Funding and Resources

We often learn about opportunities for funding and resources that may benefit our various fiscally sponsored projects. When we receive updates, we'll post them here. Make sure you check back as these change frequently!


Spitfire 2022 Pro Bono Fund

Spitfire is committed to advancing racial, economic and social justice. We believe it’s critical to center the voices of people most impacted by systemic injustice. As part of our commitment, we created a pro bono fund to provide communications support for Black-led nonprofit organizations that center the Black community’s work across various social justice issues.

In light of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, this year’s fund aims to work with Black-led nonprofit organizations that not only center the Black community in their work but also focus on the disparate impact the ruling is already having on Black women and queer folks. The 2022 Pro Bono Fund aims to award four organizations with communications support under the following issue areas:

  • Reproductive justice.
  • Housing access and equity.
  • Support for single mothers, children, families.
  • LGBTQIA+ justice.

Response due date: Friday, September 9, 2022.

Learn more here.

California Community Reinvestment Grants Program

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth and economic development efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit assistance, regulation guidance, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more. The CalCRG program was included in the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64), which was approved by California voters on November 8, 2016. In accordance with the proposition, GO-Biz will award grants to Local Health Departments and at least 50 percent to qualified Community-based Nonprofit Organizations to support job placement, mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, system navigation services, legal services to address barriers to reentry, and linkages to medical care for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies, also known as the War on Drugs (WoD).

Response due date: Thursday, September 15, 2022.

Learn more here.

SVCF Movement and Power-Building Community Action Grants

This program provides funding to Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-led and allied organizations responding to the needs of communities of color and communities where the majority of families work in low-income jobs. As part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s (SVCF) long-term strategy to achieve systemic change in Silicon Valley, our goal is for these investments to help organizations build power within their communities.

Response due date: Friday, September 16, 2022.

Learn more here.

Human Services Agency (HSA) Funding Opportunity

Request for Proposals (RFP) #1044 Holiday Food Distribution

The City and County of San Francisco (the “City”) through its Human Services Agency (SF HSA) and the Citywide Food Access Team (CFAT) seeks a trusted nonprofit partner to operate a large-scale Holiday Food Distribution in partnership with the San Francisco Housing Authority for the 2022 holiday season. This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) shall result in one grant and the food distribution event must be open to all San Francisco public housing site residents, at minimum. While the primary target population are those living in public housing sites, additional populations may be served with approval from HSA and if resources allow.

Response due date: Friday, September 23, 2022 3:00 PM.

Learn more here. [pdf]

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Movement- and Power-Building: Community Action Grants

SVCF’s Movement- and Power-Building: Community Action Grant program is designed to address the disparities frequently experience by communities of color. This program provides funding to Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-led and allied organizations responding to the needs of communities of color and communities where the majority of families work in low-income jobs. As part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s (SVCF) long-term strategy to achieve systemic change in Silicon Valley, our goal is for these investments to help organizations build power within their communities.

Funding will not be provided for:

  • Capital improvements
  • Budget shortfalls or fundraising events
  • Previously planned or long-term campaigns
  • Funding gaps due to internal organizational emergencies, such as office vandalism, resignation of an executive director or sudden loss of funding

Grants will be awarded for either general support or specific projects. There is no maximum grant amount, but the majority of grants awarded will range from $30,000 to $50,000. A select number of applicants will be awarded multi-year grants if their application is fully aligned with the RFP priorities. A small number of grants will be awarded for lobbying activities and to 501(c)(4) organizations.

SVCF is accepting nonprofit applications from Monday, August 22, 2022 through Friday, September 16, 2022.

Learn more here.

Hope SF Small Grants Program

The HOPE SF Small Grants Program provides grants of up to $10,000 to groups embedded in community as they seek to uplift HOPE SF resident voices through community generated ideas. The program is supported by the Partnership for HOPE SF and administered by the San Francisco Foundation.

The HOPE SF Small Grants Program provides grants for projects that align with HOPE SF goals and strategies and will directly benefit the HOPE SF communities.

Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis.  All applicants must submit through our Grantee Portal. If approved, the grantee applicant will be notified within 30 days of submission deadline. Grant awards may take up to 5 weeks to process. Please plan your program accordingly.

Grant amount will not exceed $10,000 and amount awarded will be determined by a panel application review and interview process based on funds available. The project must be completed within one year of receiving the grant. Project timelines may be shorter depending on the project proposal.

Submission deadlines are: August 31st, 2022; November 30th, 2022; and February 28th, 2023.

Learn more here.

Human Services Agency (HSA) Funding Opportunity Request for Proposals (RFP)
#1032 Family and Children’s Services Child Welfare Case Review

The Human Services Agency (HSA) announces its intent to seek proposals from organizations or qualified individuals to formally review child welfare referrals/cases and provide recommendations to improve the San Francisco child welfare intake process.

Family and Children’s Services (FCS) is seeking a contractor to provide a comprehensive case review to identify the strengths and areas of improvement of the current intake and investigation system.  This review will assess the usage and application of assessments, structured decision making tools (SDM), team decision making (TDM), safety organized practice (SOP), and other practices implemented by the county.  The review will include the policy framework as well as supervisory and management oversight. The final piece will be to help coordinate with the Department on practice improvement issues, identified in the case review. This service is expected to be completed within the 22/23 fiscal year.  Services would likely start approximately 10/1/22.

Response Due Date: September 7, 2022 3:00 PM

Learn more here. [MS Word Doc]

Human Services Agency (HSA) Funding Opportunity
Request for Proposals (RFP) #1031 American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) Funded Pilot Programs

The San Francisco Human Services Agency (SFHSA) and the Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) announces its intent to seek proposals from nonprofit organizations interested in providing the below described services to older adults and adults with disabilities living in the City and County of San Francisco. DAS is seeking to pilot two new service models and intends to fund:

Program 1 - District 4 / West-side San Francisco Legal Services

Program 2 - Benefits counseling and advocacy for older adults and adults with disabilities re-entering employment.

Respondents may submit proposals for one or both pilot programs. Each program requires a separate proposal.

Response Due Date: September 20, 2022 5:00 PM

Learn more here. [MS Word Doc]

East Bay Relief Fund for Individuals in the Arts

The East Bay Relief Fund for Individuals in the Arts is a pooled fund led by Kenneth Rainin Foundation with support from the Hellman Foundation, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Gerbode Foundation, and the East Bay Community Foundation. The Fund makes available $412,496 to help the region’s artists, teaching artists, culture bearers, and nonprofit arts workers who need financial help as a result of the COVID-19 federally recognized qualified disaster. Grants will be distributed to reflect the diversity of the East Bay—Alameda and Contra Costa Counties—including those who are of historically underserved communities and whose marginalized status have made the economic impacts of COVID-19 more difficult financially on them.

Applicants can apply for up to $2,000 and we ask that you only apply if you have or are anticipating immediate needs. This is because we want to reserve as much of the Relief Fund as possible for those facing significant financial threats. The Fund will prioritize the financial needs of individuals who are of cultural communities that are historically underserved and are particularly financially vulnerable—Black, Indigenous, Latinx, foreign-born immigrants, trans, and people with disabilities—and distribute the funds throughout the two-county East Bay region.

Response Due Date: September 28, 2022

Learn more here.

East Bay Fund for Artists

The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) has been a long time proponent of the arts as is demonstrated through our partnerships with our donors and fellow foundations that work to support the arts across Alameda and Contra Costa counties. We recognize the power of the arts to inspire and bring us together.

Storytelling, arts, and cultural practices have always been important tools for survival, healing, and resistance. These creative expressions build community resilience and power, and they give voice, agency, and visibility to communities most harmed by oppression. We turn to our visionaries, artist activists, and resilient culture-keepers to help us imagine new landscapes, rewrite narratives, liberate unrealized potential, recover old wisdoms, and spark radical hope.

Response Due Date: October 3, 2022

Learn more here.

