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SGP Application Guidelines

Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis. Submission deadlines are: August 31st, 2023 November 30th, 2023 February 28th, 2024 All applicants must submit their application and project budget through Submittable. If approved, the grantee applicant will be notified of funding within 30 days of the submission deadline. Grant awards may take up to 6 weeks to process. Please plan the start of your program at least 2 months after the submission deadline to allow for the interview process, funding decisions, and... read more →

Back to School Events Across HOPE SF

It’s that time of year when summer activities wind down, and school schedules begin to get started! While HOPE SF residents participated in many summer activities across HOPE SF sites, from the Hunters View Summer Luau Celebration to the Samoan Community Development Center’s summer programming and the Herz Playground reopening at Sunnydale, students of all ages are now saying goodbye to summer activities and getting their supplies and minds ready for the start of a brand-new school year. To offer support to HOPE SF youth and families during this seasonal time of transition, HOPE SF communities held Back to School events for incoming students before the first day of school. At Potrero Hill, tables decorated with signs welcomed incoming HOPE SF students back to a brand-new school year. HOPE SF families gathered to share in backpacks, school supplies, and delicious treats as parents and students talked about hopes for the upcoming academic year. At Hunters View, the Community Wellness Program and Resident Activities Coordinator threw an all-afternoon event celebrating Hunters View students and families with backpack giveaways, art supplies, an ice cream stand, and a taco bar. The San Francisco Public Library was tabling on-site, with inclusive books free for all […]
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How to Apply

All applicants must apply through the Hope SF Small Grants Program Application Portal hosted by Submittable. If you have any issues with account creation or access, review Submittable’s instructions here or email for assistance. Have documentation ready including the project budget (how you plan to spend the money) and a letter of agreement from your fiscal sponsor that states they agree to be your fiscal sponsor for the project proposed. Please upload this letter in the documents section at the time you submit your Small Grants Program application (if... read more →

Congratulations to Jose Hernandez, HOPE SF 2023 Scholarship recipient!

Jose Hernandez is a lifelong resident of Potrero Hill, one of the four HOPE SF communities. Passionate about giving back to the community, Jose works as a Peer Supervisor with the HOPE SF Champions, a youth leadership development and service-learning program that uses peer-to-peer engagement and youth-led projects to impact social change in public housing. Recently, Jose applied for the HOPE SF Scholarship, an annual financial aid opportunity for HOPE SF youth aimed at reducing financial obstacles to achieving higher education. With the help of a career counselor, he dedicated hours to the application, reflecting on his experience as a HOPE SF resident, his future, and how he hopes to continue making an impact in the community. As his first year at San Francisco State University came to a close, Jose was awarded the HOPE SF 2023 Scholarship – a proud achievement toward his career and academic goals. Through this opportunity, Jose hopes to serve as an example of what is possible for HOPE SF youth. “People shouldn’t be deciding what you want to do, you should be deciding on your own. And if it’s something that you’re passionate about, I feel like you need to put your best foot […]
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HOPE SF Celebrates Black History Month

       Black History Month takes place every year in February when the nation acknowledges and honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans in shaping this country. This year, communities also focused on building strong futures in San Francisco. In support of this year’s celebrations, the Partnership for Hope SF shares stories from Black History Month events this February across HOPE SF.        Events organized by local community organizations highlighted the rich cultural heritage, adversities, and triumphs that are a part of Black history in San Francisco and across America. At the Bayview YMCA, residents and families gathered in Hunters View to celebrate “Art, Literature, and Resistance” of African Americans, with a special presentation by local elder and author Dr. Ardist Cooper.  Dr. Cooper shared pieces from his new book, “Every Tub Sits On its Own Bottom”, and shared stories from his life in West Point with the special message to “live your life from the inside out, not the outside in”. The San Francisco Public Library was on hand with a table full of books celebrating Black culture and history for residents of all ages to take home. Residents and Community Wellness staff cooked and broke bread […]
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Meet the Fall 2023 Small Grants Program Grantees!

The Loyal Butterflies Women Wellness Empowerment Program “When you believe in community, you believe in magic!”  -La’Jeana Thompson The Loyal Butterflies Women Wellness Empowerment Program is a resident-led, community-based organization... read more →
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Highlighting HOPE SF Resident Voice and Experience in the Potrero Hill Groundbreaking

Monica Ferrey has lived in HOPE SF’s Potrero Hill for about 20 years, and has most recently moved to one of many HOPE SF offsite housing communities. On a sunny day in November 2022, Monica joined a gathering of HOPE SF resident leaders, City partners, and representatives from the California Department of Housing and Community Development to witness the groundbreaking of Potrero Hill Block B, a 100% affordable housing development in the Potrero Hill community. Monica Ferrey has lived in HOPE SF’s Potrero Hill for about 20 years. As she listened to speeches by project funders and City leaders, Monica reflected on the years-long process of the Potrero Hill Master Plan redevelopment, and how it felt to be there from the beginning as public housing structures were gradually rebuilt into new affordable housing. While being present at the groundbreaking in November was an important milestone, it was also a point of reflection on the road to development that has been present in Potrero Hill over the last decade. In her reflections, Monica shared that the most successful aspects of the project could be credited to trust in community and community organizing. During the early years of redevelopment, Monica joined her […]
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HOPE SF: The Story of Now

Download the final report produced by Social Policy Research Associates (SPR). HOPE SF The Story of Now provides a snapshot of HOPE SF residents using data from our government and non-profit partners. The report and its findings are another step toward building a culture of data across the initiative and developing a shared understanding of how to use data to better support residents.
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