In fulfilling the mission of the Family of Funds, the Bay Area Council reinvests its management fees into projects that benefit residents of low-and moderate-income communities. Alongside the real estate and business equity investments made by our double bottom line funds, programs are developed and implemented to enhance the second bottom line
impacts on Bay Area underserved neighborhoods. Current program focuses include education, double bottom line business development, and community capacity building.
Education Bay Area Council Scholarship Program
Promising underserved youth, with a passion for giving back to their communities, are identified and supported in their efforts to obtain a higher education. The Bay Area Council adds 10 incoming college freshman to the program each year, with the Family of Funds providing a commitment of $75,000 annually toward scholarship funding.
Access to Resources
In partnership with the Alliance for Community Development, this series of workshops brings vital information to the working poor around topics such as money management, healthcare, special cost savings programs for utilities and telecommunications, and opportunities for higher education.
Double Bottom Line Business Development Bay Area Community Investment Network
A flow of pre-screened, pre-qualified real estate and business deals with double-bottom line objectives is provided to this network of socially conscious investors and capital sources.
Bay Area Capital Connections
This region-wide conference series provides investment and business resources for inner-city and minority-lead companies in the Bay Area who are interested in double bottom line performance goals as they grow their ventures.
Community Capacity Building Mission Bay Community Outreach
In collaboration with the Bay Area Equity Fund, corporate outreach efforts to improve the local community are coordinated through quarterly meetings of businesses in Mission Bay, San Francisco.
Bay Area Ross Program in Real Estate
An executive training program to provide urban developers from the nonprofit, private, and public sectors with the technical expertise and resources needed to develop significant real estate projects in their communities. This program launched in 2007 in partnership with the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.