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Armanino’s Helping Hand

For years the firm has organized and supported many charitable programs... The firm and its employees are passionate about giving back to the community, so in 2016 we introduced Armanino’s Helping Hand, to bring together all of our community giving efforts. Helping Hand includes Armanino's corporate responsibility programs, the Armanino Foundation, the Great Give and 30 by 30....

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Armanino Foundation

From the beginning, Armanino has embodied a robust culture of giving back and supporting charitable organizations with donations of money and volunteerism. The Armanino Foundation was created in September 2016 to provide staff, partners and the Armanino firm, as well as clients, vendors and friends of the firm, a formal structure for community giving.  ​ 

The mission of the Armanino Foundation is:

To assist charitable organizations that create a positive impact on the lives of people in our communities.

To accomplish this mission, the Armanino Foundation focuses its charitable giving and activities on the following four areas:

  • Education
  • Health & Social Services
  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts

The foundation empowers our people to influence its impact based on their passions through community service, donations and to serve as leaders. Staff and partners from all major offices and remote locations comprise the Grants Committee, Volunteer Vacations Committees and the 3-member board that carry out the Armanino Foundation mission.

Grants: The Armanino Foundation is primarily a grant-making organization.  The Grants Committee evaluates recipients on the following criteria: they must be in good standing with the IRS and related governing authorities, as well as provide services or programming in one of the four areas of interest for the Armanino Foundation: Education, Health & Social Services, Animal Welfare and the Arts.  Some of these charitable organizations are clients of the firm. All grant recipients are selected from grant applications submitted only by employees and partners of Armanino LLP.

Volunteer Vacations:  Beyond its focus on charitable giving, the Armanino Foundation will also organize Volunteer Vacations. Volunteer Vacations take the concept of the Great Give beyond a single day and extend our community-building goodwill across the globe and for a longer period of time (for example, 3-7 days at a time). The Armanino Foundation recognizes that many of our team members are looking for alternative ways to give back locally and globally. This unique program is open to all employees and partners, as well as their family and friends, in all offices and remote locations.

Want to donate? The Armanino Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and its Taxpayer Identification Number (EIN) is 81-2649898. All donations made payable to the Armanino Foundation are tax-deductible. To make a donation to the Armanino Foundation, mail a check payable to: Armanino Foundation, Attention Mary Tressel, Chair, 12657 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 500, San Ramon, CA 94583.

The Great Give

armaninos-great-giveEvery year, Armanino closes its offices to deliver a day of hands-on volunteer service to community-based organizations and nonprofits through its annual Great Give event. The Great Give symbolizes the Armanino culture of teamwork and collaboration. For its employees, the Great Give is part of what makes the firm a great place to work because it provides an opportunity for each employee to take a day off and use it to give back to their own communities where they live and do business. In the process, each employee and the firm create closer ties and stronger bonds with the people and leaders in our communities.

Below are just some of the nonprofits we have assisted in years past:

All Saints School
All Saints Catholic School is a kindergarten to eighth grade parish school with Dominican roots. They provide a faith-filled, safe, and nurturing environment in a community that celebrates its traditions and diversity.

American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.)
To nurture the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training, and an ongoing engagement with its community.

Anka Behavioral Health
To eliminate the impact of behavioral health problems for all people.

Catholic Charities CYO
Founded in 1907 and rooted in faith traditions of charity and justice, Catholic Charities CYO supports families, aging and disabled adults, and youth through social services and opportunities for healthy growth and development.

Chartwell School
The mission of Chartwell School is to diagnostically educate students with specific learning variations in a way that provides them with the academic skill, confidence, creativity and perseverance necessary to meet the challenges of mainstream education and lifelong learning.

Dolores Street Community Services
Dolores Street Community Services works to prevent homelessness, create affordable housing, build community, and empower low-income residents of San Francisco.

The Family Giving Tree
The Family Giving Tree fulfills the exact holiday wish and provides backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need in local communities while inspiring the values of kindness, philanthropy and volunteerism.

Glide Meals Program
To create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity transforms lives and communities by helping families in need purchase or renovate their own homes.

Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa
To feed the hungry of Contra Costa County by providing free meals at dining rooms in local communities where there is need.

MedShare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the environment and healthcare through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to underserved healthcare facilities in developing countries.

Portland Fruit Tree Project
To increase equitable access to healthy food and strengthen communities by empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of urban fruit trees.

Sacred Heart Community Service
Sacred Heart Community Service works to build a community free from poverty by creating hope, opportunity, and action. They provide essential services, empower people to improve their lives, advocate for justice, and inspire volunteers to love, serve, and share.

St. Cornelius School
St. Cornelius Catholic School, a ministry of St. Cornelius Church, instills the truths and values of the Roman Catholic Tradition. We are a K-8 elementary, co-educational and multicultural school serving families of all faiths in the urban area of Richmond, CA.

St. Leander School
St. Leander Catholic School, as part of the educational ministry of St. Leander Parish, provides a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade education serving a culturally rich and economically diverse community.

St. Patrick School
St. Patrick School provides a quality pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade education emphasizing the growth of the whole person in the Catholic tradition.  St. Patrick graduates students who are prepared to meet the challenges of the twenty first century and who have a commitment to peace, justice and service as taught in the Gospel.

St. Philip Neri School
A challenging, faith-centered curriculum guides and prepares students for academic excellence, spiritual growth, and dedication to service.

San Damiano Retreat
The mission of San Damiano Retreat is to provide a peaceful environment of natural beauty where spiritual renewal and growth may be sought by people of all faiths and backgrounds.

SHELTER, Inc. of Contra Costa County
The mission of SHELTER, Inc. is to provide an end homelessness by promoting self-sufficiency among low-income residents of Contra Costa County.

30 By 30

armaninos-30-by-30Our 30 by 30 program gives our employees the opportunity to organize a variety of philanthropic ventures throughout the year, all while developing their leadership skills. These efforts provide the firm and its people with year-round opportunities to support many worthy causes, across all of our locations.

Below are just some of the organizations we have assisted in years past:

The Urban Farmers
A grassroots, all-volunteer, non-profit organization in the East Bay of San Francisco. It is our goal to deliver solutions that address the needs of the people and the planet we inhabit. We harvest excess backyard fruit for the needy.

St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda Co. & Shelter, Inc.
St. Vincent de Paul is a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to needy men, women and children in Alameda County. Our emphasis is on volunteer-driven, one-to-one assistance, in collective fellowship and spiritual growth. The organization, founded in 1938, exists to meet the needs of the poor and the homeless. Following the tradition of Frederic Ozanam, founder of the International Society of St. Vincent de Paul, SVdP serves anyone in need, regardless of race, creed or origin.

Tower Cancer Research Foundation
Founded in 1996 by a group of dedicated physicians, patients, and volunteers, Tower Cancer Research Foundation has developed a legacy of supporting high impact research and clinical trials. This includes research that resulted in the approval of 15 new cancer drugs and the expansion of treatment options for cancer patients all over the world.

American Heart Association - Heart Walk
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun
and rewarding for the entire family.

Northern California Family Dog Rescue
Family Dog Rescue saves awesome dogs of all sizes, breeds and personalities and matches them with equally awesome humans from all walks of life, creating families with every adoption.

MS Society - Walk MS
Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise
we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.

Our House - Run for Hope
The OUR HOUSE mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing.

Mya's Annual 5K Walk for Five P Minus (5P-)
This walk is part of a nationwide event coordinated by the 5p- Society to encourage families affected by 5p- to raise awareness in their local community.