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    FAITHS Community Partner and FAITHS Arts and Culture Mini-Grant Programs

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    Congregations and faith-based organizations in the five Bay Area counties are eligible to apply for a FAITHS Community Partners Mini-Grant of up to $4,000 to support the work of congregations and faith-based organizations increasing civic participation and/or providing community services to low-income residents in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    To enhance the exchange of art and ideas within the faith community, the Foundation’s FAITHS Program and Arts and Culture Program are now accepting applications for the FAITHS Arts and Culture Mini-Grants. These grants support free, community-based artistic and cultural activities, with a priority focus on immigrant, refugee, and low-income communities.

    Please visit the Social Justice Grants and Awards page for complete information, including eligibility and guidelines. The online application deadline for both grants is Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Grantees may apply to both programs but will only be awarded one grant.

    For more information or assistance please contact The SF Foundation FAITHS Program staff at 415.733.8539.


    What is the San Francisco Foundations FAITHS Program?

    FAITHS has built an interfaith network of more than 600 congregations, faith-based agencies and community organizations that address critical community issues in the five Bay Area counties that The San Francisco Foundation serves (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo). FAITHS provides organizational capacity building workshops throughout the year for congregations and faith-based organizations engaged in community-serving activities such as: affordable housing, disaster preparedness, inter-group relations, job training, senior services, and youth development. Working with other foundation partners, FAITHS administers small grant pools to complement its technical assistance and civic engagement work.

    The FAITHS Program aims to enhance the work of faith-based organizations that deliver services or advocate for their communities. FAITHS achieves this by connecting faith-based organizations with support from nonprofits and foundations. FAITHS also provides technical and financial assistance to faith-based organizations and holds educational briefings and trainings for faith community leadership. FAITHS serves as a bridge between the philanthropic community and the faith-based community.

    FAITHS was founded in 1993 on the premise that congregations and other faith-based organizations are among the strongest partners in the effort to build strong, healthy, and equitable communities.


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