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Public Sector

We explore partnerships with public officials or agencies committed to expanding opportunities for low-wage workers.

Why we partner with the public sector

Government leaders at the national and state level manage significant resources that impact regional economic growth, workforce training, and worker rights. For example, billions of dollars will come to California in the next five years from the American Rescue Plan, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and California’s 2022 budget surplus and Community Economic and Resilience Fund. Those resources provide an opportunity to create a more equitable economy and resilient future for California — if they are applied in a way that prioritizes communities that have been historically and structurally left out of decision-making processes. Philanthropy can serve as a valuable partner to the public sector by bringing more voices to the table and advancing economic equity in the state, while simultaneously helping nonprofits access the public resources to achieve their goals.