Invest in Neighborhoods

We provide customized support to small businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations in order to strengthen San Francisco neighborhood business corridors, public spaces, and commercial centers.

In this page:
    Shiny, handpainted window signage in the Excelsior Coffee storefront.
    SF Shines Storefront Improvement Program

    Apply for free design and construction services and grants to help with storefront improvements.



    Part of: Office of Economic and Workforce Development

    We help form partnerships between City agencies and nonprofits to strengthen and grow neighborhood businesses around San Francisco. 

    Our objectives:

    • Strengthen small businesses
    • Improve physical spaces
    • Increase quality of life
    • Build community capacity

    Invest In Neighborhoods is a division of the Office of Economic and Workforce Department.

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    Meet the team

    Diana Ponce De Leon
    Director of Invest In Neighborhoods

    Communities and Neighborhoods

    Francis Chan
    Senior Program Manager
    Brandon Davis
    Project Manager
    Tenderloin, Mid-Market
    Nicola Fleming
    Project Manager
    Lower Fillmore
    Jada Jackson
    Project Manager
    Construction Mitigation
    Kamilah Latimore
    Project Manager
    Rafael Moreno
    Senior Program Manager
    Mission Street, Calle 24 Cultural District
    Larry McClendon
    Program Manager
    Dreamkeeper Initiative

    Communities Benefit Districts

    Christopher Corgas
    Director, Community Benefit District Program
    Patrick Santoro
    Project Manager
    Mimi Tam
    Community Development Specialist

    Small Business and Technical Assistance

    Eva Love
    Programs Associate
    Small Business Capital
    Kiah McCarley
    Programs Associate
    SF Shines
    Quincy Williams
    Community Development Specialist
    Community Development Block Grant



    Front desk

    Office of Small Business hotline

    Available in Chinese, English, and Spanish. Leave a message and a small business specialist will return your call.

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