Welcome to Graybird Foundation
Bold moves are at the heart of Silicon Valley—it is a place of innovators, dreamers, and doers. But Silicon Valley is not just where technology begins; it’s also home to millions of people, many of whom are either working to better our society or simply struggling to survive.
At Graybird we feel fortunate to have been part of marketing the technology that has helped so many people, products and companies emerge as leaders. Our foundation is an opportunity to give back to the community we live in and love.
How? By working with a small team of experts, our foundation gives nonprofits that serve education, fine arts and our community access to marketing, branding and communications projects that their budgets simply don’t allow.
Whether you are a marketing professional, an aspiring non-profit organization, or a donor looking to make a difference, we need you. Let’s help our entire community soar.
We hope you will join us on this mission.
What We Do
Who We Serve
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Graybird is motivated to serve local nonprofits that benefit our communities.
LifeMoves, the largest homeless services provider across San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, approached Graybird to orchestrate and execute its complete rebranding in a project that spanned from December 2014 to February 2016.
“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.”
– Maya Angelou, poet
At Graybird, we care deeply about higher education and eagerly support nonprofits that improve college access and graduation rates among underserved students.
We look for community-based nonprofits that help families understand the value of four-year college degrees, and that provide support for students to discover their strengths, excel academically and contribute to their communities. We are working with Foundation for College Education to expand their programs for underserved middle- and high-school students.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary
Graybird Foundation selects developing artists and creative nonprofits in the Bay Area to promote their bodies of work.
Graybird teamed with the filmmakers of the Surviving Skokie documentary to fund its completion and run its marketing. During the 2015 – 2016 season, Surviving Skokie was accepted as an official selection to screen at a dozen film festivals in the U.S., Europe and Australia. It was an honor to help position Surviving Skokie to win awards at the 2015 Mill Valley and the 2016 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festivals.
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”
– Auguste Rodin, sculptor
What People Are Saying
Surviving Skokie is one of those rare films offering hope that the human spirit can survive the darkest moments. It was a delight to work with the Graybird Foundation team who not only promoted their film, but went above and beyond to highlight our festival as a whole.”
Program Marketing Manager, Chicago Jewish Community Center
From day one it was clear that Graybird Foundation was completely committed to a marketing plan that would give Surviving Skokie every chance to make a memorable impact with audiences.”
Co-Director, Co-Producer, Surviving Skokie
Graybird Foundation was a strategic partner in co-managing our enormous rebranding initiative. The huge undertaking of the lifemoves.org website reflects the creativity and commitment that are hallmarks of a Graybird Foundation project.”
V.P. Development, LifeMoves
We are beyond grateful to the entire Graybird team for the incredible work they put into our rebrand. Their efforts helped lift our organization to a new level of professionalism.”
Executive Director, Reach for Home
Gisela Vargas joined Graybird Foundation this year as a Marketing Specialist. She's responsible for marketing execution, client research, social media strategy, website development and event planning. She has a deep appreciation for marketing and is excited to help...read more
Natalie Occhipinti has joined the Graybird Foundation team as our Marketing Coordinator! As Marketing Coordinator, Natalie conducts client research, compiles research results and manages interview schedules. She schedules, prepares and attends client...read more