Beyond Emancipation


B:E relies on the support of individual donors to help more than 900 youth with experience in foster care or probation placement transition into adulthood each year. With little education, few job skills, and often physical and mental health concerns, Alameda County’s emancipated youth are at very high risk for homelessness, substance abuse, unintended pregnancy, and incarceration. Through coaching, employment and education assistance, transitional housing, and case management, we help youth make successful transitions to healthy, productive and connected lives. And with your support, we can accomplish much more.

There are many ways you can help us provide services and programs to help former foster youth succeed.

Below are just a few of the ways you can help make an impact on youth in our community:

Gift of Cash

Click here to donate online or mail your donation directly to our main address:

Attn: Development Dept.
Beyond Emancipation
675 Hegenberger Rd., Ste. 100
Oakland, CA 94621

Every dollar you donate is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 94-3219520.

Tribute Gifts

Honor or remember someone special in your life by making a tribute gift to Beyond Emancipation. You can make your gift online, by mail, or by calling (510) 667-7686. We’ll send an acknowledgement to the person you specify.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gift programs give employees an opportunity to increase the impact of their gifts by doubling or even tripling their tax-deductible contributions. Please contact your Human Resources Department for details.

Gift of Stock

You may reduce your tax on the gain of stocks, bonds, and other securities by donating them to Beyond Emancipation. When you make a gift of appreciated securities, it generally not only qualifies for an income-tax deduction, but also avoids long-term capital gains tax. Click Here to donate stock. Please contact the Director of Development at (510) 667-7686 if you have any questions.

Gifts of Real Estate

A gift of real estate may enable you to avoid capital gains tax on your profit while you earn a tax deduction for the full market-value of the property.

Planned Giving

A little planning now can accomplish a world of good for your loved ones and for your favorite charity. A planned gift to B:E will provide direct support for programs that help over 900 youth with experience in foster care each year. It can also benefit your heirs—and yourself—as you get older. Planned giving is not just for the wealthy, but helps all of us prepare for our retirement and the ultimate allocation of our estate.

Giving Options:

  • Designate B:E as a beneficiary of your life insurance, IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) retirement plan
  • Bequeath a gift to Beyond Emancipation in your will or revocable trust
  • Purchase a life-income gift through a charitable gift annuity
  • Create a charitable remainder trust

If you would like for your planned gift to benefit a particular program at B:E, please talk to us first so we can advise you how to best direct your gift. Ask about plans that can increase your income during your lifetime while bypassing taxes, and without reducing what you pass on to your family.

Beneficiary of Event

Hosting a corporate social event? Make B:E a beneficiary of a corporate dinner, happy hour, or office event.

For more information, please contact Julia Lakes, Director of Development at (510) 667-7686 or