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Planned Parenthood Northern California and Planned Parenthood Federation of America

We are often asked what happens when we give to Planned Parenthood Northern California versus the Federation. We wanted to share with you the following guide to avoid any possible confusion.

If you want to give to Planned Parenthood Northern California directly, and have all of your gift go to local services and to bettering the lives of people across our 20 counties from San Francisco to the Oregon border...

then you need to go to our affiliate website (support.ppnorcal.org) where 100% of your donation is directed to health and community services as well as essential education — right here, in Northern California.

If you go to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s national website...then 50% of your gift will support health services, community service and education here in Northern California and 50% of your gift will also support national advocacy and education efforts.

Two ways to support our mission that protects rights and freedom, no matter what!


Planned Parenthood Northern California is your local affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. We provide high-quality, affordable birth control, education, and other reproductive health services in 23 sites in 20 Northern California counties. Planned Parenthood Northern California is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We rely heavily on support from donors to help sustain our work.

Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund is the political arm of Planned Parenthood Northern California educating the public and our representatives in government about issues related to reproductive health and freedom.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Action Funds (PPAC) is a state political action committee. It is a 501(c)(4) organization and leads the state-wide public policy and advocacy work on behalf of the seven separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates in California. It is one of 21 state public affairs offices of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.


Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation's leading women's health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens, and families. For more than 100 years, they've done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women's health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund Political Action Committee (Planned Parenthood Federal PAC) is a non-partisan political action committee committed to supporting pro-choice, pro-family planning candidates for federal office.