Outside Lands Works is a charitable program that invests in the cultural vitality of the Bay Area. We support local nonprofit music and arts education programs serving underprivileged communities. We create opportunities with our festival resources to provide life changing experiences for our partners. We build relationships with our community and raise the profile of pioneering organizations among festival fans and audiences. Over the past 5 years Outside Lands Works has donated more than $1M to local organizations!
Outside Lands Works is a donor-advised fund housed at the Tides Foundation. Donations are accepted via the form below!
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The East Oakland Collective supports residents of East Oakland, prioritizing Black residents, to navigate challenges and barriers to inequities through resource distribution and advocacy. They work towards racial and economic justice and equitable access. Their work includes homeless services and solutions, economic empowerment and community action.
The Equal Justice Society is transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. Led by President Eva Paterson, their legal strategy aims to broaden conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias by using social science, structural analysis, and real-life experience. Currently, EJS targets its advocacy efforts on school discipline, special education, and the school-to-prison pipeline, race-conscious remedies, and inequities in the criminal justice system. The Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit also engages the arts and artists in creating work and performances that allow wider audiences to understand social justice issues and struggles.
The Richmond Neighborhood Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Richmond District community through their innovative youth programs at nine local schools, robust food security programs, accessible wellness classes, and community events and activities.
Founded in Oakland, California, the mission of Roots Community Health Center is to uplift those impacted by systemic inequities and poverty. They accomplish this through medical and behavioral health care, health navigation, workforce enterprises, housing, outreach, and advocacy.
Tipping Point advances the most promising poverty-fighting solutions. In the Bay Area, 1.1 million people don’t have the resources they need to meet their basic needs. Since 2005, Tipping Point has invested nearly $350 million for housing, early childhood, education, and employment solutions in the region. Their board covers 100% of their operating costs, so every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most. Last year,100,000 of their neighbors turned to their grantees for support. For 15 years, Tipping Point has been a non-profit support system for the organizations that serve as their community’s safety net.
The mission of the Transgender District is to create an urban environment that fosters the rich history, culture, legacy, and empowerment of transgender people and its deep roots in the southeastern Tenderloin neighborhood. The transgender district aims to stabilize and economically empower the transgender community through ownership of homes, businesses, historic and cultural sites, and safe community spaces.
The Music Therapy Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland gives children the opportunity to experience the healing properties and simple joys of music. Their team of board-certified music therapists develop treatments for patients of all ages to address their physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs.
Youth UpRising (YU) envisions a healthy and economically robust East Oakland powered by the leadership of youth and young adults as well as improvements in systems and environments that impact them. Their primary focus is building a systems change and community economic development platform that supports and strengthens their personal transformation work.