Public Policy

Public Policy

Public policy is an essential component of how we work to ensure that every resident of Silicon Valley thrives. SVCF’s public policy team works to drive systemic change through grassroots advocacy, original research, candidate education, strategic convenings, and direct lobbying. We work with local, state, and federal officials to develop and promote policy solutions in the areas listed below.

1. Increasing access to affordable housing and public transit

  • Our Approach
    • We support policies that produce more affordable housing with a specific focus on low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income community members. We also support policies that protect tenants from unfair evictions and preserve our existing stock of affordable homes.
  • Our Stories

2. Ensuring healthy child development & high-quality early education for all families

  • Our Approach
    • We support policies that ensure expectant parents, young children, and families in Silicon Valley get the care, education, and resources they need.
  • Our Stories

3. Accelerating Student Success in the Common Core

  • Our Approach
    • We support policies that result in equity in the classroom, specifically with a focus on Common Core implementation.

4. Advancing Stability by Improving Access to Financial and Tax Preparation Service

  • Our Approach
    • We support policies that improve how low-income individuals and families access and obtain public benefits and support.

5. Promoting Greater Civic Participation through Open Government

  • Our Approach
    • We support policies that increase civic participation through open government efforts including implementation of the Voters Choice Act, citizen-led redistricting, and voter registration and turnout efforts for under-represented populations.

6. Ensuring the Safety and Security of Immigrants

  • Our Approach
    • We support policies that strengthen legal services for our immigrant community members.

7. Ensuring an equitable and just Silicon Valley

8. Ensuring a complete count in Census 2020