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San Francisco Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative

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San Francisco Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative

Stabilizing nonprofits in a 
changing real estate market

The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative helps San Francisco’s nonprofits secure new, nonprofit-owned space and creates solutions for organizations seeking long-term leases. The initiative includes two new programs — the Nonprofit Space Investment Fund and the Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program. The programs provide technical and financial assistance to support nonprofit sustainability amidst a changing, and volatile, real estate market.

NCCLF is partnering with San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, and the Arts Commission. 


Nonprofit Space Investment Fund

Grant awards for organizations seeking to purchase their facility.

Services Offered: 

Grant Awards
Organizations must have an executed Letter of Intent (LOI) or a Purchase Agreement to apply.
Application Deadline: 5 pm on March 28, 2017 

Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program

Supporting nonprofits to find creative space solutions and mitigate increased expenses.

Services Offered: 

Technical Assistance 
Technical assistance available for shared space cohorts – two or more organizations seeking space together for co-location and shared services.
Application Deadline: 5 pm on March 28, 2017 
Financial Assistance
Financial assistance available to offset rent expenses, moving expenses, and tenant improvements. Grant awards only available to organizations with executed LOIs/Lease Agreements since January 1, 2016. 
Application Deadline: 5 pm on March 28, 2017

Informational Workshops

March 2, 2017 

401 Van Ness Ave, Suite 125
San Francisco, CA
2 pm – 3 pm

March 7, 2017 

Roxie Theatre
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

To learn more about the San Francisco Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative, please visit
For questions, please contact Owen Serra at

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