EMERGENCY RESPONSE GRANTS

EMERGENCY RESPONSE GRANTS

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the shelter-in-place orders in the Bay Area in March 2020, Tipping Point made timely and strategic investments to our grantees as well as new organizations to provide essential assistance to the low-income people disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and the non-profits they rely upon. View our investments in Bay Area non-profits below. Learn more our COVID-19 Response.

 

Grants distributed as of June 27
Beyond 12 Provide low-income, first-generation students with scholarships to cover financial challenges and expand virtual coaching. Multiple Counties
The Bread Project Provide essential items including food staples, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies to program participants and graduates. Multiple Counties
Caliber Schools Provide funds to low-income students and their families for food, medical/cleaning supplies as well as social-emotional learning support to teachers and students. Contra Costa County
Compass Family Services Provide temporary housing for unhoused families and financial support for food, diapers, and other essentials to families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. San Francisco County
John Burton Advocates for Youth Provide financial support to students who are transition-aged foster youth to cover expenses during the pandemic. Multiple Counties
Larkin Street Youth Services Provide financial support for rent, food, and other essential supplies to youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. San Francisco County
Nurse-Family Partnership Provide low-income, first-time mothers with cell phones and data plans so they can continue receiving vital health support from their nurses. Multiple Counties
On The Move Provide financial support to youth who have experienced or at risk of experiencing homelessness to stay housed, pay rent, and avoid eviction. Multiple Counties
RCF Connects Provide financial support to families to cover rent, food, and other essential expenses. Contra Costa County
SF State Guardian Scholars Program Provide financial support to SFSU students who are foster youth—many of whom are without permanent housing, face uncertain job prospects, and have increased expenses and needs, such as child care. Multiple Counties
SHELTER, Inc. Provide financial support for rent, food, and housing-related expenses to families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Contra Costa County
Upwardly Global Provide financial support to job seekers to cover essential needs as they continue to seek employment during the crisis. Multiple Counties
Urban Alchemy Provide funding to employ local job-seekers to staff temporary housing and maintain safety measures for people experiencing homelessness. San Francisco County
Grants distributed as of May 29
Aspire Public Schools Provide financial support for students and their families to help pay for food and essential living expenses. Multiple Counties
Beyond 12 Provide low-income, first-generation students with micro-scholarships to cover financial challenges and expand virtual coaching to help students access resources available to them. Multiple Counties
Community Solutions Provide direct financial assistance for undocumented individuals and families in the Bay Area who do not have access to government stimulus funds. Multiple Counties
KIPP Provide financial support to current students, their families, and Bay Area alumni who have immediate needs for support. Santa Clara County
Mission Asset Fund Provide direct financial assistance for undocumented individuals and families in the Bay Area who do not have access to government stimulus funds. Contra Costa County
Monument Impact Provide direct financial assistance for undocumented individuals and families in the Bay Area who do not have access to government stimulus funds. Contra Costa County
Opportunity Junction Provide financial support and mobile technology for students and alumni. Multiple Counties
The Bread Project Provide essential items including food staples, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies to program graduates with increased needs. Multiple Counties
Year Up Direct cash assistance to Year Up Bay Area students experiencing financial emergencies and to support remote working and learning for students and staff. Multiple Counties
Grants distributed as of May 11
Alameda County Community Food Bank Purchase and distribute food to low-income children, adults, and seniors. Alameda County
Caliber Schools Provide low-income families at Caliber with financial support for food, rental assistance, and other essentials. Contra Costa County
Community Housing Partnership Support increased needs to provide formerly homeless residents with shelter, while adhering to public health safety policies. San Francisco County
Compass Family Services Provide temporary housing for families as well as financial support for food, diapers, and other essentials to families at risk of or experiencing homelessness. San Francisco County
East Oakland Collective Purchase and distribute food to vulnerable populations including: seniors, people with disabilities, those with compromised immune systems, and families. Alameda County
East San Jose PEACE Partnership Distribute cash and resources directly to undocumented families and individuals who do not have access to government stimulus funds. Santa Clara County
Family Independence Initiative Distribute cash directly to undocumented families in the Bay Area who do not have access to government stimulus funds. Multiple Counties
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties Purchase and distribute food to low-income children, adults, and seniors. Contra Costa County
Homeless Prenatal Program Provide financial assistance for basic needs including rent, food, and transportation vouchers for pregnant mothers and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness Contra Costa County
iMentor Provide financial support for basic needs and remote learning to support the needs of low-income families of their students. Alameda + Santa Clara counties
Larkin Street Youth Services Provide shelter and gift cards for essential items to youth experiencing homelessness. San Francisco County
Loaves and Fishes Purchase and distribute food to low-income people, many of whom are experiencing homelessness. Contra Costa County
Monument Crisis Center Purchase food for low-income people, increase distribution efforts, and cover increased costs due to increased health and safety regulations. Contra Costa County
Rocketship Public Schools Provide financial support for food, household supplies, rental assistance, and other essentials to the low-income families at Rocketship. Santa Clara County
