The Payback Problem

Every year, hundreds of thousands of California children living in poverty do not receive all of the child support payments made by their parents. For low-income parents, most of their child support payments do not go to their children. Instead, the majority of their payments go to pay back the government for the cost of &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Reporting on The View from Outside

Report Features Insights from More Than 300 San Franciscans Experiencing Homelessness According to the 2017 Point-in-Time Count, almost 7,500 people experience homelessness on the streets of San Francisco each night. Over the course of four weeks, Tipping Point Community—a non-profit that fights poverty in the Bay Area—spoke to 300 of these individuals to get a &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

T Lab + ROC Project Summary

T Lab, Tipping Point’s R+D team, researches, prototypes, and tests new social services in partnership with our grantees and the Bay Area community at large. “[My need for child care has] prevented me from finding employment I’d prefer.” “I had a management position at work and I had to voluntarily demote myself because it wasn’t feasible &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

How Tipping Point is easing the burden on low-income drivers

Shrinking ticket fines for those struggling to make ends meet The problem For families living in poverty, any unexpected expense can jeopardize housing, health, and employment. Though we have long suspected that low-income drivers are disproportionately impacted by fines, we now have data to prove it. Thanks in part to a partnership between Tipping Point and &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Tipping Point quarterbacks study to increase filing for low-income tax credits

Every year $2 billion in earned income tax credits go unclaimed by low-income California families. For Americans who earn so little that they effectively owe zero income tax, this time of year offers an opportunity for a financial boost through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). But, given the complexity of the process to file &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Tipping Point Explores New Avenues to Support Working Parents

By: Stephanie Lewis Since 2013, Tipping Point has invested in Research and Development, referred to as R+D, to fill gaps in the non-profit sector and explore new poverty-fighting ideas. Known as T Lab, our R+D team researches and tests innovative social services in partnership with our grantees and the Bay Area community at large. T &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Not Content to Count

By Jamie Austin At Tipping Point, we believe that on the path out of poverty, there are key milestones we can measure to track an individual’s success. We value long-term outcomes and meaningful data and have developed a set of core metrics to help our grantee organizations measure these important indicators. Jamie Austin is the &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Three lessons from R+D

Tipping Point CEO + Founder Daniel Lurie spoke at the NewCo Shift Forum in San Francisco this week, a conference exploring how today’s business leaders navigate rapid technological change and regulatory uncertainty. One thing is for certain in today’s business climate: innovation is a must. Daniel’s presentation explored the importance of incorporating an R+D mindset &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Tipping Point Launches T Works: Homelessness

New division will address chronic homelessness in San Francisco In an unprecedented effort to focus our attention as a community, today, more than 70 news outlets across our region are reporting on an issue that we know all too well: homelessness. In San Francisco, the face of the new economy, this epidemic couldn’t be more &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>