In order to support STEM Core students facing hardships as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Growth Sector accessed local support from a Bay Area funder, Tipping Point Community. The funds were disbursed as direct payments to students experiencing financial challenges amid the economic crisis. All together, Growth Sector provided $50,000 to roughly 40 students from Bay Area STEM Core colleges. Students cited housing, technology costs (laptops, internet service), groceries, and medical bills as reasons they were in need of funding.