HOMELESSNESS
HOMELESSNESS

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NON-PROFIT HOUSING
In 1999, we were the first national funder to help launch “Housing LA”, a campaign to create an affordable housing trust fund. A housing trust fund is dedicated public revenue for affordable/low income housing. SCANPH used our $20,000 grant to attract additional grant dollars, citing us as a national funder willing to take a risk. In 2002, Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn signed a $100 million annual housing trust into law, making it the largest municipal fund of its kind. To date, SCANPH estimates that over 3,200 new affordable housing units have been built through this fund.

PHILADELPHIA ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS
We supported the nonprofit developers in Philadelphia in their successful efforts to spearhead the passage of the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund. In 2005, a $20 million housing trust fund was created, which will probably rise to $40 million. Our two grants totaling $45,000 supported the housing trust fund campaign, and our grant of $20,000 contributed to advocacy efforts around effective implementation of the trust fund.

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE
We support the Center for Community Change’s work to attain social and economic justice for low-income people. Our overall homelessness funding strategy has focused on increasing the supply of affordable housing. Critical to that strategy has been our ongoing support to help the Center provide expert technical assistance to hundreds of housing trust fund campaigns nationwide. These funds generate approximately $1.6 billion each year for affordable housing.

CORPORATION FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
We support policy advocacy for CSH, a national nonprofit and community development financial institution that helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness. In the late 1990’s, CSH organized a coalition to focus on the segment of the federal housing budget that funds the development of supportive housing for homeless people. In large part due to CSH’s advocacy, $600 million new dollars for permanent supportive housing were added to the federal budget (which translates into 30,000 housing units).

PROJECT H.O.M.E.
Our support has helped Project H.O.M.E. to take its deep knowledge around providing housing, education, employment assistance, and a range of other services to homeless people, and translate that line experience into effective policy advocacy at the city, state, and federal level.

NON PROFIT HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Collaborating with other foundations (in this case, through the San Francisco Funder’s collaborative) allowed us to contribute to a regional initiative on inclusionary zoning in the Bay Area. Inclusionary zoning requires developers of market-rate residential projects to price some homes at levels that are affordable to low-income people. As a result of this campaign, nearly 10,000 new affordable homes are being built in cities throughout the Bay Area – providing shelter for some 24,000 people.

HOUSING CALIFORNIA
Supporting a statewide membership organization for their homelessness advocacy increased our reach. The Fund gave two consecutive grants to this statewide housing and homeless coalition to support a campaign that resulted in the passage of a ballot measure allocating $2.5 billion for homeless programs and affordable housing in the state of California.

GIVEN THAT WE ARE A SMALL FOUNDATION WITH A LEAN STAFFING, WE DO NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS.