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.
All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in the five Bay Area counties we serve can apply to the following funding opportunities. Please review each fund and award information for eligibility and application requirements and deadlines.
- FAITHS Community Partner Grants provides grants to congregations and faith-based organizations to strengthen the community.
- Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building provides quick-turnaround grants to frontline social justice organizations for urgent projects.
Our leadership programs and awards recognize extraordinary individuals and organizations that contribute to the richness of the Bay Area.
- Koshland Young Leader Awards recognize the next generation of community leaders in San Francisco.
- Multicultural Fellowship Program equips emerging leaders of color through a transformational multi-year program.
- The Womxn of Color, Womxn of Power Program supports Bay Area womxn-of-color filling leadership positions.
Our awards programs and awards help foster innovation and individual artistic growth within our community.
- Murphy Award and Cadogan Scholarship fuel the forward-thinking visual arts movement that makes the Bay Area unique.
- SFF/Nomadic Press Literary Award recognizes outstanding work in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
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 provides low-interest, long-term capital to help community organizations and small businesses grow.
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, 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.