Request For Proposals: Financial Empowerment

On behalf of the Implementation Committee, The San Francisco Foundation is excited to be releasing this request for proposals (RFP) for one or more grants aimed at increasing the financial empowerment of low and moderate income residents of San Francisco’s 10th Supervisorial District (District 10). This RFP reflects input from the community gathered during a series of listening sessions in fall and winter of 2012-2013.

How to Apply:
Online proposals and supporting documentation are due by noon on Monday, November 4, 2013 for renewable two-year grant(s) commencing in January 2014. For more information and to apply, please access the application on Grantee Center, our online application portal.

Eligible Organizations:
Successful applicants will need to demonstrate their ability to offer services and products resulting in multiple subsets of residents evidencing improved financial capability (e.g., reduced debt, regularity of savings deposits, improved credit scores, use of consumer-friendly financial services and products, increased savings). Applicants will also need to articulate how the proposed services and resources connect to or support housing and employment-related outcomes. Given the diversity of residents’ financial situations and aspirations, partnerships that make available a wide array of services and products will be looked upon favorably. Additional eligibility and evaluation criteria are detailed within the RFP.

Only nonprofit organizations and public agencies are eligible to apply.

Proposals from partnerships (potentially including for-profit entities) are strongly encouraged.

Interested organizations are encouraged to attend an optional How to Apply Workshop on Monday, September 30, 2013 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. The location for the workshop will be announced at a later date. RSVP for the workshop to Nila Kim at