OUR MISSION IS CHANGING FUTURES THROUGH ACCESS TO EDUCATION, REDUCING HOMELESSNESS AND FOOD DEFICIENCY THROUGH RELEVANT NONPROFIT COLLABORATION; PROMOTING COMMUNITY AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT.

About Us

"Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you."― Mother Teresa
"Giving back- it's just the right thing to do" -Mike Heffernan

Heffernan Foundation was created in 2006 to support Heffernan Group's dedication and commitment to social responsibility through employee philanthropy, volunteerism and education. We are dedicated to giving generously in the communities where our employees work and live. Our current board members are:

  • F. Michael Heffernan, Chairman
  • Michelle Lonaker, Director
  • Dan Sebastiani, Treasurer
  • Louisa Tallarida
  • Hieu Tran Williams
  • Kurt Scheidt

See how Heffernan Foundation is Making a Difference

  • Giving

    We believe in generous giving

  • Helping

    We believe in helping those in need

  • Supporting

    We believe in supporting our communities

  • Changing

    We believe in striving for positive change

"Life does give back in kind, many times over, what you put into it. " -Maya Angelou

Who We Support

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." ― Dalai Lama

Abilities United
AchieveKids
Alameda County Food Bank
Bayview Center for Arts & Technology (BAYCAT)
Blind Children's Center
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula
Buckelew Programs
Care to Learn
Catholic Charities
Center for Domestic Peace
Chabot Space & Science Center
Child and Family Center
Choice in Aging
Christ the King - St. Vincent de Paul
Christian Church Homes
City Garden Montessori School
City Team Ministries
Community Action of San Bernardino
Community Gatepath
Community Hospice, Inc.
Council of Churches of the Ozarks
Crayon Initiative
El Nido Family Centers
ExtraFood
Family Aid Catholic Education
Family Assistance Ministries
Family Bridges

Family Promise of Tualatin Valley
FitKids
Food Bank of Southern California
Franciscan Friars
Free the Need
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
Grateful Gatherings
Hamilton Families
Heart of Los Angeles
Homes First
HomesFirst Services
Homeward Bound of Marin
Housing Industry Foundation
Hunters Point Family
Impact Northwest
Interfaith Community Services, Inc.
Kainos Home & Training Center
KidSmart
Koinonia
LEMO Foundation
Loaves and Fishes Sacramento
Max Rhymes
Mentor Me
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Mission St. Louis
Missouri Kids
Next Step

Grant Donations: The Foundation accepts applications for grants by invitation only on an annual basis.
Grants to 501(c)3 nonprofits typically range from $2,500 - $10,000

Ways to Give

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." ―Albert Pike

News And Events

"We make life by what we give." ―Winston Churchill

Contact Us

"Happiness never decreases by being shared." ―Buddha
Michelle Lonaker
Foundation Director michellel@heffernanfoundation.org
Phone: 925-295-2575

We are registered 501(C)(3) Non-Profit. Our tax ID is 71-1010693