2017 Equity Grants
As part of its ongoing commitment to advancing racial and economic equity in the San Francisco Bay Area, The San Francisco Foundation announced today that it is making grants totaling $11.5 million to 140 local organizations. The 2017 equity grants are listed below by pathway.
2017 Equity Grants By Pathway
Grants are divided by multi-year and one-year durations.
$80,000 – Asian Prisoner Support Committee
To reduce recidivism rates and strengthen the reentry process for Asian American and Pacific Islander populations in the Bay Area.
$150,000 – Bay Area Black Worker Center
To provide quality jobs and improve working conditions for low-wage Black workers, and to fully implement the Alameda County Re-Entry Hiring Program.
$100,000 – Black Organizing Project
To improve school climate, disrupt the school to prison pipeline and advance socio-economic justice for Black people in Oakland through leadership development, grassroots organizing and building political power.
$100,000 – Building Skills Partnership
To advance low-wage immigrant service workers in Alameda County into better jobs through skill building, training, and increased access to career opportunities.
$200,000 – California Climate Equity Coalition Steering Committee
To maximize health, economic, and environmental benefits for the most vulnerable communities in the Bay Area and across the state by engaging community leadership in designing and implementing climate investments.
$120,000 – California Immigrant Policy Center
To increase access to workforce development programs for immigrants in the Bay Area, build stronger regional organizing infrastructure for immigrants and to improve relationships between immigrants and local law enforcement in the region.
$80,000 – Californians for Justice Education Fund
To improve educational outcomes, increase student connection to school and decrease suspensions for underprivileged children in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).
$150,000 – Californians for Safety and Justice
To provide project support to improve access to opportunities for formerly incarcerated populations in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties as well as to advance public safety priorities that do not rely on criminalization and incarceration.
$100,000 – Center for Employment Opportunities
To provide employment support services and transitional employment to men and women on parole or probation in Alameda County.
$225,000 – Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)
To provide multi-year core support to implement criminal and youth justice reforms and reallocate funding from punitive practices toward community-based alternatives in Alameda County.
$300,000 – Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
To provide multi-year core support to reduce incarceration rates for people of color, increase criminal justice reinvestment into equity-based, community serving programs and advocate for criminal justice systems change in Alameda County.
$80,000 – First Place for Youth
To provide affordable, stable housing, intensive case management, personalized education, and employment support to 250 at-risk foster youth in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties through the My First Place Career Pathways Program, annually.
$100,000 – Good Jobs for All Collaborative
To provide core support to the Good Jobs for all Collaborative to expand job opportunities for underserved people in San Francisco by developing sector specific hiring policies.
$120,000 – Jewish Vocational Services
To increase career advancement opportunities for low wage workers, formerly incarcerated populations, opportunity youth, immigrants, people of color and other individuals with high barriers to employment in the Bay Area.
$100,000 – JobTrain
To provide a core operating grant that supports JobTrain programs including: job training, job placement, career pathways, and support services to immigrants, youth, and re-entry populations in San Mateo County.
$100,000 – Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
To assist in the expansion of “Ban the Box” campaigns to include housing and education as well as reduce the imposition of excessive fines and fees within the criminal justice system in San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda and San Mateo Counties.
$75,000 – Mindful Life Project
To improve educational outcomes, improve school climate, break the school to prison pipeline and decrease suspensions in Contra Costa County through mindfulness practices.
$160,000 -New Door Ventures
To prepare disconnected youth ages 16-24 for employment and education through job training, case management, academic support and paid job placement.
$100,000 – Open Opportunities, Inc.
To support Open Opportunities, Inc.’s Future Build program to provide low-income, unemployed residents of East Contra Costa County with the vocational training necessary to secure employment in the solar energy, manufacturing, and construction industries.
$150,000 – Opportunity Junction
To provide core operating support for a comprehensive program of skills training, work experience, job placement, and follow-up support that enables opportunity youth of East Contra Costa County to embark on administrative careers leading to self-sufficiency.
