We are advancing racial equity and economic inclusion in the Bay Area in a number of ways, such as demonstrating our civic leadership and partnering with policymakers, other funders, donors, and nonprofit organizations. We offer a range of funding opportunities for nonprofits (or fiscally sponsored organizations) in the five Bay Area counties that we serve: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo.
Open Funding Opportunities
All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in the five Bay Area counties we serve are welcome to apply to the following funding opportunities. Please review individual fund and award information for additional application requirements and deadlines.
- Equity Grants: supporting nonprofits that address racial and economic equity.
- FAITHS: advancing strong and healthy communities through faith organizations.
- Rapid Response Fund: providing quick-turnaround grants to frontline social justice organizations for urgent projects.
Loans and Investments
In addition to grants, we support nonprofit organizations and social enterprises by providing low-interest loans and loan guarantees that traditional lenders may view as too small or unprofitable.
- Bay Area Community Impact Fund: providing low-interest, long-term capital to help community organizations and small businesses grow.
Leadership Programs and Awards
Our awards programs recognize extraordinary individuals and organizations that contribute to the richness of the Bay Area.
- Art Programs and Awards: recognizing the region’s leading artists and writers.
- Community Leadership Awards: celebrating visionary leaders who are strengthening the Bay Area.
- Koshland Young Leader Awards: recognizing the next generation of community leaders in San Francisco.
In addition to the opportunities above, we offer invitation-only grants to Bay Area nonprofit organizations. Funding decisions are made in partnership with donors, institutional partners, and external committees, and include programs in the arts, education, the environment, tech equity, mixed-income, transit-oriented development, and workforce development. The foundation also administers the Daniel E. Koshland Civic Unity Program, which supports local leaders to better address challenges in their neighborhoods.