As a collaborative, GCC engages non-profit, public and philanthropic partners in shaping a vision for a sustainable and equitable Bay Area.
The multi-stakeholder reality of collaborative work has led the GCC to create and maintain working groups to better organize and support individual and collective actions.
This has allowed us to build relationships, share best practices and set the stage to put GCC’s strategies of policy and advocacy, funding and financing, centering community, research and communications into practice.
Policy and Advocacy – GCC supports and funds local and regional advocacy and base-building organizations to advocate for common goals and equitable outcomes. Additionally, GCC builds strategic partnerships with private and public-sector allies to advance our goals including strengthening the abilities of communities to directly engage in policies, practices and investments.
Funding and Financing – GCC will help identify and develop funding and finance mechanisms to fill gaps in the equitable and sustainable communities financing sector.
Centering Community – Working with community and base building groups that center racial equity in their decision-making, GCC will advance a vision for the acquisition of multi-family housing near transit that puts community at the center, and changes how the community development field approaches the acquisition and rehab process.
Research and Communications – GCC works with funders and partners to identify and share best practices, translate and distill policies, foster discourse, and disseminate a shared message that articulates the urgency and value of growing in a more equitable and less carbon-intensive way. GCC works to develop a shared, unified voice on issues of regional importance and advance a narrative of equity and inclusion..