San Francisco Bay Raffle Launches Unique Fundraising Model Delivering Joy to Multiple Charities

- Holiday Dollars Benefit Thousands of At-Risk Kids, Elderly and Homeless -

Dec 08, 2010, 18:05 ET from Grants For Good Foundation

TIBURON, Calif., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Greater Bay Area Dream Home Raffle (SF Bay Raffle -, a charity fundraising campaign of the non-profit Grants For Good Foundation (GFGF), has helped thousands of at-risk youth, the very elderly and homeless kids and adults by bringing much-needed dollars to nine Bay Area charities that help them. The SF Bay Raffle aids established smaller agencies meet funding challenges they face during the current challenging economic times.

The SF Bay Raffle allows the opportunity to win a total value Grand Prize of $2.5 million consisting of the winner's choice of any Bay Area luxury home valued at $1.5 million or more plus up to $1 million cash.  Each ticket costs $150, with multiple ticket discounts available.  SF Bay Raffle offers 1-in-75 odds to win a cash prize – greater odds than any current California home raffles; one of the ten Raffle drawings offers a 1-in-20 chance of winning.

Jesse Razo, Raffle Manager says, "The dream home raffle is a trusted northern California fundraising model for larger charities, but we've re-formatted it to suit smaller non-profits as a new twist to fundraising in tough economic times. Our new raffle model is designed to help the smaller agency partake in a major fundraising event that they would normally not have access to.  By combining our efforts in a collaborative way we will reach more potential donors in a wider geographic area and generate more interest in the campaigns while leveraging costs and resources.  It's a win-win for all."

The net proceeds from the SF Bay Raffle benefits nine "Community Partner" charitable organizations throughout the 10-County Great Bay Area that touch thousands of lives.  These partner organizations are:

  • Building Opportunities Through Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), Berkeley, CA
  • The Boys and Girls Club of North San Mateo County, North San Mateo, CA
  • California Parenting Institute, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Children's Nurturing Project, Fairfield, Ca
  • Draw Bridge, San Rafael, CA
  • Mission Graduates, San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Adult Day Services Network, San Francisco, CA
  • Self-Help For the Elderly, San Francisco, CA
  • West County Community Services, Sebastopol, CA

Robin Bowen, Executive Director of California Parenting Institute says, "We are pleased to be working with the SF Bay Raffle and to collaborate with them on fundraising efforts for our cause.  This provides us with the opportunity to receive significant grants for our programs and a way to continue to nurture and advocate for the health of all children, parents and families. "

About the San Francisco Greater Bay Area Dream Home Raffle and Grants For Good Foundation:

The 2010 San Francisco Greater Bay Area Dream Home Raffle (SF Bay Raffle) is a program sponsored by Grants For Good Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was formed in 2009.  The SF Bay Raffle employs a new and unique approach – better odds of winning, less costly tickets, intriguing prizes and a $2.5 million total value grand prize package of a luxury home anywhere in the Bay Area, plus up to $1 million in cash – while simultaneously funding nine well-established but smaller charities in the 10 Greater Bay Area that benefit at-risk youth, elderly and homeless.  Other programs include grant-writing assistance and small community "Roll for Good" fundraisers being planned.  GFGF is the first California non-profit to benefit from new legislation permitting the use of the Internet to promote a raffle campaign.  To find out more about the SF Bay Raffle and Grants For Good Foundation visit: and

Press Contact:

Diane Castro, SF Bay Raffle Public Relations

Young at Heart Communications, (415) 265-7752

SOURCE Grants For Good Foundation