Lead Organizations

The Great Communities Collaborative is a group of organizations dedicated to ensuring that the San Francisco Bay Area is made up of healthy, thriving neighborhoods that are affordable to all and linked to regional opportunities by a premier transit network. We connect local residents with the tools and resources they need to influence decision making, forge diverse partnerships to craft lasting strategies and harness the means to help move visions to reality.

The Great Communities Collaborative envisions a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable San Francisco Bay Area where all people are able to shape the future of their communities. By working together, we can ensure that our region is made up of healthy, thriving neighborhoods that are affordable to all and well-connected to regional opportunities by a premier transit network.

Reconnecting America is a national nonprofit that advises civic and community leaders on how to overcome the challenges associated with community development, to create better communities for all. Reconnecting America not only develops research and innovate public policy, but we also build on-the-ground partnerships and convene the players necessary to accelerate decision-making.

At Reconnecting America, we help transform promising ideas into thriving communities, where transportation choices make it easy to get from place to place, where businesses flourish, and where people from all walks of life can afford to live, work and visit. At Reconnecting America, we link people to the places that matter.

Urban Habitat builds power in low-income communities and communities of color by combining education, advocacy, research and coalition-building to advance environmental, economic, and social justice in the Bay Area.

We envision a society where all people live in economically and environmentally healthy neighborhoods. Clean air, land and water are recognized as fundamental human rights. Meaningful employment honors a worker’s right to dignity and a living wage with benefits. Effective public transportation and land-use planning connect people to the resources, opportunities and services to thrive. Affordable housing provides a healthy and safe home for all. And quality education prepares visionary leaders to strengthen our democracy with new ideas, energy and commitment.

We envision community leaders mobilizing an inspired, well-informed, and politically engaged constituency who hold decision-makers accountable to the principles of economic, environmental and social justice. In this society, equality, sustainability and diversity are the core values that guide public policy, creating a vibrant environment for this and future generations.