San Francisco Foundation

For The Great Communities Collaborative

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
The San Francisco Foundation is the host of the Great Communities Collaborative, a joint founders effort to implement low-carbon and equitable transit-oriented development in the San Francisco Bay Area. The main goals of the Collaborative are to change the trajectory of urban growth in the Bay Area and be consistent with the 80 percent reduction of emissions in the state by 2050. The organization will convene experts and practitioners, and provide grants to local organizations to ensure the implementation of Plan Bay Area, which ties land use and transportation planning to the implementation of California’s climate change goal.
About the Grantee
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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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