Our Story

It all began in 2007 when a small group of youth in San Jose, CA, wanted to make a difference in the world. Where did they start? At the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, Badwater Basin, in Death Valley, where they conducted a 15-mile walk-a-thon to fund clean water wells in sub-Saharan Africa.


Since then, 4others has grown into a larger community of churches, schools, scouts, organizations, and families that live for God and for others. Providing clean water to African communities continues to be a focus of our efforts. But as our community grew, so did our vision. Together, we now serve the poor, the hungry, the thirsty, and the vulnerable in our local communities and around the world.


Non-Profit Status

4others was founded in 2009 by the Church of God of San Jose and is quickly becoming a grassroots movement of large and small organizations and communities. We are a Christian non-profit organization committed to serving others with love and integrity. As a ministry of Church of God of San Jose, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, all donations to 4others are fully tax-deductible. 100% of funds raised by 4others go directly to our projects and do not benefit the church programs.