The Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative (BBAPI) is a community-driven effort to break the cycle of poverty in Broome County. By applying the Collective Impact framework to first explore, then address the root causes of poverty, BBAPI focuses on creating systems-level social change to find solutions to the immediate and long-term barriers affecting individuals impacted by poverty. With a systems-change approach, BBAPI will work to empower individuals and families and create vibrant neighborhoods, where residents feel safe and will live healthy financially-stable lives.


The short-term goal of BBAPI through the 2018-2019 Grant Program is to decrease the impact of poverty by 15% for targeted populations in the City of Binghamton by March 31, 2019.

The overall goal of BBAPI through the Grant Program is to decrease poverty by 30% in Broome County communities by 2030.

What is Collective Impact?

Collective impact has been widely adopted as an effective form of cross-sector collaboration to address complex social and environmental challenges. Too many organizations are working in isolation from one another. Collective impact brings people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change.


Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative of United Way of Broome County 

47 North Street

Binghamton, NY 13905




M-F | 8:30am - 4:30pm
(please call for hours during holidays and special circumstances)

The United Way of Broome County provides administrative support and oversight to BBAPI committees.