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


Nonprofit Space Investment Fund

Supporting organizations seeking to purchase a building. Organizations must have an executed Letter of Intent (LOI) or a Purchase Agreement to apply. Organizations must complete a consultation call before submitting an application to the program.

The application period for NSI is now closed.

We’ve awarded $4 million to six nonprofits for the acquisition of 62,500-square-feet of nonprofit owned space.

Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program

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

The application period for NSSP Financial Assistance (FA) is now closed.
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 now closed. 

We’ve awarded $1M in NSSP-FA grants to 19 organizations, preserving over 69,000-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

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Questions & Contact

For questions about the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative or about the individual programs, please contact Karen Sullivan at

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