Grant Guidelines

We provide a limited number of grants to nonprofits serving the San Francisco Bay Area in our focus areas of addiction recovery, violence prevention and grief support. Grant amounts typically range from $500 to $8,000.

Grant Eligibility

To be eligible for grant funding, the organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS
  • Provide services to those affected by addiction, violence, and loss
  • Provide services that do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation
  • Provide services within the San Francisco Bay Area 

Grant Exclusions

We do not provide grants to:

  • Community foundations
  • Medical research
  • Endowment or capital campaigns
  • Individuals
  • Youth sports teams
  • Sponsorship of individuals for fundraising event
  • Religious organizations for religious events or purposes
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations, or campaigns
  • Labor groups
  • Conferences, galas, charity breakfasts, lunches, dinners, balls
  • Indirect costs

Specific Guidelines

  • you may apply only once in a 12-month period
  • grant size varies depending on program and the Foundation’s resources
  • grants are for one year; no multi-year commitments
  • organizations that receive funding must provide a final report prior to applying for additional funding for a subsequent year