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.