Tipping Point increases the number of low-income, first-generation students who graduate from college.
Only 33% of socio-economically disadvantaged students in California graduate college within six years of completing high school (compared to 53%). We invest in organizations, research, policies, and school systems that support students in preparation for college, at college, and beyond.
Tipping Point believes in the importance of investing in:
- Direct-service organizations with strong connections to the community
- School systems with embedded programs that support students in a path to college
- Organizations that will advocate for programs and systems with statewide impact such as increasing: education funding, higher education grants to cover living expenses, access to college-preparatory coursework, and advising for low-income students
$300,000 | Policy Grantee
What We Fund
- We typically invite 1 to 2 new organizations per year to join our education portfolio.
- At this time, we focus our funding on direct service organizations that support:
- Low-income high school students to grow the skills needed to thrive in college
- First-generation college-goers to persist and complete their Bachelor’s Degree
- In addition, we prioritize organizations working in support of systemic change, which we define as building the capacity of school systems and providing services for students furthest from opportunity at scale.
- We also prioritize organizations led by people of color, recognizing that Black, Latinx, AAPI, and indigenous-led organizations have historically been underinvested in by philanthropy.
What We Don’t Fund
- At this time, we will not fund organizations working outside of our focus on postsecondary success for young adults and first generation college students.
- We are unable to support organizations that have not yet completed, at minimum, a pilot version of their program.