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

Fundraiser Night at The Habit Grill
Fundraiser Night at The Habit Grill
Campaign
FOR THOSE NOT ABLE TO JOIN US ON SUNDAY JUNE 4TH FROM 5-8PM, WE INVITE YOU TO SPONSOR A BURGER FOR A LITTLE! ANYTHING COUNTS AND WE WILL ...
$127 raised (2%)
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  1. Mitzi Torres
    Mitzi Torres gave a $127 donation
    4 days ago · Like
  2. Courtney Moore
    Courtney Moore gave a $12 donation
    This payment is to cover the recent end of the year event fee, I was going to pay at the office, but I did not get a chance to stop by.
    7 days ago · Like
  3. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    11 days ago · Like
  4. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California gave a $48 donation
    Reimbursement for BBBS Staff Polo
    19 days ago · Like
  5. Linda Chute
    Linda Chute gave a $26 donation to Fundraiser Night at The Habit Grill
    Wish I could do more!!!! Love this organization and all the people involved in it :)
    $26 to Fundraiser Night at The Habit Grill
    FOR THOSE NOT ABLE TO JOIN US ON SUNDAY JUNE 4TH FROM 5-8PM, WE INVITE YOU TO SPONSOR A BURGER FOR A LITTLE! ANYTHING COUNTS AND WE WILL BUY A BURGER FOR A BIG, LITTLE OR LITTLE'S FAMILY MEMBER :) ...
    21 days ago · Like
  6. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    23 days ago · Like
  7. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California gave a $60 donation
    Volunteer Enrollment for Brice & Savannah
    24 days ago · Like
  8. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California has created a Campaign Fundraiser Night at The Habit Grill
    Fundraiser Night at The Habit Grill
    FOR THOSE NOT ABLE TO JOIN US ON SUNDAY JUNE 4TH FROM 5-8PM, WE INVITE YOU TO SPONSOR A BURGER FOR A LITTLE! ANYTHING COUNTS AND WE WILL BUY A BURGER FOR A BIG, LITTLE OR LITTLE'S FAMILY MEMBER :) ...
    24 days ago · Like
  9. An anonymous donation of $25 has been made
    about 1 month ago · Like
  10. Shashanah Velasquez
    Shashanah Velasquez gave a $30 donation
    Volunteer Enrollment
    about 1 month ago · Like
  11. Catherine Huerta
    Catherine Huerta gave a $250 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  12. Steven Booker
    Steven Booker gave a $30 donation
    Volunteer Enrollment
    about 1 month ago · Like
  13. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    about 1 month ago · Like
  14. Zaragoza Rodriguez
    Zaragoza Rodriguez gave a $30 donation
    Volunteer Enrollment
    about 1 month ago · Like
  15. Catherine Huerta
    Catherine Huerta gave a $250 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  16. Big brothers Big Sisters of Central California
    Big brothers Big Sisters of Central California gave a $30 donation to FRESNO - (4PM - 6PM) - Red, White & Bowl! (Saturday-March 25th) to support Darnell Curry to support Pepsi - Funaoka
    $30 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...
    about 2 months ago · Like
  17. An anonymous donation of $25 has been made
    2 months ago · Like
  18. Teresa Zielinski
    Teresa Zielinski gave a $26 donation to VISALIA - (2:00-4:00PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 1st) to support Alicia Sundstrom to support Still Gutterly Ridiculous
    $26 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...
    2 months ago · Like
  19. William Lane
    William Lane gave a $30 donation
    Volunteer Enrollment
    2 months ago · Like
  20. Daniel  Jimenez
    Daniel Jimenez gave a $70 donation to VISALIA - (2:00-4:00PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 1st) to support Banana Bowlers
    $70 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...
    2 months ago · Like
  21. PRIVATE WEALTH ADVISORS
    PRIVATE WEALTH ADVISORS gave a $100 donation to VISALIA - (2:00-4:00PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 1st) to support Alicia Sundstrom to support Still Gutterly Ridiculous
    $100 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...
    2 months ago · Like
  22. Janet Mora
    Janet Mora gave a $25 donation to MADERA - (12PM - 2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 15th) to support Jacob Velasco to support EBOWLA
    $25 to MADERA - (12PM - 2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 15th)
    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 months ago · Like
  23. Jacob
    Jacob gave a $262 donation to MADERA - (12PM - 2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 15th) to support Jacob Velasco to support EBOWLA
    $262 to MADERA - (12PM - 2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 15th)
    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 months ago · Like
  24. Desiree Norwood
    Desiree Norwood gave a $30 donation
    Volunteer Enrollment
    2 months ago · Like
  25. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    2 months ago · Like
  26. Gary Amon
    Gary Amon gave a $50 donation to VISALIA - (2:00-4:00PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 1st) to support Alicia Sundstrom to support Still Gutterly Ridiculous
    $50 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...
    2 months ago · Like
  27. Edward Mendez
    Edward Mendez gave a $10 donation to MADERA - (12PM - 2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 15th) to support Leah Watters to support Old Castle Precast
    $10 to MADERA - (12PM - 2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 15th)
    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 months ago · Like
  28. Isaias Govea
    Isaias Govea gave a $30 donation
    volunteer enrollment
    2 months ago · Like
  29. Gabby Salazar
    Gabby Salazar gave a $20 donation to MADERA - (12PM - 2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 15th) to support Paul Yankey to support Lightning Strikes - Paul Yankey
    $20 to MADERA - (12PM - 2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 15th)
    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 months ago · Like
  30. Paul Yankey
    Paul Yankey gave a $100 donation to MADERA - (12PM - 2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 15th) to support Paul Yankey to support Lightning Strikes - Paul Yankey
    $100 to MADERA - (12PM - 2PM) - Red, White & Bowl 2017! (Saturday-April 15th)
    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 months ago · Like
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