Building Strong Communities Grantees - 2017

This funding round also includes grantees of the Silicon Valley Regional Fund, designated below with an asterisk (*). 

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo To support community stabilization efforts in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties through a collaborative, multi-faceted community lawyering model that combines policy advocacy with strategic legal representation. $30,000
Council of Community Housing Organizations Bay Area To support engagement in regional collaboration on housing affordability and anti-displacement policies, and to increase this impact through messaging and data visualization shared with policymakers and the broader public in the Bay Area. $20,000
Faith In Action Bay Area San Mateo 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, health and opportunities. $70,000
Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities Bay Area To support funders in their effort to advance smart growth and build healthy, equitable and sustainable communities throughout California. $10,000
Great Communities Collaborative Bay Area To advance the goal of creating healthy, thriving, affordable and equitable neighborhoods in the Bay Area, anchored by transit and linked to all the opportunities and amenities that make a good community truly great. $180,000
Greenbelt Alliance Bay Area To engage residents in shaping equitable and sustainable land-use plans and policies in six Silicon Valley communities, and to shape regional policies to support equitable and sustainable development in Silicon Valley. $70,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo To complete research and work in a coalition to implement innovative solutions to the housing crisis by increasing public investment and gaining access to great sites for affordable homes. $75,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Both To prevent the displacement of low-income people and to advocate for safe, fair and affordable housing for all. $60,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo To challenge housing segregation and discrimination in San Mateo County by ensuring that entitlement jurisdictions and the housing authority adopt policies that facilitate access to housing opportunity for low-income tenants. $30,000
Public Advocates Inc. Bay Area To advance affordable housing, investment without displacement, community engagement and equitable transit investment through leadership of the regional 6 Wins Network and local campaigns in key jurisdictions in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. $80,000
Sacred Heart Community Services Santa Clara To educate and engage individuals in developing and creating public support for affordable housing and to protect and improve renters’ rights. $60,000
SV@Home Santa Clara To support regional and local policy, advocacy and educational activities for affordable housing. $70,000
TransForm Both To engage community leaders, transit riders, youth, and others in advancing equitable, healthy, and sustainable transportation policy and more affordable, transit-friendly homes in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. $75,000
University of California Berkeley - Center for Community Innovation Santa Clara To provide much data and research of the impacts of evictions to support tenant protection campaigns and work in Santa Clara County. $50,000
Urban Habitat Bay Area To advance equitable transportation policies and prevent displacement of low-income communities by supporting local campaigns, advocating for strong regional planning and cultivating leaders to be effective advocate commissioners. $70,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara To advance equitable development, affordable housing and transportation justice in order to build an inclusive regional economy where low-income workers, people of color and all communities thrive. $85,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Mateo To build the capacity and mobilize residents, transit operators, low-wage workers, schools and community-based organizations serving marginalized communities to advocate for equitable transportation plans and policy efforts. $85,000
    Total $1,120,000