Silicon Valley Regional Fund

Regional Fund

The Silicon Valley Regional Fund supports collaborative regional solutions to creating more affordable housing and transportation across the three counties that form the Silicon Valley corridor: Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco.

Donations to the Silicon Valley Regional Fund will help SVCF lead the way on affordable housing, effective transit and other important regional issues -- both now and for years to come.

Donations can also be made in cash, stock, real estate, through your will or trust. Please contact us at for more information. 

Regional Solutions at Work

Regional Transit

Expanding Transit Options

Among the first round of grants made from the Silicon Valley Regional Fund is a distribution to the San Mateo County Transit District to complete a feasibility study for a network of express buses on the congested U.S.-101 freeway corridor between San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. These areas are more interdependent than ever, and yet transit systems don’t currently offer effective service on this major artery.

Regional Fund Housing

Great Communities Collaborative

Since 2005, the Great Communities Collaborative, co-chaired by SVCF and The San Francisco Foundation, has nurtured a growth model for the Bay Area that enables residents to turn their cities into walkable, mixed-income neighborhoods with affordable homes near transit, jobs and services. GCC has influenced regional policies and helped align investments in transit-oriented housing developments throughout the Bay Area.

Fair Housing Policies

The Silicon Valley Regional Fund has supported the Mission Economic Development Agency to help develop and implement a “Fair Housing framework” that will result in more equitable housing policies in San Francisco. These policies will contribute to affordable housing goals and can be shared with other counties to benefit additional communities.

2016 Regional Fund Grantees

In fall 2016, the first recipients of grants from the Silicon Valley Regional Fund were announced. The projects supported by this funding tackle affordable housing and transit issues that affect residents of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties:

Organization Purpose Grant Amount
Great Communities Collaborative To support the implementation of our new strategic plan serving the whole nine-county Bay Area. $180,000
Mission Economic Development Agency To support the development and implementation of a Fair Housing framework that will result in more equitable policies in San Francisco that contribute to affordable housing goals, and can be shared with other counties. $70,000
San Mateo County Transit District To support a study that examines the financial and operational feasibility of a network of long-distance express buses operating on US-101 that may serve both San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties in addition to San Mateo. $150,000
TransForm To engage communities in creating and supporting innovative transportation solutions including HOT lanes in San Mateo County. $65,000



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