Golden State Opportunity to team up with local groups to lead in person and virtual activities and event



SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, Golden State Opportunity, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty by giving people the tools to build financial well-being and thrive, announced that more than $1,000,000 is going to 27 California nonprofits as part of CalEITC4Me, its groundbreaking education and outreach program that helped millions of Californians claim over $1 Billion in state tax credits last year.

The nonprofits, located across California including Los Angeles, the San Joaquin Valley and the Inland Empire, received grants ranging from $6,000 to $133,000 to connect low-income workers with the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and other cash-back tax credits through counseling, workshops, door-to-door outreach, and free tax preparation.

These state and federal tax credits put money back in the pockets of hard-working Californians who earn less than $30,000 a year to help pay for basic needs including gas, groceries, rent, and utilities. Qualifying Californians must file their taxes in order to claim the credits, worth up to thousands of dollars each year depending on household size and income.

“With so many families struggling financially right now, we want to make sure no one fails to claim their cash simply because they don’t file their taxes or know what is at stake,” said Amy Everitt, President of Golden State Opportunity. “Our Community Connect partners are doing the incredibly important front-line work to help California workers understand tax credits and access up to thousands of dollars in cash.”

“Individuals and families in our community work hard every day to make ends meet. We want to make sure they can access the refunds they are entitled to and buy the things they need,” said Meredith Baker, Executive Director of Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin. “With the resources of Golden State Opportunity and our connections in San Joaquin Valley, we will be able to reach thousands of families and help change lives.”

Resources and information about the credits for low-income workers, along with free tax preparation and a free calculator to estimate your tax refund after tax credits, are also available online at


Below is the full list of Community Connect partners and where they will be operating this tax season:


  • Statewide
  • Central Valley Partnership
  • Dreams for Change
  • Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC)
  • Jakara Movement
  • John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY)

Los Angeles County

  • Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH)
  • Asian Youth Center
  • Barrio Action Youth & Family Center
  • Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP)
  • Eastmont Community Center
  • El Centro de Ayuda
  • Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC)
  • John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY)
  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF)
  • New Economics for Women
  • PF Bresee Foundation
  • Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC)

San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

  • Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County
  • Coachella Valley Community Tax Services (CVCTS)
  • Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement
  • El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center
  • Family Assistance Program
  • Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC)
  • Inland Equity Community Land Trust
  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF)
  • Starting Over, Inc.
  • SBX Youth and Family Services (Sigma Beta Xi, Inc.)

San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties

  • Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin (CPFSJ)
  • El Concilio California
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

Rural Counties

  • Foundation for Community Colleges (FCCC)
  • Jefferson Economic Development Institute (JEDI)


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