The Bay Area is home to hundreds of charitable organizations making contributions, both big and small, within our community. To celebrate these efforts, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and 7x7 started an annual tradition (now in its seventh year) to help shine a spotlight on seven stand out organizations working to improve the Bay Area.


This holiday season, the top seven local nonprofits gathered in the game room at Hotel Zeppelin to play pool, raise a glass to their mutual accomplishments, and find out who won the grand prize.


It's safe to say that this year's competition was the fiercest yet, and the votes were closer than ever, but Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area took home the $10,000 grant prize at the end of the night. As a thank you for their unwavering dedication to a greater Bay Area, PG&E awarded a $2,000 grant to each of the remaining six organizations, including Animal Assisted Happiness, Breakthrough SF, Oakland Emiliano Zapata Street Academy, Girls Inc. of Alameda County, The Bread Project, and East Oakland Youth Development Center. A huge congratulations to all the fabulous winners!


After the winner was announced, guests celebrated by trying their hand at skeeball and shuffleboard, nibbling on corn-topped tostadas and chorizo meatballs from Fogcutter, and sipping on festive cocktails from SF Bartenders. We'd like to extend a very special thank you to our friends at PG&E, who helped make this marvelous night possible.


Photography by Geremy Magbanua