Environment

We invest in change through the environment because we all need clean water, healthy food, access to nature, and a fossil fuel free future. Together, we can improve the resilience of the entire Bay Area.
Please note: Environment is no longer its own Program Area and is being reviewed as part of our strategic planning process.  Please check back after June 1, 2016 for more information or contact the Program Director or Program Officer with whom you worked on previous grants.
Water

Increased water consumption improves student health, weight, and academic performance.
Energy

Energy costs consume one-fifth or more of low- and middle-income households’ monthly expenses, reducing the amount that can be spent on food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities.
Food

Children living in neighborhoods with healthy food and safe play spaces are 56 percent less likely to be obese than children in neighborhoods without.
Nature

Children that play outside and engage with nature are healthier, including a significant reduction in the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
Environment Program Staff
Senior Director, Expanding Access to Opportunity
415.733.8517

Initiative Officer, Great Communities Collaborative

Elizabeth Wampler
Associate Initiative Officer, Great Communities Collaborative 415.733.8573
Fellow, Environment
415.733.8580
Becky Weinberg
Becky Weinberg
Senior Program Assistant, Expanding Access to Opportunity 415.733.8524