Building a government that works well for everyone

This year, we modeled the path forward for government that puts people first. Criminal records were automatically cleared. Families were able to put food on the table. People accessed the services and benefits they need and deserve. But the country is still facing so many uncertainties. Your support can help empower government and communities to make meaningful change in people’s lives, starting with those who have been marginalized and excluded.

Donate now, or find out more about end of year giving here.

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We’re building a human-centered social safety net that can transform lives in positive, measurable ways—making our systems and society more equitable and resilient.

We helped more than 3 million people apply for food assistance in the last year, launched a statewide integrated application for nine different benefits programs, and plan to expand our work to close the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) gap, increase participation in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and more.

We believe that no one should be prevented from moving forward because of a criminal record.

We’re breaking down barriers in America’s criminal legal system by working with people in communities and government, starting with automatic record clearance. With policy and technology, we can imagine and create a world where past convictions are cleared from someone’s record automatically, opening paths forward for the 70 million—one in three—people in the United States who are currently living with a criminal record.

We’re working to ensure that financial stability is equitable, inclusive, and guaranteed to everyone.

Flexible cash—meaning money that individuals and families decide how to spend for themselves—is one of the best ways to empower people toward financial stability. Cash support helps people provide for their basic needs, find and keep living wage jobs, and handle emergencies as they arise. Our work on GetYourRefund and GetCTC has increased access to more flexible cash for millions of people.

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We have helped put an average of
$2,000
of flexible cash in people’s pockets
We helped deliver more than
$400 million
in advance Child Tax Credits for families
We helped
128,000
people file for tax refunds and stimulus payments

We’re building a community of people-centered problem solvers who are dedicated to using technology to better their communities through our national volunteer Brigade Network. From building a website that helps people find and schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointments to developing a user-friendly program that automatically generates petition forms to apply for criminal record expunction, our network of technologists, advocates, and organizers is helping people access services and meet local needs.

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Help us help families in need by making a donation today.