The United Way of Butler County has established a goal of reducing the number of families and individuals living below the self-sufficiency standard by 30% by the year 2030 – “30 by 30,” and has allocated funds to local nonprofits working towards this goal.
In Washington State, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County adopted the Self-Sufficiency Standard as its official measure of self-sufficiency and continues to use the Standard as a program evaluation benchmark.
The Women’s Fund of Mississippi revamped their grant-making and advocacy work to focus on the overall goal of economic self-sufficiency for women, using the Self Sufficiency Standard as the underlying blueprint for these changes.
The United Way of the Bay Area and Y&H Soda Foundation are evaluating the success of their grantees by how effectively they are able to move families toward self-sufficiency, as defined by the Self-Sufficiency Standard.
Monroe Community College, located in the Finger Lakes Region in New York, used the Self-Sufficiency Standard as a benchmark to measure occupational wage outcomes in their report Measuring Middle-Skills Occupational Gaps.
The San Diego Women’s Foundation focused its 2013-2014 grant cycle on proposals that would help families move toward self-sufficiency.