Bay Area Council Foundation

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Founded in 2004, the Bay Area Council Foundation funds, manages and leads initiatives that impact the nine counties that comprise California’s Bay Area region. The foundation invests resources in building strong communities and sustaining a healthy economy. Priorities include education and workforce preparation, accessible and affordable health care, housing and land use, regional security, the environment and science and technology.


Foundation activities range from advocacy and research to education and community-building. Some projects, such as water sustainability and work on educational data systems, have statewide impact. Others focus on the specific needs of the Bay Area such as research into the vulnerability of the region in an extreme weather event. In 2008, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute (formerly the Bay Area Economic Forum) became the public policy research arm of the foundation. Research into the key issues impacting the Bay Area economy is funded through the institute, and findings are disseminated through publications, the media and public forums.


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Other Surviving the Storm: Vulnerability analysis and economic report


Bay Area Council Foundation

  • date awarded

    Dec 2013

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  • term

    12 months


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