The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative helps San Francisco’s nonprofits secure new, nonprofit-owned space and creates solutions for organizations seeking long-term leases. Under this initiative, Community Vision administers two 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.

Funded by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Community Vision administers the two programs in partnership with OEWD, the 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 ksullivan@communityvisionca.org

Initiatives

Nonprofit Space Investment Fund

The Nonprofit Space Investment Fund, a program of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative, provides critical financial support to assist nonprofits in becoming owners of their facilities, and to expand the total amount of nonprofit-owned commercial space in San Francisco. To-date $4.5 million has been awarded.

Organizations must complete a consultation call before submitting an application to the program. Consultation calls will take place July 24 through September 5, 2019.

Applications are due by noon (12 pm Pacific Time) on October 1, 2019

Board Resolution NSIF Template

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Prior to applying, please read the 2019 Program Guidelines.

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Applications are due by noon (12 pm Pacific Time) on October 1, 2019. 

For questions, please contact Karen Sullivan at ksullivan@communityvisionca.org or call (415) 392-8215 ext 321.

Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program

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

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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Prior to applying, please read the 2019 program guidelines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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For questions, please contact Karen Sullivan at ksullivan@communityvisionca.org or call (415) 392-8215 ext 321.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to support expenses associated with renewals, relocation, and tenant improvements. To date, we’ve awarded $1.5 million in Financial Assistance grants to 29 organizations, preserving 146,000 square-feet of nonprofit occupied space.

Applications are due by noon (12 pm Pacific Time) on October 1, 2019. 

OWED Bidding
Requirements

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Board
Resolution

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Project
Budget

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Program
FAQs

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Prior to applying, please read the 2019 Program Guidelines.

Applications are due by noon (12 pm Pacific Time) on October 1, 2019. 

Apply Now

For questions, please contact Karen Sullivan at ksullivan@communityvisionca.org or call (415) 392-8215 ext 321.

Application Workshops

Join us to learn more about the program and application process.

July 23, 2019

2:30 – 3:30 pm
San Francisco Public Library
Latino/Hispanic Room A/B
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco
Register 

August 1, 2019

10 – 11 am
Webinar
Register 

August 21, 2019

5 – 6 pm
Excelsior Branch Library
4400 Mission Street
San Francisco
Register

Additional Resources

Financial planning tools and application information are available at the links below.

Budget and Cash Flow Spreadsheet

Multi-Year Budget Spreadsheet

Sources and Uses
Template

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