Impact

StreetCred
Supporting families and children on their journey to economic mobility

Testimonials

“Because it's free and you guys know what you are doing. I have very limited funds.”

Client receiving StreetCred services

“Because it's free and you guys know what you are doing. I have very limited funds.”

Client receiving StreetCred services

“Professional, very personable, knowledgeable”

Client receiving StreetCred services

“Convenient and free of cost.”

Client receiving StreetCred services

“Improving a poor family’s financial status will positively affect the children’s health and well-being, and if that can be achieved in a healthcare setting that’s what we should be doing.”

Health Provider

“It allows patients access to service that they may not be able to afford at a convenient location.”

Healthcare Provider
Body Content

Dollars Back in the Pockets of the Families who Need it Most!

Over $8.5 Million

As of 2020

Impact

Who Do We Help?

People like Beatrice*,55, who is raising her 3-year-old grandson in Boston. Beatrice earns $7,000 annually in her part-time jobs at fast food restaurants, placing her at 43% of the federal poverty level.

Two years ago, she paid $400 for private tax preparation, an amount representing 17% of her tax credit and 6% of her annual earned income. During StreetCred’s 2016 pilot, we returned 100% of her $2,400 credit, money she used to buy previously unaffordable items for her grandson, such as toiletries, fresh produce, winter blankets and a nightlight.

*Name and specific details are changed to protect privacy

Impact

What’s not to love?

Families love us…

We offer free, one-stop shopping for resources empowering families to build economic mobility. Families already trust their doctor's office. Now, they're also empowered with information and support filing their taxes, opening 529 college savings accounts, and tackling their toughest financial questions and fears.

Impact

Health providers love us…

If your patient’s throat was closing because they ate some peanut butter, you wouldn’t write them a prescription for an EpiPen and hope they make it to the pharmacy in time. You’d give them the EpiPen right there in your office! StreetCred believes financial strain in an emergency, too, so we do more than make referrals- we provide on-site and virtual services to start building assets right away.

 
Impact

Communities and Local Governments love us…

We don't reinvent wheels, we just make them work better. By streamlining families' access to financial resources and services, we help community and government programs work better.

When community members have more money (such as tax refunds), they spend more money. And that helps local economies. Communities see even more benefits when children are healthier, doing better in school, and getting better jobs. StreetCred is closing the underutilization gap for America's most effective evidence-based anti-poverty programs.

Evaluation

2018

Collaborating with experts to design evaluation of impact on stress and healthcare utilization.

2019-2020

Pilot evaluation of embedded tax preparation.

2021

Designing and understanding the meaning of bundled models.