$200,000 – REDF
To establish a multi-stakeholder coalition comprised of workforce development agencies, public and private employers, support service providers, and social enterprises to expand job opportunities for opportunity youth and formerly incarcerated people in the Bay Area.
$160,000 – Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United)
To support the advancement of racial and economic equity in the Bay Area restaurant industry by building racially-just career ladders for people of color, formerly incarcerated people, and immigrants; and by expanding job training and placement for low-wage workers.
$100,000 – Root & Rebound
To increase access to legal assistance, education and employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals in the Bay Area.
$80,000 – Safe Return Project
To provide core support for Safe Return Project to expand its work into East Contra Costa, specifically Pittsburg and Antioch and remove barriers to success for the formerly incarcerated.
$123,000 – Street Level Health Project
To provide vocational training, job placement, culturally-responsive outreach, and site-based health services to low-wage immigrant day laborers in Alameda County.
$150,000 – The Mentoring Center
To support The Mentoring Center’s pilot, EMERGE Reentry Project, to improve educational outcomes and successful reentry for girls and young women involved in the juvenile and criminal legal systems in Alameda County.
$150,000 – TransForm
To build community power and win advocacy campaigns that: allocates resources for the expansion of public transportation; reduces the cost of transit; ensures that new mobility choices, such as bike share, are affordable; and ensures transit planning mitigates the potential for displacement.
$100,000 – UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
To incubate and activate a Labor and Mass Incarceration Project in Contra Costa County through the Dellums African American Union Leadership School (The Dellums School).
$100,000 – Urban Peace Movement
To reduce mass incarceration and increase job opportunities for formerly incarcerated and system-impacted youth in Alameda County through youth leadership development, organizing and systems change work.
$200,000 – Working Partnerships, USA
To advance policies and programs for low-wage workers to secure better jobs and access career opportunities in the utilities and clean energy sectors and lead a regional coalition to combat displacement and improve jobs for low-wage incumbent workers in the technology-based economy.
$50,000 – Alameda County Public Defender’s Office Clean Slate Program
To increase job opportunities, reduce recidivism and create “Clinic to Career Pipeline” for formerly incarcerated populations in Alameda County.
$50,000 – Beyond Emancipation
To build employment skills and provide job readiness for up to 250 foster and systems-involved youth ages 17-24 in Alameda County, through Beyond Emancipation’s Workforce Pathways Program.
$75,000 – California Clean Energy Fund
To build equity into clean energy entrepreneurship in the Bay Area through the Explorers in Residence (XIR) program, with a focus on recruiting immigrants and formerly incarcerated people.
$80,000 – California EDGE Campaign
To provide state-level education, advocacy, and technical assistance to policymakers in Sacramento and to build a Bay Area regional workforce advocacy coalition.
$35,000 – Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
To provide project support to build the capacity of Bay Area communities to advocate for the reallocation of millions of dollars of state grant funding for reentry services and rehabilitation programs that reduce mass incarceration and justice-systems involvement.
$50,000 – Community Works West
To engage and empower children of incarcerated parents to advocate for criminal justice policy reform in Contra Costa County.
$50,000 – Dream Corps
To design a Bay Area green infrastructure jobs initiative (Green New Deal) that will rebuild the Bay Area region for increased climate resilience and benefit those left out of the region’s economic prosperity.
$50,000 – Essie Justice Group
To mitigate the disproportional impact of the criminal justice system on people of color by ending the use of money bail in California and to establish a network of 150 women with incarcerated loved ones in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and San Francisco counties.
$50,000 – Jobs with Justice San Francisco Bay Area
To support a regional coalition of diverse community and labor groups in San Francisco and to advance strategic campaigns that will improve the quality of low-wage jobs and expand access to middle wage jobs for people of color, low-wage workers, formerly incarcerated individuals, and immigrants.
