Alana Okamoto, program manager at Glow Foundation
"What Opportunity Fund’s IDA program means for students who can’t afford to go to college"

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The Glow Foundation provides financial education, mentoring, and grants that remove barriers to college for high-potential, low-income students. Opportunity Fund expands the impact of Glow Foundation’s work by offering matched savings accounts to Glow’s students so that they can pay for tuition, books, and education fees. Leveraging Glow Foundation’s focus on college access, Opportunity Fund helps make higher education a reality for these hard-working students.

Partner Profile

Name: Alana Okamoto, Program Manager
Clients served with Opportunity Fund: 30 high school seniors
Location: East Palo Alto

Client Profile

Name:  Mayra
Age: 19
High School: East Palo Alto Academy High School
College:  UC Berkeley
Impact:  Mayra is the first in her family to go to college and aspires to be an immigration lawyer.  She used her IDA funds to purchase a computer and books.

Client Profile

Name: Miriam
Age: 19
High School: East Side Preparatory School
College: Mills College
Impact: Miriam is the first in her family to attend college. Her IDA savings mean that her parents don't have to choose between paying their mortgage and paying for her education.

Other Partners

Partnering with Opportunity Fund has not only given us a great resource for our clients, but also a chance to witness firsthand their staff’s dedication and hard work towards the IDA program and its clients. Their strong work ethic and passion is admirable.
Asmir Pinjic, IDA Case Manager, Catholic Charities

Opportunity Fund partners with CEO Women to provide financial education, matched savings accounts, and business financing to low-income immigrant and refugee women who are getting ready to start a business.