Big Wave Project group at fundraiser concert
Big Wave Project group at fundraiser concert

Donating today will have a huge impact on people who will make Big Wave their home.

Your gift will support….

The Rosemary Sherman Fund to support Needs-Based Familiesa financial assistance program that enables us to offer a portion of our apartments to qualified adults with special needs with extremely limited resources.

Farm Operations for maintenance, equipment and supplies, and support of vocational training for our future residents and the hundreds of Bay Area adults with special needs who visit our farm every month.

Or Mail to: The Big Wave Project, P.O. Box 1901, El Granada, CA  94018

Big Wave is a 501©(3) non-profit organization #20-5666260 with the mission of providing housing, a sense of community, and an environment in which to thrive, for adults with special needs.

There are many ways to support our work:

One-Time Gift or Recurring Monthly Donations

Your tax-deductible gift can be made by credit card using the Donate button above. Please mail check Donations to:  The Big Wave Project   P.O. Box 1901   El Granada, CA  94018

Employer Matching Gifts

Check with your HR department or CEO to see if your company matches charitable gifts: many business double or even triple gifts made by their employees.

Donor-Advised Funds (DAF)

You can initiate a gift from your donor-advised fund: Fidelity | Schwab| Silicon Valley Community Foundation | Vanguard

Stock Gifts

Donors who choose to give appreciated securities may avoid paying capital gains taxes and receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of the donated stock.


IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

Give through your IRA. People aged 70 1/2 and older can make charitable contributions from their retirement accounts to meet the annual required distribution.

Vehicle Donations

We work with a third-party who will have a licensed tow company pick up your vehicle at no cost to you. Then you receive a tax-deduction and Big Wave’s programs benefit! To donate your vehicle or learn more, please visit our page on or call 855-500-7433.

Legacy Giving

As you make your long-term financial plans, we would be honored if you would consider Big Wave as a philanthropic partner. Whatever your inspiration for giving, your legacy will be an enduring testament to your values and passions. You will help ensure that the high-quality programs Big Wave offers today will be available for future generations.

Volunteer At Big Wave:

There are many ways to volunteer at Big Wave. Please contact Kim Gainza to inquire about our many volunteer positions.

Thank you!