Photo: Mission Kids, a client of the Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program.

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.

For questions about the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative and the individual programs, please contact Karen Sullivan at ksullivan@ncclf.org.

Initiatives

Nonprofit Space Investment Fund

The Nonprofit Space Investment Fund, a program of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative, provides critical financial support to assist nonprofits in becoming owners of their facilities, and to expand the total amount of nonprofit-owned commercial space in San Francisco. To-date $5.4 million has been awarded. It is anticipated that a minimum of $2 million will be available for distribution in this round.

Prior to applying: 

  • Organizations must have an executed Letter of Intent (LOI) and a Purchase or Sale Agreement.
  • Organizations must complete a consultation call before submitting an application to the program. Consultation calls must be scheduled by Friday, January 25, 2019 and must be completed by Friday, February 1, 2019.

To schedule a consultation call, please contact Karen Sullivan at ksullivan@ncclf.org or (415) 392-8215 ext 321.

Applications are due by 12 pm on Friday, February 22, 2019. 

Join us at an upcoming application workshop to learn more about the program and application process.

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Online Webinar
11-12 pm

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Bayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library
5075 3rd Street
San Francisco
2-3 pm

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Board Resolution NSIF Template

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Prior to applying, please read the program guidelines (updated December 6, 2019). 

Applications are due by 12 pm on February 22, 2019.

For questions, please contact Karen Sullivan at ksullivan@ncclf.org or call (415) 392-8215 ext 321.

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Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program

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

Services Offered
Technical Assistance

Technical assistance available for organizations facing permanent displacement in the next 18 months, or barriers to growth due to real estate constraints.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Prior to applying, please read the program guidelines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For questions, please contact Karen Sullivan at ksullivan@ncclf.org or call (415) 392-8215 ext 321.

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Financial Assistance

Applications are now closed. 

To date, we’ve awarded $1.5 million in Financial Assistance grants to 29 organizations, preserving 146,000 square-feet of nonprofit occupied space.

Additional Resources

Financial planning tools and application information are available at the links below.

Budget and Cash Flow Spreadsheet

Multi-Year Budget Spreadsheet

OEWD Bidding Requirements

Sources and
Uses

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