First District Community Grant Guidelines

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis seeks applications for social program grants.  The purpose of First District Community Grants is to develop or support programs that meet the diverse needs of the residents of the First District, on issues ranging from arts and culture, education, health, justice, and more.

Grants are intended to:

  • Incubate innovative programs
  • Provide gap funding
  • Encourage collaboration
  • Invest in visionary leadership
  • Support critical community needs
  • Expand proven pilot innovations
  • Create a network of partnership across the First District

Successful applicants will:

  • Describe the problem or community need that the project addresses – and how your proposal addresses the problem
  • Define what makes your approach unique – is it an improvement or a new model?
  • Exhibit organizational strength – in reputation, structure and systems
  • Demonstrate potential impact – will it be direct, exponential, or systemic?
  • Leverage other funding for the project

Potential Areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Mental Health, Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Parks & Green Space
  • Public Safety & Diversion
  • Social Services
  • Veterans

Social Program grants are intended to be one-time grants, and not ongoing operations support.

Organizations or people awarded Social Program grants will be required to report on a series of metrics, including expected outcomes, number of people reached, region of the District served, amount of funds leveraged, etc. to the Deputy for grant funds.  Grantees will also enter into a written agreement with the County, stipulating that the organization or person must provide a report of how the funds were spent Reporting will be done through the Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors, Fiscal Services Division as described in the written agreement.

Please refer questions or comments to
 or call (213) 974-4111.

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