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San Francisco Bay Fund Inventory of Projects

San Francisco Bay Fund Inventory of Projects

Over the course of ten years from 2000 to 2009, The San Francisco Bay Fund, an initiative of The San Francisco Foundation, has provided funding to over 50 locally based environmental organizations that work to improve water quality or reduce pollution through research or restoration in San Francisco Bay or its watershed. These projects focus on public health, fisheries, or wildlife.

In accordance with this purpose, the grant categories were Monitoring, Pollution Prevention, Restoration and Research Study.

This Inventory of Projects is a central clearinghouse of information about the projects funded by The San Francisco Bay Fund Initiative. The Water Resources Collections and Archives (UC Riverside) has created this inventory as part of a larger goal of facilitating access to information about the wide variety of restoration projects in the Bay Area.

The San Francisco Bay Fund Initiative's Long-lasting Imprint on the Bay Area Environment

The San Francisco Bay Fund Initiative - "Bay Fund" - was established in 1999 to support local environmental projects to improve water quality and reduce pollution in the San Francisco Bay and its watershed. On Thursday, April 19, we marked the success and accomplishments of the San Francisco Bay Fund Initiative and the conclusion of a 10-year grantmaking initiative at the Aquarium of the Bay. Read more about The San Francisco Bay Fund Initiative in our Final Report.

Restoration Projects

  1. Alameda Creek Alliance
    Alameda Creek Steelhead Restoration
    2001 Grant Recipient - Alameda County
  2. Audubon California
    Tidal Marsh Restoration at San Pablo Bay
    2009 Grant Recipient - Marin County
  3. California Land Stewardship Institute
    Suisun Creek: Fish Survey and Water Temperature Monitoring
    2008 Grant Recipient – Napa / Solano Counties
  4. California Land Stewardship Institute
    Suisun Creek: Arundo Donax Eradication
    2006 Grant Recipients - Napa County
  5. California State Parks Foundation
    Yosemite Slough Wetlands Restoration Project at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
    2006 Grant Recipient – San Francisco County
  6. City of Hercules
    Conceptual Plan for Chelsea Wetland Restoration (2003 - 2009)
    2009 Grant Recipient - Contra Costa County
  7. Delta Science Center
    Big Break and Marsh Creek Restoration Project
    2000 Grant Recipient – Contra Costa County
  8. Ducks Unlimited Inc.
    Sears Point Wetlands
    2008 Grant Recipient - Sonoma County
  9. Ducks Unlimited Inc.
    Tolay Creek Biotechnical Levee Enhancement
    2001 Grant Recipient - Napa and Sonoma Counties
  10. Friends of Sausal Creek
    Development of Watershed Assessment and Management Plan
    2006 Grant Recipient – Alameda County
  11. Friends of Sausal Creek
    Lower Watershed Assessment and Outreach Program
    2001 Grant Recipient – Alameda County
  12. Literacy for Environmental Justice
    Restoration and Youth Stewardship at Heron’s Head Park
    2002 & 2007 Grant Recipient – San Francisco County
  13. Marin Audubon Society
    Bahia Tidal Marsh Restoration Project
    2005 Grant Recipient - Marin County
  14. Muir Heritage Land Trust
    Fernandez Ranch Restoration Project
    2005 Grant Recipient - Contra Costa County
  15. Muir Heritage Land Trust
    Pacheco Marsh Restoration Plan
    2002 Grant Recipient - Contra Costa County
  16. Natural Resources Defense Council
    San Joaquin River Restoration Project
    2000, 2001, 2002 & 2005 Grant Recipient - Contra Costa and Solano counties
  17. San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society
    High Marsh - Upland Transitional Habitat Revegetation
    2008 Grant Recipient - Santa Clara County
  18. The San Francisco Estuary Partnership
    Creek Keepers – A Youth Employment Program on Wildcat and San Pablo Creeks
    2000 Grant Recipient – Contra Costa County
  19. San Francisquito Watershed Council
    A project of a project of Acterra Stewardship Program
    Steelhead Trout Passage Restoration Project
    2003 Grant Recipient - Santa Clara County
  20. Student Conservation Association
    Sausal Creek Restoration Youth Project
    2000 Grant Recipient – Alameda County
  21. Solano Land Trust
    Rush Ranch Diked Marsh Conceptual Alternatives Assessment
    2007 Grant Recipient - Solano County
  22. Treasure Island Wetlands Project
    Treasure Island Water Treatment Project
    2000 and 2001 Grant Recipient - San Francisco County
  23. Urban Creeks Council
    Alhambra Creek Restoration Project
    2000 & 2001 Grant Recipient - Contra Costa County
  24. Urban Creeks Council
    Codornices Creek Restoration Project
    2000 Grant Recipient – Alameda County
  25. Urban Creeks Council
    Restoring native riparian habitat Baxter Creek, City of Richmond, CA.
    2000 Grant Recipient – Alameda County
  26. Urban Watershed Project
    Tennessee Hollow Riparian Corridor Restoration Project
    2001 Grant Recipient - San Francisco County
  27. The Watershed Project (formerly The Aquatic Outreach Institute)
    Western Stege Marsh and Coastal Prairie Restoration
    2005 & 2007 Grants Recipient - Contra Costa County

