About these resources
This page includes resources for business strategy, leadership, fundraising, evaluation, community engagement and skill-building. Visit the Nonprofit Sector Business Development page to request assistance or sign up for announcements and opportunities.
Support from city agencies
The Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF) offers training, workshops and conferences.
Sign up for individual coaching to get the financial skills you and your team need to make your nonprofit organization successful.
Save time and money finding quality workers for your business with personalized, zero-cost recruitment services.
Pre-startup and getting started
Find a sponsor to accept donations and manage money for your project as you start up and grow.
Registration, permits and real estate
If you engage in business in San Francisco, you must register, renew your registration annually, and show your Registration Certificate in your place of business.
Apply for and receive certain grants and contracts with the City as a Fully Compliant Supplier.
Learn what types of businesses are allowed at a particular location in San Francisco
Free, on-demand templates to support your nonprofit in navigating real estate and financial management needs.
Open a new business or change your business operations under Prop H.
First Year Free is a new program that waives the cost of many business fees for qualifying businesses.
Stay and stabilize
Find funding opportunities for arts, youth, employment, health, housing and wellness services in San Francisco.
A list of Bay Area funders who award grants and funding to a wide range of causes and communities.
Grow: Expand your nonprofit
CEN's mission is to improve the long-term sustainability of nonprofit leaders and organizations.
Resources and information from foundations, nonprofit organizations, government, and business.
The foundation awards place-based grants, exploratory grants, and resource capacity-building grants.
* While every effort has been made to include only high-quality resources, OEWD does not supervise all of these organizations and does not guarantee the quality of the information or services they provide. Last updated on August 1, 2022.