Why BAR?

BAR is a 501(c)3 non-profit (staffed by volunteers) that contributes a portion of proceeds to front-line service organizations. In addition to seeking funds to produce our signature event and workshop for girls on February 13th, 2016 , we are thrilled to expand our reach and raise money to:

• support the fierceness and resiliency of girls of color: a full day empowerment workshop with outdoor drum, dance, and interactive exercises led by our network of phenomenal artists on May 14 ($3,000)


• address the enormous problem of community trauma: We are doing this through sound healing sessions for local 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence mothers (whose children have been killed) with the incomparable gina Breedlove ($3,000).

Your tax-free donations make our work possible.
Thank you for your generosity.

Featured 2016 Recipients

RadBrowns and Bay Area Rising Sign for Camping trip

Radical Monarchs: Radical Monarchs provides a safe place for girls of color ages 8-12 to explore social-justice issues affecting racially diverse communities. The girls earn badges by participating in civil rights protests and women’s empowerment conferences. Radical Monarchs empowers girls to step in to their power, brilliance and leadership to make the world a more radical place. With your support they can continue their leadership training by attending their first camping trip. Please visit their Facebook page for more information.

Your donations will go to sending the Monarchs to summer camp this coming year

The Butterfly Movement The Butterfly Movement, part of Girls 2000, is a national organization supporting young women and girls of African descent through the transitions of life. Ms. Brandi Mack, director of Girls 2000 at Hunters Point Family coordinates the California activities, including an annual camp in Philo, CA.

Please visit their web page for more information.

Your donations will empower a young individual to learn leadership skills in the many after school programs that Girls 2000 holds.

Featured Activist


“I stand with Bay Area Rising because protecting and advocating for women and girls is everything to me. I intend to live in a world where rape, misogyny, sexism, inequality, and all violence against women is eradicated.” –Gina Breedlove

Guest Artist


“Women and Girls are the most vital resource on the earth. BETTY loves that Bay Area Rising exists to empower, protect, and galvanize the female in order to change the world” –BETTY

Fiscal Sponsor

Belladonna Sanctuary TAX ID #: 20-1615445