For the first time in my life, I am confident, and I have completed something on my own to fulfill my passion. I’m taking those skills with me as I look for a job in a company that is the right fit for me to build and grow my career.


Back on My Feet Member


Katy spending time with our members in our San Francisco chapter after a morning run.

Dear Friends,

I am proud and grateful to share with you how transformative and unprecedented 2019 was for Back on My Feet. We received our largest single gift to date — a $550,000 investment from the Stand Together Foundation. We also launched our 13th chapter in Denver. We welcomed new partners to our circle — HOKA ONE ONE® and Solgar, a division of Nature’s Bounty, to name a few. We received some accolades from major news outlets — The Guardian, Forbes. com, The New York Post, yahoo.com — and were even featured on CNN’s Great Big Story video channel. Most exciting to me, we took our learnings from 2018 and really focused on our program to achieve amazing results. In 2019 we employed more than 700 members, a 35% YOY increase, something we are incredibly proud of.

To accomplish and deliver such impact and results took hard work.

In 2019 we challenged ourselves to make bold changes in our organizational processes and structures. We evolved into a new operating model that puts investment in our program — and our members — first.

We better defined and leaned into clear core values, and we focused on our mission: sustainably employing as many members as possible. Ever dedicated to our members, our success would not be possible without our staff’s drive and passion. From one-on-ones to runs to workshops, they provide members with guiding support in times of uncertainty and help them chart their journeys forward. I am ever grateful for all that they do.

To our countless volunteers, our corporate, foundation and non-profit partners, our National Board and all our supporters and donors — thank you for continuously supporting our mission to transform peoples’ lives. It is because of you that we can provide the community, trainings, employment opportunities and housing resources our members need to achieve a life of independence. With your support, we look forward to continuing to innovate, build new transformative partnerships and change even more lives.

With Gratitude,

Katy Sherratt

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Katy Sherratt leads Back on My Feet as Chief Executive Officer. An award-winning social innovation leader, Katy has taken Back on My Feet from early stage startup to sustainable organization with the integration of new holistic success measures for the program, consistent double digit financial and programmatic growth YOY, and geographic expansion of operations across the US. Katy has been recognized by The Economist’s Philanthrocapitalism program as a leader in social innovation and cutting-edge nonprofit management and named among Authority Magazine’s 2019 ‘Female Disruptors’ and Women’s Running Magazine’s ‘Top 20 Game-Changers.’ Most recently, she was named a winner at the Social Innovation Awards. Katy and her work have been featured across multiple media and news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, New York Times, ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News, Inc.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, Thrive Global, Popsugar, Runners World and numerous women’s health magazines. Prior to joining Back on My Feet, Katy led global projects for Accenture in their UK- and US-based Strategy Practices working with corporate clients, NGOs and nonprofits with clients ranging from leading Financial Institutions to the United Nations.