We believe that we’re all better off in a society where everyone can meet their basic needs. Therefore it’s our responsibility to do something, however small, about the problems we see in the world, however large. That’s why we created HandUp - to leverage technology and the power of human relationships to fight urban poverty.
New solutions to poverty are within our reach.
We believe in serving the community.
We believe that technology is for everyone.
We believe in the power of human relationships.
We believe in focusing on the basics.
We believe in truth and transparency.
We believe in empowering our community.
We believe in celebrating the wins.
HandUp’s charitable giving platform provides nonprofits and donors in the community with a new, simple, and direct way to make an impact on poverty.
The idea started as a simple side project in early 2013 focused on doing something positive about the homelessness that’s so visible on the streets of San Francisco. With the support and encouragement of Tumml, Project Homeless Connect, and so many others, this idea became a full-fledged company. Over the next year, HandUp attracted funding from some of Silicon Valley’s most experienced investors to begin the journey of expanding the greater community of giving across the country.
HandUp connects the abundance of resources and support in our society with the capabilities of existing social service nonprofit and government organizations. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Join us!
Impact America Fund
Jason Calacanis (LAUNCH Fund)
Boris Wertz (Version One Ventures)
Cyan & Scott Banister
Kimber Lockhart & Ben Trombley
Diane & Steve Ciesinski
Jessy & Robbie Schingler
Project Homeless Connect
San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation
San Francisco Mayor’s Office of HOPE