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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.

We research our grantee organizations carefully, and monitor them closely to ensure their programs continuously meet our standards.  We use 100% of our donations – which come only from individuals, not corporations or the government – to bestow grants to programs that are making a difference in peoples’ lives.  Our volunteer Board of Directors covers all of the Foundation’s expenses and overhead.

Our local focus is a key point of difference between Strive for Change Foundation and larger and/or national charitable organizations.  It ensures that your donation dollars will go directly to help low-income workers in our communities.

Since we began, we have helped change the lives of more than 3,500 residents in Alameda and Contra Costa counties — the neighbors you see in Safeway, on BART, at local farmer’s markets and driving next to you on the freeways.