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.
Nine East Bay businesses are supporting the second annual “Mah Jong with Meaning” tournament Thursday, September 29, which benefits The Strive for Change Foundation and Children’s Support League of the East Bay. Sponsoring four Mah Jong “hands” for the tournament are Nancy Lehrkind and Carol Brown of The Grubb Company; Piedmont Grocery; Kostum on Piedmont; […]
Your generosity and support made 2015 the most successful fundraising year to date for Strive for Change Foundation! Your gift has improved the lives of the working poor in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and we are grateful for your donations. We hope that 2016 will be another banner year for our organization and those […]