Find a grant for your small business

Learn about grant options for your business.

Storefronts 

Storefront Opportunity Grant

Get help finding a location, negotiating a commercial lease, and opening a new storefront in San Francisco.

Apply for a grant if you want to open a new storefront

SF Shines for design and construction

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. Note: This program is currently on pause and not accepting new applications until early 2024. 

Learn more about SF Shines

Improve accessibility with the Accessible Barrier Removal Grant

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

Apply for a grant to make your business accessible

Shared Spaces

Get paid up to $2,500 to bring your Shared Space into compliance.

Apply for an equity grant for Shared Space compliance

Vandalism relief

Get up to $2,000 to repair any vandalism-related damage to your business. The damage must have occurred on or after January 1, 2022.

Apply for the Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant

Fire disaster relief

Learn what resources are available to businesses after a major fire, including a Fire Disaster Relief grant of up to $10,000.

Learn more about the Fire Disaster Relief Fund

Floodwater management

This program is run by SFPUC, for properties that experience flooding from the sewer system or adjacent public right-of-way caused by heavy rains. 

Learn more about the Floodwater Management Grant

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

Automatic dishwashing grant

Grants of up to $1,500 toward leasing or buying automatic dishwashers, to help food service businesses build reusable foodware infrastructure for on-site dining. 

Find the details about the Automatic Dishwashing Grant

Commercial Washer Rebate

This program from SFPUC provides a rebate of up to $5,000 for the purchase of eligible commercial grade clothes washers in laundromats.

Learn more about the rebate program

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

Woman-owned businesses

The Fund provides mini-grants of up to $5,000 to San Francisco women-owned small businesses for projects and upgrades that will have a transformative impact on the business’ ability to grow.

Apply for the Women's Entrepreneurship Fund

Last updated January 24, 2024