VOICE: Bay Area
Bay Area Bold builds on The San Francisco Foundation’s timely VOICE: Bay Area initiative. Over a seven-month period, CEO Fred Blackwell and the TSFF team hosted listening sessions throughout the Bay Area. More than 1,000 participants representing all sectors of the community candidly shared their day-to-day struggles, inspirations, challenges, and successes. Informed and inspired by this work, and bolstered by the compelling data from The Bay Area Equity Profile, TSFF is forging a path for its next decade of work, and that begins at Bay Area Bold.
"Inspired to discover a solution, I envisioned connecting overlooked community college students to business owners like my mom."
Read Shaun's story. What’s yours?
Shaun T, Alameda County#SHAREYOURVOICE
"When we have children grow up in a community where they can walk to school, we’re addressing every issue: health, safety, and building community."
Participant, VOICE: West Contra Costa County#SHAREYOURVOICE
"My folks were able to raise a family of four in San Francisco on part-time art teachers' salaries. That would not be possible today."
Read Naomi's story. What's yours?
Naomi S, Alameda County#SHAREYOURVOICE
"With a H.S. education, my parents bought a house in SF and raised three children. Today, our working families are unable to reach a level of basic economic security."
Read Sandra's story. What's yours?
Sandra F, VOICE: San Francisco County#SHAREYOURVOICE
"I grew up spending time in Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Redwood City. Now, I'm supporting youth in their efforts to make it a promise community."
Read Carmela's Story. What's yours?
Carmela M, San Mateo County#SHAREYOURVOICE