Citywide Nonprofit Monitoring and Capacity Building Program

Program Overview | Fiscal and Compliance Monitoring | Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Monitoring Logo
Each year, the City and County of San Francisco contracts with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to provide critical services throughout the City. These contracts represent about $500 million annually. The Citywide Nonprofit Monitoring and Capacity Building Program saves City taxpayers and nonprofits time and money by consolidating fiscal and compliance monitoring when a nonprofit receives funding from more than one City department. This approach is designed to decrease the administrative burden and eliminate duplication of effort for both nonprofit contractors and City departments. The Program has established a Corrective Action Policy, which may be implemented when nonprofits do not meet the fiscal and compliance standards required by the City. The program also provides training and technical assistance to both nonprofits and City departments to build the capacity of the nonprofit network as a whole.

Email: with any questions about the Citywide Nonprofit Monitoring and Capacity Building Program.

Annual Report
Each year, the Program produces an Annual Report to document the monitoring process and other activities of the Program. Read the FY17-18 Annual Report and Infographic, or view the Fiscal and Compliance page for prior year reports.

Guide for Nonprofits Receiving Fiscal and Compliance Monitoring
The City has developed a helpful guide for nonprofits to understand the Citywide Nonprofit Monitoring and Capacity Building Program. The guide contains information about the monitoring process including what documents are needed to meet the standards. Use the link below to download your copy of the guide.

Resources for Nonprofits
The program has compiled documents, trainings, and guideline to help nonprofits comply with City monitoring requirements. Visit the Resources for Nonprofits page for more!

Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Fund
If your nonprofit organization is facing a rent increase or displacement, it 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 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. Visit the new OEWD website,, for a growing list of resources or contact Lex at with specific questions related to maintaining or expanding services in San Francisco.