Economic programs for the Dream Keeper Initiative

October 1, 2023

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Small business assistance and training

Children’s Council of San Francisco
Home-Based Child-Care Entrepreneur Program is a pipeline for Black Early Childhood Educator Career Development.

En2action
Sell Black - Grow Your Online Presence provides an opportunity for Black-owned businesses adversely affected by the global pandemic to revitalize, rebrand, and redeliver their companies to the public through e-commerce and digital marketing.

San Francisco Black Wall Street Foundation
The Black Millionaire Development Program assists owners of start-up and established micro-ventures with business planning, licensing, setting up systems and processes, and networking to increase the likelihood of success.   

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
Minding My Black Owned Business Program is a business development program to support start-up businesses with concept development, business planning, financial planning, and marketing. 

The Transgender District
Entrepreneurship Accelerator is a program for Transgender and Queer People of Color who aspire to start a business project. 

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Small business stabilization

(coming soon)

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Small business resource hub

Citizen Film
Small Business Marketing Hub supports the marketing development, growth, visibility and reach of Black-owned businesses.

En2action Inc.
Small Business Virtual Support Hub supports the growth and establishment of Black-owned businesses e-commerce. 

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
The Fillmore Small Business Support Hub supports the growth and establishment of Black-owned businesses in the Fillmore and beyond.

The Good Rural
Good Childcare Start is a startup child care incubator program that provides business and resource support for startup childcare providers in partnership with Children’s Council. 

Urban Ed Academy
Youth Entrepreneurship

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Cultural preservation mini-grant program 

African American Art and Culture Complex
(coming soon)

Bayview Opera House
(application currently closed)

Secure the B.A.G. – Ruth Williams Opera House is a regranting program to support events, programs and performances that celebrate, acknowledge and preserve Black Arts and Culture in the Bayview Hunters Point and Potrero Hill Neighborhoods.

En2Action
Event Support aims to revitalize the local economy through the production of events and functions across these five key neighborhoods in San Francisco: Ocean, Merced, Ingleside (OMI), Lakeview, Sunnydale, Tenderloin and Visitation Valley. 

Homeless Children’s Network
(application currently closed)

Black LGBTQIA+ Cultural Preservation Mini-Grant Program provides funding to host events and festivals that highlight the voices and enhance the legacies of the Black LGBTQIA+ community in San Francisco.

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