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Our Mission

It is our mission to ensure that people affected by incarceration have the material, emotional and advocacy support they need to both integrate into society and build healthy, productive lives going forward.

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Project Candlestick

One-on-one support with a professional life coach


UnCommon Heroes Award

Founding Director, David Cowan, accepts the 2019 award from UnCommon Law. Hear him talk about his motivation to do this work in an excerpt from his acceptance speech. Read more.

How You Can Help

Donate Today

Your donation helps us deliver critical support like backpacks and critical adventures to more people in California.


Volunteer your time or talents working with our community or behind the scenes at Bonafide. Call us at (415) 659-8406.