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Looking for a way to make a difference during the season of giving?

BAYCAT is a local nonprofit that exists to end racial, gender and economic inequity by creating powerful, authentic media while diversifying the creative industry. Through the education and employment of low-income youth, young people of color, and young women in the Bay Area, and producing media for socially-minded clients, BAYCAT is changing the stories that get shared with the world.


1. Contact us if you want to move forward and explore how we might partner with your organization on a giving campaign.

2. Contact the person in charge of your employee giving program to introduce BAYCAT. Here is an email template. 

3. Point BAYCAT in the right direction. Contact BAYCAT here to share who we should reach out to within your organization about your giving programs.

Your company and your employees’ investment would:

Educate Youth

BAYCAT ACADEMY is an internationally-acclaimed media arts school. We provide free digital media education to 100% low income youth, ages 11-17.

BAYCAT is a:

- 501(c)(3) nonprofit

- LBE certified

- Women & BIPOC managed


Provide a Pathway to Employment

We train, mentor and employ diverse transitional aged youth, ages 18-25, and place them in major San Francisco and Bay Area companies.

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Diversify Creative

Media Industry

The industry isn’t diverse, but BAYCAT graduates are.

40% of the US population are people of color. 12.6% of film directors are people of color.

50% of the US population are women. 11.5% of advertising creative directors are women.

Our young people identify as 95% BIPOC, 47% women, and 99% low income.

Learn more

BAYCAT Founder & CEO, Villy Wang, delivers a TED Talk sharing a revolutionary idea that storytelling can help end racism.

An overview of our mission/work. 

Frequently asked questions

Can I donate needed materials rather than a cash donation?

BAYCAT accepts in kind donations of production equipment like video cameras, photo cameras, audio and computer equipment. We strive to provide up to date, state of the art equipment and resources for our community. Working equipment that is still fully functioning and used in the industry is welcome. We are not able to use video cameras that use tape or other outdated technologies.

Is BAYCAT enrolled with Benevity or Donor Advised Funds?

Yes. Our full name is Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology

What is the BAYCAT vision?

BAYCAT believes that every person’s story matters. We envision a world where media and technology facilitate the telling and the hearing of stories from the broadest possible range of experiences in a way that moves people to create inclusive, equitable communities.

Are there sponsor benefits?

Individuals that give will be listed on the giving platform by name unless they select anonymous. If a company is interested in donating there are opportunities please contact to discuss sponsor benefits.

Additional questions?

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Is there a minimum donation?

All size donations are welcomed.