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We investigate and change the conditions that hold poverty in place.

Influencing Policy through Research + Advocacy

It’s critical to understand the root causes of issues and invest in ways that prevent those challenges in the first place. We fund research on poverty-related issues, then support new ideas and policy changes that work to address them head-on.

Housing Spotlight

Support for Parents in College

Everyone can understand that getting a college degree while also being a parent can be challenging, but our team partnered on research to first understand the scope of the problem, and then pinpoint specific barriers that, if removed, could lead to increased graduation rates. Our research not only set the benchmark for the number of students who were parents in California, but also directly informed recently-passed legislation that will provide additional on-campus support for parents seeking degrees, bringing greater attention to their needs.

Funding New Ideas

We invest in research-backed, innovative solutions driven by the community
to create lasting and impactful change.

Program Spotlight

Rental Subsidy Pilot Program

Tipping Point was the lead seed funder of an Oakland pilot program that provides 200 households with a portion of their monthly rent to stop their displacement from Oakland and prevent them from experiencing homelessness.

Program Spotlight

Supplemental Income for Pregnant and New Moms

We are a co-funder of The Abundant Birth Project-Expecting Justice, providing seed capital to pilot a program that provides targeted basic income to Black and Pacific Islander women in San Francisco during pregnancy and after birth. The program was so successful that it has now been expanded into a statewide pilot.