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WHAT WE’RE UP TO
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- 82.1 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 54.5 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 86 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
Google increased its leave benefits for parents, parents who gave birth, and those caring for seriously ill loved ones.
Uber partnered with Wallbox, an electric vehicle company, to give drivers across the U.S. access to Wallbox’s discounted EV charging package.
Meta became the largest crypto tech patent holder to join the Crypto Open Patent Alliance, expanding the pool of intellectual property and encouraging innovation in the crypto space.
Spotlight Impact Story
Funding Circle partnered with one of America’s longest-standing insurance and financial services companies, Nationwide, to improve access to capital and business insurance resources for small business owners. Through expert guidance and comprehensive insurance and lending resources, the new partnership will particularly help small business owners in underserved populations that banks have typically not been “incentivized to reach.”
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- San Francisco received $4.7 million in grants to support cultural events, activities, and art programs for the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Latino communities.
- San Francisco secured over $200 million in funding from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, which will help build over 400 units of affordable housing.
- The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Mayor Breed’s nomination, Stephanie Cajina, to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors.
- Mayor Breed announced the annual Bridge to Excellence Scholarship Program that helps low-income high school graduates overcome financial barriers to attend college.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- As a part of the California Housing Accelerator, $923 million was awarded to affordable housing projects across the state, which will help create 2,300 housing units.
- Governor Newsom announced that $45 million was awarded to Homekey projects in Los Angeles and Sacramento, providing 170 housing units for people exiting homelessness.
- Governor Newsom named 16 members to the Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being, which is tasked with promoting health and wellness in the state.
- Governor Newsom announced the availability of $1.1 billion to get and keep vulnerable people off the streets and provide them with housing and mental health treatment.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
Super Soul Party, a national nonprofit dedicated to uniting communities and creating a safe space for people who are experiencing homelessness, will have Super Bowl parties in 35 cities from Washington to Los Angeles and from Bozeman to New Orleans. The parties facilitate moments of connection between guests with homes and without, serving food, donating clothing, and providing housing and social services at every event. Super Soul Party breaks barriers between some of the most unseen people as the country comes together to cheer for dignity and celebrate community. Find out how you can support this initiative here.
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