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One Degree

One Degree 2014

One Degree seeks to empower people to create a path out of poverty for themselves and for their communities.

Founded: 2012 by Rey Faustino, Eric Lukoff

One Degree
  • Program Area

    Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    San Francisco, CA, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $500,000 to $1,000,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Racial or Ethnicity Minority, LGBTQ

One Degree is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization creating modern, tech-driven solutions to problems that plague the safety net of social service and nonprofit organizations. Our core product,, provides thousands of local, poverty-fighting resources to families in need and our latest product helps people find affordable housing. Our web and mobile platforms help people easily find, manage, and share their experiences with community resources — food banks, employment services, shelters, health clinics, and much more. One Degree believes providing the most underserved populations with tools to find and communicate directly with the agencies that serve them will strengthen the social service sector by making it more responsive and aligned with their needs.

Funders and Awards

Tipping Point Community Foundation,, Northern Trust Bank, Echoing Green, Fast Forward, Knight Foundation, Y Combinator