The Community Development team advances the San Francisco Fed’s mission of promoting a healthy, inclusive, sustainable economy by focusing on the economic resilience and mobility of low-income people and people of color. We work to expand economic opportunity for all through conducting research and engaging communities in the Twelfth Federal Reserve District.

How We Work

We listen to our communities to better understand the Twelfth Federal Reserve District. We leverage our extensive networks to engage with communities and learn about current challenges, emerging issues, and promising strategies in the Twelfth District.

We activate and support multisector partnerships to create change. We facilitate dialogue, shared learning, and partnership building with community stakeholders from across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to make meaningful change in our communities.

We conduct research to deepen understanding of community issues. We conduct research that is credible, neutral, and tells a nuanced story alongside data to deepen our understanding of existing and emerging issues. Our research influences policy, practice, and investment.

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