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.
The Founder’s Story
"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.
The SFCF Board of Directors was pleased to award four grants of $10,000 each to the following organizations: The Bread Project, The Stride Center, Cypress Mandela Training Center, and a new organization for SFCF, Rubicon based in Richmond, CA. The Bread Project (TBP), located in Emeryville, CA provides training and on-the job experience in food preparation […]
East Bay Originals Strive for Change Foundation & East Bay Vintners Alliance A beautiful party in the garden of Camron-Stanford house was enjoyed by all. The private tasting of wines from Dashe, and JC Cellars showed the delicious diversity of our local wines. Kitchen for Champions, one of the agencies funded by SFCF, provided a […]
This year, we launched an ambitious new fundraising effort via Crowdrise, an online crowd-funding program, and reached our goal!! Our goal was to raise $10,000 for The Stride Center, one of the long-standing organizations we have supported based in Oakland. The Stride Center provides intensive technical certification, important life skills, internships and job search training […]