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.

NCCLF Commits to OFN’s Youth Opportunity Pledge

NCCLF is pleased to announce its commitment to the Opportunity Finance Network’s (OFN) “Youth Opportunity Pledge,” a $1 billion CDFI industry commitment in new financing to benefit young people of color across the U.S. Inspired by President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, this financing will support early care through high school education, healthy foods initiatives,…

A Day as a Homeless Person Can Change Your Life

Recently I attended a “Poverty Simulation” program sponsored by Leadership San Jose.  I am a graduate of the San Jose Leadership program, and served as President of the Alumni Association. The poverty simulation was hosted by a homeless shelter in Santa Clara County. Before immersing ourselves in the simulation, we toured the homeless shelter to…