California Forward

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    25 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
This grant to California Forward would support the organization’s ongoing efforts to improve the way government operates in the state. In 2007, five major California foundations, including Hewlett, jointly invested in the launch of California Forward, reflecting shared concerns about the increasing dysfunction of the state’s fiscal and political systems. The organization has since contributed to notable changes in California government, which today is often touted as a model for governance reform. The Foundations’ work with California Forward was initially conceived as a six-year commitment. This grant would conclude our commitment, and support California Forward as it makes the transition to new sources of funding.
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1107 9th Street, Suite 650
Sacramento, CA 95814-3611
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for support of community collaboration in the Sonoma fires recovery effort  
California Forward will support Sonoma County’s recovery from the October 2017 wildfires by providing policy analysis and technical support to the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa as they develop a county-wide agenda for meeting the housing needs for economic and community recovery. California Forward will provide analysis of effective government structures for joint decision making by the city and county, which will be necessary to regionalize housing production; pool and leverage financing and funding; share risks and benefits of development; streamline environmental review; and make equity, affordability, and climate solutions central to the recovery.

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