Monitoring Projects

  1. Bay Model Association (closed in December 2006)
    Marsh Monitoring Project
    2002 Grant Recipient - Marin and Santa Clara counties
  2. The Bay Institute
    Management of Eroding Shorelines
    2006 Grant Recipient - Marin County
  3. Ducks Unlimited Inc.
    Monitoring conditions at the Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area to guide future restoration projects
    2006 & 2007 Grant Recipients – Napa County
  4. Friends of Napa River
    Multi-metric Monitoring Project for Benthic Invertebrates in the Napa River Basin
    2003 Grant Recipient - Napa County
  5. Golden Gate Audubon Society
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Wetland Restoration Analysis Project
    2005 Grant Recipient - Alameda County
  6. Golden Gate Audubon Society
    Restore and monitor 5 acres of tidal wetlands at Pier 94 in San Francisco
    2007 & 2008 Grant Recipient – San Francisco County
  7. Marin Audubon Society
    Monitoring of Marsh Restoration Project at Bahia
    2008 grant Recipient – Marin County
  8. San Francisquito Watershed Council
    A project of a project of Acterra Stewardship Program
    Citizen Monitoring of Revegetation Sites
    2005 Grant Recipient - Santa Clara County
  9. Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
    Watershed Community Monitoring Project of Clean Streams / Clean Bay
    2001 Grant Recipient - Santa Clara County
  10. Sonoma Ecology Center
    Monitoring Turbidity in Sonoma Creek
    2001 Grant Recipient - Sonoma County
  11. Sonoma Ecology Center
    Restoration Site and Water-Quality Monitoring in Sonoma Valley
    2005 Grant Recipient - Sonoma County
  12. State Coastal Conservancy
    North Bay Small Fish Mercury Monitoring with a Focus on Napa Sonoma Marsh
    2009 Grant Recipient - Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Marin Counties

Research Study

  1. Audubon California
    Richardson Bay Eelgrass Restoration
    2006 and 2008 Grant Recipient - Marin County
  2. Bay Area Open Space Council
    Developing a mechanism to ameliorate the impacts of surface runoff from transportation projects.
    2000 Grant Recipient – All San Francisco Bay Area Counties
  3. Bay Nature Institute
    Article: Toward a Healthy Bay - A Twentieth Century Challenge
    2003 Grant Recipient
  4. California Academy of Sciences
    San Francisco Bay 2K Biodiversity Study
    2001 Grant Recipient – Multiple Counties
  5. Center for Environmental Health
    Health Care Facilities Pollution Assessment Project
    2000 Grant Recipient
  6. Clean Water Fund
    Healthy Bay Project
    2001 Grant Recipient - San Francisco Bay (all counties)
  7. East Bay Watershed Center
    Initial Study for Intertidal Creek Restoration - Creek Restoration Pre-Design Directory – Phase I
    Project Feasibility Guide for the Intertidal Restoration of an East Bay Creek - Phase II

