Grants for Place: Anchoring Communities

Through the Place pathway, we believe that our communities anchor us and provide connections to opportunity, services, and safety. We aim to ensure that Bay Area residents can find, and stay in affordable homes, connected to the social, cultural, spiritual, and economic networks that allow communities to thrive.

The San Francisco Foundation serves San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo Counties, and makes grants across the five-county region. A list of grants for the Place pathway is as follows:

$25,000 – Abode Services 
To support targeted housing advocacy through voter education and voter registration among low-income individuals in southern Alameda County who facing housing displacement.

$75,000 – ACCE Institute 
To expand racial and economic inclusion and opportunity across the Bay Area by lifting up resident voice on key issues addressing displacement of minority and low income people.

$150,000 – Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services 
To implement an aggressive, targeted anti-displacement strategy for low-income residents and people of color in the Fillmore District of the Western Addition neighborhood, and Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco.

$25,000 – Buena Vista Community Institute/Buena Vista United Methodist 
To support a leadership development project addressing the housing crisis in the City of Alameda, the City of Oakland, and Alameda County.

$125,000 – Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency 
To conduct education, outreach, and engagement with multiple stakeholders (housed/homeless residents, service providers, housing developers/landlords to support reduced displacement and increased housing preservation/creation.

$50,000 – Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency 
To support public education and increased voter registration and participation around November ballot measures which impact the root causes of and solutions to the housing crisis facing low-income families and individuals in Alameda County.

$40,000 – Chinatown Community Development Center 
To support civic engagement activities to advance anti-displacement policies that expand racial and economic equity in San Francisco.

$50,000 – Committee to Protect Oakland Renters 
To expand and increase renter protections for thousands of tenants throughout Oakland.

$165,000 – Community Youth Center – San Francisco 
To expand racial and economic inclusion and opportunity in the San Francisco Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.

$159,000 – East Bay Community Foundation 
To support a funder collaborative capacity building and accelerator initiative aimed to improve the overall effectiveness and sustainability of Black-Led Organizations (BLOs) in the Bay Area.

$100,000 – East Bay Community Law Center 
To provide legal services in support of grassroots efforts to prevent the displacement of low-income persons of color from  East Bay communities.

$75,000 – East Bay Housing Organizations 
To advocate for increased affordable housing opportunities and revenue through community education and outreach.

$50,000 – Fair and Affordable Richmond 
To support the passage of eviction and homeowner protection measures to slow the pace of residential displacement of vulnerable low-income families and people from Richmond, CA.

$30,000 – Faith in Action Bay Area 
To support resident engagement around the issues of tenant protections needed to lessen the displacement of low-income and persons of color from the Bay Area.

$25,000 – Glad Tidings Community Development Corporation 
To mobilize and educate African American faith leaders, lay leaders, and their congregants  through grassroots educational campaigns on the measures and initiatives on the November 2016 ballot in Alameda County.

$25,000 – Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County 
To reduce displacement of low-income communities of color by producing and preserving quality affordable homes in San Mateo County.

$40,000 – Mission Economic Development Agency 
To support civic engagement activities to advance anti-displacement policies that expand racial and economic equity in San Francisco.

$25,000 – Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. 
To foster meaningful civic participation, enhance Latino community representation, strengthen neighborhoods, and promote public policies that reflect the needs and lived realities of Latinos in San Francisco.

$180,000 – NPH Action Fund 
To support multiple affordable housing funding ballot measure campaigns in the core San Francisco Bay Area.

$150,000 – Oakland Citizens Committee for Urban Renewal (OCCUR) 
To expand racial and economic inclusion and opportunity across the Bay Area through developing leadership,  and supporting civic engagement on policy measures to support African American and low-income communities threatened with residential housing displacement.

$50,000 – ONTRACK Program Resources, Inc. 
Engage in community education and mobilization to increase public options that effectively transform housing and economic conditions for low-income and vulnerable individuals and families.

$70,000 – Philanthropic Ventures Foundation 
To raise awareness about the housing crisis in Alameda County and encourage the development of a countywide housing bond.

$110,000 – Regents of UC Berkeley – Haas Institute 
To support the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society’s Staying Power project to empower residents who choose to stay in Richmond in the context of rising housing costs.

$75,000 – San Francisco Interfaith Council 
To support convening and stakeholder engagement on anti-displacement and housing affordability in San Francisco.

$35,000 – Spanish Speaking Unity Council of Alameda County, Inc. 
To provide a platform for community building and civic engagement activities to the communities of color, particularly Latinos, in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland through the annual Dia de los Muertos cultural festival.

$250,000 – Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation 
To support development of a coalition to reduce residential displacement in five SF low-income neighborhoods (Tenderloin, Chinatown, Mission, Western Addition, and Bayview/Hunters Point) with large populations of low-income people of color.

$25,000 – The Dellums Institute for Social Justice 
Engage in voter registration, education, and a housing needs and displacement assessment, of key faith centers and other community centers in Alameda County as part of the County Housing Bond passage effort.

$150,000 – Yes on A1 for Affordable Housing 2016
To secure the support of two-thirds (66.67 percent) of Alameda County’s voting electorate to help pass Measure A1, a $580 million affordable housing bond which will increase the production of affordable housing in Alameda County

$150,000 – Young Community Developers 
To expand racial and economic inclusion and opportunity in San Francisco’s Western Addition (WA) and Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) communities.