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, Secretary
  • Emily Jonas, Member
  • Hieu Tran Williams
  • Kurt Scheidt

  • 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

Changing Futures Through Education

How Heffernan Foundation is Making a Difference

"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

2-1-1 Orange County
10,000 Degrees
Alameda County Food Bank
Arc Of East Bay
Bay Area Rescue Mission
Bayshore Christian Ministries
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology
Bill Wilson Center
Blanchet House
Buckelew Programs
Caritas Connection
Catholic Charities San Francisco
Center for Domestic Peace
Child and Family Center
Collective Impact
Community Action Marin
Community Action of Madera
Community Hospice Foundation
Community Transitional School
Council of Churches of the Ozarks, Inc.

De LaSalle Catholic North High School
El Nido Family Centers
Family Bridges
Friendly House
Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Services
Futures Explored
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
HavenHouse St. Louis
Healthier Kids Foundation
HealthRight360
Heart Ministry Center
Janice's Women's Center
Kitchen, Inc.
Koinonia
LEMO Foundation
Life Bridge Partnership
Life Steps Foundation
Loaves & Fishes Contra Costa
Museum of Children's Art
Pink Ribbon Girls

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Save our Youth
SF Conservation Corps
Shelter Partnership
St Anthony Immaculate Conception School
St. Anthony Foundation
St. Louis Crisis Nursery
St. Mary's College
STAND for Families Free of Violence
Tahoe School of Music
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association
The Children's Collective
United Way of Jackson County
Uplift Family Services
Vivalon dba Whistlestop
West Valley Boys and Girls Club
White Pony Express
William Temple House
Wonderffully Made
YWCA of 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

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@dev.heffernanfoundation.org
Phone: 925-295-2575

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