SVCF successfully advocated for $500 million in transportation funding

 
In 2016 and 2017, SVCF is completing a comprehensive grantmaking review process to determine our new grantmaking strategies. As part of that effort, we are publishing a series of impact reports. This is an excerpt from the report about building strong communities.
 
The Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) board voted unanimously in 2016 to approve a half-cent, 30-year sales tax measure on the November 2016 ballot. Thanks to voter approval of Measure B, an estimated $6.5 billion will be available to address the transit challenges experienced by vulnerable populations, including students, seniors, disabled and low-income residents.
 
Because of the hard work of an SVCF-funded coalition of five nonprofit agencies known as the Transportation Justice Alliance, and voter approval of Measure B, improvements could include expansion of BART service to the City of Santa Clara, more frequent bus service along high-ridership corridors, Caltrain improvements and new service models to address first-/last-mile connections. 
 
Learn more about the impact SVCF has had through our grantmaking strategy for building strong communities.