HRC RFQ 86 - Cultural Wealth

Through this RFQ, the SFHRC intends to create a prequalified list of organizations from which to choose to provide support for projects and programs centered around addressing specific community issues.

HRC RFQ 86 - Cultural Wealth

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. A complete Proposal Package shall include all of the items listed in the Proposal Package Checklist, below. A proposal that fails to provide the following documentation will not be eligible for further consideration:

☐ Attachment I: Proposal Coversheet and References

☐ Attachment II: City’s Agreement Terms and Conditions

☐ RFQ Attachment III: City’s Administrative Requirements

☐ RFQ Attachment IV: Written Proposal Template

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.

See details and apply by Wednesday, November 22, 2023, by 5:00 pm PDT.

RFQ Contact: Terry Jones

Email for Submission of RFQ Responses and Questions:

Please see the attached RFQ documents for more information.


HRC 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
  • Family Connection Center
  • Farming Hope
  • FaTasi Lima
  • Foodwise
  • 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 note that being placed on this Prequalified List does not guarantee funding from HRC or a contract with HRC.

CHANGE NOTICE: The following changes are hereby made to RFQ 86 effective immediately, THIS RFQ DEADLINE FOR GRANTEE SELECTION AND AWARD NOTIFICATION IN RESPONSE TO THIS SOLICITATION IS NOW Friday, December 29, 2023

RFQ Timeline

RFQ Issued by the City
Monday, October 30, 2023

E-question Period Begins
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Answers Available Online
Monday, November 6, 2023

Deadline for RFQ Proposals
Wednesday, November 22, 2023, by 5:00 pm

Prequalified List Announced
Friday, December 29, 2023 (announcement date - updated December 11)

Anticipated Grant Period Dates
January 2024 – January 2027