Update on the Community Challenge Grants Timeline

Timeline for next grant cycle released.


The Community Challenge Grants program supports community-led, neighborhood improvement projects. This is a special partnership between the City and community leaders. We are #bettertogether.

Below are key moments in the next grant cycle:

  • March 2024: Focus groups will collect community input. This will inform a new Request for Proposals.

  • July 2024: RFP released.

  • July to November 2024: Workshops to answer questions about the grant opportunity.

  • January 2025: Expected grant deadline.

  • July 2025: Grant term starts.

Focus Groups

We invite community members to attend a focus group. Attendees will learn about the program. They will give input to make it more responsive to the community. The meeting will last 90 minutes (60 for the online focus group). Attendees will split into small groups. They will answer questions about community strengths, neighborhood needs, and experiences with prior RFPs.

Select the date you will attend. Staff will provide and collect the same information at each event. We encourage organizations to register for one focus group only.

Wednesday, March 20
5:30 to 7 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library (Latino Hispanic Community Room)
100 Larkin Street (Main Branch)
Click here for the March 20 focus group

Tuesday, March 26
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Bindlestiff Studio
185 6th Street
Click here for the March 26 daytime focus group

Tuesday, March 26
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Joe Lee Recreation Center
1598 Oakdale Avenue
Click here for the March 26 evening focus group

Thursday, March 28
6 to 7 p.m.
Online via Microsoft Teams
Click here for the March 28 focus group

Last updated February 29, 2024