Philanthropy

At KNN, we believe it is important to give back to the communities in which we live and work. In December 2016, KNN proudly adopted an annual charitable giving program. Under this program, each employee identifies a charitable organization of their choice to which KNN donates $500, with no employee match required. We also support various other charitable organizations, often in response to local or national emergencies, such as the North Bay fires and the Houston flooding.

Annual Charitable Giving Program

In 2016, KNN donated $10,000 to 15 charities under the program, and in 2017 KNN donated $9,000 to 18 charities under the program. The charitable organizations we have supported through this program include the following:

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank passionately pursues a hunger-free community.
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Bread Project
Bread Project
Creating Opportunity - One Bite at a Time
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Building Homes for Heroes
Building Homes for Heroes
Rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country.
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Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency
Dedicated to helping homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency.
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Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
To nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children.
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Children's Education Foundation of Orange County
Children's Education Foundation of Orange County
Promoting educational opportunities for the children in Orange County, California.
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Chinese Historical Society of America
Chinese Historical Society of America
Dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America.
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Courageous Women Association, Inc.
Courageous Women Association, Inc.
Encourage ~ Inspire ~ Empower
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Creative Growth Art Center
Creative Growth Art Center
Serving artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities.
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Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders
Delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care.
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East Bay College Fund
East Bay College Fund
Helping resilient public school students, under–represented in higher education, access and succeed in college, expanding their life opportunities.
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East Bay SPCA
East Bay SPCA
The East Bay SPCA is committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in the communities we serve.
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East Oakland Youth Development Center
East Oakland Youth Development Center
Developing social and leadership capacities of youth so that they achieve excellence in education, career, and service to their communities
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First Tee of San Francisco
First Tee of San Francisco
The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people.
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Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties
Leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in need.
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The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation
The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation
Increasing global awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the #1 genetic killer of young children, accelerating research focused on ending this cruel disease, and supporting families impacted by SMA and other life-altering conditions.
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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
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Lincoln Families
Lincoln Families
Lincoln disrupts the cycle of poverty and trauma, empowering children and families to build strong futures.
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Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center
The Marine Mammal Center advances global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.
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National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by rescuing and recruiting dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters.
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Oakland Promise
Oakland Promise
Our vision is to serve every baby born into poverty in the next decade
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Pencils of Promise
Pencils of Promise
We’re a global community that believes everyone deserves access to quality education. We’re reshaping the landscape of education guided by our 100% PROMISE.
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Save the Children's Syrian Children's Relief Fund
Save the Children's Syrian Children's Relief Fund
We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
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Stand Up for Kids Foundation
Stand Up for Kids Foundation
Ending the cycle of youth homelessness. We do this in cities across America, one youth at a time.
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Tijeras Creek Grants–Education for the Children Foundation
Tijeras Creek Grants–Education for the Children Foundation
Supporting students, teacher, and classrooms.
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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation
At UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, kids—their health, their future—are our priority.
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Other Charitable Donations

Other organizations to which KNN has made charitable donations to date include:

Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame
Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame
The Women's Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding women for their achievements and contributions to Alameda County and its residents.
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Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
The Hurricane Harvey Relief fund is focused on is focused on immediate and long-term relief efforts in Harris County and Houston.
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Empower Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services.
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Kiwanis Division 18 Foundation
Kiwanis Division 18 Foundation
Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Kiwanis International brings the world together — one community at a time.
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Redwood Credit Union Community Fund
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund
Direct Assistance to Fire Victims in Sonoma & Napa Counties.
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