$100,000 – LeadersUp
To provide backbone project support for the Bay Area Young Men of Color Employment Partnership (BAYEP), to bring together employers, policymakers and community leaders to train employ, and retain 500 young men of color (YMOC) in entry level and sustainable wage jobs over the next two to three years.
$50,000 – Mission Asset Fund
To provide low-income and immigrant families in the Bay Area with quality, stable jobs through entrepreneurship and U.S. citizenship.
$50,000 – Office of the Public Defender, Contra Costa County
To support the implementation of Prop 47 and protect immigrants in Contra Costa County from deportation by providing outreach, enrollment, and legal representation for an estimated 2,500 cases in twelve (12) months.
$100,000 – PolicyLink
To enhance public safety in San Francisco through increased transparency and accountability of the San Francisco Police Officers Association.
$50,000 – Rising Sun Energy Center
To provide training and job placements to unemployed or low-wage workers in trade-union and solar careers by supporting Rising Sun’s Green Energy Services (GETS) program and building Rising Sun’s policy advocacy capacity to increase resources in the green energy and solar sector.
$50,000 – Solar Richmond
To provide vocational training and leadership development for low-income communities of color to participate in the green economy and advocate for policy change.
$30,000 – The Anti Police-Terror Project
To provide core support to the Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP) to strengthen their organizational infrastructure, expand their grassroots organizing efforts, build community leadership in East Oakland, and adapt its model to respond to ICE raids.
$100,000 – The Financial Justice Project
The City of San Francisco will launch the nation’s first citywide Financial Justice Project to assess and reform how tickets, fines, and fees impact San Francisco’s most vulnerable residents.
$75,000 – The Greenlining Institute
To benefit low-income communities and communities of color in the Bay Area through a green jobs agenda in the clean energy and green infrastructure sector.
$70,000 – WE RISE SF – Labor Center for Immigrant Justice
To build a strong immigrant union workforce in San Francisco by providing high-quality immigrant legal and wraparound services, developing immigrant union leadership, and strengthening the immigrant voice in the labor movement.
$60,000 – Year Up Bay Area
To provide 480 opportunity youth ages 18-24 in the East Bay with the education, professional skills, training, and internship experience necessary to reach economic self-sufficiency.
$50,000 – Young Women’s Freedom Center
To transform the systems that keep formerly incarcerated, at-risk cis and trans young women in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties in poverty, cycles of violence, and/or incarcerated.
$60,000 – Youth Employment Partnership, Inc.
To implement a social enterprise strategy in Oakland that provides comprehensive education services to support GED/High School Diploma attainment, creates transitional employment for young adults with barriers to employment, and fills the gap between job training and permanent employment.
Grants are divided by multi-year and one-year durations.
$135,000 – Bayview Opera House, Inc.
To provide core operating support to an anchor community cultural hub with quality programs in the San Francisco Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood, creating a sense of place, belonging, community engagement, and pride for residents and community members.
$167,000 – Center for Youth Wellness
Provide direct health services in Bayview Hunters Point through the Bayview Child Health Center; conduct clinical research; and implement a continuing education initiative to medical professionals about screening for childhood adversity.
$50,000 – Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Provide core operating support to a community anchor organization that provides arts, culture, and civic engagement to Islamic, immigrant, refugee, and non- Islamic refugee communities in the Bay Area region.
$60,000 – Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center
For general operating support to cultivate and amplify the diverse voices of a working-class Mexican American community and to enrich and preserve the culturally vibrant and connected Richmond and San Pablo neighborhoods.
$80,000 – National Housing Law Project
To provide project support to increase access to affordable housing for people who were formerly incarcerated and live in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.
$90,000 – Urban Ed Academy
Improve school climate in Bayview Hunters Point and create a pipeline of qualified teachers that reflect the demographics of The Bayview by recruiting men of color into the SFUSD’s new teacher credentialing program and providing assistance and pre-program professional development.
