NBC Awards $25,000 for Electric School Bus Project
We are proud to announce that Breathe California has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from NBC Bay Area for our initiative "Zero Emissions Squared: Electric School Buses." This program combats air pollution in schools and surrounding neighborhoods by converting diesel-powered school buses to electric school buses fueled by renewable solar energy.
The grant is part of NBC Bay Area's 21st Century Solutions grant challenge, in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation. Three local nonprofit organizations have received a total of $100,000 in grants for programs supporting innovative, high-impact initiatives across the Bay Area.
By focusing on social innovation, the competitive grant program encourages nonprofit organizations to move people and communities forward in new and innovative ways.
Breathe California TV Show, Thursday nights at 8pm
Did you know that Breathe California has its own TV show? Hosted by environmental attorney and long-time BC volunteer Terry Trumbull, the show examines various topics surrounding lung disease, air quality, alternative fuels and public policy decisions that affect lung health.
The show airs every Thursday night at 8pm on San Jose public access channel 15. Past shows can also be viewed on our YouTube channel. Click the link below for more Breathe California TV.
Amazon Smile program
Shopping online? The Amazon Smile program is an easy way to support Breathe California, at no cost to you. It works like this – you visit www.smile.amazon.com, create or log in to your Amazon account, and choose Breathe California as your preferred charitable org. When you make a purchase through smile.amazon.com, 0.5% comes back to us via quarterly electronic funds transfer. It's the same Amazon online shopping portal and shopping experience, with all the usual Amazon utilities like wish lists, wedding and baby registries, Amazon Prime and Instant Video.
Whenever you return to Amazon, remember to go to www.smile.amazon.com. Bookmark it in your browser!
Breathe California wins 4 star rating
Sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Breathe California of the Bay Area a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time that Breathe California has earned this honor.
Since 2002, using data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added a second dimension of Accountability and Transparency (A&T) to its rating methodology, and now reviews 17 governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, providing information on its web site for each of the charities it evaluates.
Home indoor air quality assessments -- free!
Breathe California offers free step-by-step, in-home assessments that can help detect indoor air pollutants. The assessments are confidential and provide residents and homeowners with simple recommendations aimed at promoting a cleaner home environment. For more information please click here. Call us today to schedule a home assessment appointment.