Bright Funds Fdn: Bay Area Poverty Fund

Host Organization: Bright Funds Foundationmdi-circle-small San Francisco, CA, United States mdi-circle-small


In the San Francisco Bay Area, 1 in 5 people is too poor to meet their basic needs. That’s 1.3 million people who are making the impossible choice of paying the rent or putting food on the table. In San Francisco, where rental prices are the highest in the nation and the average family earns $153,000 a year, the disparity is staggering. To fight poverty in the Bay Area, this fund focuses on the following areas:

1) Education Support for organizations that produce strong academic outcomes, such as literacy, high school graduation, college attendance and post-secondary degrees.

2) Employment Support for organizations that place individuals in career-track jobs, help them retain those positions, and increase earnings over time.

3) Housing Partnership with organizations that connect individuals and families to stable housing, and provide services such as employment, wellness and case management.

4) Early Childhood Development: Investing in organizations that provide early literacy and positive parenting supports to families with children ages 0-5, helping lay a strong early childhood foundation for positive outcomes later in life.

The goal of this Fund is to alleviate and prevent poverty in San Francisco and provide a pathway to self-sufficiency.

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About the Host

Bright Funds Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to increasing the both the quantity and quality of philanthropy addressing the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.

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