Tipping Point Raises $14.5 Million for Bay Area Anti-Poverty Initiatives

Tipping Point’s annual Benefit blew away expectations by drawing nearly 1,000 guests to the event at the Mission District’s Skylight at The Armory. On May 2, assembled friends and community members came together to raise over $14.5 million in one evening. Every dollar Tipping Point’s donors give goes directly to innovative poverty-fighting organizations and programs in the Bay Area.

Local notables on hand included Tipping Point founder and San Francisco mayoral candidate Daniel Lurie, Golden State Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr, San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and actress Jordana Brewster Morfit. Guests heard inspirational stories on the power of community to fight poverty from Tipping Point CEO, Sam Cobbs, and Chief Program Officer Ali Sutton, as well as staff and clients of community groups supported by Tipping Point.

Since its founding in 2005, Tipping Point has grown into the Bay Area’s leading nonprofit investing in poverty-fighting solutions across the region. In the past year, the organization’s grantees provided critical services in areas including housing, early childhood, education and employment, reaching nearly 100,000 Bay Area residents with life-changing programs.