Program AreaPoverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of ImpactUnited States
Headquarters LocationNew York, New York, United States
Budget$0 to $500,000
Founder DemographicsFemale, LGBTQ
Leap Fund has seen workers across the country turn down income that they have earned at their jobs, out of fear of hitting the benefits cliff (essentially: earning a dollar or two more an hour, but as a result, losing public benefits that were worth much more than the income increase).
We’re changing things for workers receiving public benefits that are afraid of this financial catastrophe affecting them: We have built a benefits cliff coaching program, which includes predicting individualized cliffs, and employers tools, to better understand the scope of the problem, and actually help employees avoid benefits cliffs altogether.
Leap Fund is creating products that empower optimism, financial and career growth, future planning, and security for working families that need it most.