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Thank You for Joining Us!

There are many ways you can get involved and/or donate to the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area, including many non-cash options.

Simply donating your time to help with one of our events is a tremendous help to our organization, and we are appreciative of any support we receive from you.


Become a Member

By becoming a member, you will have more access to our programs, events and information. There is no cost to becoming a member.

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Donate Now

When you make a donation to the DSCBA, you are funding a unique lifeline available full time to our members. You are empowering Bay Area families from the moment they receive a diagnosis or give birth. You are giving people with Down syndrome of all ages opportunities to thrive. You are making a significant impact toward inclusion, equity and awareness.

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of our programs and events.  We have weekly, monthly and special event opportunities!


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Listed below are some suggested ways to help support our cause. If you have any questions or additional methods of donating, please contact us at (925) 362-8660. For your reference, our Tax ID number is 91-1904304. 

 Join Our Team | Join Our Board | Other Ways to Give | Community Impact Nomination | Tell Your Story 

Join Our Team

The DSCBA is looking to hire several positions in the Greater Bay Area.  If you would like to make a difference in the lives of the families and individuals with Down syndrome, please click the link below to see our latest opportunities.

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Join Our Board

If you have time and energy, we are looking for you! Help with our fundraising events and become an advocate for an amazing organization. This is an opportunity to give back to the community and have fun while doing it. Board meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month. Be a part of something that will change your life.

If you are interested in joining our Board, please contact Mike Lin by email

Board Member Application

Other Ways to Give

  • Company Matching
    • Did you know that your gift can have an even greater impact when it is matched by your employer?
    • Search for your employer to see if they have a matching program and more information on filing for a match.  Click here
  • Donate an Auction Item to the Annual Gala
    • This is a great opportunity to showcase your business products and services or to give a great tax-deductible item to be auctioned at one of our events. Some popular past items are wine packages, vacation homes, sports memorabilia, fine art, jewelry, spa packages, etc. Have something to give? Contact Melissa at
  • Donate Your Vehicle
    • The proceeds we receive from your donated vehicle are very helpful to us. The process is fast and easy. Don’t sell it. Donate it. Simply call 1-(888)-686-4483 or fill out this form to start the process. 
  • Legacy Giving
    • Do you have an estate plan? Consider leaving a legacy gift to the DSCBA to continue our mission for future families.Talk to your Estate Planning Attorney if you are interested in setting up a legacy gift.
  • Attend a Fundraising Event
    • We would love to see you at our fundraisers, such as the annual Gala or the Step Up for Down Syndrome walk.  Your participation and support make a huge difference, and our events are a lot of fun! Check our Events Page for upcoming events.
  • Donor Advised Fund
    • This is like having a philanthropic checking account where you can designate tax-deductible giving to charities of your choice. Talk to your financial advisor and consider the DSCBA when planning.
  • Create a Birthday Facebook Fundraiser
    • Consider giving your friends the opportunity of giving you a gift that benefits the DSCBA by posting a fundraiser on your Facebook wall. Need help? Email 
  • Got Stocks
    • You can donate your stocks directly to us for a year-end tax break. Just coordinate this transaction with us by contacting Farhana at 925-362-8660 x101,

Community Impact Award Nomination

The DSCBA would like to recognize community members who inspire us with their dedicated and exemplary service to individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Do you know of an educator, physician, employer, therapist, bus driver, para/aide or other service provider that is going above and beyond? If so, nominate them!

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Tell Your Story

We want to hear your story! Please share with us about you or your child's accomplishment, success, struggles or efforts. We'd love to know if DSCBA is a part of your story too.

Your stories will help us understand and show the needs and our impact in the Bay Area. We may want to use some or all of your story, but we will contact you first for permission. 

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Our Mission

To empower, inspire and support people with Down Syndrome, their families and the community that serves them, while fostering awareness and acceptance in all areas of life.