We don’t just write a check and walk away. We use our connections across industries to provide grantees with the resources they need to grow and increase their impact in the fight against poverty.

Board governance 

Tipping Point helps place talented and engaged professionals on our grantee organizations’ boards of directors. We recruit from our corporate partners, notable alumni and our extended networks. We facilitate workshops and one-on-one consultations on topics including creating a junior board and board governance.

Financial sustainability 

Tipping Point helps grantees with financial planning, budgeting and management, and supports customized engagements with top nonprofit financial advisors.

Fundraising + communications 

We introduce our grantee organizations to other funders, advise them on individual fundraising and communications strategy and coordinate cohort-based training.


Tipping Point partners with San Francisco’s top law firms to provide legal support on employment, real estate and organizational issues. Through Project Legal Link, attorneys train direct-service staff on potential clients’ legal issues and provide one-on-one consultation to grantee clients, about issues like evictions, criminal records and court appearances.

Mental health 

Tipping Point builds grantee capacity to deliver high-quality, culturally appropriate mental health services to their clients through direct clinical services, and by coordinating workshops on topics such as self-care, motivational interviewing and harm reduction.

Real estate + design 

Tipping Point partners offer grantees real estate strategy, brokerage services, and design and construction of capital projects.


Support includes organizational strategic planning, growth and business planning, and theory of change facilitation.


Tipping Point supports customized talent strategy development, executive search, and leadership coaching. We offer workshops and individual consultation in topics ranging from recruitment to professional development, management and decision-making to diversity, equity and inclusion.


Tipping Point partners provide grantees with comprehensive technology assessments and strategies, technology product and service donations, and database implementations.

Our Partners

Our partners provide world-class services and products free of charge or at discounted rates to strengthen the most promising poverty-fighting organizations in the Bay Area. We gratefully acknowledge and thank these groups for their support.

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