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1st ACT Silicon Valley

To help launch a new vision for Silicon Valley by supporting development of a focused plan aimed at making downtown San Jose a more viable, fun and pedestrian-friendly place

1st ACT Silicon Valley

To create a new sense of place in Silicon Valley by supporting an initiative that uses the lens of creativity to bring the future into focus and inspire physical and cultural improvements

Alum Rock Counseling Center

To provide both referral and intensive case management/mental health intervention services for up to 280 low-income families with children 0-5 years residing in the Mayfair neighborhood of East San Jose


To expand the "Arts4School" program already in place in East Palo Alto's Costaño Elementary School and to replicate it in east San Jose's Lyndale Elementary School


To provide general operating support for, a new, hyperlocal website with mobile capability that responds to San Benito County residents’ need for a central, single place to find useful information and communicate with each other about their community.

Better Block Foundation

To attract and retain talent, expand opportunity and build civic engagement by funding the creation and operation of the Better Block Foundation, a nonprofit focused on engaging people in rapidly making their neighborhoods more vibrant.

Bikepool San Jose

To support talent attraction and retention in San Jose by expanding Bikepool, a social and safe bike commuting service, that aims to decrease single-occupancy vehicle commuting and increase community engagement through biking.

Branding San Jose

To support talent attraction and retention in San Jose through the development of a branding and marketing campaign aimed to lure talent, jobs and opportunity to the city

Bridging the Digital Divide

To help low-income San Jose residents gain digital literacy and digital media literacy skills that enable them to more effectively participate together in civic affairs.

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