Human Rights Commission funding opportunities

NOTICE OF PREQUALIFIED ORGANIZATIONS LIST - RFQ 87 - Grantee Capacity Building

Notice of Prequalified Organizations List - Grant Funding Opportunity and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) 87 - Grantee Capacity Building

The following organizations have achieved pre-qualification for engaging in contracts with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission ("HRC") for services under this specific grant funding opportunity:

  • African-American Shakespeare Company
  • Black Women Revolt Against Domestic Violence
  • Both Sides of the Conversation
  • Centers for Equity and Success
  • Community ConnexUS
  • Dance Mission Theater
  • Fillmore Jazz Ambassadors
  • New Community Leadership Foundation
  • Operation Genesis
  • PUSH Dance Company
  • Rebuilding Together San Francisco
  • San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company (SFBATCO)
  • Scholastic Interest Group
  • SF Black Wall Street Foundation
  • Southwest Community Corporation
  • Stand In Peace International
  • The Transgender District
  • Veteran Alley Mural Project
  • Young Community Developers

Please see the complete RFQ documents via this link.

HRC RFQ 80 - Free Minds Initiative

Intent of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ): By this RFQ, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) intends to create a prequalified list of organizations from which it may choose to provide and support addressing San Francisco's mental health, behavioral health, and emotional wellness crises with a focused emphasis on access to culturally congruent services that would greatly benefit the community in several ways: Increased Accessibility and Inclusivity, Reduced Stigma, Community Empowerment, Crisis Prevention, and Cultural Competence in Health Care, among other things. Additionally, it aims to play a role in fostering a more widespread societal transformation, promoting greater awareness of and emphasis on mental health and overall well-being.

Anticipated Grant Term: The anticipated term for grants resulting from this RFQ is one year (1) with the option to extend the contract for up to two (2) additional years. Actual grant terms may vary, depending upon service and project needs at the City’s sole and absolute discretion. Applicants selected for resulting grants(s) must be available to commence work on or after April 1st, 2024. Thus, the anticipated grant term for this RFQ is April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025 with possible extension for up to two additional years.

Email for Submission of RFQ Responses and Questions: hrc.grants@sfgov.org

Link here for full details and apply by Wednesday, February 7, 2024 by 5:00 pm PDT.

NOTICE OF PREQUALIFIED ORGANIZATIONS LIST - RFQ 88 - Opportunities For All

Notice of Prequalified Organizations List - Grant Funding Opportunity and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) 88 - Opportunities For All (OFA)

The following organizations are now pre-qualified for contracting with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission for services under this grant funding opportunity:

• Code Tenderloin

• Collective Impact

• Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC)

• Max_415

• MyPath

Please see the complete RFQ documents via this link.

NOTICE OF PREQUALIFIED ORGANIZATIONS LIST - RFQ 86 - Cultural Wealth

Notice of Prequalified Organizations List - Grant Funding Opportunity and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) 86 - Cultural Wealth.

The following organizations are now pre-qualified for contracting with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission for services under this grant funding opportunity:

  • All My Uso's 
  • Amplify Impact
  • Bayview Senior Services
  • Black Community Equity Group
  • Black Women Revolt
  • Booker T. Washington Community Service Center
  • Both Sides of the Conversation
  • Bridge Housing
  • Chinese Culture Foundation
  • Collective Impact
  • FACES SF
  • Family Connection Center
  • Farming Hope
  • FaTasi Lima
  • Foodwise
  • GLIDE
  • Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
  • Homeless Children's Network
  • Hunters Point Family
  • Isiain Foundation
  • Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
  • Kultivate Labs
  • Livable City
  • Living with Phyllis
  • Mlife
  • New Community Leadership Foundation
  • One Treasure Island
  • Queer Woman of Color Media Arts (QWOCMAP)
  • San Francisco Black Film Festival
  • San Francisco Brown Bombers
  • SF Black Wall Street Foundation
  • Sounds Bazaar LLC
  • Stand in Peace International
  • Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
  • The Good Rural
  • The Transgender District
  • Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice (TGJIP)
  • Westside Community Services
  • Zaccho Dance Theatre

Please see the complete RFQ documents via this link.

