Please note that we are no longer accepting submissions for 2017 GROWTH or LAUNCH Grants.
The Hellman Collaborative Change Initiative provides funding for ambitious cross-sector collaborations in San Francisco and Alameda Counties that are working to solve our toughest community challenges. We believe that now is a critical time to support bold collaborations working to expand fairness and equity for all.
In 2017, we are identifying four cross-sector collaborations for grants that are promoting equity in our region and are committed to measurable impact at a broad scale. In order to work closely with the selected grantees and deeply support their work, we are not planning to issue grants in 2018, but may open another round in 2019.
Be sure to check back in the fall when we announce the game changing collaborations that have been selected! In the meantime, learn more about our current awardees.
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Supporting Collaborative Change: Our 2017 LAUNCH Grants and GROWTH Grants
We have identified 2 key inflection points in which we find that it is key for collaborations to obtain funding and capacity support. We have now structured our grantmaking to support two different grant tracks; LAUNCH and GROWTH as depicted in the diagram below:
In 2017 we will award the following grants:
2 LAUNCH Grants will support early stage collaborations to launch new strategies by pilot testing a promising solution or set of solutions. Collaborations that are a good fit for our LAUNCH Grant are those currently in Phase II of the five phases of collaboration illustrated above.
2 GROWTH Grants will invest in proven collaborations to grow momentum and support to begin to scale solutions and make systems changes. Collaborations that are a good fit for our GROWTH Grant are those currently in Phases III and IV of the five phases of collaboration illustrated above.
"EatSF never could have happened without money from the Hellman Initiative. Their support was absolutely crucial to getting all the right players to the table—including exciting new sources of funding that have allowed us to rapidly build our vision.” – Hilary Seligman, EatSF
"The Hellman Initiative grant came along during a critical time for our Children’s Oral Health Collaborative. It took the early seed money support from Hellman to help move us from great ideas to real policy change and implementation." – Lisa Chung, CavityFree SF Collaborative