary schools and continuing through middle and high school as well as increasing community awareness about the importance of music education, and engage the schools and community to support music education.

Blue Devils Performing Arts

Blue Devils Performing Arts enriches the lives of young people through a commitment to youth development and performance excellence, while providing enjoyment for local community and audiences worldwide.

Blue Devils Performing Arts offers young men and women between the ages of 8 and 22 high quality educational and performance experiences in the areas of musical and dance performance. The Blue Devils’ objective is to develop personal character through challenging physical, emotional, mental and social activities while promoting the values of dedication, hard work, and commitment to a team effort. The experience that comes with participation in a performing arts organization builds discipline, character, pride, and self-confidence at a crucial age and forms the springboard to even greater achievements in adulthood.

Jazz in the Neighborhood

Jazz in the Neighborhood works to improve the economics of jazz performance in the Bay Area by presenting affordable concerts, paying musicians a guaranteed wage, and supporting the work of established and aspiring jazz artists.

Jazz in the Neighborhood is a program of Intersection for the Arts and a member of the Intersection Incubator which provides fiscal sponsorship, incubation, and consulting to its member artists.

Art & Theater  Non-Profits 

Concord Art Association

The Concord Art Association’s mission is to promote and advance the visual arts and artists, and to enrich and sustain our cultural community. They support and and engage local artists so that we can collectively enrich the lives of everyone in our community through art education, exhibits, special events, and outreach programs

The Concord Arts Association is the oldest art association in Contra Costa County and remains a focal point for exhibitions, continuing art education, and community programs. Their educational outreach encompasses visual art classes for adults and teens, professional development workshops and art demonstrations, curated tours and artist talks centered on respective shows, and regional and art-centered travel.

Concord Historical Society

The Concord Historical Society’s purpose is to discover, establish, and preserve structures, objects, and materials of interest, importance, and value, in relation to the City of Concord.

The Concord Historical Society was formed in 1971 with the purpose to discover, mark, memorialize, restore, and preserve historical buildings, structures, sites and trails in the general area of Concord, California. They frequently work on projects to retain and promote this history of Concord and rely on donations from the public to do so.

Solo Opera

The mission of Solo Opera is to educate, entertain, and enrich the community through mainstage productions, concerts, musicals, outreach programs and other related art forms.

Solo Opera was founded in 2000 and has since produced several successful, high quality operas at the Lesher Center for the Arts and around the Bay Area. They have created a rewarding outreach program for the youth as a means of fostering a new generation of opera lovers as well as concerts for the seniors in their community.

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