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 2021
Core Grantmaking $460,000
Support for the Business Ownership Initiative, a 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.
Support for Our Community Counts: Census outreach to the hardest to reach populations. Bay Rising is an alliance of high-impact community-led organizations in Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco working to advance equity, rights & resilience.
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.
Support for this statewide organization working to develop a progressive, bottom-up alliance of organizations that qualitatively increases the civic participation and electoral engagement of key disadvantaged communities to have a powerful voice in shaping the public policies that affect their lives.
Special grant in response to COVID-19 Pandemic. Provides cash assistance to undocumented Californians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Supports California-based, California-Native-led nonprofits and tribal programs in controlling and protecting their food systems, water, languages, traditional ecological knowledge, and land. Project of First Nations Development Institute.
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.
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.
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 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.
General Support for this national resource center that provides immigration legal trainings, technical assistance, and engages in advocacy and immigrant civic engagement to advance immigrant rights.
Support for Trust & Justice Child Support Coalition to enact state-wide policy change to increase the amount families receive from payments made, decrease the interest rate on missed payments to 0, and to eliminate and forgive all past uncollectable child support debt.
Support for Kiva Bay Area. Facilitates 0% interest microloans to financially excluded and socially impactful small business owners.
LibGen is dedicated to achieving the economic liberation of people of color within a generation. A national movement support organization building the power of people of color to totally transform the economy –who controls it, how it works, and most importantly, for whom.
MVP is a collaborative of 7 state and regional networks, representing 90 local affiliates across California, dedicated to a structural reform agenda to increase racial, economic, and health equity in our communities. They work to transform the California Electorate by mobilizing one million new and infrequent voters to the polls around an agenda of equity and inclusion.
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 the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility. National coalition that 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 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.
SaverLife (fomerly EARN) is a provider of goal-based savings accounts and products that helps low-income workers build lifelong savings habits and financial capability.
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.
Grantmaking to Advance Racial Economic Equity $300,000
Support for Systemic Equality Agenda: Addressing America’s Legacy of Racism and Systemic Discrimination. Systemic Equality is a racial justice agenda that seeks to address America’s legacy of racism and systemic discrimination through advocacy efforts and legal strategies that aim to ensure equal access and opportunity for all.
Support to advance a movement for the rights and dignity of immigrant women workers by building power through legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and leadership development.
Support to achieve equity and justice for Native American children, families and communities by increasing Native civic participation and power.
EPIC aims to end poverty in California by elevating the voices of people experiencing it, creating and implementing bold policies rooted in their needs, and advancing a state agenda focused on equal opportunity for all.
Support for A Stronger California: Securing Economic Opportunity for All Women. Advocates for a California economic security agenda designed to: build economic security by addressing poverty and helping women build assets to sustain them throughout their lives; improve access to affordable and quality early childhood care and education; ensure fair pay and job opportunities; and support family-friendly workplaces.
To advance economic opportunity for justice-impacted, restores power and resources to the families and communities most harmed by mass incarceration – low-income communities, communities of color, rural communities, and tribal communities – through legal advocacy, public education, policy reform and litigation.