Advancing Financial Stability by Improving Access to Public Benefits Grantees - 2018

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara To support low-income Santa Clara county residents in their pursuit to achieve financial stability by implementing a coordinated and comprehensive Financial Foundations Program (FFP) and combining income stabilization activities – financial literacy education, coaching, benefits navigation, asset-building, and employment services. $100,000
Code For America Labs San Mateo, Santa Clara To support increased impact of GetCalFresh, the first digital service that allows people to apply for SNAP on a mobile phone in 8 minutes, which will deepen reach to help more families in need in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties $50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley San Mateo, Santa Clara To support low-income members of our community with the opportunity to appeal decisions denying public benefits and to support the coordination and development of a referral and training process for appeals with partnership organizations. $100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo, Santa Clara To support the coordination of services and systemic changes that will increase access to public benefits by seniors, low-income and immigrant residents by working with LIBRE (Linking Immigrants to Benefits, Resources and Education) partners and Bay Area Legal Aid to provide outreach, application assistance, direct legal services, and state and county level advocacy to address the barriers keeping qualified individuals and families from accessing public benefits. $100,00
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara To support increasing access to public benefits, the Asian Law Alliance will conduct eligibility evaluations, provide legal consultation as well as conduct outreach and education to low-income community members in need. $86,066
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties San Mateo, Santa Clara To support strategies to increase CalFresh access and participation including: providing specific CalFresh eligibility information and application assistance to targeted populations, developing new and ongoing partnerships to increase CalFresh enrollment, and developing and implementing focused outreach initiatives to address common barriers, myths and perceived stigma associated with applying to the program. $100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara To provide case management, financial stability workshops and classes, as well as assistance for low-income individuals to sign up for public benefits. $100,000
United Way Of The Bay Area San Mateo To support the development of a SparkPoint Center at College of San Mateo to provide comprehensive services for all community college students in San Mateo county to strengthen and increase uptake of public benefits at the two additional SparkPoint Centers: Skyline College and Cañada College. $100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara To support building SHCS’ capacity to design and implement a community-based, culturally sensitive public benefits service delivery system, and build community leadership to address systemic barriers to benefits access. $45,000
    Total $781,066