HRC RFQ 87 - Grantee Capacity Building

HRC RFQ 87 - Grantee Capacity Building

Intent of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Through this RFQ, HRC intends to create a prequalified list of organizations from which it may choose to issue grant awards in two service areas. Service Area 1 is for organizations who have received one or more Dream Keeper Initiative grants and who will engage in capacity building to advance their infrastructure and abilities to meet one or more of the following goals: increase the organizations’ capability to compete for funding; report out on their work and the impact of programming; and enhance financial management and fiscal infrastructure. Service Area 2 is for a nonprofit organization to provide organizational assessments and capacity building cohort facilitation services.

Anticipated Grant Term: The anticipated term for grants resulting from this RFQ may last up to three (3) years. Actual grant terms may vary, depending upon service and project needs at the City’s sole and absolute discretion. Applicants selected for resulting grants(s) must be available to commence work on or after February 20, 2024. Thus, the anticipated grant term for this RFQ is February 20, 2024 to February 19, 2027.

Email for Submission of RFQ Responses and Questions: hrc.grants@sfgov.org

Link here for full details and apply by Friday, December 22, 2023, by 5:00 pm PDT.

HRC RFQ 88 - Opportunities For All (OFA)

CHANGE NOTICE:

The following changes are hereby made to this RFQ, effective immediately, Monday, December 11, 2023:

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) 88 – Opportunities For All

THIS RFQ DEADLINE FOR GRANTEE SELECTION AND AWARD NOTIFICATION IN RESPONSE TO THIS SOLICITATION IS NOW Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

Please see the complete RFQ documents via this link for more information on the opportunity.

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HRC RFQ 88 - Opportunities For All (OFA)

Intent of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ): It is the intent of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) to create a prequalified list of firms from which it may choose prospective contractors on an as-needed basis for up to two (2) years from the date the list is established. Firms prequalified under this RFQ are not guaranteed a contract. The maximum amount of funding for this RFQ is $5,000,000, and awards may be for less than or equal to the maximum amount. The anticipated not-to-exceed grant budget is $1,500,000 per year for each contract resulting from this RFQ. HRC anticipates awarding multiple awards. Actual contract budget may vary, depending upon service and project needs at the City’s sole and absolute discretion.

Anticipated Grant Term: The anticipated contract term for contracts resulting from this RFQ may last up to three (3) years. Actual contract term may vary, depending upon service and project needs at the City’s sole and absolute discretion. Applicants selected for resulting contract(s) must be available to commence work on or before January 1, 2024. Thus, the anticipated contract term for this RFQ is January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2027.

Email for Submission of RFQ Responses and Questions: hrc.grants@sfgov.org

Link here for full details and apply by Monday, November 27, 2023, by 5:00 pm PDT.

HRC RFQ 86 - Cultural Wealth

CHANGE NOTICE:

The following changes are hereby made to this RFQ, effective immediately, Monday, December 11, 2023:

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) 86 – Cultural Wealth

THIS RFQ DEADLINE FOR GRANTEE SELECTION AND AWARD NOTIFICATION IN RESPONSE TO THIS SOLICITATION IS NOW Friday, December 29, 2023

Please see the complete RFQ documents via this link for more information on the opportunity.

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Intent of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ): The purpose of this funding opportunity is for qualifying organizations to partner with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) and other organizations to assist, identify, and engage qualified individuals, organizations, or entities with the expertise and experience necessary to lead and contribute to projects and initiatives that promote and celebrate cultural wealth. The long-term purpose of this RFQ is intentional long-term investment in celebrating cultural diversity, preserving and promoting cultural heritage, fostering inclusivity and respect, promoting equity and social justice, and engagement in education and advocacy. It is the intent of HRC to create a prequalified list of organizations from which it may choose prospective grantees on an as-needed basis for up to two (2) years from the date the list is established. Organizations prequalified under this RFQ are not guaranteed a contract. The maximum amount of funding for this RFQ is $20,000,000 and awards may be for less than or equal to the maximum amount. HRC anticipates awarding between 1-20 awards.

Anticipated Grant Term: The anticipated term for grants resulting from this RFQ may last up to three (3) years. Actual grant terms may vary, depending upon service and project needs at the City’s sole and absolute discretion. Applicants selected for resulting grant(s) must be available to commence work on or after January 15, 2024. Thus, the anticipated grant term for this RFP is January 15, 2024, to January 14, 2027.

Email for Submission of RFQ Responses and Questions: hrc.grants@sfgov.org

Link here for full details and apply by Wednesday, November 22, 2023, by 5:00 pm PDT.

