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, Executive Director
  • Dan Sebastiani, Treasurer
  • Louisa Tallarida, Secretary
  • Hieu Williams
  • Kurt Scheidt
  • Rick Allen
  • Jeff Hamlin

  • 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

35th Anniversary | Working Together. Inspiring Change. Improving Lives. Bridging Gaps

Changing Futures Through Education

"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

Download Heffernan Foundation Donor Impact 2023

Alameda Family Services
Aldar Academy
Bay Area Rescue Mission
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology (BayCat)
Berkeley Food & Housing Project (now Insight Housing)
Bishop O'Dowd
Buckelew Programs
Cambridge School District
Casa Youth Shelter
Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of San Farncisco
Cedars of Marin
Chest of Hope
Child Family Center
Child Parent institute
Children for Change
Children's Home of Stockton
Community Action San Bernardino
Community Forward SF
Crayon Initiative
CREA Foundation
Dawn's Place
Divine Next
Domestic Violence Solutions
Downtown Streets Team
Friendly House
Futures Explored
Grateful Gatherings
Hamilton Families

Hands4Hope - Youth Making a Difference
HavenHouse St. Louis
Healthright 360
Heart Ministry Center, Inc.
Heart of Los Angeles(HOLA)
Housing Industry Foundation
Human Options
Hunger at Home
Instituto Familiar de la Raza
Joyful Readers
JW House
Kainos Home & Training Center
Kitchen Inc
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc.
Lemo Foundation
Little Miracles
Midnight Mission
Montavlo Arts
Mountain Valley Child and Family Services, Inc.
New Horizons
North Bay Childrens Center
Northern California InAlliance
On The Move
Pacific Clinics
Parents by Choice
Phoenixville Area Community Services
Placer Food Bank
Project Open Hand
Ranch Cielo

Reading Results
Rubicon Programs
Sacramento Children's Home
Samaritan House a
SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence, Inc. (SADI)
Set to Thrive
Shelter Partnership
South Jersey Scholorship Fund Inc.
Special Equestrians – Warrington
St Anthony Foundation
St Mary's College
St. Anthony Immaculate Conception School
St. Vincent De Paul Society of Marin
STAND! For Families Free of Violence
Store to Door
Sunshine Division Inc
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
Tahoe School of Music
The Biome School
The Children's Collective
The Teen Project, Inc.
Tri City Christian School
Victory Mission & Ministry
Vivalon dba Whistlestop
Youth Emerging Stronger(YES)
YWCA of Greater Portland

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

Contact Us

"Happiness never decreases by being shared." ―Buddha
Michelle Lonaker

Foundation Director
Phone: 925-295-2575

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