The 2017 Crave2Save winner is Contra Costa County with a savings challenge total of $446,353. The nonprofits Rubicon Programs and SparkPoint will split the grand prize of $75,000 and will continue to work in their communities to end the cycle of poverty.
We would like to thank the real winners – the members that participated in this campaign! We would also like to send a huge thank you to all the nonprofits that partnered with Travis Credit Union. Together, we can live better through financial education.
There are no fast fixes to breaking our compulsion to spend. That’s why we’re taking six months to provide a steady diet of:
• Financial education
• Savings accounts
• Attainable savings targets
June 1 – Dec. 31, 2017
SparkPoint Center located in Vallejo and Fairfield is a one-stop, financial education center that helps struggling people make ends meet. Each center provides a full range of services including credit counseling, career development, financial coaching, as well as access to higher education and savings accounts.
Vacaville Public Education Foundation (VPEF)
Since 2003, VPEF has enriched the lives of students in Vacaville and teachers living in a variety of nearby cities. VPEF has raised millions of dollars for the students of the Vacaville Unified School District funding programs that educate, enrich and keep children healthy. They also help offset teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses which average $500 per year according to the Education Market Association.
Contra Costa County
Rubicon’s financial services help participants build the assets they need to achieve economic mobility. In addition to workshops to help participants gain a solid understanding of the issues that impact their financial health, a Financial Coach provides a customized set of services that help participants accomplish their individual financial goals, and partners with them to explore financial products and connect them to other services that promote prosperity.
SparkPoint, Contra Costa
SparkPoint Centers are one-stop, financial education center that helps struggling people make ends meet. Each center provides a full range of services including credit counseling, career development, financial coaching, as well as access to higher education and savings accounts.
Empower Yolo provides community services to improve the health, social, educational, and economic outcomes of Yolo County Residents. Programs include:
Health Education Council
The Health Education Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access, education, advocacy and training to empower individuals towards a healthy life. Programs include:
Atwater Police Activities League
Atwater PAL provides a common meeting ground for police, citizens, and the youth of the City of Atwater and Merced County in the area of social, educational, and recreational activities in order to foster and encourage our youth in faith of American principles and the traditions of sportsmanship, good will and friendship. Atwater PAL positively impacts the lives of young people and works toward reducing juvenile crime by offering alternative and positive self-esteem building experiences through sports and educational activities.
Merced Scholars Charter School
Merced Scholars Charter School provides a personalized, versatile education program; thereby preparing students to become successful, responsible and contributing citizens who read, write, communicate and calculate with clarity and accuracy, using current technologies and resources.
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