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Single Stop

Single Stop provides coordinated access to the safety net and connects people to the resources they need to attain higher education, obtain good jobs, and achieve financial self-sufficiency – all through a unique one-stop-shop.

Founded: 2007 by Elisabeth Mason

Single Stop
  • Program Area

    Health & Healthcare, Education, Food & Agriculture, Arts & Culture, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    New York , New York, United States
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +
  • Founder Demographics


Single Stop harnesses America's most effective anti-poverty tools to create economic mobility for low-income families and individuals. By utilizing technology to create maximum impact at over 100 sites across 9 states, Single Stop has connected 1 million households with nearly $3 billion in resources and support. Single Stop partners with local organizations and institutions that serve low-income families to provide wraparound services and ensure their clients leverage all the major anti-poverty resources available. The Single Stop “one-stop-shop” model connects clients to a safety net worth $1 trillion provided by over 1 million organizations—connecting people to the resources they need to attain higher education, obtain good jobs, and achieve financial self-sufficiency.

Funders and Awards

Single Stop was launched in 2001 as a New York City-based antipoverty initiative of the Robin Hood Foundation. Single Stop USA was established in 2007 to expand across the country. Supported by a founding grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the new organization absorbed the New York sites and began the process of expansion, nationwide. Single Stop has received two White House Social Innovation Fund Awards, are acclaimed as one of the New York Times' "Big Ideas in Social Change", and making Fast Company’s 2015 list of "The World’s Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Social Good".