Strive for Change Foundation (formerly the 1200 Foundation) is a non-profit organization committed to supporting innovative local programs that help the working poor in the East Bay achieve economic self-sufficiency.
"When I was small, my own family would have been labeled 'the working poor.' We lived in public housing in Richmond. My father worked in an "ice house" making ice. We had one used car that my father serviced and repaired himself. My mother stretched my father's small check as far as she could. She made shirts for me and skirts and blouses for my sisters. We rarely ate out."
Achieving Change: The Strive for Change Foundation Story
East Bay Focus
Poverty is not only pervasive around the globe but exists in the community around us. The Strive for Change Foundation offers an opportunity to help the working poor right here in the East Bay. We do the homework for you to find effective, local organizations that provide job training and skills to build futures. Learn more about the diverse organizations we support.
100% of Donations
One hundred percent of donations go directly to East Bay organizations that support the working poor. All operating expenses are covered by the Board of Directors so that every dollar you donate can go to people in need. Donate Today.
Strive for Change Foundation (SFCF) got off to a strong start this year with the expansion of its Board of Directors. Andi Kosich, Miriam Mangini, and Maria Winston were elected to the Board in March, bringing their enthusiasm and specific talents to our organization. Andi is executive director of the Optical Internet working Forum, a […]
Our first “Mah Jong with Meaning” tournament last year was so popular and successful as a fundraiser that we’re bringing it back for its second year! This year’s tournament will be held Thursday, September 29 at Piedmont Community Church and will again feature a silent auction and raffle, and prizes for sponsored hands. If you […]
Mission: Youth Business USA’s mission is to empower low income youth to launch a business through entrepreneurship education, micro-loans, and mentoring. Program: Youth Business USA intends to recruit students through community organizations, affiliated organizations, and on line marketing. Their target base is low income young adults many of whom are African American. Once identified, applicants […]