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 2017
Core Grantmaking $450,000
Support for the FIELD program that advances innovation, effectiveness, and scale in the US microenterprise field.
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 statewide network of diverse organizations joined together to advance policies and programs that help Californians exit poverty by building assets, establishing and growing their savings and avoiding predatory financial practices.
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.
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 communities and communities of color.
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.
AEDI of the University of Michigan, creates and studies innovations related to assets and economic well-being with a focus on children’s savings accounts.
General support for this research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by eliminating abusive financial services.
General support for this organization that provides microenterprise development services and access to capital. Provides business planning tool using a mobile app.
Support for this network working to close the women’s wealth gap by advancing policies and strategies to build wealth for low income women and women of color.
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.
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.
EARN is a provider of goal-based savings accounts and products that helps low-income workers build lifelong savings habits and financial 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.
General Support for this organization working to make safety affordable for all survivors of domestic violence so that they can build lives free from violence for themselves and their children. Works to financially empower survivors by helping them to achieve economic justice and financial independence via entrepreneurship and advocacy and policy change.
General Support for this organization working to create financial security for low-income Californians. Their project CalEITC4Me is the State’s partner to educate families and individuals eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit.
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.
General support for this network of member organizations helping diverse and underserved households achieve and sustain homeownership in San Francisco.
General support for this Community Development Financial Institution that provides sustainable solutions for those in the Mid South.
General Support for the nation’s first large-scale public housing transformation collaborative aimed at disrupting poverty, reducing social isolation, and creating vibrant mixed-income communities without mass dispacement of current residents.
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.
Promoting Higher Education Opportunities for Immigrants Project works as partner and capacity-builders with student leaders and allies from a number of organizations, in order to promote educational and economic opportunities of California’s immigrant students.
Support for Ready California which leverages existing funding and partnerships to expand statewide coordination, collaboration, strategic communication, training and advocacy efforts to implement and ensure the maximum number of Californians benefit from immigration Executive Actions (DACA and DAPA).
General support for JEDI to increase the economic well-being of people and communities through business development and local wealth creation.
Support for Kiva Bay Area. Facilitates 0% interest microloans to financially excluded and socially impactful small business owners.
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.
Oakland Promise works to ensure that every child in Oakland graduates high school with the expectations, skills, and financial resources to complete college and be successful in the career of their choice. Support for two child savings account programs: Brilliant Babies and Kindergarten to College.
Support for Out of the Box, the Bay Area’s first comprehensive entrepreneurship training program for formerly incarcerated men and women. Additional support for entrepreneurship training and services for lower-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 City Policies for Worker Owned Cooperatives working toward a model city ordinance that city leaders across the U.S. will be able to adopt right away, creating practical incentives for worker cooperative development and removing existing barriers to their growth
This national coalition brings together a broad range of stakeholders interested in building a tax code that is inclusive, progressive and equitable, one that expands tax-code based savings and investment incentives for lower-income working families.
Support for Coalition Building for Califronia Secure Choice Implementation. Statewide outreach and education campaigns for California’s new effort to expand retirement savings for working Californian’s whose employers do not offer retirement benefits.
Western Center on Law & Poverty works to shore up the social safety net in California by defending our most vulnerable residents against systemic barriers to escaping poverty. Western Center combines impact litigation; advocacy; education of policymakers and stakeholders; and training and skill building for the nearly 100 California legal aid programs and other community-based organizations.
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.