Community Connect Grants
Engaging Community Residents in San Francisco’s District 10
An important component of the 702-acre project to redevelop the Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard and Candlestick Point is the landmark Core Community Benefits Agreement negotiated between local community groups and the project’s developer. It provides over $37.5 million in funds for workforce development and affordable housing for San Francisco’s District 10. The San Francisco Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications from nonprofits based in District 10 for grants up to $8,000 to engage community residents in a feedback process that will help guide the strategy for the use of those funds.
The San Francisco Foundation has been partnering with the Implementation Committee, made up of community groups and leaders who are responsible for the funds, so that they may achieve maximum grantmaking impact in the areas of workforce development and affordable housing.
The Committee knows the impact it wants can’t be achieved without the input of the residents of District 10. That’s why it’s first major effort will be to turn to the community for feedback to ensure its grantmaking strategy matches the needs of those residents.
That engagement, and the feedback received, will help inform the work to increase affordable housing options, strengthen job training, and secure living-wage workforce opportunities for low-income and working class District 10 residents.