Our Clients

Our clients experience the positive outcomes that come from bridging generations, cultures, and sectors. Common Knowledge is a leader in refining the practice and promise of community engagement to deliver concrete benefits for public agencies, philanthropy, corporate citizenship, civic tech initiatives and multi-stakeholder alliances.

Local Government

  • City of Boulder
  • City of Burlingame
  • City of Redwood City
  • City of San Rafael
  • City of San Jose
  • County of Marin
  • County of San Mateo: Home for All (9 cities and Mid-Coast)
  • County of Sonoma
  • Institute for Local Government
  • National Association of Counties
  • San Mateo County City Managers Shared Services Committee
  • Transportation Authority of Marin

Foundations & Funder Collaboratives

  • The California Endowment
  • Civic Engagement Project for Children & Families
  • James Irvine Foundation
  • Kellogg Foundation/Viewpoint Learning

  • Kettering Foundation
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Northern California Grantmakers
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Walter & Elise Haas Fund


  • Berkeley Public Library
  • California State Library
  • Pacific Library Partnership
  • Peninsula Library System
  • NorthNet Library System
  • Redwood City Public Library
  • San Jose Public Library
  • Santa Clara County Library
  • Oakland Public Library
  • San Francisco Public Library
  • Yolo County Library

State Policy & Outreach

  • California Forward
  • California Secretary of State’s Office
  • California Speaks
  • Cool California Collaborative
  • California Office of AIDS
  • League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
  • Next 10

Partnerships & Nonprofits

  • Code for America
  • California Choices
  • California Council for the Humanities
  • Emerging Arts Professionals
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Threshold 2008


  • Kettering Foundation “Business & Community” Research Series
  • Finelite
  • Merrill Lynch
  • PayPal
  • Wells Fargo

Our Clients