$40,000 – ZACCHO Dance Theatre
Provide core operating support to strengthen a community anchor organization which engages predominantly low-income and African American residents of San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhoods through creative artistic performances and education.
$50,000 – API Cultural Center, Inc.
To support cross-cultural community building, preserve cultural identity, and promote civic engagement through arts and culture in Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood.
$50,000 – Asian, Inc.
To prevent the displacement of low-income residents and people of color by supporting increased access to affordable housing and small business development in the Bay Area.
$50,000 – Booker T Washington Community Service Center
To offer a robust set of services, including health, housing, childcare, afterschool programming, and skills training in the newly built Booker T. Washington multi-use housing and adjacent community center in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood.
$100,000 – California Reinvestment Coalition
To conduct research and organize campaigns to leverage local housing protection and creation polices to protect East Bay low-income residents and people of color from increasing threats of displacement.
$45,000 – Canal Welcome Center
To support grassroots leaders who are engaged in organizing immigrant and civil rights groups that advocate for more affordable housing in Marin County.
$50,000 – Central City Hospitality House
Build community power in the Tenderloin, Mid-Market, and Sixth Street Corridor in San Francisco by investing in the leadership and civic engagement skills of neighborhood residents, while strengthening the organizational capacity for ongoing leadership of issue-based coalitions and alliances.
$50,000 – Community Action Marin
Core support to build the capacity of a community anchor providing constituency led advocacy around fair and affordable housing for people and households with low to extremely low incomes in the Canal community of Marin.
$50,000 – Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
To make Silicon Valley and the Peninsula a diverse, vibrant place for all, by curbing the displacement through comprehensive legal services and by promoting policies to increase affordable housing and preserve existing affordable housing.
$40,000 – Congregations Organizing for Renewal
To provide project support for rent control and just cause policies as tenant eviction protections in Fremont and Union City.
$100,000 – East Bay Community Law Center
To curb displacement of low-income East Bay tenants through community legal education, outreach, direct legal service, and anti-displacement policy advocacy.
$45,000 – Excelsior Works!
Core support to a community anchor organization which is disrupting housing displacement trends through programs that expand workforce opportunities in the Excelsior and South of Market neighborhoods of San Francisco.
$50,000 – Human Investment Project
To increase affordable housing opportunities for low-income individuals and families in San Mateo County.
$50,000 – Mandela Marketplace, Inc.
Provide core operating support to strengthen and expand the impact and reach of building local food-based economies in Alameda County, increasing business ownership and job opportunities, and improving health outcomes in historically marginalized communities.
$50,000 – Monument Impact
To support ongoing leadership development in the Monument Corridor in East Contra Costa County by training local leaders to effectively advocate on issues of housing and displacement, community safety, and immigrant rights.
$100,000 – One East Palo Alto
To increase the capacity of the Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS), working to improve the quality of life for young people, ages 0-24, residing in historically underserved communities of East Palo Alto and Belle Haven (EPABH) in San Mateo County.
$50,000 – Prospera
To increase sustainable economic opportunities for low-income Latina immigrant women to launch their own cooperative businesses across the Bay Area region.
$50,000 – Puente de la Costa Sur
To provide core operating support to produce, protect, or preserve affordable housing units for farmworkers, undocumented immigrants, and low-income individuals in the South Coast area of San Mateo County.
$75,000 – Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
To create pathways to economic opportunity for 250 Bay Area residents who face barriers and are from under-resourced communities, and assist individuals to start and grow their own businesses, create good jobs, and contribute to local economic vitality.
$50,000 – Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services
To prevent the displacement of low-income Richmond residents by helping residents keep their homes and build equity through homeownership opportunities and counseling.
$50,000 – San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC)
To provide capacity building support to provide affordable housing and promote economic growth along key commercial corridors, creating vibrant places where people of color and low-income residents live, shop, and work in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point and the Fillmore/Western Addition.
$30,000 – Sikh Family Center
To promote inter-generational dialogue within the Punjabi Sikh immigrant community and increase access to social services by providing culturally sensitive and language appropriate information in Hayward, Fremont, and El Sobrante.
