Our board covers all fundraising and operations expenses so that every cent of every
dollar donated goes directly to the most promising poverty-fighting organizations in the
We do the homework
Each year, we screen hundreds of non-profits to identify those with the leadership,
financials and measurable results needed in the fight against poverty. We do nearly 100
hours of research and analysis before we invest in an organization.
Tipping Point grants are flexible, allowing our grantees to invest in the strategy,
operations and staffing they need to have the greatest impact. Only 20% of grants given
nationally are unrestricted.
The check is only the beginning. We use our connections, across industries and throughout
the region, to provide grantees with top-notch technology, fundraising and
communications support. Last year, we facilitated 42 customized engagements between
grantees and partners, and hosted 35 workshops on topics ranging from board governance
to trauma-informed care.
While for-profit companies spend billions on the development of new products and
services, the non-profit sector spends virtually nothing. Last year, Tipping Point
invested $2.3 million in risk capital to test and build new poverty-fighting solutions.
Public Sector Collaboration
The public sector has the size and scope to effect widespread change. Last May, in
partnership with the City and County of San Francisco, we began an initiative to reduce
chronic homelessness and create a better quality of life for everyone in the Bay Area.