Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program: Financial Assistance Application 

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Online Submission Form: Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program
Financial Assistance, July 2019

The Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program (NSSP), a program of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI), has awarded $1.5 million in financial assistance to support organizations that are facing permanent displacement, or have been previously displaced with lease renewals at significantly higher rates, or are facing barriers to growth due to real estate constraints.Organizations expanding into new sites may be eligible to apply.

  • Before completing this application, please read the "Program Guidelines" document at www.communityvisionca.org/sfsustainability for program eligibility requirements.

  • Financial assistance may be used for professional services (architectural, engineering, legal); rent stipend; moving expenses; holding costs, tenant improvements; furniture, fixtures, and equipment, and staffing expenses related to the real estate project. We anticipate that a minimum $500,000 will be available for distribution in this round.

  • Fully executed letter of intent with lease terms, fully executed lease or accepted purchase offer is required. Past leases and purchases must have commenced since September 1, 2018.

  • Applications  must be received by Noon (12:00 PM) on October 1, 2019 to be considered for Financial Assistance awards.  Applications submitted after Noon (12:00 PM) or deemed incomplete will not be accepted and the application will be shut down.  

  • Community Vision encourages applicants to submit their applications before the October 1st deadline so that any technical problems that arise can be resolved before the deadline.

  • The target date for award notification is December 2, 2019.

  • For technical assistance using this application, please contact Karen Sullivan, Managing Real  Estate Consultant at ksullivan@communityvisionca.org.

Organization and Staff Information
Preferred Gender Pronoun First Name Last Name
Primary Contact Person Information
Preferred Gender Pronoun First Name Last Name
Secondary Contact Person Information
Organization Designation(s) (check all that apply)
List the three largest sources of non-City funding including the funder name, amount, and the grant contract period
Funder Amount Term
Grant or Contract 
Grant or Contract
Grant or Contract
If your organization receives City funding, list the three largest sources of funding including the funder name, amount, and the grant contract period
Department Amount Term
Grant or Contract
Grant or Contract
Grant or Contract
Programming & Community Impact

Please list the number of primary and secondary beneficiaries.

Primary  Secondary
Beneficiaries served
Of the beneficiaries listed above, list up to 3 zip codes in order of where the greatest to fewest beneficiaries are served.
Primary Secondary
Zip Code
Zip Code
Zip Code
Basic Eligibility
Details of Space At Risk or Facing Barriers to Growth
If the organization has secured a new space please use the following fields to describe the former space even if the organization has not yet moved.
To look up your district by address, visit http://propertymap.sfplanning.org/
Details of Current or New Space
Please describe the new space, even if the organization has not yet moved.
To look up your district by address, visit http://propertymap.sfplanning.org/
Request for Financial Assistance
Organizations with a fully executed letter of intent (LOI) or lease terms of 3-4 years may receive a financial assistance grant up to $50,000 for professional services; rent stipend; holding costs; moving expenses; furniture, fixtures, and equipment; and/or staffing expenses related to the project. Organizations with a letter of intent or leases for 5 or more years may apply for grants up to $75,000 for professional services; rent stipend; holding costs; moving expenses; tenant improvements; furnishings, fixtures and equipment; and/or staffing expenses related to the project.
Project Impact
Project Team
Attachments: Please attach the following items if available/applicable  
Governance and Risk Mitigation
Financial Statements and Evaluation
Demonstrate financial accountability by submitting the organization’s Audit or IRS form 990 for the three most recent fiscal years (if unavailable, balance sheet and income statement), current year budget, and year-to-date income statement and balance sheet.  Arts and Cultural organizations may submit financial data from DataArts (formerly Cultural Data Project).
For City contractors
Project Information
Financial plan
How did you learn about the Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program?
Applications must be received by October 1, 2019 at Noon (12:00 PM). Applications will not be accepted after Noon (12:00 PM) and the application will shut down. For assistance using this application, please contact Karen Sullivan, Managing Real Estate Consultant, at ksullivan@communityvisionca.org.