OUR MISSION IS CHANGING FUTURES THROUGH ACCESS TO EDUCATION, REDUCING HOMELESSNESS AND FOOD DEFICIENCY THROUGH RELEVANT NONPROFIT COLLABORATION; PROMOTING COMMUNITY AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT.

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

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

See how Heffernan Foundation is Making a Difference

  • 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

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

Who We Support

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

Alameda Boys & Girls Club
Alameda County Food Bank
Alearn
Arc of Alameda
Beyond Emancipation
Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco
Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula
Buckelew
Building Opportunity for Self Sufficiency
Cancer CAREpoint
Canal Alliance
Catholic Charities
Children's Collective, Inc.
Choice in Aging
Center for Domestic Peace
Christian Church Homes
City Team Ministries
Community Action Marin
Community Action Partnership of Kern
Community Action Partnership of San
Creative Support
Cristo Rey High School
Curry Senior Center
Edgewood Center for Families and Children
El Nido Family Centers
Family Assistance Ministries

FitKids
Food Bank of Los Angeles
Franciscan Friars
Friendship Adult Day Care
Gateway to College
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
Grateful Gatherings
HavenHouse
Housing Industry Foundation
Huckleberry Youth Programs
Human Options
Human Solutions
Interfaith Community Services, Inc.
Laguna College of Art and Design
LEMO Foundation
Life Services Alternatives
Lincoln Child Center
Loaves & Fishes Sacramento
Loaves and Fishes Contra Costa
Mentor Me
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Midnight Mission
Miracle League Network
Mission Solano
Next Door Solutions
One Circle Foundation

Grant Donations: The Foundation accepts applications for grants by invitation only on an annual basis.
Grants to 501(c)3 nonprofits typically range from $2,500 - $10,000

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.org
Phone: 925-295-2575

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