Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California

About This Organization

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the largest, well-known, most researched and measured youth mentoring program in the United States. The heart of our program is a thoroughly screened adult volunteer mentor, known as a “Big”, matched with a child (“Little”) in a relationship that is carefully monitored and supported by our staff.

Here in Central California, our local, independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization has helped more than 10,000 youth since its inception in 1968. These children can benefit from extra attention and receive exposure to more life options than may be available in their own surroundings.

We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behavior
  • Educational success

Our local donor and volunteer supported agency formed in Fresno in 1968 and began mentoring services in 1969. Since that time, we have served over 10,000 children and their families. In 1997 satellite offices opened in Hanford and Madera to cover an expanded service area of Kings and Madera counties. Expanding yet again, in late 2007 we merged with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tulare County and changed the name to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California to reflect our new region. Today, we serve four counties in the Central Valley and serve over 1,000 children each year through our different programs.

Our program has been acknowledged and honored by the Juvenile Justice Commission, Fresno Police Department, Fresno County Probation Department, California Youth Authority, City of Fresno, The United Way of Fresno County, and the Governor’s Office. We received a 2005 Quality Award and a 2007 and 2008 Family Strengthening awards from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 

In 2015, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California was one of 16 agencies to receive the National Gold Standard Award for their outstanding statistics and reaching all of their yearly goals.

Campaigns

Give a little, help a Little!
Give a little, help a Little!
Campaign
This holiday season, we are partnering with Marshalls, PROJEKT15 Media & Montage for AG to bring a once in a lifetime shopping experi...
$471 raised (7%)
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3rd Annual Youth Soccer Clinic - Oakhurst
3rd Annual Youth Soccer Clinic - Oakhurst
Group Campaign
Big Brothers Big Sisters - 3rd Annual Youth Soccer Clinic
$500 raised
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MADERA - 9th Annual Youth Soccer Clinic
MADERA - 9th Annual Youth Soccer Clinic
Group Campaign
Big Brothers Big Sisters 9th Annual Youth Soccer Clinic - Madera County
$6,350 raised
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  1. Joel Perez
    Joel Perez gave a $26 donation to Give a little, help a Little!
    $26 to Give a little, help a Little!
    This holiday season, we are partnering with Marshalls, PROJEKT15 Media & Montage for AG to bring a once in a lifetime shopping experience for Littles...
    17 minutes ago · Like
  2. An anonymous donation has been made
    Please use funds for a Madera family
    about 3 hours ago · Like
  3. Shauna Goodman
    Shauna Goodman gave a $500 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: The Goodman Family
    Thank you for everything you have done for Jason and Jade!
    1 day ago · Like
  4. Jim & Elizabeth  Anderson
    Jim & Elizabeth Anderson gave a $106 donation to Give a little, help a Little!
    $106 to Give a little, help a Little!
    This holiday season, we are partnering with Marshalls, PROJEKT15 Media & Montage for AG to bring a once in a lifetime shopping experience for Littles...
    1 day ago · Like
  5. El Dorado Almonds, LLC.
    El Dorado Almonds, LLC. gave a donation to Give a little, help a Little!
    Happy Shopping, Little! Merry Christmas! 🎄
    A donation to Give a little, help a Little!
    This holiday season, we are partnering with Marshalls, PROJEKT15 Media & Montage for AG to bring a once in a lifetime shopping experience for Littles...
    2 days ago · Like
  6. Katie Kellett
    Katie Kellett gave a $40 donation
    One time enrollment fee to go towards the live scan.
    4 days ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation of $21 has been made
    You guys wonderful!
    7 days ago · Like
  8. Lefty Escheik
    Lefty Escheik gave a $131 donation
    Thanksgiving Dinners
    8 days ago · Like
  9. Keo Kim
    Keo Kim gave a $157 donation to Give a little, help a Little!
    $157 to Give a little, help a Little!
    This holiday season, we are partnering with Marshalls, PROJEKT15 Media & Montage for AG to bring a once in a lifetime shopping experience for Littles...
    8 days ago · Like
  10. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    9 days ago · Like
  11. An anonymous donation of $5000 has been made
    9 days ago · Like
  12. Jessica Johnson
    Jessica Johnson gave a $30 donation
    Volunteer Enrollment
    9 days ago · Like
  13. An anonymous donation of $25 has been made
    11 days ago · Like
  14. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California has created a Campaign Give a little, help a Little!
    Give a little, help a Little!
    This holiday season, we are partnering with Marshalls, PROJEKT15 Media & Montage for AG to bring a once in a lifetime shopping experience for Littles...
    14 days ago · Like
  15. Tara O'Neill
    Tara O'Neill gave a $30 donation
    Volunteer Enrollment
    21 days ago · Like
  16. Martin Vigodnier
    Martin Vigodnier gave a $30 donation
    Volunteer Enrollment
    22 days ago · Like
  17. An anonymous donation of $25 has been made
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  18. Shannon Buck
    Shannon Buck gave a $30 donation
    Volunteer Enrollment
    28 days ago · Like
  19. Maire  Blaisdell
    Maire Blaisdell gave a donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Julie Smith
    about 1 month ago · Like
  20. Jocelyn Kristi
    Jocelyn Kristi gave a $30 donation
    Volunteer Enrollment
    about 1 month ago · Like
  21. Craig Mungary gave a $250 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  22. Scott Bell gave a $6000 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  23. Tom Boland gave a $380 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  24. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    about 1 month ago · Like
  25. DAN TATE
    DAN TATE gave a $25 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  26. Barry Maas gave a $2000 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  27. Matty Matoian gave a $300 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  28. Chris Cammack gave a $200 donation
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