San Francisco Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative
Relocation & Renovation Grant Application
Applications Due Friday, January 29th, 2021 at 12pm PST

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General Information

Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative Relocation & Renovation Grants provide critical financial support to organizations that are at risk of displacement, facing barriers to growth due to real estate constraints, or negotiating commercial leases in new, 100% affordable housing developments. Since the first awards in May 2017, $4.4 million has been awarded to stabilize space for nonprofits. Up to $925,000 will be available for distribution in this round.

Before completing this application, please read the Program Guidelines.

  • Grants up to $50,000 for relocation expenses to organizations with 3-4 year leases.

  • Grants up to $75,000 for relocation and renovation expenses to organizations with 5+ year leases.

  • Add-On Grants up to $10,000 for organizations reopening services to the public. Only available to organizations requesting up to $75,000 for relocation and/or renovation.

  • Grants up to $250,000 for renovation expenses to organizations with 5+ year leases in commercial spaces within new, 100% affordable housing developments.

  • Site control is required for all grants -- either a fully-executed Letter of Intent (LOI) with lease terms, a fully-executed lease, or an accepted purchase offer.

  • Applications are due by noon (12pm PST) on Friday, January 29th, 2021. The system will shut down at this time and will not accept late applications. Submit your application early to avoid technical issues. Applicants should paste their completed answers into the online application and hit the "submit" button on the last page when they are ready to submit. A confirmation page will appear after successful submission.

Organization Information
Basic Eligibility
Organizations must have site control in order to be eligible for Relocation & Renovation Grants from the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative. Site control means a fully executed Letter of Intent (LOI), lease, or Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA). Your application will be ineligible and not be evaluated if your organization does not have site control as demonstrated by one of these three documents by the application deadline of January 29th, 2021 at 12pm Pacific. If you have a questions about this eligibility criteria email Risa Blumlein Keeper, Managing Consultant, at
Contact Information


Organizational Impact

Programming and Community Impact

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Primary  Secondary
Beneficiaries served
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Primary Secondary
Zip Code
Zip Code
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Project Plan

Space at Risk or 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.
Current or New Space
Please describe the new space, even if the organization has not yet moved.
Grant Request
Reopening Add-On
Project Team
Project Timeline
Project Impact


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Project Information
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Application Submission

Certification and Release
This certification and release must be signed by the individual applicant or principal officer of the organization with the knowledge of the matters contained herein and with legal authority to obligate the organization.  The undersigned certifies:  That all information contained herein is accurate or represents a reasonable estimate of future operations based on the data available at the time of the application and that there are no misstatements or misrepresentations contained herein or in attachments. The individual applicant or organization will comply with the federal laws that regulate Fair Labor, Civil Rights, Accessibility, and other regulations and City requirements in this grant application. The undersign hereby release Community Vision Capital & Consulting, and their respective officers, employees or agents, from any and all liability and/or responsibility concerning damage to or loss of materials submitted to FormAssembly, whether or not such damage or loss is caused by the negligence or intentional acts or omissions of FormAssembly, its respective officers, employees or agents.
Applications must be received by noon (12pm Pacific) on Friday January 29th, 2021. Applications will not be accepted after noon (12pm Pacific) on Friday January 29th, 2021 and the application will shut down. For assistance using this application, please contact Risa Blumlein Keeper, Managing Consultant, at