NOTICE OF PREQUALIFIED ORGANIZATIONS LIST - RFQ 82 - COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND ENGAGEMENT

Grant Funding Opportunity and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) # 82 for Community Support and Engagement - Prequalified List of Organizations

The following organizations are now pre-qualified for contracting with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission for services under this grant funding opportunity:

· African American Parents Advisory Council (AAPAC)

· Bay Area Community Resources (BACR)

· Community Works West

· Family Equity Partners

· Friends of the Children – SF Bay Area

· Homeless Children’s Network

· Mackey’s Korner

· Mission YMCA of San Francisco

· PJS Consultants

· RJOY (Restorative Justice of Oakland Youth)

· San Francisco Housing Development Corporation

· SisterWeb

· Special Needs Network Inc.

· TNDC (Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation)

· UpTogether

· Urban Ed Academy

· Wah Mei School

· West Bay Local Development Corporation

Please note that being placed on this Prequalified List does not guarantee funding from HRC or a contract with HRC.

Please see the complete RFQ documents via this link.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD - RFP 85 – LGBTQI+ and Various Communities Grant

NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD

Request for Proposals (RFP) #85 – LGBTQI+ and Various Communities Grant

The HRC has completed its evaluation of applications to RFP #85: LGBTQI+ AND Various Communities Grants and this serves as the HRC’s Notice of Intent to award grants and begin grant negotiations with the following Applicants:

The awarded organizations are as follows:

  • Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits
  • Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
  • Curry Senior Center
  • El/La Para TransLatinas
  • Homeless Children's Network
  • L.Y.R.I.C (Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center)
  • On Lok
  • Openhouse SF
  • Parivar Bay Area
  • San Francisco LGBT Center
  • Soul of Pride
  • The Transgender District
  • Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGJIP)

Please note that being selected by the evaluation panel on this does not guarantee funding from HRC or a grant contract with HRC. The HRC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to not renew funding awards. Any questions related to this grant funding opportunity may be addressed to hrc.grants@sfgov.org.

Please see the complete RFP documents via this link.

HRC RFQ 82 - Community Support and Engagement

CHANGE NOTICE: 

The following changes are hereby made to this RFQ, effective immediately, Wednesday, August 9, 2023.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) #82 – Community Support and Engagement:

THIS RFQ DEADLINE FOR GRANTEE SELECTION AND AWARD NOTIFICATION IN RESPONSE TO THIS SOLICITATION IS NOW Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Please see the complete RFQ documents via this link for more information on the opportunity.

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CHANGE NOTICE: 

The following changes are hereby made to this RFQ, effective immediately, Friday, July 14, 2023.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) #82 – Community Support and Engagement:

THIS RFQ DEADLINE FOR GRANTEE SELECTION AND AWARD NOTIFICATION IN RESPONSE TO THIS SOLICITATION IS NOW Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Please see the complete RFQ documents via this link for more information on the opportunity.

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CHANGE NOTICE: 

The following changes are hereby made to this RFQ, effective immediately, Thursday, June 1, 2023.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) 82 – Community Support and Engagement

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS IN RESPONSE TO THIS SOLICITATION IS NOW

Friday, June 16, 2023.

Please see the complete RFQ documents via this link for more information on the opportunity.

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CHANGE NOTICE: 

The following changes are hereby made to this RFQ, effective immediately, Friday, May 19, 2023.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) 82 – Community Support and Engagement

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS IN RESPONSE TO THIS SOLICITATION IS NOW

Friday, June 2, 2023.

Please see the complete RFQ documents via this link for more information on the opportunity.

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Intent of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Through this RFQ, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) intends to create a prequalified list of organizations from which it may choose to provide support for projects and programs centered around addressing specific community issues in San Francisco, advancing social justice, restorative justice or criminal justice reform and community building via engagement within San Francisco and its diverse neighborhoods. The primary goal of this RFQ is to support groups disproportionately represented in the justice system, as well as those experiencing homelessness, poverty and underemployment. The best proposals should also identify and address any underlying causes of health, income and education disparities within San Francisco. The maximum amount of funding for this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is $3,000,000 and awards may be for less than or equal to the maximum amount.  HRC anticipates awarding between 1-20 awards.

Anticipated Grant Term: The anticipated term for grants resulting from this RFQ may last up to one (1) year. Actual grant terms may vary, depending upon service and project needs at the City’s sole and absolute discretion. Applicants selected for resulting grants(s) must be available to commence work on or after July 1, 2023. Thus, the anticipated grant term for this RFP is July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.

