General support for ACCE, a statewide community organization working with thousands of members in eleven counties creating transformative change by helping ordinary citizens to organize and take action.
Grants Made in 2012
Annual Grants $420,000
Support for this national membership organization and voice of microbusiness development in the United States. AEO supports the development of strong and effective microbusiness initiatives to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding businesses.
General Support for this regional network of private and corporate foundations, public-sector funders and financial institutions supporting opportunities for low-wealth individuals and families in the San Francisco Bay Area to access financial education and services, save, invest and preserve financial assets
Support for this coalition that seeks to build a diverse network of policy makers, elected officials, practitioners, and advocates to come together to support and advance asset building programs and policies in California.
General support for this statewide member association that promotes economic opportunity and community well-being through microenterprise development
General support for this organization that engages in research, policy analysis and public education on a range of issues affecting lower income Californians.
Support for Promoting California Children’s Economic Security and Opportunity. Enhancement and inclusion of analysis of economic security of children within the California Report Card and Children’s Agenda of California.
General support for this coalition of nonprofit and public agencies that advocates for fair and equal access to banking and financial services for California’s low-income comunities and communities of color.
Support for Open Air Market to provide tools, microenterprise development training and opportunity to low-income Canal district residents.
CJJC works to implement strategies and create stronger policy change, increase community stabilization and preserve and create more affordable housing in the Bay Area and Nationally.
General Support for this organization working to empower low-income people and communities of color to play a greater role in changing the public policies that affect their lives.
Support for California outreach and advocacy on predatory lending issues and policies. Produces research, provides community education, and offers strategic technical assistance to community advocates and policymakers.
General support for this research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by eliminating abusive financialservices.
General support for this organization that designs and builds financial products for low and moderate income to improve their financial stability.
Support for this organization at the forefront of local and regional affordable housing advocacy, organizing, coalition building, and policy reform work to increase affordable housing and tenants’ rights.
Support for the Economic Opportunity Program seeking to reverse declining opportunity and growing inequality by promoting strategies that expand and strengthen our nation’s middle class, with a particular focus on supporting college access and success, reducing household debt, and reforming the use of credit screening in employment decisions.
General support to strengthen the financial opportunity and security of low and moderate-income consumers by innovating, incubating and stimulating new financial products and policies.
EARN is a provider of goal-based savings accounts and products that helps low-income workers build lifelong savings habits and finacial capability.
Builds upon affinity-based networks to help families build savings, create supportive peer relationships, and gain confidence and competence to attain long lasting self-sufficiency.
Support to help improve economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance and training, advocacy and policy, and direct financial grants in five key areas: financial and investor education, combating predatory lending, Native American Business & Asset Development, Strengthening Native American Nonprofits and Native Foods and Health.
Support for Ensuring Economic Empowerment fund that provides grants addressing lack of access to economic opportunity for women and girls worldwide
General Support for the Bay Area Program providing affordable capital, credit and savings building programs and financial education for micro entrepreneurs living below the poverty level
Support for Economic Equity Program that builds opportunities for low income families to build wealth and assets. Advocates for creation and implementation of public policy and regulatory oversight that provides low income households access to fair and appropriate financial products.
Support for A Foot in the Door – documentary on San Francisco’s Kindergarten to College Program – distribution campaign. Campaign will interview users of the film, share stories, and coordinate messaging strategy to support the overall children’s savings account field.
General support for this California statewide legal services and advocacy organization whose mission is to protect all people from discrimination and economic abuses, especially in the realm of housing.
Support for Promoting Higher Education Opportunities for Immigrants Project contributes to California’s economic health by ensuring a well-educated and well-equipped workforce among the state’s Latino and immigrant populations. Works with students and others to support their organizing efforts on the DREAM Act.
General support for JEDI to increase the economic well-being of people and communities through business development and local wealth creation.
General support for this youth development program that combines employment in social enterprises, college preparation and financial asset building so under-resourced youth can achieve their dreams of a college education.
Support for LIFETIME’s approach that integrates leadership activities with peer-based services to empower low-income parents to advocate for their rights to education, training opportunities, and support services in the welfare system.
General support for MAF to create a fair financial marketplace for hardworking families via social loans where people come together to lend and borrow money with each other. MAF connects this practice with the financial system so that borrowers can build credit and a brighter future.
General support for this community-based, local economic development corporation working to improve economic and social conditions in the neighborhood by stimulating investment, enhancing the business environment, and creating jobs for area residents.
General support for this organization that provides youth and young adults the tools and support to achieve economic mobility.
Support for Emerge Workplace Solutions. Employer-based loans and financial education to help workers emerge from financial debt traps and build positive credit.
Seed funding for Partnering to Advance Microsavings project. A partnership with Junots Finanzas, a savings coach product using text messaging for support and motivation to build long term savings habits for clients.
General Support for cooperative development model working with low-income immigrant women.
Support for Out of the Box, the Bay Area’s first comprehensive entrepreneurship training program for formerly incarcerated men and women. And support for expansion of programs for low-income women.
Support for Kindergarten to College Fund that provides universal, long-term, asset-building accounts designed to promote savings and economic mobility. The initiative opens a savings account with an initial deposit to all kindergarten public school students in San Francisco.
Support for CT Prospera, a unique check-casher/credit union hybrid model that assists unbanked individuals begin a path towards financial stability and wealth building.
Support for TIGRA that develops strategies that leverage the economic power of immigrants towards financial security. Through their Fair Remittance Standards, they accredit low-cost companies committed to reinvesting in the communities they depend upon. They then promote those providers throughout their network of immigrant associations.
Support for the Social Equity Caucus Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute. Identifies, trains, places and support advocates from low-income communities for service on priority public sector commissions and boards to advance a clear equity agenda in the Bay Area.
General support for Women’s Initiative to build the entrepreneurial capacity of women to overcome economic and social barriers and achieve self-sufficiency. Please note: Women’s Initiatve has closed. Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is now providing training for low income woman.
Support for Access to Assets, which works to increase opportunities for people with disabilities to build assets by providing technical assistance and training and engaging and educating the disability community.