LIFT’s mission is to partner with parents to break the cycle of poverty and build prosperity, lifting two generations at once. Since our founding in 1998, LIFT has demonstrated that it is indeed possible to interrupt the generational transmission of poverty. Our program supports parents of young children to build their well-being, financial strength, and social connections – all of which lead to improved outcomes for their children.



Empower Families Through Investment: LIFT’s Family Goal Fund | Download

Lavine Family Innovation Fund: Year Two Report | Download

Constituent Voice: Fiscal Year 2016 Key Findings Fact Sheet, April 2017 | Download

Listening Better10 Lessons Learned From LIFT’s Member Feedback Survey, December 2016 | Download

A Parent’s PerspectiveHow can we better support parent and caregiver engagement to improve children’s education outcomes? September 2016 | Download


Guaranteed Income and Cash Infusions: A Three-Part Series | The Aspen Institute

Delivering Human Services During COVID-19: An Interview With LIFT CEO Michelle Rhone-Collins | Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

Client Engagement and Retention – The Secret Ingredient in Successful Financial Capability Programs | Asset Funders Network

Urban Innovation & Co-Creation: ‘If You’re Affected by Something, You Have the Most Important Voice at the Table When It Comes To Shaping the Solution.’ | The Aspen Institute

Feedback Loops: Cultivating Relationships for Better Outcomes | Center for High Impact Philanthropy

Two-Generation Strategy Yields Promising Results: The LIFT-AppleTree Partnership Pilot Project | The Aspen Institute

The Cycle of Savings: What we Gain when We Understand Savings as a Dynamic Process | The Aspen Institute

Navigating Race And New Leadership In A Time Of Upheaval | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Supporting Families During the Pandemic: Learning from Front Line Staff Experiences | Spotlight on Poverty

LIFT Voices Describe Hardships Among Black and Latina Mothers in Pandemic | Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

What It’s Like Being Undocumented During The Novel Coronavirus | ABC News

Mission: Diversity (LIFT Cover Story) | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

NPR Interviews LIFT-Los Angeles: Where To Turn When There’s Nowhere to Turn | NPR


Tides of Change: 2020 Annual Report | Visit Microsite | Download

LIFT Off: 2019 Annual Report | Download

The Next Chapter: 2018 Annual Report | Download

Why We LIFT: 2017 Annual Report | Download

Big Dreams, Better Futures: 2016 Annual Report | Download

Creating A Better Way: 2015 Annual Report | Download

What Matters Most: 2014 Annual Report | Download

Building Strong Foundations: 2013 Annual Report | Download

One LIFT: 2012 Annual Report | Download