Community Development Funding Opportunities

MOHCD provides funding for essential community services and capital improvements. 

The funding opportunities are organized by project. Newer projects are listed first.

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COVID-19 Emergency Resources for Nonprofits and Special Districts

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, resources may be available to your organization in the form of grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), and through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and other sources.

Please visit the SF Responds website for more information about these resources and their application processes.

The City and County of San Francisco Controller's Office will host a webinar to introduce interested parties to this information and to answer questions. Webinar details will be posted on the SF Responds website.

African American Community Stabilization RFP

MOHCD is seeking grant proposals from nonprofit organizations located in and/or serving historically African American San Francisco neighborhoods, including Bayview Hunters Point, the Fillmore, OMI, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley, and Western Addition. Among other eligibility criteria, applicants must have submitted an eligible proposal under either the Community-Based Services strategy, or the Convening and Collaboration strategy of MOHCD's 2020-2025 Community Development Services RFP, but were not recommended for funding. Please review the RFP document to learn more about this funding opportunity and how to apply. Additional materials are available below to aid in applying.

PDF iconAfrican American Community Stabilization RFP - Spring 2020

PDF iconRFP Questions and Answers

PDF iconRFP Pre-Submission Webinar Slide Deck

FileProposal Cover Sheet

FileProject Budget Worksheet

Date Event
Monday, April 27, 2020 RFP released and posted
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. Zoom pre-submission webinar
Friday, May 15, 2020 All RFP submissions due
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Start date for funded projects

Please submit all questions about this RFP to malik.looper@sfgov.org.

Alternative formats for persons with disabilities are available upon request to MOHCD’s ADA Coordinator, Eugene Flannery, at (415) 701-5598, or eugene.flannery@sfgov.org.

2020-2025 Community Development RFP: Preliminary Funding Recommendations

The application deadline for MOHCD's Request for Proposals (RFP) for its next five-year funding cycle of Community Development Services closed on October 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. We received a total of 316 eligible proposals, requesting $102,462,209 in annual grant funds. These totals represented an 186% and 244% increase, respectively, over our anticipated number of awards (170) and annual grant budget ($42,000,000). After an extensive proposal review process, MOHCD is proud to present its funding recommendations from this RFP. To review these funding recommendations and learn more about next steps in the process, including the opportunity for public comment, please click the following document:

PDF icon2020-2025 Community Development RFP Funding Recommendations

Date Event
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Draft funding decisions made public
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Public hearing at SF Main Public Library, Koret Auditorium
Friday, February 21, 2020 Public comment period ends
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Award notifications sent

All questions and public comment about the RFP and funding recommendations must be submitted in writing to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org.

Alternative formats for persons with disabilities are available upon request to MOHCD’s ADA Coordinator, Eugene Flannery, at (415) 701-5598, or eugene.flannery@sfgov.org.

Upcoming Community Development RFPs

We plan to release grant opportunities in the following investment areas in late spring or summer 2020: Digital Equity and Organizational Capacity Building. Sign up for RFP notifications to receive these RFPs when they go out.

Date Event
Late Spring or Summer 2020 RFP posted or available for pickup at 1 S Van Ness Ave, 5th Floor
TBD Pre-submission workshop at 1 S Van Ness Ave, 5th Floor
TBD All RFP submissions due
July 1, 2020 Start date for these funding opportunities

If you have questions about these funding opportunities through Community Development, please contact Mike King at (415) 701-4228, or michael.king@sfgov.org.

Alternative formats for persons with disabilities are available upon request to MOHCD’s ADA Coordinator, Eugene Flannery, at (415) 701-5598, or eugene.flannery@sfgov.org.

Funding Opportunities from the SF Real Estate Division

San Francisco provides more funding opportunities related to real estate.

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Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative

The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative provides technical and financial assistance to support nonprofits facing displacement, barriers to expansion or lease renewals at substantially higher rates amidst a volatile real estate market.

Learn more at Northern California Loan Fund