Guidelines

Applications are by invitation only.
We welcome letters of inquiry at any time.

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Applicant Eligibility

The Foundation will not support organizations that discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief. All potential grantees must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a public entity with a board or advisory group that is reflective of the population or community being served.

Grant limitations

The Foundation generally does not fund films, videos, conferences, seminar, capital, scholarships, individuals, research, or special or fundraising events.

Geographic Focus

Priority is given to organizations in the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. We occasionally consider projects beyond this region that affect us, as well as unique projects that offer lessons or benefits for the Bay Area.

Type of Support

The Foundation provides funding for both General Support and Project Support.

Grant Range

The Foundation provides funding in the range of $5,000 to $10,000.

Deadlines

Applications and Renewal Requests with supporting documents should arrive by these dates:

  • March 3
  • July 7
  • November 17

LOIs are welcome at any time, but applications are by invitation only.

Review Process

Requests for funding will be reviewed in light of the Foundation’s field of interest and current priorities.

Please allow up to three months for the review process.