See details and apply by Tuesday, May 23, 2023, by 5:00 pm PDT.

Please see the complete RFQ documents via this link for more information on the opportunity.

HRC RFP 85 - LGBTQI and Various Communities Grants

CHANGE NOTICE:

The following changes are hereby made to this RFP, effective immediately, Wednesday, August 9, 2023:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) #85 – LGBTQI+ and Various Communities

THIS RFP DEADLINE FOR GRANTEE SELECTION AND AWARD NOTIFICATION IN RESPONSE TO THIS SOLICITATION IS NOW Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

Please see the complete RFP documents via this link for more information on the opportunity.

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CHANGE NOTICE:

The following changes are hereby made to this RFP, effective immediately, Friday, July 14, 2023:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) #85 – LGBTQI+ and Various Communities

THIS RFP DEADLINE FOR GRANTEE SELECTION AND AWARD NOTIFICATION IN RESPONSE TO THIS SOLICITATION IS NOW Wednesday, August 9, 2023.

Please see the complete RFP documents via this link for more information on the opportunity.

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Funding opportunity: The intent of this proposal is to provide funding for projects and programs that target underserved or vulnerable communities in San Francisco. These include, but are not limited to, Violence Prevention and Intervention Services for Survivors of Violence, including LGBTQI Survivors of Violence Service Area (1); Safety and Wellness Services for Vulnerable Communities, including Transgender Communities Service Area (2); Leadership Development and Legal/Support Services for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Persons, including Transgender Persons Service Area (3); Marginalized Communities Initiatives, including Black Transgender Communities Service Area (4); and Capacity Building Service Area (5). The total funding anticipated for initial grant awards is $5,000,000 and awards may be for up to $750,000. The HRC anticipates awarding between 1-15 awards. The HRC will award grants until funding is exhausted.

Term: The anticipated grant term for this RFP is July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.

Funding available: The total funding anticipated for initial grant awards is $5,000,000 and awards may be for up to $750,000.

Link here for details and apply by June 21, 2023 at 5:00pm.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD - RFP 79 | Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Community Grants

Request for Proposals (RFP) #79 – Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Community Grants

NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD

The following organizations have been selected by the evaluation panel for RFP #79 to negotiate and execute with the following organizations for a grant contract.

The awarded organizations are as follows:

Samoan Community Development Center

Salt/BACR

All My Uso’s

Please note that being selected by the evaluation panel on this does not guarantee funding from HRC or a grant contract with HRC. The HRC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to not renew funding awards. Any questions related to this grant funding opportunity may be addressed to hrc.grants@sfgov.org

Link here for Notice of Intent to Award Document.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD - RFP 78 | SAFETY INITIATIVES SUPPORTING ASIAN, PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITIES

Request for Proposals (RFP) #78 – HRC REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL SAFETY INITIATIVES SUPPORTING ASIAN, PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITIES

NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD

The following organizations have been selected by the evaluation panel for RFP #78 to negotiate and execute with the following organizations for a grant contract.

The awarded organizations are as follows:

Chinese Culture Foundation

Please note that being selected by the evaluation panel on this does not guarantee funding from HRC or a grant contract with HRC. The HRC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to not renew funding awards. Any questions related to this grant funding opportunity may be addressed to hrc.grants@sfgov.org

Link here for Notice of Intent to Award Document.

HRC RENEWED RFP 101 – Grants for Community Engagement

Funding opportunity: The intent of this proposal is to provide funding for projects and programs centered around addressing specific community issues in San Francisco, advancing social justice, restorative justice or criminal justice reform and community building via engagement within San Francisco and its diverse neighborhoods. The maximum amount of funding for this Request for Proposals (RFP) is $3,000,000 and awards may be for less than or equal to the maximum amount. The HRC anticipates awarding between 2-10 awards. The HRC will award grants until funding is exhausted.

Term: The anticipated term for grants resulting from this RFP may last up to one (1) year. Actual grant terms may vary, depending upon service and project needs at the City’s sole and absolute discretion. Applicants selected for resulting grants(s) must be available to commence work on or after May 1, 2023. Thus, the anticipated grant term for this RFP is June 2023 – June 2024.

Funding available: Maximum amount available $3,000,000; awards may be for less than or equal to maximum amount.

Link here for details and apply by Monday, March 13, 2023.

