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Programs becoming a project of BACR should meet the following criteria.

Share BACR’s Mission:The BACR mission is to promote healthy development among individuals and families, to encourage service and volunteerism, and to help build community. We support and develop our volunteers so they can serve and develop themselves, and we support communities and institutions so they can provide healthy environments.

Adhere to a Code of Ethics and/ or Best Practices: Projects should operate in a manner consistent with BACR Best Practices and at a minimum

  • Recognize the needs and strengths of the people to be served and support their development.
  • Work within communities and build alliances to meet community needs.
  • Base services on proven models and methods.
  • Strive to reach goals and get results.

Fall within BACR’s Scope: BACR will provide a variety of services that depend on strong relationships between the provider and the client; BACR will provide services in the Bay Area and will consider expansion to other parts of the state. We will not enter into programs that focus on providing products and/or require significant investments in plant and capital. We will not provide services to individuals who need residential treatment and/or who are severely mentally or developmentally disabled.


  1. Project activities must be compatible with the mission and scope of BACR.
  2. Activities must be charitable in purpose.
  3. Projects must have at least one-year in confirmed funding. Funding may come from one or multiple sources and may be private or government sponsored.

Projects are NOT eligible if they are for-profit entities or individuals.


Once BACR has reviewed the LOI, the applicant might be asked for further information or an interview.

  • Since I've been blessed with the chance to have a good education and many opportunities, I feel obligated to give back and to use the education and the experiences I've had to make an impact.

    Chris McCoy
    AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Seeing the kids' growth through the years, despite the odds being against a lot of them, for whatever reason, is what inspires me to stay here.

    Kevin Lacy
    Before & After School Site Coordinator - San Francisco
  • I feel energized by my work and the teenagers inspire me with their candor and honesty. I’m always learning from them!

    Mary Jane Landolina
    School Counselor - Tamalpais High School, Marin County
  • I am motivated by all the great people that work for BACR and the wonderful things they do. My great reward is knowing that I can help them in their work to support communities all over the Bay.

    Collin Brown
    Web Develop and IT Support
  • Helping other people is what inspires me to work here. Being able to change people's lives, by helping them understand their problems with alcohol, is a huge contribution to my inspiration here.

    Maria Vega
    Office Coordinator - Marin County DUI Program
  • I know that, if I am able to overcome hard struggles in my life and do my best at achieving success, I can encourage the young people that I advocate to do their best as well.

    Court Advocate

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