Riaz Capital is a socially conscious company that strives to help improve the lives of people in our local, state, national, and global community. Our philanthropic efforts are focused on education, thoughtful urban planning and global women’s empowerment.
From the Board level to donations, we have worked to create strategic relationships with organizations that help strengthen the local communities we work within as well as the greater ones at large.
Riaz Capital believes in fostering the true potential of our next generation. The company is involved with non-profits as well as local agencies supporting children’s education.
The Posse Foundation: Board Seat
The Posse Foundation provides college access and full scholarships to public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by the traditional college selection processes.
Oakland Public Education Fund: Strategic Partnership
The only organization that raises money for all Oakland public schools
Oakland’s Children’s Initiative
Currently our fundraising efforts are focused on a November 2018 ballot that will help provide funding for equitable education to the children of Oakland from improved preschools to college access support and scholarships.
THOUGHTFUL URBAN PLANNING
Spur - San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association: Board Seat
As a real estate development company we very astutely understand how development affects the community where we have projects as well as the community at large. That’s why we are involved with SPUR, an organization that brings people together from across the political spectrum to create solutions to big problems our cities face and provide an independent and holistic approach to urban issues. This directly aligns with our current focus on workforce housing through ABD Suites and our other properties, to help alleviate the shortage of housing in our highly populated urban areas of the Bay Area and beyond.
As a family run business with deep roots in India Riaz Capital is actively involved in philanthropic efforts that impact women in India and developing countries.
American India Foundation- AIF: Gala Chair and Donor
The AIF is committed to catalyzing social and economic change in India, and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high-impact interventions in education, livelihoods, public health and leadership development. AIF helps all citizens but has a significant impact on women in the developing world of India providing basic but essential needs like healthcare, education and small business development through micro credit programs and the like.
OTHER PARTNERSHIPS AND DONATIONS
Riaz Capital believes in investing in non profits that are working to create solutions that better the world at large. As a result we have also made charitable donations to other organizations outside our focus points in the areas of public health.
National Alliance on Mental Illness-NAMI: Charitable Donations
A non-profit organizations dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by Mental Illness
AIDS Life Cycle: Charitable Donations
A cycling fundraiser to reduce HIV infections and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS.
- Friends of Oakland Parks and Recs
- ED Refugee Voices
- Museum Craft Design
- Office of Development Georgetown University Law Center
- Indo American Arts Council
- Unity Council
- The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
- Bay Area Women Against Rape
- Human Rights Watch
- Larkin Street Youth Services
- LightHouse Community Charter School