Investment in Affordable Homeownership

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco recently received a transformational gift from MacKenzie Scott.

$6.75 million MacKenzie Scott investment

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco’s affordable homebuilding mission has been significantly advanced thanks to a $6.75 million transformational gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott – part of a generous $436 million donation announced on March 22, 2022 that will expand access to affordable homeownership across the U.S.

The Greater San Francisco affiliate was selected as one of 84 in Habitat for Humanity’s nationwide network to be the recipient of this generous donation.

A Message from Our CEO

“This incredible act of generosity and investment in our work will make an impact throughout our region for decades to come. We will work side-by-side with hundreds of families and thousands of volunteers to build homes and start these families on their lifechanging homeownership journey.
Ms. Scott’s transformational gift will strengthen our ability to address historic inequities in homeownership rates in our region and allow more local households – and households of color in particular – to benefit from homeownership’s unique ability to support families and communities.”

Maureen Sedonaen
CEO Habitat for Humanity Greater
San Francisco

Maureen Sedonaen with new Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco family in 2021

Portfolio & Pipeline

Our construction portfolio reflects the varied nature of our service area, and ranges from 80 town-homes in Novato to transit-oriented condominiums in Redwood City. Our current development pipeline of 190 homes includes a 33-unit project in Redwood City and 18 units in Menlo Park.

A cornerstone of our work at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is advocacy for more affordable homeownership. We engage with lawmakers locally and in Sacramento to remove the barriers to construction and increase investment in homeownership. It’s one of the ways we ensure we can continue to build our pipeline and help more families become homeowners.

Affordable condominium homes on Jefferson Avenue, Redwood City.

Our $100 million Campaign

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco has embarked on a drive to build homes and create a path to homeownership for more than 250 working families in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin. The money will be used in all three counties to support the entirety of our work.

This donation takes us past the halfway point in our $100 million Building Families a Future comprehensive campaign – a crucial milestone, and one which will propel our fundraising to further success.

Get in touch

For more information about this transformational gift please read the press release. For any media enquiries, please contact Anthony Singer, Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs.

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