Grey Bears

Grey Bears was founded in 1973 by UCSC graduate Kristina Mailliard, and Gary Denny to address the undernourishment of the elderly poor, gleaning fruits and vegetables from their gardens and share with local seniors. Today, Grey Bears improves the health and well-being of seniors and our community through food distribution, volunteerism, resource conservation and recycling. We acknowledge and respond to the challenges of aging and living with disabilities and through volunteerism and community service we can create a community based on trust, integrity and compassion.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(4/4)|92.23 Score


(4/4)|91.54 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|93 Score



Headquarter Address

2710 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95065