$75,000 – Spanish Speaking Unity Council of Alameda County, Inc.
Provide core operating support for a community anchor institution that produces new affordable housing units for low-income individuals through the development and completion of Phase II A of the Fruitvale Village in Oakland.
$40,000 – The Calle 24 Latino Cultural District
To support the preservation of Latino cultural assets as an economic development strategy to bolster small businesses and community institutions.
$40,000 – The Village Project
To enhance the cultural, social and educational well-being of African American at-risk-youth, adults, and seniors residing in San Francisco’s Fillmore neighborhood by promoting cultural traditions and music forms.
Grants are divided by multi-year and one-year durations.
$80,000 – ACCE Institute – National Office
To support community organizing and resident leadership building in low-income, Bay Area neighborhoods that are most at risk for displacement, in order to win policies that increase equity at the local, regional, and state level.
$108,000 – Asian Americans Advancing Justice/Asian Law Caucus
To strengthen policy advocacy, community organizing, and legal services on key racial justice and economic equity issues, including wage theft, eviction and deportation defense, and discriminatory religious and ethnic profiling for communities of color.
$40,000 – AYPAL: Building API Community Power
To place youth at the center of anti-displacement efforts in order to mitigate and disrupt the effects of gentrification in highly targeted areas in Oakland.
$80,000 – Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
To engage in organizing, policy advocacy, and leadership development while mobilizing progressive Jews on racial and economic equity issues in the Bay Area.
$80,000 – California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
To create an infrastructure for leadership development of the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance’s network and to support organizing and advocacy by immigrant youth to improve the living conditions of immigrant communities.
$100,000 – Central American Resource Center – Carecen
To strengthen immigrant rights advocacy, legal representation, community health, and coalition building work in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
$150,000 – Chinese Progressive Association
To strengthen the overall leadership and capacity of the Chinese immigrant community in building power and voice with other low-income communities of color through organizing, integrated voter engagement and movement building strategies.
$80,000 – Communities for a Better Environment
To build the power of low-income East Bay immigrants, youth leaders and voters of color to organize for environmental justice, and collaborate with other sectors to advance an equity agenda.
$80,000 – Dolores Street Community Services
To advance just and equitable land use, affordable housing, and immigrant rights policies and practices by amplifying the voices and increasing the leadership of the San Francisco Mission District’s immigrant and very low-income communities.
$80,000 – East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
To deepen coalition partnerships; amplify worker and faith community voices, and harness collective action to shift the public narrative and political landscape; and, pass policies that protect immigrants, raise labor standards, and ensure just housing for all.
$225,000 – Faith in Action Bay Area
To develop leaders, especially from low-income and communities of color in San Mateo and San Francisco counties, who are prepared to build the requisite power to confront racial and economic inequity in the region.
$80,000 – Filipino Advocates for Justice
To win rent control and just cause eviction in Union City and Alameda and build immigrant defense beyond Oakland, by developing leaders, strengthening local organizing, and continuing to develop local partnerships.
$80,000 – Filipino Community Center
To expand and deepen our regional impact by conducting strategic campaigns, new organizing and coalition building with Filipinos and allies fighting to stay in SF and those forced to move around the Bay Area.
$70,000 – Forward Together
To strengthen the Bay Area movement for racial and economic justice by infusing cultural strategies that build the voice and political power of impacted communities and develop the skills and leadership of artists as social change agents.
$100,000 – Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
To implement intersecting public education, organizing, and movement building strategies that develop the leadership of Bay Area immigrants, amplify their voices, and unite them with multi-racial, interfaith allies.
$225,000 – Mujeres Unidas y Activas
To build the community power and voice of Latina immigrant women; strengthen the leadership of critical immigrant rights and domestic worker rights coalitions; and expand the base of politically-engaged Latina immigrants and families.
