Friends of Caltrain
Friends of Caltrain is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a member base of over 5,000 residents on the Peninsula Corridor from San Francisco through San Jose, including over 900 in San Mateo County. Our goals include stable transit funding, a modern, connected transit network, and transit-supportive policies on the corridor to increase social and environmental sustainability in our region. We have successfully organized to prevent drastic service cuts to Caltrain service and advocated successfully for projects to improve service (such as wireless internet, planned but not yet implemented), and improve capacity (in the works).
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
For over forty years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. Through our day-to-day advocacy, education, and working partnerships with government and community agencies, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is creating safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans. With 12,000 members, we are one of the largest and most effective bicycle advocacy groups in the country.
San Mateo Medical Center
The mission of the San Mateo Medical Center is to open doors to excellence in healthcare. The vision is to be recognized as the best public health hospital and clinic system, noted for holistic care-body mind and spirit, employer of choice, effective use of technology, research and education, continuous improvement, known for best practices-clinical quality, highest and best use of resources, for a culture of service, innovation, satisfaction and safety, timely access to care, and an integrated delivery system with culturally competent services and health care.
City of San José Environmental Services
The mission of the City of San José Environmental Services Department (ESD) is to deliver world-class utility services and programs to improve our health, environment, and economy. ESD has established a national reputation for environmental leadership and innovation with award-winning recycling, water conservation, water quality protection, and wastewater treatment programs. With over 450 employees, ESD is one of the City's largest and most visible departments. Its major initiatives include: healthy streams, rivers, marshlands and bay waters; reliable water, garbage, and recycling services; clean and green air, land and energy policy development; and community education aimed at environmental sustainability. The Integrated Waste Management Division (IWM) is an operating division in ESD, which develops and administers various programs to achieve the City of San José’s Green Vision and Zero Waste goals, and manages waste collection, processing, and disposal contracts for the City.
City of oakland resilient cities INITIATIVE
The City of Oakland is participating in the 100 Resilient Cities Initiative spearheaded by the Rockefeller Foundation. A resilient Oakland is one in which all residents can thrive in the face of adversity, including shocks such as earthquakes, wildfires, sea level rise, riots, and infrastructure failure; as well as chronic stressors such as crime and violence, lack of affordable housing, poor air quality, changing demographics, and lack of social cohesion. As part of this initiative, Oakland is addressing challenges to the City’s ability to thrive through programs such as the new seismic retrofit program for apartment buildings at risk of collapse in a major earthquake.
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) provides legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in East Palo Alto and the surrounding community. Our practice areas include housing, immigration, general civil litigation, and anti-predatory lending. Our mission is to provide transformative legal services that enable diverse communities in East Palo Alto and beyond to achieve a secure and thriving future.
Redwood City 2020
Redwood City 2020 is a collaboration involving 8 public and nonprofit organizations that serve children, youth and families that live in Redwood City and unincorporated North Fair Oaks. RWC2020 serves a diverse community located in one of the wealthiest counties in the country. Local demographic data from the 2000 U.S. Census, the American Community Survey, the 2007 San Mateo County Adolescent Report and Kidsdata.org paint the picture of this population of 76,815 living in Redwood City and North Fair Oaks. About 9% of our residents are under the age of 5 years. About 62% of the 9200 attending schools in Redwood City School District are eligible for free or reduced cost lunches. About 50% of these students are English Language Learners with the largest number coming from Spanish speaking families. Many live in crowded multi-family apartments and small houses.
A community of just over 75,000 people, a center of high-tech industry, and the mid-point of the beautiful San Francisco Peninsula, Redwood City is known for its great climate and profound sense of community. Redwood City is devoted to preserving its rich history, maintaining today’s quality of life, and carefully planning its future.
San Mateo County
San Mateo is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. It covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula just south of San Francisco, and north of Santa Clara County. San Francisco International Airport is located at the northern end of the county, and Silicon Valley begins at the southern end. As of 2010 the population was 718,451. The county seat is Redwood City.
Bay Area Climate Collaborative
The Bay Area Climate Collaborative is helping the region fulfill its vision of a more prosperous, healthy and vibrant community based on clean energy and action on climate. The Bay Area Climate Collaborative advances this vision through fostering strategic alignment, market acceleration initiatives, and best-practices education. Through the vision of the region's government, business, and non-profit leaders, the BACC is creating common direction and accelerating the clean energy economy and response to climate change.
Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. Our mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy.
John W. Gardner Center
The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities (JGC) at Stanford University partners with communities to develop leadership, conduct research and effect change to improve the lives of youth. Our work is rooted in the principles of community youth development: a community only prospers when its young people prosper, and young people only flourish in a flourishing community. Specifically, the Center believes in working in deep partnership with communities; bridging the gap between research, practice and policy; generating actionable research; providing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to research projects; and ultimately seeking to inform both the community at hand and the broader field about critical findings from our work.
Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Established in 1993, Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides analysis and action on issues affecting our region's economy and quality of life. The organization brings together established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions.
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
Our mission is to foster collaborative engagement by bringing people together, facilitating conversation and building these skills in our community.PCRC is recognized as the premier provider of community-based services focused on non-adversarial problem solving in San Mateo County. Our small professional staff supports approximately 100 trained volunteers from many ethnic, social, educational and vocational backgrounds who serve as mediators, facilitators and communication trainers. We are governed by a Board of Directors and are guided by the expertise of our Advisory Council.
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is a public policy business trade organization. The Leadership Group was founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard and represents more than 375 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and contribute more than $3 trillion to the worldwide economy.