San Francisco Nonprofits Secure Long-Term Leases With One Million in Funds

31 social & arts organizations to receive awards from the City

San Francisco, CA —The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, and the San Francisco Arts Commission with key partners today announced grants of over $1 million to support 31 social service, child care and arts nonprofit organizations s as part of the San Francisco Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative. In total, 76 community organizations have received $4.5 million over the past two years in financial awards and real estate services to secure long-term leases and affordable spaces while continuing to provide vital services to residents.

826 Valencia Opens Doors in San Francisco’s Tenderloin

The Tenderloin’s newest resident, 826 Valencia, celebrated the grand opening of its long-awaited youth writing facility on May 19th with a ribbon cutting and celebration.  The 5,000 square foot space brings tutoring, writing, and publishing programs to thousands of youth in the neighborhood, thanks in-part to NCCLF’s real estate consulting services. 

The Historic Strand Theater’s Second A.C.T.

Founded in 1965, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), is a Tony Award-winning theater and training institution that nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training, and an ongoing engagement with the community. A.C.T. provides young people and educators opportunities to experience the transformative potential of dramatic storytelling—developing creativity, critical thinking, and collaborative…

Local Architect Brings Beauty to Central Market’s Arts Organizations

“Architecture isn’t just about putting a roof over your head,” says Mark Jensen, founder and Principal of Jensen Architects. “It’s about craftsmanship; merging functionality with artistic expression.” After graduating from Cal-Poly with a degree in Architecture, Mark spent three and a half years studying and working in Florence Italy, where he learned to approach architecture…

Theatre Bay Area Becomes Latest Addition to San Francisco’s Central Market

Theatre Bay Area is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving theatre, dance artists and companies throughout the Bay Area. Producing several major events each year, the organization administers several granting and educational programs to advance artists’ careers and craft in meaningful ways. The organization serves more than 300 member theatre companies and 2,900 individual members…