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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

Alex Mehran
Andrew Sutherland*
Bank of America Foundation
California Department of Housing and Community Development
California Interagency Council on Homelessness
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Citi Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Howard and Irene Levine Family Foundation*
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Eden Housing
Enterprise Community Partners
Fannie Mae
George Marcus
Gerson and Barbara Bakar
Ivory Foundation*
James Irvine Foundation
John Michael Sobrato
John Stewart Company


*Labs funders only

Jordan Moss*
JP Morgan Chase
Kaiser Permanente
Kresge Foundation
Making Waves Foundation*
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Michael Covarrubias
MidPen Housing
Morgan Stanley
Ned and Carol Spieker
Peter and Christy Palmisano
Phipps Housing
Rick and Nancy Holliday
Ron and Mary Nahas
Sobrato Foundation
The Ballmer Group
The San Francisco Foundation
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Wells Fargo Foundation