Safety Net

Every day, Bay Area food banks and shelters do the heroic work of feeding and housing the most vulnerable individuals and families through these tough economic times. Facing increased need and budget cuts, these safety net organizations are as important to the community as ever. Over the last two years, to help low-income and disadvantaged residents get back on their feet, we’ve granted $4 million to sustain organizations providing emergency food, shelter, and financial assistance. We brought together five safety net funders and 50 service providers, to leverage resources for those in need and lead a collective effort to restore and build the safety net for years to come.

Impact: Tens of thousands of meals served and families sheltered during the depths of the recession and recovery.

Read more about our Safety Net grantmaking.