First Anniversary of the Partnership for the Bay's Future

The Partnership for the Bay’s Future marked its first anniversary on February 4, 2020. The Partnership for the Bay’s Future is a collaborative regional effort launched in January 2019 with the goal of protecting up to 175,000 households over a five year time horizon, and preserving and producing more than 8,000 homes over a decade. 

The February 4th event, which featured Bay Area elected officials, advocates, and community, corporate, and philanthropic leaders, highlighted the Partnership’s significant progress toward the goal of raising $500 million for its investment fund, the Bay’s Future Fund, along with announcements of some of the first projects financed by the fund. 

The winners of the Partnership’s first-ever grants to develop innovative policies to protect renters and preserve affordable housing were also announced ― grantees include Bay Area local governments and their nonprofit partner organizations. Representatives of many of the local government and nonprofit grant winners were on hand and available for media interviews.

ATTENDEES:

  • Redwood City Mayor Diane Howard
  • East Palo Alto Mayor Regina Wallace-Jones
  • Fred Blackwell, CEO, San Francisco Foundation
  • Maurice A. Jones, CEO Local Initiatives Support Corporation – LISC
  • Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Housing Director, San Jose
  • Caitlyn Fox, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Director of Housing Affordability
  • Camille Fontanilla, Executive Director, SOMOS Mayfair
  • Reverend Michael A. Smith, Pastor, McGee Avenue Baptist Church

Below are press materials and resources from the Partnership’s one-year anniversary event.

Media Contact

For media questions, please contact media@baysfuture.org.

Photos

The photos below are from the February 4, 2020, event celebrating the first anniversary of the Partnership for the Bay’s Future and are available for use in media coverage.

In this photo released by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future, Fred Blackwell speaks at a press conference on February 4, 2020, marking the first anniversary of the Partnership with Bay Area elected officials, community, faith and business leaders, and philanthropic funders and announced the recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants” to seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner organizations that are developing innovative housing policies. The Partnership, which includes support from the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation and others also announced commitments that will allow it to reach its $500M investment goal ahead of schedule and has already closed seven loans to entities building new affordable housing or preserving existing affordable homes.

In this photo released by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future, Jacky Morales-Ferrand speaks at a press conference on February 4, 2020, marking the first anniversary of the Partnership with Bay Area elected officials, community, faith and business leaders, and philanthropic funders and announced the recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants” to seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner organizations that are developing innovative housing policies. The Partnership, which includes support from the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation and others also announced commitments that will allow it to reach its $500M investment goal ahead of schedule and has already closed seven loans to entities building new affordable housing or preserving existing affordable homes.

In this photo released by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future, Regina Wallace-Jones speaks at a press conference on February 4, 2020, marking the first anniversary of the Partnership with Bay Area elected officials, community, faith and business leaders, and philanthropic funders and announced the recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants” to seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner organizations that are developing innovative housing policies. The Partnership, which includes support from the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation and others also announced commitments that will allow it to reach its $500M investment goal ahead of schedule and has already closed seven loans to entities building new affordable housing or preserving existing affordable homes.

In this photo released by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future, Camille Fontanilla speaks at a press conference on February 4, 2020, marking the first anniversary of the Partnership with Bay Area elected officials, community, faith and business leaders, and philanthropic funders and announced the recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants” to seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner organizations that are developing innovative housing policies. The Partnership, which includes support from the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation and others also announced commitments that will allow it to reach its $500M investment goal ahead of schedule and has already closed seven loans to entities building new affordable housing or preserving existing affordable homes.

In this photo released by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future, Maurice Jones speaks at a press conference on February 4, 2020, marking the first anniversary of the Partnership with Bay Area elected officials, community, faith and business leaders, and philanthropic funders and announced the recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants” to seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner organizations that are developing innovative housing policies. The Partnership, which includes support from the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation and others also announced commitments that will allow it to reach its $500M investment goal ahead of schedule and has already closed seven loans to entities building new affordable housing or preserving existing affordable homes.

In this photo released by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future, Maurice Jones speaks at a press conference on February 4, 2020, marking the first anniversary of the Partnership with Bay Area elected officials, community, faith and business leaders, and philanthropic funders and announced the recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants” to seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner organizations that are developing innovative housing policies. The Partnership, which includes support from the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation and others also announced commitments that will allow it to reach its $500M investment goal ahead of schedule and has already closed seven loans to entities building new affordable housing or preserving existing affordable homes.

In this photo released by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future, Pastor Mike Smith speaks at a press conference on February 4, 2020, marking the first anniversary of the Partnership with Bay Area elected officials, community, faith and business leaders, and philanthropic funders and announced the recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants” to seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner organizations that are developing innovative housing policies. The Partnership, which includes support from the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation and others also announced commitments that will allow it to reach its $500M investment goal ahead of schedule and has already closed seven loans to entities building new affordable housing or preserving existing affordable homes.

In this photo released by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future, Caitlyn Fox speaks at a press conference on February 4, 2020, marking the first anniversary of the Partnership with Bay Area elected officials, community, faith and business leaders, and philanthropic funders and announced the recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants” to seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner organizations that are developing innovative housing policies. The Partnership, which includes support from the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation and others also announced commitments that will allow it to reach its $500M investment goal ahead of schedule and has already closed seven loans to entities building new affordable housing or preserving existing affordable homes.

In this photo released by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future, a group of Partnership funders and investors join recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants,” seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner organizations that are developing innovative housing policies, after a press conference on February 4, 2020, which marked the first anniversary of the Partnership with Bay Area elected officials, community, faith and business leaders, and philanthropic funders. The Partnership, which includes support from the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation and others also announced commitments that will allow it to reach its $500M investment goal ahead of schedule and has already closed seven loans to entities building new affordable housing or preserving existing affordable homes.