    2000 and 2001 Grant Recipient - Alameda County
  8. Environmental Working Group
    PBDEs in Bay Area Fish
    2002 Grant Recipient
  9. Golden Gate Audubon Society
    Alameda Naval Air Station Landfill Remediation Project
    2000 Grant Recipient - Alameda County
  10. National Heritage Institute
    Reducing Mercury Contamination in the Guadalupe River
    2001 Grant Recipient - Santa Clara County
  11. Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge
    Diving Ducks in San Francisco Bay
    2008 Grant Recipient - San Francisco Bay Region
  12. PRBO Conservation Science
    Comprehensive Survey of Shorebirds Using San Francisco Bay
    2007 Grant Recipient - All Bay Area Counties
  13. PRBO Conservation Science
    Model and map tidal marsh plant and bird species distributions in San Francisco Bay under various climate change scenarios.
    2008 and 2009 Grant Recipient - All Bay Area Counties
  14. PRBO Conservation Science
    Using Birds to Guide and Evaluate Tidal Marsh Restoration in San Francisco Bay
    2005 Grant Recipient - San Francisco County
  15. San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
    Contaminants and Breeding Success in Terns on South San Francisco Bay
    2001, 2002 & 2003 Grant Recipient - Alameda, Napa, and Santa Clara counties
  16. San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
    Waterbird use of commercial salt ponds at San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
    2005 & 2007 Grant Recipient - Alameda and Santa Clara Counties
  17. San Francisco Estuary Institute
    Food-web Pathways of Bird Contamination in Bay Area Tidal Marshes
    2001, 2005 & 2007 Grant Recipient - Marin County
  18. San Francisco Estuary Institute
    South Bay Wetlands Project GIS Map
    2000 & 2002 Grant Recipient - Alameda County
  19. Sonoma Ecology Center
    A transferable protocol to identify and prioritize sites for watershed restoration under Clean Water Act Programs
    2008 Grant Recipient - Sonoma County
  20. Sustainable Conservation
    Developing a Methodology for Clean Up of Abandoned Mines Project
    2008 Grant Recipient – Contra Costa County
  21. Urban Creeks Council
    Monitoring bird use at urban creek sites to evaluate the success of completed restoration.
    2008 Grant Recipient – Contra Costa County
  22. University of California, Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory
    Survey of Endocrine Disruption in Fish Inhabiting Nearshore Wetlands in San Francisco Bay
    2005 Grant Recipient - Sonoma County
  23. University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy
    Identification of San Francisco Bayside Sites with Elevated Levels of Fecal Pollution
    2005 & 2006 Grant Recipient – Alameda and Santa Clara Counties
  24. US Geological Survey
    Research on the Presence and Extent of Methylmercury in Bay Wetlands
    2006 Grant Recipient – All Bay Area Counties
  25. Water Education Foundation
    Water Leadership Program: Providing scholarships for participation by members of under-represented groups.
    2003 Grant Recipient - Solano County

Pollution Prevention

  1. Alliance for a Clean Waterfront
    SFO / SF Bay Project 2000+
    2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003 Grant Recipient - San Francisco County
  2. Arc Ecology
    Bay Area Base Conversion Environmental Network
    2000 Grant Recipient – Multiple San Francisco Bay Region Counties
  3. Friends of the Earth (formerly Bluewater Network)
    Clean Vessels Initiative
    2002 Grant Recipient - San Francisco County
  4. Pesticide Action Network North America
    New Tools and Partnerships to Stop Pesticide Water Pollution
    2003 Grant Recipient – San Francisco Bay Area region
  5. Sustainable Conservation
    Auto Recycling Project
    2002, 2003, and 2005 Grant Recipient - San Francisco County
  6. Sustainable Conservation
    Dairies Project
    2001 Grant Recipient - San Francisco County
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