Be A Mentor, Inc.



Imagine our youth in school, engaged in community service activities, and pursuing their hopes and dreams, instead of languishing at home or on the streets. As a community benefits organization, Be A Mentor partners with individuals, foundations, corporations, philanthropic organizations and government agencies to provide at-risk, underprivileged youth with a powerful and positive mentoring experience. Your financial participation helps Be A Mentor match these young people with adults who pay attention to, care for and guide them to fulfilling lives. One donation today makes a difference in the life of a child.

How to Give:

Donate Online Donating online is the quickest and easiest way to join the Be A Mentor community and help children and youth become the best people they can be. To make a secure online donation, click here:

Make Donation

Send a Check Be A Mentor, Inc. gratefully accepts donations by check made out to “Be A Mentor” and sent to:

Development Department
Be A Mentor, Inc.
24301 Southland Dr., Suit 504
Hayward CA 94545.
Honor/Memorial gifts If there is someone special (alive or deceased) or a special occasion that you would like to salute with a donation, please include the name of the individual or organization you would like to memorialize or honor with your donation.
Gifts of Stock & Appreciated Assets Stock and securities may be transferred directly to Be A Mentor. Donors receive tax deductions based on the fair market value of the property at the time of the gift and avoid capital gains tax on appreciated property. Please contact the Development Office for further information.
Corporate Matching Gifts Many employers will financially match their employees’ donations and/or volunteer hours, and increase the value of your gift. Please contact your human resources or community outreach office to learn how and to what extent your company makes matching donations, and be sure to include the appropriate forms or information with your gift to Be A Mentor.
Planned Gifts Planned and deferred gifts through wills, bequests, trusts and insurance provide a giving opportunity that benefits the donor and her/his beneficiaries. To make such a gift, please contact your financial advisor and notify Be A Mentor’s Development Office.
Gifts-in-Kind Be A Mentor gratefully accepts Gifts-in-kind, such as professional services and items that may be used for mentee-mentor match events like gift certificates/gift cards, board games, pockets of tickets to athletic games, concerts or entertainments, as well as pairs of tickets for special events. As program participants live throughout the East Bay, Be A Mentor also appreciates donations of meeting rooms for mentor support meetings and mentee-mentor match activities. Per federal law, Be A Mentor does not assign a dollar value to gifts-in-kind.

Most gifts to Be A Mentor, Inc. are tax deductible as allowed by law. All gifts are documented in correspondence upon receipt.


Facebook Cause Causes, a Facebook affiliate, offers any Facebook member the opportunity to conduct a fundraiser for a specific not-for-profit organization. The process enables the Facebook user to set up the Cause, set a goal and invite her/his friends to contribute. Be A Mentor is listed as a potential beneficiary with Causes. To create your own fundraiser, go to Facebook Causes or contact the Be A Mentor Development Office.
eBay Auctions Through a partnership with MissionFish Community Care, eBay auctioneers may dedicate all or a percentage of the sales for any item sold to Be A Mentor, Inc. To select Be A Mentor as a non-profit sales recipient, follow the standard item listing procedures at eBay until the section where you choose how you’d like to sell your item. One of the options there is to donate a percentage of the final sale and select the non-profit. Be A Mentor is already registered. Once the auction is completed, eBay will take care of the rest and transfer your donation to Be A Mentor’s account. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact the Development Office.
United Way Many companies conduct United Way campaigns for employees to make payroll deduction gifts to specific or favorite non-profit organizations, either in one lump sum or via installments. When participating at work, designate Be A Mentor as your beneficiary.

For any question regarding donations or gifts to Be A Mentor, please contact the Development Office at 510.795.6488, ext. 226.

Featured Project:
Foster Care Youth

Mentoring youth struggling in the foster care system.

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Words of Wisdom
~ Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. ~

John Crosby