Find a grant for your small business

Learn about grant options for your business.

COVID-19 Relief

San Francisco County Microbusiness Grant Program

Apply for a grant to assist qualified businesses that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in California, with a focus being given to business owners from historically underserved communities. Apply through September 9, 2022.

Submit an application for a Microbusiness Grant

Storefronts 

Design and construction grants

Improve your business storefront or interior space with a SF Shines grant. You can also apply to get free drawings and design services from a licensed architect or free logo and signage design from a graphic designer.

Learn more about SF Shines

Accessibility

Get reimbursed up to $10,000 for an accessibility inspection of your small business, or for the purchase of furniture, fixtures, or equipment to make your business more accessible to the public.

Apply for a grant to make your business accessible

Vandalism relief

Get up to $2,000 to repair any vandalism-related damage to your business. The damage must have occurred on or after July 1, 2020.

Apply for the Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant

Disaster relief

Get emergency help for your small business after a fire or other disaster. Learn what resources are available to businesses and employees, including grants up to $10,000.

Learn more about the Disaster Relief Fund

Businesses over 30 years old

Long-standing small businesses can join the Legacy Business Registry for recognition, marketing and business help, and special grants.

Learn more about the Legacy Business Program

Healthy food

Neighborhood corner stores can apply to become healthy food retailers. If accepted, you may receive funding and support to redesign your store with a focus on healthy foods. Note: this grant is currently closed.

Learn more about Healthy Retail SF

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship training

Get a grant to pay for business expenses after the business owner attends a pre-qualified training. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $50,000 to pay for startup and operating costs like inventory, hiring, equipment, rent, and utilities.

Learn more about the Small Business Technical Assistance Grant

Women-owned businesses

Get a grant of up to $5,000 for your woman-owned businesses. Grants are for projects and upgrades that help owners grow their businesses.

Learn more about the Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund

Communities

Community and neighborhood improvement

Find funding for projects that improve neighborhoods. Grantees can be businesses, community groups, community benefit districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations.

Learn more about the Community Challenge Grant

Low-income communities

Get help with projects that offer community benefits in low-income neighborhoods.

Learn about the San Francisco Community Investment Fund

Arts

Find funding to support artists, art organizations, parades, and festivals.

Apply for arts funding from Grants for the Arts

Apply for arts funding from the San Francisco Arts Commission

Last updated August 15, 2022