San Francisco Nonprofit

Sustainability Initiative

Stabilizing nonprofits in a changing real estate market

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 Owen Serra at oserra@ncclf.org.

Initiatives

Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program

Supporting nonprofits to find creative space solutions and mitigate increased 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.

Prior to applying, please read the program guidelines. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to support expenses associated with renewals, relocation, and tenant improvements. Applications are not currently being accepted for this program.

Nonprofit Space Investment Fund

Grant awards for organizations seeking to purchase their facility.Organizations must have an executed Letter of Intent (LOI) or a Purchase Agreement to apply. Applications are not currently being accepted for this program. If you have questions about the the program requirements please review the Program Guidelines from the 2017 funding round. Program Guidelines are subject to change.

If you have additional questions please contact Karen Sullivan at ksullivan@ncclf.org.

Application Resources

Financial planning, board resolution, and application info templates are available at the links below.

Budget and Cash Flow Spreadsheet

Multi-Year Budget Spreadsheet

Project Budget
Template

Board Resolutions Template

Application Information
Powerpoint

OEWD Bidding
Requirements

Questions & Contact

For questions about the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative or about the individual programs, please contact Owen Serra at oserra@ncclf.org.

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