RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) creates long-term solutions to poverty by supporting programs that address its root causes — lack of access to medical care, education, or opportunity to move up the economic ladder. They do this by empowering ordinary people to become extraordinary voices for the end of poverty in their communities, the media, and the halls of government. The collective voices of these passionate grassroots activists, coordinated with grass-tops efforts driven by their staff, leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people the tools they need to move out of poverty.
REF's vision is of a world where the devastating impacts of poverty no longer cripple the ability of individuals and families to sustain themselves and contribute their talents to the world in which they live — where all people have a fair chance at success. But it takes citizens pressuring their leaders for effective anti-poverty programs to receive the attention, policies, and funding they need.
That’s why RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) stands out. REF's mission is to create the public and political will to end poverty by empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change. They combine the voices of their passionate grassroots activists with strategic grass-tops efforts to leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people the health, education, and opportunity they need to thrive.