Join HandUp and Google to Fight Urban Poverty in the Bay Area

We're excited to announce that HandUp is fighting urban poverty in the Bay Area with new support from Google! This $500,000 grant from Google.org will go toward helping our local neighbors in need reach their goals to move out of poverty.

Google’s generous support will directly fund urgent needs for HandUp members like employment, medical, and housing expenses. Combined with the support of HandUp donors, together as a community we can make a difference for the 36,000 people experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area.

Now until December 31st, Google will be matching all new recurring donations to The SF Fund. This means your contribution will have double the impact! Join the 287 HandUp donors (and counting) who are committed to making a difference in the Bay Area by pledging here.

The SF Fund provides support to members in the Bay Area like Julianne and her newborn daughter, who are recovering from homelessness. Working with HandUp and our nonprofit partner Compass Family Services, Julianne successfully fundraised to help cover vital child care expenses. This allowed Julianne to focus on her long-term goals, like starting school again this January.

”I've been on an amazing journey as my family recovers from homelessness. In the past year, since we gained permanent housing, I have been working diligently to align myself with my long-term goals. I have been so lucky to have met many supportive individuals and organizations along this journey of mine. Thank you so very much for your loving support in becoming my donors. With your support I have solved many problems at home by being able to childproof, gift my daughter with some brand new clothing, a ton of diapers and wipes, we were even able to get her a lovey. (She has a plush Sofie La Giraffe she goes to sleep with). These gifts mean so much to me and put me at ease, therefore enabling me to focus on my next set of tasks.”

Thank you so very much for your loving support in becoming my donors. With your support I have solved many problems at home by being able to childproof, gift my daughter with some brand new clothing, a ton of diapers and wipes, we were even able to get her a lovey. (She has a plush Sofie La Giraffe she goes to sleep with). These gifts mean so much to me and put me at ease, therefore enabling me to focus on my next set of tasks.”

Give people like Julianne a HandUp and commit to fighting urban poverty with HandUp and Google here.