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Tipping Point Community Announces $1 Million Gift at Third Annual Awards Breakfast

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Tipping Point Community, a charitable organization dedicated to preventing poverty in the Bay Area, announced a $1 million donation from the Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation. Tuesday's donation was made at Tipping Point Community's Third Annual Awards Breakfast and is one of Tipping Point's largest donations to date.

In the Bay Area, one-quarter of families are too poor to meet their basic needs. "When it comes to poverty, it's too late for pessimism," said Tipping Point Founder and CEO, Daniel Lurie at the annual Tipping Point Awards Breakfast. "We thank Sergey and Anne for their generous donation, which will allow us to further our mission to break the cycle of poverty for good."

Each year, Tipping Point Community honors Bay Area organizations working to prevent poverty in the region. The three organizations honored this year are Homeless Prenatal Program, Canal Alliance and KIPP Bay Area Schools. Each organization received a grant of $50,000 from Tipping Point. Additional information on those honored is outlined below.

Martha Ryan, Founder + Executive Director, Homeless Prenatal Program

Homeless Prenatal Program helps 3,000 homeless San Francisco families per year access healthcare and provides comprehensive services to ensure that clients stabilize their families for the long-term.

"I had always thought I'd go back to Africa to help there, but there were so many women and children right here in San Francisco living without food, shelter and medical care; I couldn't help but help." -- Martha Ryan, Founder + Executive Director, HPP

Tom Wilson, Executive Director, Canal Alliance

Canal Alliance improves the lives of 3,000 low-income immigrant, working families in Marin County each year through education, case management and training for economic development.

"Before I went to Canal Alliance I didn't know who I was. I was headed for a life in prison. Now, I have become the first person in my family to graduate from high school and go to college. My education is giving me choices about my future." -- Gerovan Barrios-Huinil, Client, Canal Alliance

Sehba Ali, Chief Academic Officer, KIPP Bay Area Schools

KIPP Bay Area Schools provides back-office support to seven KIPP schools in the Bay Area as they prepare students from under-served neighborhoods to succeed in college and in life.

"I'm Latina. I come from a neighborhood of crime. People expect me to fail. I understand now that I have the right to get an education. I can't change all of eastside San Jose, but thanks to KIPP, I can change what I do. I'm going to graduate from college. I'm going to succeed. Not just for me, and not just for my family, but for my community." -- Isis Diaz, 10th Grader, KIPP San Jose Collegiate

About Tipping Point Community

Tipping Point Community screens non-profits rigorously to find the most effective groups connecting Bay Area individuals and families to the services and opportunities needed to break the cycle of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Tipping Point's board underwrites all operating and fundraising expenses so that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly toward fighting poverty. More information about Tipping Point Community is available at

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