Tipping Point fights poverty in the Bay Area for the 1.3 million people too poor to meet their basic needs.

Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $150 million to educate, employ, house and support those in need in the Bay Area. Last year alone, we helped put 23,000 people on a path out of poverty.

We do things differently.

Due Diligence

We do the homework for you. We find, fund and partner with the most effective groups 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 needed to think big.


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

Read our founding story here.