Donate

Consider supporting Roots today. Every contribution assists us to fill the gaps we encounter when serving our community, and to fund innovations intended to break the cycle of poverty.

Make a secure donation online

Roots Community Health Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Tax id #26-2583954. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. We will send you a donation receipt after receiving your contribution. If you need another copy of your receipt at any point, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

 

To mail your donation, please make checks payable to Roots Community Health Center and send to our main campus at 7272 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605.

Tyrone Anderson, Health Navigator, Roots Community Health Center

“We give folks a chance. You have to meet people where they are. Some are ready to get it together, and others aren’t quite ready. We don’t get frustrated. We just try to get them what they need and let them know that we’ll be there for them.”

Tyrone Anderson
Health Navigator
Roots Community Health Center

Other ways to support

When you shop on Amazon.com, a portion of your total order can go to Roots! Use this link to start giving while you shop: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2583954

Please contact us at 510-777-1177 or [email protected] if you would like to donate office supplies, medical equipment, blankets, diapers or other items! Our Street Team Outreach Medical Program brings care kits to homeless Oaklanders every week – if you would like to learn more about needed supplies for that effort, please get in touch.

Our soap-making social enterprise, Clean360, serves as the training ground for our Emancipators Initiative, which provides paid on-the-job training and wraparound support to formerly incarcerated individuals and others with barriers to employment. 100% of proceeds from Clean360 products goes to keeping this workforce program alive and making it possible for us to train more community members in need. Please consider purchasing our all-natural soap and body care products, handcrafted by Roots Emancipators! Learn more and shop at Clean360.org, or visit our shop and factory at 4107 Broadway in Oakland.

Bequests

Make a gift to support future work in your will or living trust which offers an estate tax charitable deduction.

 

Retirement Plan Assets

Use your tax deferred retirement plan to continue caring for our diverse communities.

 

Stock Gifts

There are many advantages to stock and securities gifts including avoiding capital gains tax when you give long-term appreciated securities to Roots, receiving a charitable income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock if it has been held for more than a year, and allowing Roots to receive the full fair market value of the donated securities.

 

Charitable Trusts

Explore ways a life income gift can pay income to you or your chosen beneficiary for a term of years or for life and also provide future support for our programs.

 
Life Insurance

Naming Roots in a life insurance policy that is no longer needed for family support or liquidity may be an excellent vehicle for a gift.