Tipping Point Community

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Tipping Point Community
Type Nonprofit organization
Headquarters San Francisco, CA, United States
CEO + Founder
Daniel Lurie
Revenue (FY17)
$44,271,108 [1]
Expenses (FY17)$32,110,248 [1]
Website tippingpoint.org

Tipping Point Community is a grant-making organization aiming to break the cycle of poverty for people in the San Francisco Bay Area whose income level is too low to meet their basic needs. It was founded by Daniel Lurie in 2005.

In addition to general operating funding, Tipping Point provides grantees support through strategic partnerships built with private sector corporations, who donate technology and services to these non-profit organizations.

In 2017, Tipping Point launched its first endeavor with the public sector, committing $100 million to cut chronic homelessness in San Francisco in half by 2022. This initiative, in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco, aims to create housing, improve public systems like criminal justice and child welfare to reduce the rate of homelessness, and help the city leverage more state and federal funding. [2]

Tipping Point is modeled after the Robin Hood Foundation in New York, and has been praised as "an organization that aims to not only help the poor, but actively change the systems that put them there in the first place." [3] In June 2017, "Tipping Point completed its largest fundraising year to-date, totaling $25 million in donor gifts, 100% of which will go out as grants by the end of the ensuing fiscal year in June 2018. [4] Its board is composed of local philanthropists, including Chris James, Katie Schwab Paige, Jed York, and former San Francisco 49er Ronnie Lott. The board underwrites all fundraising and operating costs.

On November 16, 2019, Tipping Point Community announced that founder and CEO Lurie would step down after 15 years of leading the organization. Sam Cobbs, Tipping Point’s president, will succeed Lurie as CEO on January 6, 2020. Lurie will remain with Tipping Point as chair of the board.

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