About Us

About Us

The Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) is a unique private-public partnership housed within the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector of San Francisco that convenes, innovates and advocates to strengthen economic security and mobility of all San Franciscans. For more than a decade, under the leadership of Treasurer José Cisneros, the OFE has engaged partners inside and outside City Hall to equip San Franciscans with knowledge, skills and resources to strengthen their financial health and well-being. At the same time, the OFE has leveraged what has worked on the ground to model what is possible across the country.

sfo

Our work also includes an Economic Mobility Lab to test innovations, such as the Workers Fund we have partnered with the San Francisco International Airport to design.

economic mobility lab button

Awards

  • The Workers Lab
    2018 Innovation Fund Winner
  • Harvard University
    2015 Innovations in Government Award Semi-Finalist
  • US Conference of Mayors
    2013 Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships
  • US Conference of Mayors
    2013 Dollarwise Grant Wise Capacity Grant Winner
  • Corporations for Enterprise Development (now Prosperity Now)
    2012 Assets & Opportunity Award as part of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition
  • San Francisco Financial Planning Association
    2010 and 2011 Heart of Financial Planning Award
  • US Conference of Mayors
    2009 Dollar Wise Capacity Grant Winner
  • Office of Governor Schwarzenegger
    2008, 2009, and 2010 Bank on California Award Winner

History of Innovation Button