Baker Ave Asset Management (BAAM) gives 10% of our annual gross profits back into the community. Every BAAM employee is encouraged to take 1 day off a month and get involved in the community with a non-profit of their choice.
Achieve is a year-round, 4-year high school scholarship and enrichment program for underserved students from low-income families. By providing both a quality education and extensive individual support, achieve increases the options and opportunities of its students. While some students entering achieve students have academic challenges, all of the young men and women selected for the program are strongly motivated to put forth maximum effort to change and improve their lives. Achieve’s mission embraces more than academic excellence. By broadening the horizons of these young men and women through cultural, career and community service experiences, they emerge as young adults equipped with the tools necessary to lead better lives.
In partnership with Achieve, Baker Ave currently gives 2 full 4-year scholarships to 2 girls to attend Holy Names High School., a private all girls school in Oakland.
Kiva.org allows individuals to make $25 loans to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world (microfinance). By doing so, individuals can provide affordable working capital for the poor (money to buy a sewing machine, livestock, etc.), empowering them to earn their way out of poverty. It's a new, direct and sustainable way to fight global poverty.
At the end of each year Baker Ave donates $25 on behalf of every one of our clients to Kiva. Our loan portfolio can be found at www.kiva.org/lender/bakerave.
Established in 1981, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit partner that supports and assists the Golden Gate National Parks in research, interpretation, and conservation programs. The Conservancy's work is undertaken with generous contributions from individual, corporate, and foundation donors, as well as income earned from operating park bookstores and cafes, publishing educational materials, producing interpretive merchandise, and providing park tours. Since its inception in 1981, the Parks Conservancy has provided the Golden Gate National Parks with more than $100 million in support and is recognized as one of the largest and most effective park partners in the country.
Employees from BAAM are currently involved in volunteering their times and resources to work on a Habitat Restoration and Trail Maintenance in Chrissy Fields.