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Change Machine

Change Machine builds financial security for low-income communities through people-powered technology.

Founded: 2005 by Mae Watson Grote

  • Program Area

    Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps, SMS
  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +
  • Founder Demographics


Change Machine builds financial security through people-powered technology. We champion the aspirations of those who are most economically disadvantaged by oppressive public policies and practices – namely Black and Brown women who are low-income. Their success means success for all.

Grounded in the expertise and solutions of financial coaches and customers, our technology reaches social service organizations and public agencies nationwide, transforming how they work with people to achieve their financial goals. Our data and research shape lasting change that addresses the economic effects of slavery and patriarchal policies, removes barriers to financial security, and shrinks the gender and racial wealth gap.

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