Initiatives and Collaborative Work

Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative

The Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative (BAWFC), an Initiative of The San Francisco Foundation, is a nationally recognized initiative led by local and national foundations to address the skills gap that leaves too many job-seekers and workers in poverty while employers are unable to meet needs for a skilled workforce. Launched in 2004, the BAWFC seeks to enhance economic competitiveness and reduce poverty by strengthening the ability of the workforce development system to meet the needs of employers and low-skilled adults. Read more.

District 10 Benefits

An important component of the 702-acre project to redevelop the Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard and Candlestick Point is the landmark Core Community Benefits Agreement negotiated between local community groups and the project’s developer. It provides over $37.5 million in funds for workforce development and affordable housing for San Francisco’s District 10.

The San Francisco Foundation serves as fiscal agent for the Implementation Committee (IC), the community group and leaders charged with administering funding related to the Core Community Benefits Agreement. The Foundation also acts as an advisor so that the IC may achieve maximum grantmaking impact in the areas of workforce development and affordable housing.

The Financial Empowerment Program recently launched at the offices of the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation. Read more.