Grants

Grants Made in 2012

Annual Grants $420,000

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE Institute)

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.

Association for Enterprise Opportunity

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Washington, DC

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.

Bay Area Asset Funders Network

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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

California Asset Building Coalition

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Los Angeles, CA

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.

California Budget Project

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

General support for this organization that engages in research, policy analysis and public education on a range of issues affecting lower income Californians.

California Now

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

California Reinvestment Committee

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.

Canal Welcome Center

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Rafael, CA

Support for Open Air Market to provide tools, microenterprise development training and opportunity to low-income Canal district residents.

Causa Justa::Just Cause

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

Center for Community Change

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Washington, DC

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.

Center for Responsible Lending

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Washington, DC

General support for this research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by eliminating abusive financialservices.

Community Financial Resources

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Berkeley, CA

General support for this organization that designs and builds financial products for low and moderate income to improve their financial stability.

Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO)

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.

DEMOS: A Network for Ideas & Action

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
New York, NY

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.

Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Boston, MA

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

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

EARN is a provider of goal-based savings accounts and products that helps low-income workers build lifelong savings habits and finacial capability.

Family Independence Initiative

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

First Nations Development Institute

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Longmont, CO

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.

Global Fund for Women

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

Support for Ensuring Economic Empowerment fund that provides grants addressing lack of access to economic opportunity for women and girls worldwide

Grameen America

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
New York, NY

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

Greenlining Institute

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Berkeley, CA

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.

Groundspark

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.

Housing and Economic Rights Advocates

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.

Jefferson Economic Development Institute (JEDI)

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Mt. Shasta, CA

General support for JEDI to increase the economic well-being of people and communities through business development and local wealth creation.

Juma Ventures

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.

Low-Income Families Empowerment through Education (LIFETIME)

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Leandro, CA

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.

Mission Asset Fund

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.

Mission San Francisco Community Financial Center

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

General support for this organization that provides youth and young adults the tools and support to achieve economic mobility.

New Foundry Ventures

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

Support for Emerge Workplace Solutions. Employer-based loans and financial education to help workers emerge from financial debt traps and build positive credit.

Opportunity Fund

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Jose, CA

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.

Prospera (formerly WAGES)

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Oakland, CA

General Support for cooperative development model working with low-income immigrant women.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.

San Francisco Treasurer’s Office of Financial Empowerment

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.

Self-Help Economic Development

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research & Action (TIGRA)

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

Urban Habitat

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

Women’s Initiative for Self Employment

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.

World Institute on Disability

Amount
$10,000
Category
Annual Grants
Grants Made in
2012
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

Total: $420,000