HRC RFP 79 – Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Community Grants

Funding opportunity: The intent of this proposal is to provide funding for projects and programs that include educational enrichment, capacity building and support, workforce connection, peace promotion, and domestic violence prevention for members of Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander community residing in public housing. The total funding anticipated for initial grant awards is $700,000 and awards may be for up to $350,000. The HRC anticipates awarding between 2-10 awards. The HRC will award grants until funding is exhausted.

Term: The anticipated grant term for this RFP is April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024

Funding Available: Maximum amount available $700,000; awards may be for less than or equal to maximum amount.

Link here for details and apply by Friday, February 24, 2023 at 5:00pm.

HRC RFP 101.5 - Grants for Community Engagement

CHANGE NOTICE

The following changes are hereby made to this RFP: Effective immediately, February 8, 2023.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) #101.5 - Grants for Community Engagement

SCHEDULE UPDATE

RFP Issued by the City: Monday, October 30, 2022

Deadline for Questions: Friday, December 2, 2022

Proposals Due: Friday, December 2, 2022, by 5:00 P.M.

Grantee Selection and Award Notification: Friday, March 17, 2023

Protest Period: Ends 5 business days after award notification

Projects Begin: Projects anticipated to start April 2023 or later

This notice has sent to all RFQ holders, and is available on the RFPs webpage, where all RFP documents also may be accessed:

https://sf.gov/information/human-rights-commission-funding-opportunities

For more information, contact the Finance Division, of the Human Rights Commission at hrc-grants@sfgov.org

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Funding opportunity: The intent of this proposal is to provide funding for projects and programs centered around addressing specific community issues in San Francisco, advancing social justice, restorative justice or criminal justice reform and community building via engagement within San Francisco.

Term: The anticipated term for grants resulting from this RFP may last up to one (1) year. Actual grant terms may vary, depending upon service and project needs at the City’s sole and absolute discretion. Applicants selected for resulting grants(s) must be available to commence work on or after January 1, 2023. Thus, the anticipated grant term for this RFP is January 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024.

Funding Available: The maximum amount of funding for this Request for Proposals (RFP) is $ 2,250,000. The HRC may award for less than or equal to $750,000 for each service area. The HRC anticipates awarding between 2-10 awards. The HRC will award grants until funding is exhausted.

Link here for details and apply by Friday, December 2, 2022 at 5:00pm.

HRC RFP 101 - Grants for Community Engagement

CHANGE NOTICE

The following changes are hereby made to this RFP: Effective immediately, February 8, 2023.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) #101 - Grants for Community Engagement

THIS RFP IS HEREBY CANCELLED.

This cancellation is in accordance with SEC. 21G.6 of the Administrative Code which holds that a “Granting Agency may cancel any Solicitation or reject all Proposals, at any time prior to execution of the Grant Agreement, and may in its discretion republish the notice of Solicitation under Section 21G.4.”

This notice has sent to all RFP holders, and is available on the RFPs webpage, where all RFP documents also may be accessed:

https://sf.gov/information/human-rights-commission-funding-opportunities

For more information, contact the Finance Division, of the Human Rights Commission at hrc-grants@sfgov.org

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Funding opportunity: The intent of this proposal is to provide funding for projects and programs centered around addressing specific community issues in San Francisco, advancing social justice, restorative justice or criminal justice reform and community building via engagement.

Term: 1 year, beginning as soon as December 2022

Funding Available: Maximum amount available $750,000; awards may be for less than or equal to maximum amount.

For proposals in Area 6: Community Support or Events in District 10 awards may be for less than or equal to $50,000 amount. For proposals in Area 7: Community innovations to support youth on probation and their families, awards may be for less than or equal to $200,000 amount. The HRC anticipates awarding between 2-10 awards. The HRC will award grants until funding is exhausted.

Link here for UPDATED DETAILS - RFP CANCELLED, EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8.

HRC RFP safety initiatives supporting Asian, Pacific Islander Communities

Funding opportunity: funding to support innovative, culturally responsive services to prevent, intervene in, and heal from hate violence for Asian and Pacific Islander communities and various affected communities in San Francisco.

Term: 1 year, beginning as soon as August 2022

Funding Available: $400,000

See details and apply by 5pm on Thursday, June 30, 2022

Past funding opportunities

See archived past grant opportunities from the Human Rights Commission.

Last updated January 31, 2024