Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

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.

Leadership Programs and Awards

Our leadership programs and awards recognize extraordinary individuals and organizations that contribute to the richness of the Bay Area.

Arts Programs and Awards

Our awards programs and awards help foster innovation and individual artistic growth within our community.


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.

Invitation-Only Funding

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 artsmixed-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.