Latest Jefferson Award Recipients

Peninsula Man Fights Poverty For Decades, Uplifts Others To Do the SameFor nearly five decades, he's been fighting poverty and planting seeds so others can expand the work.
East Bay Man's Charity Shares Holiday Spirit Year RoundThis week's Jefferson Award winner is a man from the East Bay who started saving a portion of his paycheck to serve the community, sharing the holiday spirit all year round.
Milpitas Woman Leads Nonprofit Bringing Holiday Generosity to Those in NeedIn three borrowed Sunnyvale warehouses that almost look and feel like Santa's workshop, countless toys are lined up, ready to be wrapped and delivered to people in need. This is where Family Giving Tree is gearing up for their 31st holiday season.
Peninsula Fire Captain Helps Bring Holiday Spirit To Children In NeedThis week's Jefferson Award winner is a fire captain that leads the way to make sure no child in central San Mateo County child is left out when it comes to holiday gifts this season.
Peninsula Woman's Nonprofit Helps Battle Extreme Poverty In Bay Area, Around The GlobeThis week's Jefferson Award Winner is a Peninsula woman helping to make a difference in the battle against extreme poverty in the Bay Area and around the globe.
East Bay Philanthropist Quick to Help Those in NeedA Berkeley man has built a reputation for himself as a maverick grant maker and perhaps the fastest philanthropist around.
Rocket Dog Animal Sanctuary Founded By San Francisco Woman Who Also Rescued HerselfFor the last two decades, San Francisco woman has made it her life's mission to rescue as many animals as possible.
Retired San Francisco 49er Dennis Brown Turns Focus to Helping CommunityA former San Francisco 49er defensive end known for his abilities on the field is now tackling a new career in community service.
Woman's Nonprofit Helps Underrepresented Communities Share Their StoriesAfter studying TV broadcasting, this week's Jefferson Award Winner took a different path, teaching storytelling to empower people in underrepresented communities.
Dream Inspires Concord Man To Take Food, Clothing and Scripture To Homeless CampsitesA Concord man is devoting his retirement to creating what he calls a Love Revolution among the homeless in his community.
East Bay Woman Helps Keep Thousands Of Seniors FedThis week's Jefferson Award winner helps distribute more than a million pounds of food each year to make sure East Bay senior citizens do not go hungry.
East Bay Woman Provides Place of Healing for Homeless YouthAn East Bay woman with a heart for homeless is providing a place of healing -- and an innovative housing solution -- for young people.
Jefferson Awards: Bay Area Winners Receive National Honor For Bridging Digital Divide On Tribal LandsA pair of Bay Area Jefferson Award winners have received a national honor for their roles in bridging the digital divide on tribal lands.
Richmond Man Helps Young Voices Be Heard Through Community NewspaperYoung people in Richmond are discovering the power of writing, thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner.
San Francisco Woman Helps Hundreds Of People Get VaccinationsFelisia Thibodeaux has led the charge to get more than 1,500 of her neighbors vaccinated against COVID-19. She is this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Japanese-American Author, Activist Helps Writers Of Color Find Their VoiceA San Francisco author is helping writers of of color share their stories that reflect their diverse backgrounds.
San Francisco Bayview District Native Unites Faith-Based Community to Help OthersA native of San Francisco's Bayview District uses her connections to rally the faith-based community to make sure underserved African Americans live a healthier life.
North Bay Veterinarians Saving Animal, Human Lives With Volunteer Mobile Pet ClinicWhen a pair of North Bay veterinarians volunteer, they save two lives: the life of the person and the life of that person's pet.
North Bay Man Gives Military Veterans Community, Free MealsA North Bay business owner who started a breakfast club for military veterans is this week's Jefferson Award winner.