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


The deadline for asking questions for the Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program (NSSP ) Financial Assistance Grants is Monday, February 5 at 12:00 pm. Applications are due Thursday, February 8th by 7:00 pm. The online application system will shut down at 7:00 pm and applications will not be received. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications for the NSSP Technical Assistance Services will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program

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

Services Offered
Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to support expenses associated with renewals, relocation, and tenant improvements.

Prior to applying, please read the program guidelines. Applications are due by 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

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.

Informational Workshops

January 18, 2018
San Francisco City Hall
1 Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place, Room 305
San Francisco
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

January 23, 2018
San Francisco Main Library
Latino/Hispanic Community Room
San Francisco
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Application Resources

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

Budget and Cash Flow Spreadsheet

Multi-Year Budget Spreadsheet

Project Budget

Board Resolutions Template

Questions & Contact

For questions about the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative or about the individual programs, please contact Owen Serra at

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