Launch of the Partnership for the Bay's Future in 2019

On January 24, 2019, Bay Area community leaders, housing advocates, corporate leaders, and philanthropists launched a regional housing partnership that will build one of the country’s largest investment funds to address the regional affordable housing crisis. The Partnership for the Bay’s Future aims to advance the region’s future by solving its interconnected challenges of housing, transportation, and economic opportunity. It is being launched with the support of the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

The Partnership, a multi-sector collaboration between business, philanthropy, government, and community advocates, was developed through years of conversations with community and faith leaders, housing experts, elected officials, and residents. It will begin with two breakthrough funds—the Investment Fund and Policy Fund—to expand and protect the homes of up to 175,000 households over the next five years and preserve and produce more than 8,000 homes over the next five to 10 years in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties.

Below are press materials and resources from the Partnership’s launch.

 

Media Contact

For media questions, please contact media@baysfuture.org.

Video

Below are links to b-roll footage from the Partnership for the Bay’s Future panel discussion and press conference, which took place at the Commonwealth Club on January 24, 2019.

Selections From Panel Discussion 

In video selections from the Commonwealth Club, panelists discuss the Bay Area’s housing crisis with community, faith, philanthropy, and business leaders. Thursday, January 24, 2019, in San Francisco, CA.

Priscilla Chan, Co-founder, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative 

Fred Blackwell, CEO, San Francisco Foundation

Closing Thoughts

Press Conference 

In video selections from a press conference, leaders announce the Partnership for the Bay’s Future. The public-private housing partnership will build one of the country’s largest investment funds to address the Bay Area’s housing crisis. The Partnership for the Bay’s Future aims to advance the region’s future by solving its challenges of housing, transportation, and economic opportunity with the support of the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente and additional funders.

Fred Blackwell, CEO, San Francisco Foundation

Fred Blackwell, CEO, San Francisco Foundation (close-up)

Assemblymember David Chiu

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo

Caitlyn Fox, Director, Justice and Opportunity, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President, Inclusive Economies + Markets, Ford Foundation

Maurice A. Jones, President and CEO, LISC

Photos

The photos below are from the January 24, 2019, launch of the Partnership for the Bay’s Future and are available for use in media coverage.

In this photo released by CZI, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Co-Founder, Priscilla Chan (L) discusses the Bay Area’s housing crisis with San Francisco Foundation CEO, Fred Blackwell (R), community and faith leaders, housing advocates, and funders, Thursday, January 24, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.  The public-private housing partnership will build one of the country’s largest investment funds to address the Bay Area’s housing crisis. The Partnership for the Bay’s Future aims to advance the region’s future by solving its challenges of housing, transportation, and economic opportunity with the support of the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente and additional funders.

In this photo released by CZI, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Co-Founder, Priscilla Chan (3rd L), discusses the Bay Area’s housing crisis with San Francisco Foundation CEO, Fred Blackwell (3rd R), Jennifer Martinez, Chief Officer of Strategy for PICO California (Far L), President and Co-Founder of Project WeHope, Pastor Paul Bains (2nd L), and Janet Liang, President of Kaiser Permanente Northern California and moderator Erika Aguilar on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.  The public-private housing partnership will build one of the country’s largest investment funds to address the Bay Area’s housing crisis. The Partnership for the Bay’s Future aims to advance the region’s future by solving its challenges of housing, transportation, and economic opportunity with the support of the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente and additional funders.

In this photo released by CZI, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Co-Founder, Priscilla Chan, discusses the Bay Area’s housing crisis with San Francisco Foundation CEO, Fred Blackwell (R), community and faith leaders, housing advocates, and funders, Thursday, January 24, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.  The public-private housing partnership will build one of the country’s largest investment funds to address the Bay Area’s housing crisis. The Partnership for the Bay’s Future aims to advance the region’s future by solving its challenges of housing, transportation, and economic opportunity with the support of the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente and additional funders.

In this photo released by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo speaks about the Bay Area’s housing crisis with community and faith leaders, housing advocates, and funders at a press conference launching a new public-private partnership that will build one of the country’s largest investment funds to address the Bay Area’s housing crisis, Thursday, January 24, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.  The Partnership for the Bay’s Future aims to advance the region’s future by solving its challenges of housing, transportation, and economic opportunity with the support of the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente and additional funders.

In this photo released by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), San Francisco Foundation CEO, Fred Blackwell discusses the Bay Area’s housing crisis with California Assemblymember, David Chiu, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Maurice A. Jones, CEO of LISC, CZI’s Director of Justice and Opportunity, Caitlyn Fox, Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President, Inclusive Economies and Markets at Ford Foundation, community and faith leaders, housing advocates, and funders at a press conference to launch a new public-private housing partnership will build one of the country’s largest investment funds to address the Bay Area’s housing crisis, Thursday, January 24, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.  The Partnership for the Bay’s Future aims to advance the region’s future by solving its challenges of housing, transportation, and economic opportunity with the support of the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente and additional funders.

Partnership for the Bay's Future press conference

In this photo released by CZI, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Co-Founder, Priscilla Chan (C), is joined by San Francisco Foundation CEO, Fred Blackwell (R), Chief Officer of Strategy for PICO California, Jennifer Martinez (2nd R), President and Co-Founder of Project WeHope, Pastor Paul Bains (Far L), and Janet Liang (2nd L), President of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Thursday, January 24, 2019 in San Francisco, CA. The Partnership for the Bay’s Future aims to advance the region’s future by solving its challenges of housing, transportation, and economic opportunity with the support of the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente and additional funders. The public-private housing partnership will build one of the country’s largest investment funds to address the Bay Area’s housing crisis.