Building Financial Stability

Together, we can make an impact.

Building a strong community that takes care of everyone who lives here depends on your generous support.

The Need

The Bay Area is an expensive place to live. We saw a 30-50% increase in the cost of living between 2014 and 2018, and the pandemic has worsened the situation for many. Our neighbors earning low to moderate incomes cannot afford to pay for their basic needs, build up their savings, and plan for the future of their families. There are countless systemic barriers for people who are trying to increase their income, pay off their debt, access valuable benefits, manage their credit, or finish their education.

*28%

Of Bay Area households are living below the real cost measure, which is the total of household expenses like food, housing, childcare, transportation, and healthcare

**75%

of low-income workers (bottom 40% earnings) have no dedicated retirement assets other than Social Security

*$110,000

average costs for a family of four in the Bay Area to cover their basic needs like housing, food, childcare, transportation, and healthcare.

*25%

of Americans have had trouble paying bills during COVID-19

Our Work

Our programs address various aspects of financial stability to make sure individuals and families can thrive in their daily lives, reach their goals, and recover from a crisis quickly.


*According to the Real Cost Measure
**
UC Berkeley Labor Center

Our Impact

$16,452,543

claimed in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) in the 2020 tax season.

53,752

tax returns filed FOR FREE last tax season

29,152

individuals served through by our 20+ SparkPoint centers locations across 8 counties.

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