Advancing Financial Stability by Improving Access to Public Benefits Grantees - 2019

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Catholic Charities Of San Jose Santa Clara To increase client financial stability and agency capacity, CCSCC will a) provide information on public benefits to 2000 people of which 100 clients will be connected to public benefits and; b) scale the intra-agency referral system supporting this work to an agency-wide effort.   $55,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. San Mateo, Santa Clara To support the financial stability of 150 San Mateo and Santa Clara county residents (100 refugees/50 low-income asylees, survivors of human trafficking, similar immigrant populations) through increased enrollment in public benefits and culturally and linguistically responsive case management.   $50,000
Legal Aid Society Of San Mateo Co San Mateo, Santa Clara To support improved access to public benefits, this project will use outreach, education, direct legal services, and policy advocacy to address barriers keeping households from accessing benefits in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties – including education on changing Public Charge regulations.   $50,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara In support of boosting financial stability for families with children with special needs through increased participation in public benefit programs.  $50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara To support outreach efforts that will educate clients on how to navigate the public benefits system.  $45,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara To support culturally sensitive, multilingual legal services and community education that will improve access to public benefits for low income residents.  $50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Of Santa Clara And San Mateo Counties San Mateo, Santa Clara To support strategies to provide CalFresh application assistance to potential clients through the Promotores program; establish partnerships with community organizations to increase CalFresh enrollment; and conduct outreach to address common barriers, myths and stigma of applying for CalFresh.  $100,000
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc. San Mateo, Santa Clara To support a year-long project that engages underserved small business owners and their employees around CalSavers, California’s new state-run retirement benefits program.   $100,000
Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration  (Fiscal sponsor: Reinvent Stockton Foundation) San Mateo, Santa Clara To support a "guaranteed income" demonstration pilot project.   $75,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara To support the improved financial stability of low-income individuals and families in Sunnyvale and Alviso by providing financial literacy education and coaching, screenings and applications for public benefits, and enrollment in related safety net services.   $100,000
United Way Of The Bay Area San Mateo To improve uptake of public benefits at three SparkPoint sites in San Mateo County: Skyline College, College of San Mateo, and Cañada College.   $100,000
Total $775,000