Frequently asked questions

and answers about the UpTogether Community


  • UpTogether is a systems change organization that recognizes that poverty is created by systems, rooted in racism and perpetuated by false views of people who some describe as “poor.”

    UpTogether seeks to change policies, systems and underlying beliefs so that 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.

UpTogether Membership.

  • Anyone who is 18 or older and lives in the United States can join the UpTogether by signing up for UpTogether Connect.

UpTogether Investments/Cash Offers

  • After 20 years learning from and investing in families, UpTogether (formerly Family Independence Initiative) knows that – contrary to what stereotypes suggest – people with limited incomes are hardworking, resourceful and smart. They are taking actions every day to accomplish their goals and are helping their friends and family do the same. We’re simply investing in what they’re already doing to help them accomplish their personal and financial goals faster so they can all move up, together.

    Cash offers depend on the availability of funds and members must meet eligibility requirements. 

Thinking about joining the UpTogether Community but have a few more questions, first? Sign up for one of our info sessions.

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Already a member and have specific questions related to your membership? Check out the UpTogether Knowledge Center.