How we score
We review and score every application we receive. Each application may have a total score of up to 100 points.
An application must score at least 75 points to be eligible for a grant award.
Scoring criteria and weight
Scoring criteria changes each year based on updated City priorities.
In FY24, we scored applications based on the following City priorities:
Economic Impact (50 points / 50% of score)
We asked applicants to show how they planned to use arts and culture to drive economic recovery and activation in San Francisco.
Community Engagement and Impact (35 points / 35% of score)
We asked applicants to show how they planned to use arts and culture to:
- Engage with communities to understand their needs
- Create lasting change to improve San Francisco
Operational and Fiscal Accountability (15 points / 15% of score)
We asked applicants to show their ability to deliver on arts and culture programming or services in San Francisco. Applicants needed to show a track record of responsible operational and fiscal management.