Community Challenge Grants Focus Group - March 26 evening

Provide input on the Community Challenge Grants Program


Tuesday, March 26, 2024
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm




  • Joe Lee Recreation Center
Man on lift painting a colorful mural of the city in pastel colors
“Thornton Street Mural in Progress” by Maggie Weiss

Staff are refreshing the Community Challenge Grants (CCG) Program. We invite community members to attend a focus group*. Learn about the program and provide input to make it more responsive to community needs.

CCG provides grant funds to nonprofit organizations for neighborhood-generated improvement projects. The program is an important tool for building resilient San Francisco communities. CCG has funded community-led projects that:

  • Enhance San Francisco's beauty with street maintenance and graffiti abatement;
  • Create community gathering or open space areas;
  • Improve streetscape design;
  • Increase urban greening and agriculture;
  • Create and install public art or other amenities that beautify the neighborhood.

During this 90-minute meeting, we will:

  • Share background on the program;
  • Outline components in recent requests for proposals (RFP);
  • Break into small groups to discuss community strengths, neighborhood needs, and experiences applying to a previous RFP.

Please register so you arrive prepared for the conversation.

*This is one of several focus groups. Staff will provide and collect the same information at each. We encourage organizations to register for one focus group only.