Since 2001, we have been trusting and investing in Northern California low-income families.

Northern California

About Us

FII was founded in Oakland in 2001 when our founder, Mauricio Lim Miller, was challenged by the then Mayor Jerry Brown to change the trajectory of poverty.

Miller didn’t have the answer himself but knew that people like his mother who had worked hard to improve their lives would. FII was started to learn about and trust and invest in the initiatives people like Miller’s Mom were taking. Since then, we have grown our presence in Northern California to include San Francisco and Fresno.

Northern California: Family Metrics

On average, during 2 years of engagement with FII:

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Thousands of families across the country are shifting long-held perceptions of low-income communities and changing our practice and policy approaches to poverty. Join us as we trust and invest in their initiatives.

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