Grantees are chosen for their unique and provocative approach for re-imagining the urban landscape as well as their potential to transform and improve public life. Though most of our grants are given to projects within our local San Francisco Bay Area, we are interested in funding inspiring endeavors both nationally and internationally.

Fellowships are granted to individuals creating inspiring work in the civic realm. Fellows include writers, architects, scholars, artists, designers, and film makers.

2017

Climate One

2017 - $15,000 general support
2015 - $15,000 Resilience program
Founded in 2007, Climate One is a branch of The Commonwealth Club that focuses on climate-related programming and discussions that offer the broad public access to prominent business people, politicians and scientists.

Climate Ride

2017 - $3,200 general support
2017 - $3,000 general support
2016 - $3,000 general support
2015 - $3,000 general support
The Climate Ride is a 340 mile bike ride- along different routes in America- that encourages riders to raise money and awareness for climate related organizations and causes.

Exploratorium

2017 - $10,000 urban fellowship
2017 - $10,000 Habitat: Bay As It Is Symposium
2016 - $5,000 Habitat: Bay As It Is Symposium
2016 - $10,000 urban fellowship
2015 - $10,000 urban fellowship
2015 - $10,000 Center for Art & Inquiry
2014 - $10,000 urban fellowship
2013 - $10,000 Jane Wolf, bay lexicon
2013 - $1,000 living innovation zone
2011 - $10,000 capital campaign, new building
The Exploratorium is a San Francisco museum of science, art, and human perception that believes that curiosity and asking questions can lead to amazing moments of discovery and learning.

Island Press

2017 - $5,000 general support
2016 - $5,000 general support
2015 - $5,000 general support
2013 - $10,000 Sustainability Knowledge Network
2011 - $5,000 general support
Since 1984, Island Press has been a trusted publisher of environmental information.

Prelinger Library

2017 - $5,000 general support
2016 - $5,000 general support
The Prelinger Library is an urban oasis of research, community, art and collaboration in San Francisco.

San Francisco Estuary Institute

2017 - $10,000 Framework for Sea-Level Rise Adaptation
2016 - $15,000 Framework for Sea-Level Rise Adaptation
2014 - $10,000 Center for Resilient Landscapes
San Francisco Estuary Institute helps to define environmental problems, advance public debate about them through sound science, and support consensus-based solutions that improve environmental planning, management, and policy development.

San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR)

2017 - $10,000 Framework for Sea-Level Rise Adaptation
2016 - $15,000 Framework for Sea-Level Rise Adaptation
2014 - $15,000 Fossil Fuel Reduction report
2014 - $10,000 Food Systems & Urban Agriculture program
2013 - $10,000 Food Systems & Urban Agriculture program
2012 - $10,000 Food Systems & Urban Agriculture program
2010 - $8,000 Food Systems & Urban Agriculture program
2007 - $5,000 general support
Through research, education and advocacy, SPUR promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area over the past five decades.

Seed Journey

2017 - $10,000 general support
2016 - $10,000 general support
Seed Journey moves people, ideas and seeds upon an 1895, Colin Archer rescue sailboat from Oslo to Istanbul.

Shaping San Francisco

2017 - $5,000 general support
2016 - $5,000 general support
2013 - $5,000 general support
2012 - $5,000 general support
2010 - $5,000 Ecology Emerges project documentation
Shaping San Francisco is a living archive of San Francisco providing people with access to its lost history.

Streetsblog

2017 - $8,000 general support
2016 - $8,000 general support
2011 - $8,000 general support
Streetsblog is a non-profit daily news source, online community and political mobilizer for the Bay Area’s Livable Streets movement.

Trust for Public Land

2017 - $20,000 Innes Avenue project
2016 - $20,000 Innes Avenue project
2015 - $20,000 Innes Avenue project
The Trust for Public Land is dedicated to helping local communities with their conservation needs by raising funds, conducting research, designing and renovating parks, playgrounds, trails and gardens, as well as acquiring and protecting land.

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

2017 - $10,000 general support
2016 - $10,000 general support
2015 - $10,000 general support
The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is a peer-to-peer network of local government professionals from more than 130 cities across the United States and Canada dedicated to creating a healthier environment, economic prosperity, and increased social equity.