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

  1. Jim Dieterle
    Jim Dieterle gave a $52 donation to VISALIA - (2:00-4:00PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 1st) to support Tami Letsinger to support Still Gutterly Ridiculous
    $52 to VISALIA - (2:00-4:00PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 1st)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
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  2. Monte Saunders
    Monte Saunders gave a $25 donation to VISALIA - (2:00-4:00PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 1st) to support Tami Letsinger to support Still Gutterly Ridiculous
    $25 to VISALIA - (2:00-4:00PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 1st)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
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  3. Jorge Banderas
    Jorge Banderas gave a $20 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Lupita Rodriguez to support Sonitrol
    $20 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
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  4. An anonymous donation of $25 has been made to support Thomas Mora
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  5. Tami Letsinger
    Tami Letsinger gave a $25 donation to VISALIA - (2:00-4:00PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 1st) to support Tami Letsinger to support Still Gutterly Ridiculous
    Dedication In Honor of: Everyone that supports Big Brothers Big Sisters every day!
    GO TEAM!!!
    $25 to VISALIA - (2:00-4:00PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 1st)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
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  6. An anonymous donation of $10 has been made to support Thomas Mora
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  7. An anonymous donation of $25 has been made
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  8. Yolanda Padilla
    Yolanda Padilla gave a $20 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Bertha Diaz-Alvarado to support Kombat Zone
    $20 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
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  9. Justin Witte
    Justin Witte gave a $75 donation to PG&E - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Sunday -March 26th) to support Justin Witte to support STARS & STRIKES
    Justin Bowling Donation
    $75 to PG&E - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Sunday -March 26th)
    PG&E RED, WHITE & BOWL!!We have never seen a more exciting bunch than our local PG&E employees! We were blown away last year when the Big Blue Wave filled our bowli...
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  10. Justin Witte
    Justin Witte gave a $75 donation to PG&E - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Sunday -March 26th) to support Jaxon Witte to support STARS & STRIKES
    Jaxson Bowling Donation
    $75 to PG&E - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Sunday -March 26th)
    PG&E RED, WHITE & BOWL!!We have never seen a more exciting bunch than our local PG&E employees! We were blown away last year when the Big Blue Wave filled our bowli...
    2 days ago · Like
  11. Gina Archer
    Gina Archer gave a $52 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Darin Rose to support Craftsmen Crew
    Wonderful program!
    $52 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    2 days ago · Like
  12. An anonymous donation of $25 has been made to support Darin Rose
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  13. Sommer Archer
    Sommer Archer gave a $30 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Darin Rose to support Craftsmen Crew
    $30 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
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  14. An anonymous donation has been made
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  15. An anonymous donation has been made to support Heather Crilly
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  16. Efren Gonzales
    Efren Gonzales gave a $10 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Lupita Rodriguez to support Sonitrol
    Go Lupita!!!
    $10 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    2 days ago · Like
  17. Versha Shah gave a $75 donation
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  18. Anjana Patel
    Anjana Patel gave a $26 donation to FRESNO - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Sima Patel to support Jiwanee Diwanee
    Great work 👍🏽 God Bless
    $26 to FRESNO - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    2 days ago · Like
  19. Shannon Brandsen
    Shannon Brandsen gave a $50 donation to FRESNO - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Shannon Brandsen to support Pepsi - Funaoka
    $50 to FRESNO - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    2 days ago · Like
  20. An anonymous donation of $25 has been made to support Sima Patel
    Go Sima!!!! :-)
    3 days ago · Like
  21. Julian and Dominic Galaviz
    Julian and Dominic Galaviz gave a $20 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Kombat Zone
    $20 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    3 days ago · Like
  22. Azalea Murillo
    Azalea Murillo gave a $20 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Bertha Diaz-Alvarado to support Kombat Zone
    $20 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    3 days ago · Like
  23. Darius Montazemi
    Darius Montazemi gave a $75 donation to FRESNO - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Darius Montazemi to support Pepsi Jacoby
    $75 to FRESNO - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    3 days ago · Like
  24. Evelyn  Vallez
    Evelyn Vallez gave a $10 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Bertha Diaz-Alvarado to support Kombat Zone
    $10 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    3 days ago · Like
  25. 1106th TASMG family
    1106th TASMG family gave a $100 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Kombat Zone
    Thank you to the folks from the 1106th TASMG who donated to our cause. Every dollar counts and your dollars will be put to great use
    $100 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    3 days ago · Like
  26. Mitzi Torres
    Mitzi Torres gave a $79 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Mitzi Torres to support The Unbowlievables
    $79 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    3 days ago · Like
  27. Victor Perez
    Victor Perez gave a $20 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Timothy Tinajero to support Sonitrol
    $20 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    3 days ago · Like
  28. Marco Luna
    Marco Luna gave a $210 donation to FRESNO - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Mario Reyes to support Knights of the Shield
    It's awesome to see you and your club giving back and supporting our community! Keep up the good work!!! Go Raiders!!
    $210 to FRESNO - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    3 days ago · Like
  29. Arnold lucatero
    Arnold lucatero gave a $25 donation to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Timothy Tinajero to support Sonitrol
    $25 to FRESNO - (12PM-2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017!! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    3 days ago · Like
  30. Harpreet  Athwal
    Harpreet Athwal gave a $25 donation to FRESNO - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Mandi Johal to support Jiwanee Diwanee
    Good luck, deeps!
    $25 to FRESNO - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl! (Saturday-March 25th)
    Come join us in celebrating our 30th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It is definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate in here in the Central Valley! Come dressed to impress a...
    3 days ago · Like
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