Wednesday, February 25, 2009

HP Donation Helps Nonprofit Fight Bay Area Poverty

PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP announced it will donate $250,000 in cash and technology to Tipping Point Community, a San Francisco Bay Area grant-making organization, in support of 22 local poverty-fighting organizations.

To combat poverty in the Bay Area during the current economic downturn, and as an incentive to inspire people to donate money to Tipping Point Community, the board of directors of Tipping Point Community offered a dollar-for-dollar match for money raised between Dec. 1, 2008, and Jan. 31, 2009, up to $1 million.

HP committed $100,000 in cash, allowing Tipping Point Community to reach $1 million in donations and thus a total of $2 million was raised to support Tipping Point grantees.
In addition, HP will donate $150,000 in HP technology, to be distributed in partnership with Tipping Point Community to local Bay Area organizations.

“Our groups desperately need modern technology to guarantee effective service delivery to their communities – most simply can’t afford it,” said Daniel Lurie, president and founder, Tipping Point Community. “HP’s generous contributions ensure they will have the tools required to have maximum impact in the fight against poverty.”

Tipping Point Community screens nonprofits rigorously to find the most effective groups connecting Bay Area individuals and families to the services and opportunities needed to break the cycle of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Tipping Point’s board underwrites all operating and fundraising expenses so that 100 percent of every dollar donated goes directly toward fighting poverty.

HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure.

This generous grant enables Tipping Point to reach its $2 million goal. Every dollar of the money raised will help combat poverty in the Bay Area.

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