Each month we share our offerings from the Sunday worship services with local and national non-profit organizations serving the community, particularly those serving people in need. A different group is selected each month to receive these funds.

Each year, through the generosity of UUCB members, friends, and Sunday visitors, more than $20,000 is distributed to these organizations. For more information, or to suggest a new Good Neighbor organization, please contact the Social Justice Council. The Social Justice Council votes annually to select the Good Neighbors for the coming calendar year.

If you would like to donate directly to the Good Neighbor program, please follow this link to donate online. Type in the amount you would like to donate and make sure you click the downward facing arrow next to the ” give to general fund” and click “give to good neighbor”. When you do this, it is like you are putting money in the offering plate on Sunday. If you are paying by check, please make it out to UUCB, and 1/2 of your donation goes to the Good Neighbor, and 1/2 goes to UUCB. If you make the check out directly to the Good Neighbor, we cannot cash the check, we mail the check directly to the good neighbor organization. Unfortunately, your gift is then not reflected in our Breeze system nor our accounting records and income statement for the year.

  • December 2023 Good Neighbor

    Safe Return Program

    The Safe Return Team is a group of formerly incarcerated Richmond residents working to strengthen the relationship of people coming home from incarceration with the broader community.

  • Good Neighbor Information and Sharing Session

    Thursday, November 30
    7-9pm on zoom 
    How can you help choose UUCB’s 2024 Good Neighbors? 
    Make sure to read this document which includes the mission statements and websites for all of the nominated non profits. Or, to find out more, you can talk with the person who nominated the organization.

    Wondering what the qualifications are for choosing our non profits?

    1. a 501 (c) 3 organization that promotes social, economic, racial, and/or environmental justice or peace, without mainstream support 
    2. an Alameda or Contra Costa County organization or a UU or UUCB social justice initiative or organization


    Most Importantly:

    Come to the Social Justice Council Meeting Thursday November 30 from 7-9pm on Zoom to hear representatives from each group speak for two minutes about what they do in our community.

    Join on Zoom



    After learning all you can about the organizations which have been nominated ballots will be available after the November 30 meeting and voting will be online until Sunday, December 3.

    Any Questions? Contact Natalie Campbell at nataliehcampbell@yahoo.com.
  • November 2023 Good Neighbor

    Nurturing Independence through Artistic Development (NIAD)

    NIAD promotes creative expression, independence, dignity and community integration for people with disabilities.

  • October 2023 Good Neighbor

    Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP)

    GRIP is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic coalition of congregations from varied faiths working together as a diverse and inclusive coalition dedicated to helping those of the community in need to transition to self-sufficiency. Their mission statement: “Responding to the Call to Service, GRIP transforms the lives of homeless, hungry and disenfranchised people.”

  • September 2023 Good Neighbor

    East Bay Center for the Blind

    The East Bay Center for the Blind offers services and social activities to a diverse group of people who are blind or low vision, many of whom are not assisted by other agencies.

  • August 2023 Good Neighbor

    No More Tears

    No More Tears (NMT) is a violence- and crime-prevention program founded in 2002 by men incarcerated at San Quentin and concerned citizens both seeking to remedy the rise of violent crime in their communities and reduce the recidivism rate of returning citizens.

  • July 2023 Good Neighbor


    Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP)

    BORP works to improve the health, independence and social integration of people with physical disabilities through sports, fitness and recreation programs. At BORP, we believe that sports and recreation provide a path to greater achievement to which all people should have access, and we continually strive to make this a reality.


  • June 2023 Good Neighbor

    SunWork Renewable Energy Projects

    SunWork’s mission is to help make solar more affordable and widespread with the help of trained volunteers.



  • May 2023 Good Neighbor



    YES Nature to Neighborhoods

    In partnership with nature, YES nurtures leaders who champion the wellbeing of the community.

    Its vision is for Richmond youth, adults and families to lead healthy, connected lives; motivate change in their neighborhoods; and inspire a safe, thriving community.


  • April 2023 Good Neighbor

    Women’s Cancer Resource Center


    Improves equitable access to cancer information, support and care.

    The Women’s Cancer Resource Center helps people with cancer navigate through the often overwhelming health care system so that they can get the appropriate care and treatment they need.

    All of their programs and services are free.