What we do is as diverse as the community we call home.
Our community impact goals:
Help 200,000 struggling individuals meet their basic needs
Support and coach 7,500 families in achieving financial stability
Ensure 100,000 low-income individuals get the tax refunds they deserve
Connect 10,000 youth with jobs, internships and training
Confronting our community’s biggest challenges takes diverse support and manpower. With the help of individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and government partners, here’s how we get it done.
1 in 4 Bay Area residents live in poverty.
To create economic success, we attack it from all sides by focusing on education, income, and housing.
These five populations are more likely to live in poverty than their peers.
Changing that begins now.
Households with young children
Between increased food,
housing costs, and childcare,
the cost of raising a child under five can add $30k in annual expenses.
Households headed by a man of color
Bay Area men of color have the highest unemployment rate amongst their counterparts, with 1/3 of households struggling to make ends meet.
Households headed by a senior citizen
As seniors exit the workforce, a greater portion of their income goes to basic necessities and those who live alone and rent are more likely to struggle.
Households headed by a single mother
Single moms are more than twice as likely to live below self-sufficiency as the general public, which is the highest rate among critical populations.
Households headed by an immigrant
Persons of color are especially likely to be living below self-sufficiency if the head of household was born outside of the United States.