If your nonprofit organization is facing a rent increase or displacement, you  may be eligible for technical or financial assistance through the City and County of San Francisco’s Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Fund.Nonprofits in the program have benefited from lease extensions and negotiations, short-term rental subsidies and tenant improvement funds, and are often among the first to hear about new below-market real estate opportunities:


Related, in response to the recommendations of the Nonprofit Displacement Working Group, the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development brought on a Nonprofit Business Development Manager, Lex Leifheit. Lex is connecting nonprofits to technical assistance and financing resources such as the Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Fund provided by the City and partner providers as well as private industry professionals.  Additionally, Lex is working with the City and nonprofit partners to develop and promote new tools and resources to assist with nonprofit real estate challenges; support the development of best practices and other educational efforts to expand space sharing, co-working and co-location of SF-based nonprofits.


Nonprofits are encouraged to visit the OEWD website,,  for a growing list of resources, or to contact Lex at if they have specific questions connected to maintaining or expanding their services in San Francisco.


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