Our Impact

In partnership with schools, organizations, and companies, the 5 Buckets Foundation has distributed hundreds of books and facilitated dozens of presentations. We're proud to have impacted the lives of many throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

By The Numbers

With your help and the help of our corporate sponsors, our impact is significant and life changing.

Received Free Financial Literacy Guides
People Felt Financially Empowered After Our Programming
Would Recommend Us to Others

In Our Community

The 5 Buckets Foundation is committed to making an impact in financial literacy by partnering with educational and corporate institutions. Each partner helps us doing the important work of improving financial literacy in America. Here are a few of our partnerships.

Menlo School

Menlo Park, CA


Menlo School is committed to being a heterogeneous and inclusive community. We believe students are better educated and prepared to succeed when the school community—students, families, faculty, administration and staff—is diverse and inclusive.

Cal Poly

San Luis Obispo, CA


Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California’s Central Coast.

Henry M. Gunn High School

Palo Alto, CA


Gunn High School is a top rated, public school located in Palo Alto, CA. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Presidio Bank

San Mateo, CA


Businesses and their owners, professional service firms and their partners, real estate investors, and not-for-profit organizations trust their banking needs to the bank’s talented local relationship managers.

Orphan Compassion

San Francisco, CA


Orphan Compassion is raising funds to sustain 214 orphaned children in Cameroon.  These funds provide school tuition, textbooks, backpacks, uniforms, nutritional/medical needs, post-high school scholarship funding and foster care.

ICA Cristo Rey Academy

San Francisco, CA


ICA Cristo Rey Academy is a Dominican Catholic college preparatory that empowers girls from underserved communities to become confident young women able to realize their full potential.

Alaska Airlines

San Francisco, CA


For over 85 years, Alaska Airlines and the people who make us who we are, have been guided by integrity, caring, ingenuity, professionalism, and a unique spirit—a spirit that has grown out of our geographical roots.


Boston, MA


Edmit helps families make smarter college financial decisions so they’re better off after college. Founded by former university leaders, Edmit’s tools and resources for saving, planning, and paying for college have saved families millions of dollars on tuition and loan payments.

Our Impact Up Close & Personal

Gaining a little financial literacy goes a long way in terms of long-term impact.

“They gave the right amount of information so we were not overwhelmed, but also, were able to cover important topics that are applicable to us as college students.”

College Student, 2019

“[The presentation] was engaging, easy to understand, and detailed. Throughout, you were empathetic to our feelings and current situation, and I think we were all grateful for that.”

College Student, 2019

“At the end of their presentation I felt that my financial literacy had went up and appreciated the book that they gave for all of us to take home.”

College Student, 2019

“The foundation is absolutely wonderful and I find it very helpful for young adults to gain knowledge on financial literacy because schools don’t teach us this”

College Student, 2019


Your contribution will support our mission and enable us to provide workshops, free books, and literacy resources to students and adults in the Bay Area and beyond.