We support efforts to improve economic mobility for children and families in the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty.

Through our philanthropy and civic activism, we focus on four levers of change that, together, hold promise to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty.

 Accelerate the work of community-based partnerships that are measurably improving the lives of low-income families.   Read more

Accelerate the work of community-based partnerships that are measurably improving the lives of low-income families. Read more

 Professionalize and standardize data use by those working to improve economic mobility.   Read more

Professionalize and standardize data use by those working to improve economic mobility. Read more

 Partner with public systems to advance policies and practices that expand economic mobility.   Read more

Partner with public systems to advance policies and practices that expand economic mobility. Read more

 Strengthen nonprofit providers that support and stabilize children and families.   Read more

Strengthen nonprofit providers that support and stabilize children and families. Read more

 Understand and work to mitigate systemic inequitable impacts of race on economic mobility.   Read more

Understand and work to mitigate systemic inequitable impacts of race on economic mobility. Read more


We believe that the best work in philanthropy happens when multiple sectors - public, private, and nonprofit - come together to tackle problems. Everybody brings a different perspective, and sometimes it’s a little painful because we are all so different, but we think that’s where the power is. Together, we all go farther.
— Connie Ballmer, Co-Founder