Based on feedback from community listening sessions and consultations with local experts, The San Francisco Foundation reshaped its grantmaking strategy and role in addressing the inequities facing Bay Area residents. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Finding viable solutions to social problems requires that we reconfigure the relationships between those who hold power over communities and those who are impacted by how that power is used.
What is the difference between communities that are able to recover from disinvestment and those that cannot? The answer, according to recent research from MDRC, are the presence of strong social networks.
To attain affordable housing for all, we must build public support by shifting narratives away from consumer choice and personal responsibility.
Public and private leaders should collaborate to promote health amenities in different neighborhoods—enabling prospective residents to make relocation decisions that could improve their quality of life.