At The San Francisco Foundation we know that the work nonprofits do is critical to ensure that people and communities across the Bay Area can thrive. Listening and learning about the programs and organizations throughout our five-county reach is an important part of our strategy. Understanding what is happening on the ground – in neighborhoods, schools and homes – guides our sense of how we can best support a network of programs that meet the needs of today and plans for the future.
We’re happy to announce that our Open Applications Cycle Grant Program for Arts and Culture, Community Development, Community Health, Education, and Environment will be opening online Monday, November 12. These applications are open to nonprofit organizations serving residents of San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Mateo. This application process allows us to hear from our longstanding partners and learn about new organizations. It helps us keep an ear to the ground, where we learn about what’s working, as well innovative approaches nonprofits are implementing, as they try to solve the problems Bay Area residents are facing.
For organizations interested in applying, I encourage you to review the goals and objectives on our Program pages, attend a How to Apply Workshop, review the guidelines, and after November 12, visit the Grantee Center to submit your application.
The Open Cycle is an important time for us to hear from the nonprofits that are helping to build a better, more vibrant and healthy Bay Area.