San Francisco Foundation Awards $1.4 Million to Area Nonprofits

The San Francisco Foundation has awarded grants totaling nearly $1.4 million to sixty-six Bay Area nonprofits working in the areas of community development, housing, and arts and culture.

Sandra R. Hernandez, M.D., the foundation's CEO, and F. Warren Hellman, its chairman, announced that its most recent round of grants — the sixth and last of 2001 — would fund organizations addressing homelessness; affordable housing; economic, neighborhood, and workforce development; and organizations building diversity and participation in arts and culture. Community development grants totaled $940,500, while arts and culture awards added up to $430,500.

The largest award was $65,000 to the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, which provides affordable housing to address homelessness in downtown San Francisco. Other grants awarded by the foundation include $30,000 to Centro Legal de la Raza, which offers free legal services to low-income, Spanish-speaking communities in the areas of housing and immigration; $25,000 to the Treasure Island Homelessness Development Initiative, a coalition of several nonprofits working to alleviate homelessness in the metro San Francisco area; $30,000 to the San Francisco-based Mexican Museum; and $25,000 to Brava! For Women in the Arts, which produces the work of minority women and lesbian playwrights.

"1.3 Million This Week to Bay Area Housing and Arts Nonprofits." San Francisco Foundation Press Release 12/28/2001.