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San Francisco Dream Keeper Initiative Programs

 The Dream Keeper Initiative is a new, citywide effort to invest in San Francisco’s Black and African American community as part of Mayor London N. Breed’s roadmap for addressing structural inequities in San Francisco.

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Afro-Cultural Preservation Mini-Grant 

Our Afro-Cultural Preservation Program’s mini-grants support neighborhood events to promote Black/African American history and culture in San Francisco’s historically Black communities, including the Black LGBTQI+ community. One of the key program goals is to preserve the history and legacy of historically Black neighborhoods in San Francisco through a variety of events.


Vision: Uplift, preserve, and celebrate Black communities in San Francisco.

All Hands In

HCN's Promise to the Community:


As part of the city-wide commitment to foster the preservation of Black LGBTQIA+ legacy, we pledge to serve the Black LGBTQIA+ community with the utmost respect and integrity.



Next Application Opening: May 6th 2024 at 9:00am


This cycle, we will prioritize individuals and organizations that are hosting events related to Pride. 


Please note our funding is limited in this application window. Our application window will close once we receive the appropriate amount of applications. Our applications are reviewed and approved on a first come first served basis.


Due to this we highly recommend applying at 9am on May 6th, we cannot guarantee your application will be awarded.


Download the full brochure to learn more about the process:

To Apply:


  1. Click the “Apply Here” button below, answer all of the questions, and then press the “Submit” button when you are finished!

  2. An HCN staff member will verify receipt of the application via email.

  3. You’ve applied! It’s that simple!

“One of the many powerful qualities of the Dream Keepers Initiative is that it’s the combination of insight, vision, lived experience, strategy, and ideas born specifically from those of us in the Black community."

- Dr. April Y Silas

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