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An Opportunity

Join a broad base of individuals and organizations who know that better outcomes in housing and real estate mean better results for families and communities. Our funders share our goals of shaping a more effective housing market and more inclusive housing policies. In engaging in and supporting our work, you will help to drive the thought leadership and action needed to realize a more equitable, sustainable, and affordable future for housing.

Your contribution is 100% tax deductible. Contact Jessie Modlin at with any questions.

Funders Council

The Terner Center encourages prospective donors to join our existing funders in order to increase our team’s capacity to craft high-impact, research-driven policy that addresses the roots of the nation and California’s housing affordability crisis.

Supporters of the Terner Center who have funded us or pledged at an aggregate $100,000+ level (or the $25,000+ level for nonprofits or government agencies) are included in the Terner Funders Council. This is a joint council for the Terner Center and our sister nonprofit, Terner Housing Innovation Labs (Terner Labs).

The Funders Council meets 1-2 times per year to allow members to informally engage with Terner staff, get unique insights into and offer feedback on current and upcoming work, and network with other members.

Funders Council Members

Barbara and Gerson Bakar
The Ballmer Group
Bank of America Foundation
California Department of Housing and
Community Development
California Interagency Council on Homelessness
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Citi Foundation
Michael Covarrubias
Eden Housing
Enterprise Community Partners
Fannie Mae
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Nancy and Rick Holliday
James Irvine Foundation
Ivory Foundation*
JP Morgan Chase
Kaiser Permanente
Kresge Foundation
Howard and Irene Levine Family Foundation*
Making Waves Foundation*
George Marcus

*Labs funders only

Alex Mehran
Merritt Community Capital Corporation
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Jordan Moss*
MidPen Housing
Morgan Stanley
Mary and Ron Nahas
Deborah and Kenneth Novack
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Christy and Peter Palmisano
Phipps Housing
The San Francisco Foundation
Sobrato Foundation
John Michael Sobrato
Carol and Ned Spieker
John Stewart Company
Andrew Sutherland*
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Wells Fargo Foundation