The needs of our children go far beyond the basics provided by funding sources. Your contribution directly impacts children struggling with mental health issues, learning disorders, emotional and behavioral challenges. The vast majority of youth served come with backgrounds of trauma from many forms of abuse.  Make a gift today and make a positive impact on a child’s tomorrow.

Every contribution, regardless of gift level, is critically important to our work.  Every donation helps an at-risk and special needs youth reach their fullest potential.  By making a gift, you empower Oak Grove to help educate, heal, and restore relationships for at-risk youth and their families.

$20 – Pays for a gift recognizing 1 Youth for progress made in their treatment and education

$50 – Sponsors a special outing for 1 Youth and a peer

$100 – Funds an 8-week art class for 1 Youth

$150 – Funds Music and Video lessons for 2 youth

$500 – Supports Milestone Celebrations for Residential Youth without a family (Example: Birthdays, School Achievement, Job Accomplishment, etc..)

$1,500 – Sponsors 1 Youth for 1 Year in the Culinary Creations Vocational Training Program helping them develop employable skills for independent adulthood



Make your gift reoccurring for an even greater impact month after month!  Learn more here about our Mighty Oaks Givers program and the impact they make every day!


In-Kind Gifts

You can help Oak Grove by contributing everyday items such as art, school, or hobby supplies, and sports and recreational equipment. Although Oak Grove supplies all hygiene supplies, grooming and make up kits are an optional “extra” that youth really appreciate as well as socks and $10 gift cards. During this time, Oak Grove can only accept NEW, UNUSED items.  Click here to see our current list of greatest needs.

For information on in-kind gifts, please contact:
Kristi Piatkowski, Development Director at (951)677-5599 ext. 2238 or


Matching Gifts

Many corporations now support non-profit organizations by matching employee contributions, either in full or at a specified percentage. These matching gifts provide much-needed financial support to Oak Grove at no additional cost to the employee.

To see if your company matches employee gifts ask the human resources department.  Oak Grove can also check to see if your financial contributions or volunteer time can be matched.

For information or assistance, please contact:
Kristi Piatkowski, Development Director at (951)677-5599 ext. 2238 or


The Mighty Oaks Legacy Leaders (Planned Giving)

Individuals who contribute life-income gifts naming Oak Grove Center as a beneficiary in their estate plan.  Mighty Oaks Legacy Leaders make a difference that impacts lives while also receiving tax benefits. There are a number of options that for estate and/or income tax benefits. These include:

  • Designation of Oak Grove as beneficiary of your will or trust.
  • Designation of Oak Grove as beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
  • Contributing to Oak Grove through a Charitable Trust.
  • Passing ownership of your home, while your retain residence, through a Retained Life Estate.
  • Designation of Oak Grove as recipient of a gift of appreciated stock or real estate.
  • Designation of Oak Grove as successor beneficiary on your qualified retirement plan.
  • Donating shares from your stock portfolio is simple and can benefit both parties.

For information or assistance on Planned Giving options contact:
Tammy Wilson, CEO at (951) 677-5599 ext 2259 or  Additional support and tools are available from The Community Foundation serving San Bernardino and Riverside Counties as well as several financial planners that work with Oak Grove on behalf of the youth we serve.


Donate an Auto, Boat, Yacht, Truck, or RV

No longer need that Auto, Boat, Yacht, or RV?  Consider donating it to benefit Oak Grove Center!  Receive the maximum legal tax deductions and possibly a partial cash payment. For more information about car, boat, RV and other property donations or to receive a “no obligation” evaluation of your potential vehicle or other donation CLICK HERE or please call Action Donation Services toll free: (866) 2-GIVING or (866) 244-8464. They  pick up anywhere in the U.S.A.