Thriving Adults

Tackling unique financial challenges through services that address every last one.

The Problem:

1 in 4 Bay Area residents lives in poverty

—and it's more than just money they lack. Many don't know where or how to find the resources that will help get them back on solid ground.

The Solution:

From free tax preparation to financial coaching,

we connect struggling individuals to one-stop services that empower them to improve their financial standing and contribute to the local economy.

The Programs That Help Them Thrive:

SparkPoint

These one-stop financial centers offer a variety of free services to help struggling individuals tackle their challenges and get ahead.

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Earn it! Save it! Keep it!

These free tax preparation centers ensure low- and moderate-income households get the refunds they deserve.

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Advocacy: Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

We advocate policies that support struggling families at all levels of government, including the important EITC.

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The Impact Is In The Numbers

70% of SparkPoint clients achieve financial stability
70%

when enrolled in SparkPoint’s integrated services. That momentum helps many reach financial stability.

87% increase in semester-to-semester persistence rates
87%

for students participating in SparkPoint Skyline College. This data point is a strong predictor of college completion.

80% of tax return refunds spent locally
80%

and with over $80 million in refunds, that’s a significant boost to the Bay Area economy.

Thriving Adults

is just one part of our four pillar approach to tackling Bay Area poverty. Check out our other focus areas:

Empowering Youth Providing For Basic Needs Strengthening Our Community