Together with our partners, the San Francisco Foundation is tackling challenges to housing, employment, access to transit, and civic participation in the Bay Area. The collaborative efforts listed below allow funders, donors, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to pool resources and expertise to create large-scale, long-term solutions to these challenges.
Our foundation serves as a leader for these efforts, providing backbone functions that include convenings, research, community engagement, and administration. To join us in this exciting work, please contact Cristina Jimenez, Senior Officer, Philanthropic Partnerships at cjimenez[at]sff.org.
ReWork the Bay is a nationally-recognized collaborative led by local and national foundations. RTB addresses the skills gap that leaves too many job seekers and workers in poverty while employers are unable to meet their needs for a skilled workforce. The collaborative helps enhance economic competitiveness and reduce poverty by strengthening policies and systems to meet the needs of both employers and workers.
Great Communities Collaborative envisions a Bay Area that is comprised of healthy, thriving neighborhoods that are affordable to all and that has a premier transit network that links communities to opportunities. The collaborative’s partners include regional policy leaders, community groups, businesses, local and regional government agencies, and funders.
HOPE SF is a public-private partnership led by our foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, and the City and County of San Francisco. The initiative is centered on an integrated, innovative approach to addressing multigenerational poverty in the most distressed public housing in San Francisco.
Keep Oakland Housed is a collaborative that works to keep Oakland residents in their homes and support those facing insecure housing. The collaborative offers legal representation, emergency rental assistance and support services. It is operated by Bay Area Community Services, Catholic Charities of the East Bay and East Bay Community Law Center. The collaborative is funded by Kaiser Permanente and our donors.
Partnership for the Bay’s Future is a multi-sector initiative focused on creating and maintaining a vibrant, racially and economically diverse Bay Area by addressing the interconnected and urgent needs in housing, transportation and economic opportunity. The partnership is led by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the San Francisco Foundation, the Ford Foundation and Facebook.
Youth Access to Nature Fund connects young people to the beauty of nature and was launched in 2016 by the late Kathryn Riddell with her vision to combine children, the environment, and education. Oakland Goes Outdoors is a project of Youth Access to Nature, and is a partnership with the Oakland Public Education Fund, Oakland Unified School District, and Bay Area Wilderness Training.
Oakland Codes is a group of nonprofit organizations that creates opportunities and supports young people of color in Oakland to become successful and serve their communities through the power of technology. The Bay Area is the country’s center of technology and innovation, yet young people of color are too often unable to access job opportunities at technology companies or gain relevant skills and experience in this booming sector.