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Giving Back

We believe it is important to be active in the community that we help build. That’s why Alten Construction and its employees actively give back to worthy causes within our neighborhoods and towns.

Alten Construction has donated to many worthwhile causes, such as Whistlestop, which provides transportation, educational and social activities and affordable meals to seniors. In honor of the many educational facilities that we build, we also donate to Oakland Ed Fund, a fundraising organization that benefits Oakland public schools.

Our work with Rebuilding Together Oakland helps to rehabilitate our neighborhoods by repairing and improving the homes of some of our most vulnerable citizens, including people who have a low income, are disabled, veterans or the elderly. Rebuilding Together Oakland also repairs non-profit community buildings that serve low-income communities, providing the neighborhood with a much-needed, safe space to call their own.

We are humbled and proud to be a part of such a vibrant, energetic community here in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is our pleasure to do our part to help create a better life for all of us, both now and in the future.

As active members in our community, the people at Alten Construction partner with small, local businesses and schools to help our communities grow.

Alten takes an active role in enhancing our children’s experience of the world.
Over the years we have provided elementary and high school students with tours of our project sites, allowing them to learn firsthand about design and construction. Once our students get older, they can participate in Alten’s internship program, providing experience and opportunities for career growth within the industry.

Alten Construction is pleased to be able to give back to our community, both individually and as a company. Together, we build stronger communities.


Robert A. Alten, President & CEO

Construction Employer’s Association: Vice President 2016, Board Member Since 2012
Local Chapters of the Carpenters’ & Laborers’ Unions: Member Since 2000
Marin Catholic High School: Booster
Central Marin Pop Warner: Contributor
Little League & Central Marin Football: Sports Coach

Shannon M. Alten, Vice President & CFO

Woman’s Initiative: Bay Area Entrepreneur of the Year in Construction in 2009
Lasallian Christian Brothers Foundation: Committee Member
Marin Catholic High School: Board of Regents & Fundraising Chair
Central Marin Chargers Football: Fundraising Coordinator
St. Raphael School: Parent Association Vice President and Fundraising Chair
St. Patrick’s School: Parent Advisory Board & Auction Chairperson

Alten employees Give Back around the Bay Area

2018 – 2020: Board Member - Manzanita Charter Middle School in Richmond
2010 - Present: Volunteer with Solano PLAY – Renovation and events at the Solano Playlot on 38th & Solano in Richmond
Spring 2011: Project Volunteer Coordinator - Rebuilding Together Oakland (as part of Alten Team)

Marin & North Bay Community

San Rafael Little League Schools’ Sports Fields & Montessori de Terra Linda Playground: Construction Project Donations
North Bay Builder’s Exchange: Golf Tournament Fundraising Participant and Contributor
Marin Builders Association: Golf Tournament Fundraising Participant and Contributor
College of Marin, President’s Corner: Contributor
Marin City Community Development Corporation: Contributor
4H Club, Sonoma County: Contributor
San Rafael Pacific’s Baseball Team: Premier Sponsor
Jessica’s Haven: Contributor
Boys’ & Girls’ Club of Marin: Contributor
Whistlestop: Contributor

SFUSD & South Bay Community

Leap Imagination in Learning: Contributor
SFBCTC Member Education: Contributor
Salesian Boys & Girls Club: Contributor
Boys & Girls Clubs of Italy: Contributor
Little Sisters of the Poor: Contributor

WCCUSD & Local Richmond Community

The Ed Fund: Contributor
Richmond Build: Contributor
BM&W Golf Tournament: Contributor
Men & Women of Valor: Contributor
Richmond Pop Warner: Contributor
Bay Area Rescue Mission: Contributor
More Than A Team: Contributor & Volunteer

OUSD & East Bay Community

Rebuilding Together Oakland: Volunteer
Men of Valor: Contributor
Cypress Mandela: Contributor
The Ed Fund: Contributor