$150,000 – Oakland Rising
To increase the civic participation of voters who are working class, immigrant and/or of color in Oakland; align and coordinate progressive forces, and develop values-based leaders.
$80,000 – People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights
To support community organizing and movement building with Latino immigrant families, foster a more equitable, resilient San Francisco, and advance policies and practices that lead to healthy, thriving communities locally, regionally, and throughout California.
$124,998 – RYSE Youth Center
To cultivate youth leaders in Richmond and West Contra Costa County who are committed to racial justice, safety, equity and liberation and to support a capital campaign for the purchase and renovation of RYSE Commons that will serve as the RYSE Center’s office and program site.
$150,000 – San Francisco Rising
To empower low-income San Francisco voters of color with ongoing integrated voter engagement campaigns focused on housing, jobs, immigration, neighborhood development and progressive revenue measures for low-income people and communities of color.
$60,000 – South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN)
To build and sustain the leadership and civic engagement of South of Market residents to address transit inequity.
$80,000 – Tenants Together
To strengthen a coalition of grassroots renters’ rights organizations in Contra Costa County to overcome state policies and narratives that enable local rent gouging/displacement and undermine housing stability for communities of color in the Bay Area.
$25,000 – Alameda Renters Coalition
To engage community residents in anti-displacement organizing in the City of Alameda.
$50,000 – Bay Area Organizing Committee
To organize immigrant and low-income parents and community members in support of educational equity in Marin County, particularly in San Rafael.
$50,000 – Black Alliance for Just Immigration
To build a base of Black immigrant and African American activists and organizations to combat racial injustice, harsh immigration enforcement, and economic inequality.
$30,000 – Carroll Ministries International
To establish a political advocacy coalition drawn from the Bay Area’s African American Churches to advocate for environmentally sustainable policies in our region.
$80,000 – Center for Social Inclusion, Inc.
To support local governments in transforming their operations and organizational cultures so that they become more receptive to community needs and are equipped to advance racial equity in their communities.
$100,000 – CultureStrike
To strengthen movements for change in the Bay Area and beyond by influencing public discourse, and building resilience and cultural capacity in communities of color, amongst artists and culture makers, and within networks of community organizers.
$100,000 – East Bay Asian Youth Center
To support the East 14th St. Congress of Neighborhoods Project, a network of five grassroots base-building organizations in East Oakland dedicated to improving the quality of life for all children, youth, and families, particularly along the bus rapid transit corridor of International Boulevard.
$50,000 – El/La Para TransLatinas
To strengthen El/La Para TransLatinas’ infrastructure by developing internal systems that build the capacity of TransLatinas to advocate for services as well as criminal justice and immigration reforms for the community.
$50,000 – First 5 Contra Costa Community Engagement Program
To reduce inequities for low-income families in Contra Costa County through resident-driven advocacy, engagement with elected officials, and grassroots campaigns for equitable land use, housing, health, and immigration policies.
$40,000 – Grassroots Policy Project
To support the California Roadmap Project’s effort to align the strategic vision, narrative and long-term agenda of the major community organizing groups in the state.
$50,000 – Latina Center, Inc.
To develop strong leadership among women and girls and thereby increase civic participation among Latino families, build local power to influence school policies and practices, and promote the equitable distribution of school resources in West Contra Costa County.
$80,000 – Movement Strategy Center
To advance a deep regional equity agenda in partnership with The San Francisco Foundation, community leaders, organizations, networks and alliances in the Bay Area.
$50,000 – Regional Tenant Organizing Network
To prevent displacement and stabilize housing for Bay Area residents and their families through building local and regional tenant power, particularly outside larger cities in the region.
$50,000 – Rubicon Programs, Inc.
To build Rubicon’s organizational capacity for public policy advocacy and increase the economic mobility of West Contra Costa job seekers.
$10,000 – Students for Education Reform
To support the West Contra Costa Student Organizing Project, which identifies and trains young people as grassroots organizers to advance educational reform in the county’s school system.
