Storefront Opportunity Grant
Get help finding a location, negotiating a commercial lease, and opening a new storefront in San Francisco.
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.
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.
Get paid up to $2,500 to bring your Shared Space into compliance.
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.
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.
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.
Businesses over 30 years old
Long-standing small businesses can join the Legacy Business Registry for recognition, marketing and business help, and special grants.
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.
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.
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.
Community and neighborhood improvement
Find funding for projects that improve neighborhoods. Grantees can be businesses, community groups, community benefit districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations.
Get help with projects that offer community benefits in low-income neighborhoods.
Find funding to support artists, art organizations, parades, and festivals.
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.