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 sixth year) to help shine a spotlight on one stand-out organization by naming it "San Francisco's Favorite Charity."
This holiday season, the top seven local nonprofits gathered at 111 Minna Gallery to rub elbows, 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 Variety, the Children’s Charity of Northern California, took home the $10,000 grant grand 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 Street Soccer Bay Area, JCYC College Access Programs, Blind Babies Foundation, Upwardly Global, The Bread Project, and Minds Matter SF. A huge congratulations to Variety and the six other nonprofits!
After the winner was announced, guests celebrated by dancing the night away to DJ Mackswell’s stylish beats and nibbling on bites from BiRite Market. We'd like to extend a very special thank you to our friends at PG&E, who helped make this marvelous night possible.
You know a local charity in need of some love? Check back next year, when we'll be honoring another round of local charities.