Tipping Point advances the most promising poverty-fighting solutions.

In the Bay Area, 1.1 million people don’t have the resources they need to meet their basic needs. Since 2005, Tipping Point has invested nearly $300 million for housing, early childhood, education, and employment solutions in the region. Our board covers 100% of our operating costs, so every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most. Last year, our grantees provided life-changing services to more than 500,000 of our neighbors across the Bay Area.

For 15 years, Tipping Point has been a non-profit support system for the organizations that serve as our community’s safety net.

FIND + FUND + SUPPORT

We find the best non-profit organizations in the Bay Area led by proven leaders. We provide them with unrestricted funding to aid the fight against poverty, and deliver customized capacity-building support to help increase their impact.

CHANGE SYSTEMS

We work across sectors—government, business, non-profit—to bring effective solutions to scale through better public systems and policies.

RESPOND

We act in times of crisis, bringing together our community to support our neighbors who don’t have the resources to meet their basic needs.

What Sets Us Apart

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WE DO THE HOMEWORK

We vet organizations extensively before making an investment and evaluate performance regularly.

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WE GET RESULTS

We invest in a diverse set of organizations that focus on the key levers to help people break the cycle of poverty.

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WE INVEST 100%

Because our board covers our overhead, all of your gift goes where it’s needed most.

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WE KEEP YOU INVOLVED

We have a year-round slate of engagements that go in-depth on issues of poverty.