The Starship Artist Fellowship

Marsha “Pay it no mind” Johnson existed and expressed boldly as a living art form. From being a model for an Andy Warhol campaign to being a part of the “Hot Peaches” performance troupe, Marsha is indeed a conduit for creativity. The purpose of MPJI’s artist fellowships is to empower Black, trans creatives and provide resources that will ease the burden of transphobia experienced in artistic spaces.

The Institute is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for The Starship Artist Fellowship.

Applications Due Date: October 28, 2022

Learn more here.

Black Cultural Preservation Mini-Grants Program

The Black Cultural Preservation Mini-Grants Program offers up to $7,500 in funding for community members, community-based organizations, and stakeholders to carry out neighborhood-based Black cultural functions and events across five neighborhoods in San Francisco:

  • Tenderloin
  • OMI (Oceanview - Merced Heights - Ingleside)
  • Sunnydale
  • Visitacion Valley
  • Lakeview

Grantees must be San Francisco residents preferably living/working in the neighborhoods their proposed event(s) are located. Events must be free and open to the public to be considered eligible. Eligible events will occur within one of three approved grant cycles: 

  • Cycle 1: September 1st, 2022 - November 30th, 2022 (Applications due July 18th, 2022 @ 11:59PM) 
  • Cycle 2: December 1st, 2022 - February 28th, 2023 (Applications due October 12th, 2022 @ 11:59PM)
  • Cycle 3: March 1st, 2023 - May 31st, 2023 (Applications due January 11th, 2023 @ 11:59PM) 

Healthy Choices Americorps Member Position

Healthy Choices AmeriCorps seeks San Francisco community members to serve SFUSD by strengthening mentoring programs and supporting a positive school climate. This position is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door in San Francisco public schools by coordinating programs and activities in partnership with School Social Workers, Nurses, Teachers, and Community Volunteers. Healthy Choices AmeriCorps members are paid a monthly stipend for their service engaging students, families, and school community members.

Learn more about this position here.

The California Wellness Foundation

Announcing $16.7 Million in Grants and Impact Investments

The California Wellness Foundation's latest round of grants prioritizes community health and supports California’s communities that have been disproportionately harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic instability.

“In addition to our Advancing Wellness grantmaking, our impact investments allow us to champion equity, economic security and dignity of all Californians, especially now, when so many are struggling to recover from the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Judy Belk, president and CEO.

Find out what The California Wellness Foundation grants fund here.

Learn how to apply for a grant here.

San Francisco Announces Financial Recovery Grants for Small Businesses

SF Shines Design Services Grant – ongoing

  • Apply for free design services for your small business storefront.

Shared Spaces Equity Grant – ongoing

  • Get reimbursed for up to $2,500 of work on your Shared Space.

Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant – ongoing

  • Provides up to $2,000 for vandalism-related costs.

Revolving Loan Fund – ongoing

  • Up to $50,000 in zero to low-interest loans available for eligible new and existing small businesses.

Emerging Business Loan Fund – ongoing

  • $10,000-$50,000 loans for startups and small businesses.

Microsoft Nonprofit Grants

Microsoft Tech for Social Impact is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible technology and tools to help nonprofits of all sizes achieve their mission. That’s why we offer grants and discounts of our products and services to eligible nonprofits around the world, including solutions like Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365, as well as solutions custom-built for nonprofits like Fundraising and Engagement for Dynamics 365 Sales.

Download the Microsoft Nonprofit Grants Proposal to learn more about their nonprofit offers, which include:

  • Microsoft 365 with Microsoft Teams can help your nonprofit improve cybersecurity, reduce costs, and empower staff and volunteers to work from anywhere. Free for up to 10 users and discounted pricing of $5 (USD) per user/month for additional users.
  • Leverage $3,500 (USD) Azure services credits per year and access the complete portfolio of Azure products and cloud services
  • Enable full relationship management for all your constituents, volunteers, and beneficiaries with Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise—free for up to 5 users and discounted pricing of $23.80 (USD) per user/month for additional users.

Learn more here.

Please reach out to us and let us know of any upcoming funding and resources opportunities.

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