UpTogether is working to change systems so that everyone can thrive.
UpTogether is a national nonprofit organization that, for over two decades, has partnered with governments, philanthropy and community organizations to distribute cash directly to families while learning how they work together in community to reach their personal goals and achieve financial security. Together, we do the following:
- Invest in families and individuals with limited incomes by providing them with cash they can use however they wish, no strings attached
- Amplify stories to change the narrative and tell the true lived experiences of people facing financial hardship and financially under-resourced communities
- Rally for state and local policies and practices that support and accelerate socioeconomic mobility
UpTogether’s strength-based approach of community, capital and choice recognizes and honors people’s initiatives, abilities and self-determination.
We invest in people in historically undervalued communities and amplify their true lived experiences, working together to influence policies and rally for systems change.
All people in the United States are seen and invested in for their strengths and are able to build power, reinforce their autonomy and drive their own economic and social mobility.
We’re better together than we are alone, and we know that with the support of our neighbors, family and friends, all of us will have a better shot at achieving our goals and dreams.
We focus our time and energy on collective work that will have the largest impact for people experiencing financial hardship.
We center the lived experiences of our members, partner with them to change systems and work with them to co-create opportunities for people to reach their financial goals.
We are committed to being an anti-racist organization and we promote anti-racist policies that eliminate the racial wealth divide.
We intentionally create space for everyone to lead, regardless of their title.
We respect everyone’s autonomy and know each person is capable of making their own decisions.