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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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Community Innovation Mini-Grant

Empowering the Black/African American unhoused community and those facing housing instability—this program fuels social change through grants that encourage community-driven innovation.

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HCN's Promise to the Community:


Homeless Children's Network will focus on targeting marginalized Black community members most in need of support—Black/African American individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.




This year, HCN is providing mini-grant opportunities to Black/African American individuals who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness.


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





  • Black SF Resident

  • Over the age of 18

  • Must be currently living in temporary or supportive housing

  • Must provide contact information for staff a the facility you’re currently residing



Please note our funding is limited to rewarding 10 grants 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!

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