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!

Elevate Youth California – Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program

Request for Applicants

Webinars Held November 30 and December 7

Grounded in social justice youth development, Elevate Youth California supports a statewide network of organizations working on youth substance use prevention, education and early intervention in low-income urban and rural areas throughout California, with a focus on impacting policy, systems and environmental change. Funding is focused on communities disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs and criminalization of substance use, which often have less access to treatment and information about substance use supports.

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is seeking applications from community-based organizations, Tribal organizations and county behavioral health agencies that strive for health equity and that will work on specific culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention, outreach and education projects focused on youth ages 12 to 26, who are at even greater risk for substance use due to intersectional identities and social factors.

With grants up to $750,000 over two years and nine months, this funding opportunity will support organizations and agencies to pilot and evaluate innovative practices in youth-led activism, peer support and mentoring. Awarded partners will participate in an evaluation using the appreciative inquiry method led by a third-party evaluator contracted by The Center to identify ways to improve the results and conditions for substance use prevention in California.

The programmatic activities should use a social justice youth development approach and must be focused on the following:

  1. Investing in youth empowerment, leadership and development,
  2. Program implementation through the cultural lens of the impacted community, and
  3. Population-level impacts through policy, systems and environmental change.

Please review the Request for Applications for a more complete description of the Elevate Youth California Innovation Track funding opportunity.

Learn more about this opportunity by downloading their PDF here.


San Francisco Human Services Agency

Human Services Agency (HSA) Funding Opportunity

Request for Proposals (RFP) #961 Veteran Services with Emphasis on Programming at the War Memorial Veterans Building

Response Due Date: Monday, December 20, 2021, 5:00 PM PT.

The San Francisco Human Services Agency (SF-HSA), Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS), announces its intent to seek proposals from non-profit organizations interested in contracting to provide access and empowerment services for older adults and adults with disabilities in San Francisco who are veterans, with a particular focus on providing services at the War Memorial Veterans Building. Access and empowerment services are designed to educate, empower, and support older adults and adults with disabilities to access needed benefits and participate in services. Respondents should have experience and a designated specialty in working with military veterans.

Support for veterans is an important part of the City’s quest to ensure the health and well-being of older adults and adults with disabilities. Based on the 2018 Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment, veterans make up almost 12% of the older adult population (65+) currently residing in San Francisco. Veterans often present with both overlapping and unique needs compared to their peers, including high rates of chronic health issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other emotional and physical challenges. Veterans experience many of the same challenges as their peers when it comes to aging in place in the Bay Area, as well as additional obstacles that may affect their daily well-being such as chronic health issues and disabilities that often times may be invisible to others. Whether recently returned home or several years after military service, veterans can often benefit from support and services for which they are eligible and that support health and stability.

Learn more about this funding opportunity by downloading the PDF here. 


San Francisco Human Services Agency

Human Services Agency (HSA) Funding Opportunity

Request for Proposals (RFP) #974 Continuing Provider for Existing Housing Subsidy Program

Response Due Date: Monday, December 20, 2021 5:00 PM PT.

The City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency (SF-HSA), Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS), announces its intent to seek proposals from nonprofit organizations interested in providing housing subsidies to older adults and adults with disabilities in order to assist them in stabilizing current housing or gain access to new housing.

The Department of Disability and Aging Services has been funding housing subsidy programs since 2015. Currently, DAS has existing housing subsidy programs through service providers contracted from FY20/21 through FY23/24. One of the current service providers is stepping away from direct service provision and is terminating its contract early. DAS is requesting proposals to identify a successor to continue the existing housing subsidy program. The grantee(s) awarded will be expected to take over the existing participant list and continue the administration of existing housing subsidies. New clients may be enrolled as funding/operational capacity allows.

Learn more about this funding opportunity by downloading the PDF here. 


City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency Funding Opportunity

Request for Proposals (RFP) #959 for Nutrition Support for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Response Due Date: January 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM

The San Francisco Human Services Agency (SF-HSA) and the Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) announces its intent to seek proposals from non-profit organizations interested in providing nutrition support for older adults and adults with disabilities. The nutrition support sought through this RFP include the following:

  1. Congregate nutrition services for older adults and adults with disabilities at a traditional congregate meal site located in District 11.
  2. Congregate nutrition services for older adults at a restaurant site, also known as Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors (CHAMPSS), located in District 11.
  3. Nutrition support program(s) for older adults and adults with disabilities provided by OR in collaboration with a faith based organization located in the City and County of San Francisco.

The total available funding for this RFP is estimated to be $408,000 annually, which may increase or decrease depending on funding availability. The source of funding for these services is federal and local funds. Payment for all services provided in accordance with provisions under this grant shall be contingent upon the availability of funds. The City does not guarantee any minimum amount of funding for these services.

Learn more about this funding opportunity by downloading the PDF 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.


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

Email us at communications@communityin.org and we'll add them to our list.