Power: Nurturing Equity Movements Past Grants

Through the Power pathway, we believe that economic and racial equity will only be possible if we commit our resources to nurturing political voice and economic engagement for our increasingly diverse Bay Area community.

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 Power pathway is as follows:

$300,000 – Bay Area Rising
To strengthen and expand the civic engagement infrastructure at a regional scale to build the political power of low-income communities of color through integrated voter engagement, organizing, and movement building strategies.

$450,000 – California Calls 
To increase the capacity of key Bay Area organizations to enhance voter engagement and the civic participation of Bay Area communities of color with a particular focus on African-American communities.

$100,000 – East Bay Asian Youth Center 
To support the E. 14th Street Congress of Neighborhoods Project, a collaborative effort of neighborhood-based resident organizations in East Oakland, to address development and displacement, and increase the organized voice, power, and influence of low-income communities of color.

$225,000 – Mobilize the Immigrant Vote 
To advance racial justice and promote equity by building the voting power, leadership, and organizing capacity of low-income immigrant and refugee new Americans in the Bay Area and across California.

$10,000 – RYSE Youth Center 
To promote the creation of a ballot measure for the establishment of a Richmond Fund for Children and Youth.

These grants support work across the three pathways:

$50,000 – Bay Area Black United Fund 
To support a data scoping project for TSFF’s Regional Equity Agenda.

$125,000 – KQED, Inc. 
To support coverage of racial and economic inequities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

$200,000 – USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) 
To support the production of a regional equity data infrastructure for the Bay Area that will support equity advocacy campaigns.