Tipping Point is a non-profit based in San Francisco, that breaks the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area for the 1.7 million people who don't have the resources to meet their basic needs.

Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $260 million to educate, employ, house and support those in need in the Bay Area. Last year, we helped 21,000 people connect with opportunities that break the cycle of poverty.

We do things differently.

Due Diligence

We do the homework for you. We find, fund, and partner with the most effective non-profits and organizations fighting poverty in the Bay Area.

100% Impact

Our board covers all operating and fundraising costs, so every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most.

Beyond Dollars

We connect grantees with best-in-class pro bono partners to provide services and expertise that many groups could not access on their own.

Unrestricted Funding

Our grants are unrestricted and flexible⁠—the most coveted type of capital in the non-profit sector.


We support the development of new poverty-fighting solutions by providing grantees with the risk capital and tools to think big.


We collaborate with the public sector to leverage our impact and create scalable change.