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James Jenkins Lift Us Foundation | Join Us | Donate  Lift Us uses weightlifting to help young people become well-rounded adults.

Since 2016 we have been serving our community. We made this investment because we are determined to make an impact, and be a positive force for good in the world.  Help us do more!

Lift us currently serves:
  • 80% students of color

  • Students from multiple zip codes in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area

  • Award $250,000 in need-based assistance

  • Providing opportunities for youth athletes who might not otherwise be able to participate in Lift Us

Among these accomplishments of Lift Us:
  • 400% increase in enrollment.

  • Provided an open safe place to train during the 12-month shutdown of schools and sports during the pandemic.

  • Hosted camps for youth athletes.

  • Hosted 6-time World Champion, and 2020 Olympian CJ Cummings for community events

  • Hosted a family nutrition seminar

  • Hired and empowered BIPOC women coach who are underrepresented in strength and conditioning

  • Provided continuing education opportunities for BIPOC coaches

  • Hosted a National Championship-level weightlifting event to expose students to what’s possible

  • Funded a team to compete at USAW Nationals

  • Produced multiple National champions

  • Lift US has been featured on KPIX5, ABC7, KRON4, KTUV2 live broadcasts.

  • Featured on the San Francisco Chronicle front page, and in the center spread.

Your support will provide more young athletes and their families opportunities to join LIFT US.

Help us do MORE. Your generosity changes lives.

  • Donor Advised Fund (DAF) information:
    LIFT US legal name is JAMES JENKINS LIFT US FOUNDATION, The organization's EIN:84-2398302. LIFT US legal address is: 2140 Livingston st. Oakland, CA 94606
  • Is this donation tax deductible?
    LIFT US is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Following your donation, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record to claim your deduction.
  • Do you accept checks as a donation option?
    Yes! Check donations can be made to: JAMES JENKINS LIFT US FOUNDATION. Address is: 2140 Livingston st. Oakland, CA 94606

Fill Out the Form Below to Donate Today!

Cash and Check donations can be made to: JAMES JENKINS LIFT US FOUNDATION. Address is: 2140 Livingston st. Oakland, CA 94606 

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