January 26, 2017
San Francisco is Not Launching a Basic Income Pilot Yet

April 4, 2016
When a City Takes Lead in Financial Inclusion

September 1, 2015
Pelosi, City Officials Celebrate Success of Universal College Savings Accounts

October 20, 2015
This Former Banker is Fighting Income Inequality from City Hall


May 4, 2017

The San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment, in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to integrate financial coaching and workshops into services provided at the Library.

$25,000 in funds are available. The grant period will be from July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.


Proposals should be submitted electronically to Sarah Teater at by 5:00pm on Thursday, May 18th.

Contact Sarah Teater at (415) 554-7444 or at the email above with any questions.

October 27, 2015

Bank On National Account Standards
The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) announced today the launch of new Bank On National Account Standards (2015-2016), designed to support local Bank On coalition efforts and expand access to safe and appropriate financial products and services to the over 65 million people outside of the mainstream financial system who rely on alternative, costly financial services. For more information, please visit

May 22, 2014

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom presents $150,000 to Kindergarten to College
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom presented a grant of over $150,000 raised from the San Francisco community, a unique online giving campaign by the 1:1 Fund and Newsom who personally contributed to support college savings matches for the Kindergarten to College program on May 22nd at Hillcrest Elementary. Read the full press release.

Evidence and Lessons Learned

What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and The Nation

Connecting Domestic Violence Survivors to One-on-One Financial Counseling Services: Lessons Learned (Full Report)

June 2013
Children’s Education Savings Accounts: A Case Study of San Francisco’s Kindergarten to College Program

February 2011
Building Better Bank Ons: Top 10 Lessons from Bank on San Francisco

March 2011
Financial Empowerment through Employer Engagement