$20,000 – Village Community Resource Center
To support the expansion of after school programming for struggling immigrant families in East Contra Costa County
$40,000 – You, Me, We Oakley!
To increase civic engagement of Oakley’s immigrant communities while simultaneously developing city staff to be better equipped to serve Oakley’s diverse community.
$50,000 – Youth United for Community Action
To organize high schoolers across San Mateo County to create and conduct campaigns that improve the lives of undocumented immigrant youth, and young people more generally.
$75,000 – Bay Area Black United Fund
To utilize $50,000 to provide medical treatment and support with medical costs to low-income Black communities by acting as a health intermediary, facilitating and investing in policies, partnerships and organizations. $25,000 for capacity building to better the financial health of the organization.
$25,000 – Brown Boi Project
To promote efforts to remove economic, racial and gender based barriers for LGBTQ leaders of color through strategic interventions including lending circles, career coaching, financial literacy and leadership trainings.
$80,000 – Chinese for Affirmative Action (multi-year grant)
To engage low-income Chinese immigrants in becoming leaders and vocal advocates on issues impacting immigrant communities at local, state, and federal levels. Leadership development strategies will consist of political education, traditional media and social media outreach, and civic engagement.
$50,000 – Equal Justice Society
To advance the dismantling of the school-to-prison pipeline and improve student social and emotional health by addressing implicit bias and structural racism in Bay Area public schools.
$100,000 – Family Independence Initiative (multi-year grant)
To trust, invest, and learn from families, provide them access to direct financial investments, and shift negative stereotypes of low-income communities.
$50,000 – Family Story (multi-year grant)
To pilot a fellowship project that amplifies the voices of low-income, unmarried Black mothers by providing political education, communications training, and developing opportunities for them to change the dominant narrative by sharing their stories that create positive images of single-motherhood.
$30,000 – Floodgate Academy Inc.
To enable Floodgate Academy to accept donations for scholarships, and get accreditation as a government recognized apprenticeship/training program in order to qualify for workforce development and apprenticeship grants.
$30,000 – Flourish Agenda
To address racial trauma experienced by youth of color and the educators and service providers that support them by teaching Flourish Agenda’s Radical Healing model.
$30,000 – Jamestown Community Center
To support organizing, leadership development training, and civic engagement of low-income, immigrant parents in San Francisco public schools to promote systemic change and address the inequities in educational access and opportunity.
$50,000 – Neighborhood Funders Group
To convene, educate, and align local, state, and national funders in support of community power building efforts that create more equitable solutions to displacement, increase police accountability to communities of color, and protect workers’ rights in the new economy.
$50,000 – Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto
To serve as a vital support for marginalized Latino families in East Palo Alto.
$50,000 – Pangea Legal Services
To collaborate in a community-led Migra Watch that confronts U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and empowers immigrants to respond effectively and access legal and defense resources.
$100,000 – San Francisco Public Press
To expand journalism and facilitate community engagement around social issues including education, immigration, health and environmental justice. To hire talented writers and editors, organize convenings about local public policy and venture into audio by building a low-power FM radio station.
$50,000 – The Hidden Genius Project
To expand access to workforce training opportunities, jobs in the growing technology sector, core intensive technology immersion, and other programming skills to diverse low-income youth in Richmond, CA.
$30,000 – The New American Story Project
To strengthen movements for change in the Bay Area by influencing public discourse around new Americans, through development of an innovative digital project that tells the stories of new immigrants and refugees through interactive website/social media content and public art installations.
$30,000 – Trybe, Inc.
To preserve the cultural heritage of the community and help long-time residents, particularly low-income residents and people of color, stay in the diverse neighborhoods where they and their parents were born and raised.
$30,000 – Youth Speaks
To create a network of community-based organizations and classroom teachers with strengthened leadership and collaborations across the Bay Area working to amplify the voices of young people, and building lasting infrastructure at both the school level and community level.