San Francisco Foundation

For Addressing The Housing Crisis: Communications And Advocacy

Overview
As part of its longstanding commitment to the Bay Area, the Hewlett Foundation has been exploring opportunities to help tackle major challenges facing the region. This grant will support the San Francisco Foundation’s (TSFF) efforts to address the housing crisis, arguably the Bay Area’s greatest problem. TSFF is playing a leadership role on this issue, working closely with government, business, nonprofit, and community stakeholders. With this grant, TSFF will help community-based organizations develop communication and advocacy strategies to build support for affordable housing among homeowners, developers, decision-makers, and others. This grant also will help the Hewlett Foundation explore whether to play a longer-term role.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.sff.org 
Address
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA, 94111, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
The San Francisco Foundation (SFF) is one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. SFF serves residents across five Bay Area counties with a focus on advancing racial equity and economic inclusion. As part of its work, SFF seeks to protect, preserve, and produce affordable housing, collaborating with community groups and local, regional, and state stakeholders in government, philanthropy, and the private and nonprofit sectors. SFF is taking on the region’s housing crisis in a concerted and strategic way, making sure that solutions benefit communities in greatest need. This grant will support SFF’s priorities during the grant period.
for the Bay Area Livable Communities Initiative  
This grant would support a regranting program of the San Francisco Foundation called the Great Communities Collaborative. The Collaborative works to ensure that the $12 billion in public infrastructure funds being spent on mass transit upgrades and expansions in the Bay Area over the next decade are well spent. Specifically, the group seeks to deliver reductions in car and truck pollution and creation of transit station areas with a mix of jobs, housing, and commercial development that reduces sprawl in the region and provides access to housing and jobs for people who cannot afford a car.

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