THE 2020 SFCDMA GRANTS PROGRAM
FUNDED BY GOOGLE.ORG
We hope that the Grants Program will empower our local entrepreneurs, who we know are facing an unprecedented situation at this time.
Government Affairs and Public Policy
Following on from the success of last years Grants initiative, SFCDMA is excited to announce our 2020 Grants Program, funded by our good friends at Google.org. The Grants Program will award a certain number of Member Associations per month through a competitive application process.
Last year, merchants associations used their SFCDMA Grant funds in a number of innovative ways to boost their marketing and member outreach efforts, including creating neighborhood maps and online marketplaces.
This year SFCDMA and Google.org look forward to helping associations find ways to grow stronger and assist their member businesses overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.
The Grant amount limit is $1,500.00. Please do not send applications requesting more than $1,500.00.
PLEASE NOTE: THE SFCDMA GRANTS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO SFCDMA MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS ONLY.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Identify a need that your Merchant Association has in areas such as marketing, event expenses, security and maintenance, or operational needs.
SFCDMA will review the submission on a rolling monthly basis.
Grant award notification or decline is submitted from SFCDMA.
If SFCDMA has approved your grant application, a check will be submitted within 15-30 days with the receipt of an invoice stating SFCDMA Grant and month award letter is received.
WHO CAN SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?
All paid District Member Associations are welcome to apply for a SFCDMA Grant. Reforming Merchant Groups or new Merchant Groups that have been meeting for 6 months or more may apply if there are no objections, i.e., conflicting boundaries, etc. It is recommended that Associations be incorporated and have a 501c3 or 501c6 tax status, or be fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 or 501c6 organization. However, the SFCDMA Grant may be used for this purpose. Grant checks will be submitted to Associations only. If Associations are new members to the SFCDMA (1-6 months), we require that your Association retain membership for a minimum of 2 years from the first day of your membership. Applications must be approved by your Association before submitting the application. If you are not approved for a grant, you may apply again in a following month.