About us

Mission Statement

Through grassroots education, advocacy and services, Breathe California fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health.

Breathe California is dedicated to fighting lung disease, advocating for clean air and promoting public health in our local communities. Since 1908, we have addressed the most serious health threats of our time through grassroots programs that empower individual, institutional and community change for better breathing and healthier living. Breathe California:

  • Empowers communities to affect change for improved lung health
  • Educates our diverse communities about lung disease
  • Provides support services to assist those suffering from lung disease
  • Advocates for policies that promote clean air and improve public health
  • Supports research to find cures, improve treatments and prevent lung disease

At Breathe California, we believe that breathing should not be a struggle or a risk. Our local non-profit offers a wide array of local services that address the most important lung health issues facing our communities today. These include programs to: teach kids how to manage their asthma, prevent teens from using tobacco, assist smokers who want to quit, and help emphysema and lung cancer patients cope with their illness. We also advocate for key clean air and public health policies, and support innovative lung health research.

For the past 100 years, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Bay Area is one of the healthiest places in the country to live. That’s why we are proud to say that 100% of all donations made to Breathe California support our local efforts to promote lung health.

We invite you to learn more about our organization and join our drive to fight lung disease, promote clean air and advance public health.