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Strategy & Budget

Each fall, our team engages in a planning process to reflect on what we have learned, set goals and priorities, and establish a grantmaking budget.
 

2022 Strategic Direction

This year, we will stay the course with our regular grantmaking and continue with responsive grants focused on recovery from the pandemic. We also expect to use what we learn this year to chart a course for 2023 and beyond as we anticipate winding down responsive giving and refocusing on our core commitments to general operating support and capacity building. Our entire staff continues to explore principles of racial equity with a goal of sharpening how we examine, learn from, and adapt our grantmaking. To that end, we have also launched a new program area called Family Opportunity that builds upon some of our existing grantmaking in immigration and makes room for future work focused on expanding and sustaining equitable opportunities for families. In addition, we allocated time and budget to explore two new initiatives focused on community voice and mental health.

Past Years' Reports

Our primary focus in 2020 was to respond to the emerging public health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19. This was an incredibly challenging year for our grantee partners and the families they serve, in ways that we couldn’t have fathomed as the year began. In addition to maintaining all of our core grantmaking during the year, we did several rounds of COVID-19 responsive grants to our partners to help them address the unprecedented demand for services they saw throughout the year. We also participated in various community response funds designed to provide cash and rental assistance to families around greater Silicon Valley. We wrapped our final grants for the 2020 Census, and transitioned our grantmaking focused on immigration, housing advocacy and economic opportunity into our core portfolio starting in 2021.

2020 Grant Data

Grants Paid
700

Unique Grantees
275

Payment Range
$850 - $500,000

Average Grant Payment
$47,406

Grant Payments
$33,184,225

Payments

Strategy & Budget