In 2015 Google selected us as one of the 10 most innovative non-profits in the Bay Area, out of an applicant pool of over 800 nonprofits.

As part of its Impact 2015 Challenge, and following a public voting phase, Google awarded us $500,000 and offered to provide technical and volunteer assistance to spur our growth.

We’re using this opportunity to further grow our system of universal access to civil justice. We are prototyping what this would look like in one of San Francisco’s poorest neighborhoods. We hope to continue scaling, serve more people, and eventually have a systemic impact on how we, as a society, provide access to justice for the poor.

As part of the 2015 Impact Challenge campaign:

  • We obtained endorsements from Danny Glover, the International Justice Mission, Marc Benioff (CEO of Salesforce), and Jeff Adachi (Public Defender of San Francisco)
  • Our partners at the Salvation Army and the University of San Francisco worked so hard to help get the word out.
  • Great volunteers helped canvass, develop new communications, and produce a new video
  • And so much more! Our staff worked over 80 hours per week during the challenge to get out the vote while keeping up our services.

To see all of the finalists, click here.