One Nation Bay Area
The San Francisco Foundation has joined together with Bay Area community foundations and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) to launch One Nation Bay Area.
By providing matching grants, the One Nation Foundation is joining with Bay Area community foundations for the final year in a two-year initiative to strengthen relationships between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the Bay Area. Together, The San Francisco Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Marin Community Foundation and AAPIP are partnering with the One Nation Foundation to continue our work over the past decade with Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities. This new fund will grant organizations up to $10,000 to support civic engagement efforts that bring together American Muslim and non-Muslim leaders and residents to address community issues of common concern.
Types of projects that will be considered are:
- Interfaith social action and/or community service projects
- Neighborhood or school-based projects that bring residents and parents/guardians together to tackle a community or school concern
- Community-based/grassroots-level projects that seek to broaden the base of support on a community issue to include American Muslim and non-Muslim voices on that issue or need
- Local or regional training of American Muslim residents to engage in community problem-solving (trainings may include participation by other non-Muslim community members as well)
A limited number of organizations were invited to apply for these funds based on the services they provide to the Bay Area community. Proposals to the One Nation Bay Area Project were by invitation only and were due by February 8, 2013.
For more information about ONBA, click here to view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the project.
One Nation Bay Area Program Staff
For more information about the One Nation Bay Area Program at The San Francisco Foundation, please contact us at 415.733.8500.