< Strive For Change Foundation – Funding East Bay Job-Training Programs for Low-Income Workers



Supporting job-training programs in the East Bay for low-income workers with barriers to employment

About Us

Strive for Change Foundation was founded in 2006 to help overcome poverty in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.  We support innovative job-training programs that help ambitious low-income individuals get the job and life-skills training they need to improve their career opportunities, earn a sustainable income and become financially self- sufficient.

How Strive For Change Foundation Helps

We support organizations that help low-income workers acquire:

♦ Job skills training

♦ Career development support

♦ Entrepreneurship and small business creation

♦  Financial literacy and asset-building knowledge

Low-Income Workers Face These Challenges


♦ Lack of job skills

♦ Poor access to job-training programs that support improved earning potential

♦ Language, social and/or personal financial skill deficits/barriers

♦ Bay Area’s high cost of living, with expensive transportation, food, housing and health care

♦ Low minimum-wage levels

Kim Kellogg, President of the Board
Kim Kellogg, President

President’s Letter for 2019

What does 2019 hold for Strive?

As we plan for what we want to accomplish in 2019, we are mindful of the challenges we face in fundraising and making grants to our grantee organizations this year.  The reason?  As generous as our donors are, in 2018 we had a 20 percent drop in donations at year-end vs. what we raised in 2017 ($81,306 vs. $108, 338).

What happened last year?


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