Building Strong Communities Grantees - 2015

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Housing Trust of Silicon Valley (for SV@Home) Santa Clara To support HTSV as the fiscal sponsor for a new start-up housing organization called SV@Home; grant funds will be used by SV@Home to increase resources—both land and money—for affordable housing, and to educate and inform the public about area housing needs. $55,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County Santa Mateo To support a project to employ research and data analysis to drive policy work that preserves mobile home parks in San Mateo County, saving this threatened, yet critical, source of affordable housing for low-income residents. $15,000
Urban Habitat Both Support to ensure low-income communities of color can advocate for equitable development by providing policy development and advocacy, movement and coalition building, and leadership development on transportation and housing justice issues. $55,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Support for Still Here, a project to create multimedia (photography, video and print) profiles of low- to middle-income tenants most affected by the affordable housing crisis in San Jose. $15,000
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Both Support to advance the implementation of polices, plans and developments that create equitable and sustainable communities in Silicon Valley. $10,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo To promote adoption and implementation of plans and policies in unincorporated San Mateo County and larger cities to create new affordable housing opportunities, preserve existing affordability and prevent displacement of lower-income residents. $65,000
San Francisco Organizing Project/Peninsula Interfaith Action Both Support to train and empower low-income residents and residents of color to engage in finding long-term solutions to displacement and housing affordability that will lead to community stability, vitality and health. $80,000
Greenbelt Alliance Both Support to ensure an equitable and sustainable El Camino Real Precise Plan in Sunnyvale; ensure San Jose’s General Plan review prioritizes affordable housing; advance two urban villages in San Jose; support affordable housing policies in San Mateo County cities. $65,000
Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities Both Fund Smart Growth California to support funders in their efforts to advance smart growth and build healthy, equitable and sustainable communities throughout California. $10,000
SPUR San Mateo To build alignment among key leaders and stakeholders around a strategy and a set of investments to increase access and mobility in the Caltrain/101 corridor. $35,000
Public Advocates, Inc. Both Support to co-lead the 6 Wins Network campaign to win equity outcomes in Plan Bay Area 2017; support the Transit Justice Alliance to win equity-focused investments in VTA’s 2016 sales tax; and win anti-displacement policies locally. $56,200
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. Santa Clara Fund the Law Foundation to uphold and help establish government policies that prevent the displacement of low-income people, to advocate for affordable housing and to provide technical assistance to community-based organizations and advocates. $14,163
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara To support the BUSRIDER program which will inform, engage and empower a broad-based coalition of low-income community members to address regional growth and transportation needs. $25,000
TransFormCA Santa Clara Support to engage community groups, student leaders and other stakeholders in planning and implementing sustained funding for transit, high-quality Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and sustainable development that responds to community needs in Silicon Valley. $65,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Support to advance equitable development and transit justice to build an inclusive regional economy where workers and low-income communities of color thrive. $65,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California Both Support to advance a regional campaign to engage low-income voters and voters of color to take action in their communities to support affordable housing, connected to transit and open space, for a more equitable Bay Area. $60,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara Support to lead grassroots community organizing to build a broad base of support – a more informed and organized community as well as stronger leadership from public officials - for equitable transportation and more affordable housing. $20,000
    Total $710,363