"Life does give back in kind, many times over, what you put into it. " -Maya Angelou

About Us

"Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you."― Mother Teresa
"Giving back- it's just the right thing to do" -Mike Heffernan

The Heffernan Foundation was created in 2006 to support Heffernan Group's dedication and commitment to social responsibility through employee philanthropy, volunteerism and education. We are dedicated to giving generously in the communities where our employees work and live. Our current board members are:

  • F. Michael Heffernan, Chairman
  • Michelle Lonaker, Director
  • Dan Sebastiani, Treasurer
  • Tom Hebson
  • Louisa Tallarida
  • Jessica Standiford
  • Hieu Tran Williams
  • Kurt Scheidt

  • Giving

    We believe in generous giving

  • Helping

    We believe in helping those in need

  • Supporting

    We believe in supporting our communities

  • Changing

    We believe in striving for positive change

Our mission is to grant funding to charities that provide direct support and services to our local communities in the areas of shelter, food, education, and the preservation of the environment.

Who We Support

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive" ― Dalai Lama

Acacia Adult Day Center
Access Ed/Classroom Matters
Alameda Boys & Girls Club
Alameda County Food Bank
Anka Behavioral Health
At the Crossroads
Bethany Center Senior Housing Inc.
Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula
Building Opportunity for Self Sufficiency
Cameron House
Canal Alliance
Catholic Charities
Center for Domestic Peace
Child and Family Center
Center for Domestic Peace
Center for Elder Independence
Christian Church Homes
City Team Ministries
Collective Impact
Committee on the Shelterless
Community Action Partnership
Community Violence Solutions
Desert AIDS Project

Dominican Sisters-Vision of Hope
Downtown Women's Center
Edgewood Center for Families and Children
El Cajon Project
EMQ Families First
Family Bridges
Fig Garden
First Place for Youth
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
Habitat for Humanity
Hamilton Family Center
HealthRIGHT 360
HIAS, Inc.
Hope Services
Human Options
Immaculate Conception Academy
Impact Northwest
Jewish Family and Children's Services
King's Rehabilitation
Koinonia Foster Homes
Live in Peace, Inc.
Los Angeles Youth Network
Meals on Wheels
Midnight Mission

Ways to Give

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal" ―Albert Pike

News And Events

"We make life by what we give" ―Winston Churchill

Contact Us

"Happiness never decreases by being shared" ―Buddha
Michelle Lonaker
Foundation Director michellel@heffernanfoundation.com
Phone: 925-295-2575

We are registered 501(C)(3) Non-Profit. Our tax ID is 71-1010693