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Community Challenge Grant Program

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The San Francisco Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG) provides funding to community groups, businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations to make physical improvements to their neighborhoods. The CCG focuses on projects that directly engage residents and businesses in creating green spaces, gathering places, gardens, mini-parks, public art, and other neighborhood amenities featuring and applying ecologically friendly amenities and practices. The program is an important tool for building strong San Francisco neighborhoods by facilitating community participation, stewardship, and responsibility by allowing groups to take the lead in conducting small-scale improvements in their own communities.

CCG goals are to:
  • Promote physical improvements and greening of public spaces
  • Engage residents and businesses in creating welcoming places for residents to play, gather and build community
  • Use greening projects to support and promote community participation, neighborhood stewardship, and address issues of importance to residents and others
The grants fund community-driven initiatives that beautify the neighborhood, enhance public spaces in the community, and/or restore the natural ecology of an area. The CG is interested in projects where greening is a meaningful component. Funding supports projects that present thoughtful, well-planned strategies for:
  • Creating physical improvements to public spaces
  • Planting native species
  • Planting or improving community gardens, gathering or open space areas
  • Making public spaces more accessible and inviting
  • Creation and installation of Public Art
Last updated: 6/12/2015 7:16:23 AM