Increasing family income and wealth is important to creating a thriving community and economic stability.  Economic stability is a combination of adequate income and financial management skills, and is extremely important in Richmond and Contra Costa County. Economic development affects not only those whose finances are improving, but the general community at large. It also has a direct relationship with environmental issues, productivity, job opportunities, crime rates, health, literacy rates and educational opportunities, transportation, and even global financial markets.

At Richmond Community Foundation, we fervently believe in improving individuals’ and families’ economic development. We achieve this with our work with SparkPoint Contra Costa and Ensuring Opportunity, as well as many other nonprofit and corporate partnerships, grants, funding, and more.