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Strategy & Budget

Each fall, our team engages in a participatory planning process that encompasses reflecting on our learning, goal setting and grantmaking budgeting.
 

2021 Strategic Direction

Our primary goal this year is to remain steady in our core grantmaking portfolios while continuing to respond to the ongoing public health and economic crisis. We anticipate continuing to provide significant COVID-19 responsive funding in addition to our core grantmaking budget. In addition, we have moved immigration, economic opportunity and portions of the housing advocacy grantmaking, previously strategic opportunities, into our core portfolio for 2021 and beyond.

Past Years' Reports

This year was one of intense learning and growth. We established the foundation’s geographic reachand refined each giving area. The team spent considerable time in the field learning about the needs of communities and the providers serving families. We also spent time getting to know the other foundations that share our vision for a vibrant, diverse, and safe Bay Area. We were surprised by the limited philanthropic support in some communities, and noticed how the uneven distribution of services within each county made access difficult for many families. We started shaping our approach to grantmaking, testing different grant sizes, and working to balance our belief in supporting grantees with long-term, flexible funding with our desire to be responsive to community needs. These observations, along with many others, have informed our strategies across the portfolio for the coming year.

2016 Grant Data

Grants Paid
167

Unique Grantees
128

Payment Range
$2,500-$1,000,000

Average Grant Payment
$115,368

Grant Payments
$19,266,400

Payments

Strategy & Budget