San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project Provide people who are awaiting trial and at risk of homelessness with housing and enhanced services. San Francisco County
SHELTER, Inc. Provide families at risk of homelessness with rental assistance, temporary housing, food, and other essentials. Contra Costa County
Unity Council Purchase and distribute food to very low-income individuals and families, including those with newborns, pregnant mothers, undocumented immigrants, unaccompanied minors, and seniors. Alameda County
Grants distributed as of April 27
Aspire Public Schools Provide financial support for students and their families for food and essential living expenses. Multiple Counties
Bread Project Provide essential items including food staples, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies to program graduates with increased needs. Multiple Counties
Center for Youth Wellness Provide families with children exposed to trauma with financial support for necessary household items and groceries. San Francisco County
Fresh Lifelines for Youth Provide emergency stipends and technology support for youth with the greatest needs. Multiple Counties
Guardian Scholars Continue to provide financial support to SFSU students who are foster youth—many of whom are without permanent housing, face uncertain job prospects, and have increased expenses and needs, such as child care. Multiple Counties
John Burton Advocates for Youth Provide foster youth students with laptops to maintain coursework and enrollment in college. Multiple Counties
Mission Asset Fund Provide financial assistance to immigrant families who don’t have access to stimulus payments. Multiple Counties
Next Step Learning Center Provide students—many of whom live below the poverty line and/or have lost wages—with food, rental assistance, and other essential support. Alameda County
Nurse-Family Partnership Provide low-income, first-time mothers with cell phones and data plans so they can continue receiving vital health support from their nurses. Multiple Counties
OneGoal Provide high school seniors, many who rely on financial aid and part-time jobs, with financial assistance to cover deposits and other costs associated with the transition to college. Multiple Counties
Opportunity Junction Provide employment program students with laptops to participate in online job training for positions that will likely be rehired for most quickly after the social distancing phase of the pandemic. Contra Costa County
ParentChild+ Provide low-income families with cleaning supplies, diapers, and educational resources for their young children. Santa Clara County
PRC Provide low-income residents including those who have lost their jobs with financial support for medical care and to help them obtain public benefits and other support during unemployment. San Francisco County
RCF Connects Provide low-income people—including the elderly, formerly incarcerated, and undocumented people—with financial assistance for essentials such as food, rental assistance, cleaning supplies, and utilities. Contra Costa County
Grants distributed as of April 13
Bread Project Provide low-income people with essentials such as food, toilet paper, soap, and gift cards. Multiple Counties
Episcopal Community Services Provide supportive housing residents with rental assistance. San Francisco County
First Place for Youth Provide former foster youth with financial support for food, transportation, and other essentials. Multiple Counties
Guardian Scholars Continue to provide SFSU students with financial support for basic needs and housing assistance. Multiple Counties
Homeless Prenatal Program Provide pregnant mothers and families with formula, diapers, and clothing as well as financial support for groceries and pharmacy items. San Francisco County
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Provide low-income people with financial support for food and essentials. San Francisco County
JobTrain Provide low-income people with financial support for rent, food, and other essentials. San Mateo County
On the Move/Voices Provide youth at risk of homelessness with financial support for food, rent, safety supplies, and other essentials. Multiple Counties
Pivotal Provide former foster youth with financial support for food, housing, cell phone bills, and other essentials. Santa Clara County
Rocketship Public Schools Provide the low-income families at the school with financial support for food, household supplies, rental assistance, and other essentials. Santa Clara County
SOMOS Mayfair Train and employ individuals and activate them as leaders in their community to serve as a bridge between institutions and community members to better distribute resources and information to low-income communities. Santa Clara County
YMCA of the East Bay Provide low-income families with children 0-5 with financial support for food and other essentials. Multiple Counties
Grants distributed as of April 3
Beyond 12 Provide low-income, first-generation students with micro-scholarships to cover financial costs from campus closures and/or shift to remote learning All counties
Canal Alliance Support the over 50% of low-income people they regularly serve as well as others living in Marin who have reported job loss, with financial support for food and rent Marin County
Guardian Scholars Provide SFSU students who are former foster youth with financial support to pay for food, housing, and transportation costs Multiple counties
Larkin Street Youth Services Provide youth experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with grocery gift cards for food, personal hygiene items, and other essentials San Francisco County
LifeMoves Provide adults experiencing homelessness and children living in shelter with food; a need previously met by volunteers Multiple counties
Mission Asset Fund Provide college students who won’t receive stimulus funds due to their undocumented status with cash assistance All counties
National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) Provide foster youth with financial support to meet basic needs including food, shelter, and utilities Multiple counties
New Door Ventures Provide young workers with financial support for rent, food, and utilities due to lost wages/stipends Multiple counties
ParentChild+ Provide low-income families with food, cleaning supplies, and diapers Santa Clara County
SF Pretrial Diversion Provide people who are awaiting trial and at risk of homelessness with housing San Francisco County
SHELTER, Inc. Provide people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with gift cards for groceries, utilities, and personal items, as well as financial support for rent and housing Contra Costa County
Young Community Developers (YCD) Provide families and individuals in the Bayview neighborhood with gift cards for essential supplies, and financial support for child care and transportation San Francisco County