Ashbury Children's Foundation Grant

Ashbury Children's Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: Sep 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit Public Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County Expand all

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Our Organization

Our mission is to promote, assist, and support childcare and child care related organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. The emphasis is placed upon benefits provided to children. However, as in the case of homeless children, support for the family can becomes a focus. The Foundation's programs are in two major areas. The first is to make available to a child care provider a child care center. The facilities are provided at less than prevailing rental market rates for similar property. The child care center is located at 1101 Masonic Avenue in San Francisco.

The second program provides grants to child care and organizations that meet the Foundation's eligibility requirements. 

What We Do 
The Asbury Children's Foundation has two activities: 
  • To make available a facility to deliver child care services 
  • To support and promote child care and related services
The first mission is accomplished by owning a complex of three buildings on a large lot in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. The buildings are leased to operating child care programs at below market rate rents.

The money derived from rent on the real estate and investment income is recycled into grants to child-care and child related services.

Grants That We Make

Generally we make grants that directly or indirectly benefit children. We place special emphasis on benefits to childcare and education issues. The Board has also targeted grants to specific needs. For example, the Board has recently funded services targeting homeless children and their families.

Some examples of grants that we have made:

  • Partial start-up costs for a new childcare facility. 
  • Furnace repair costs for a childcare center during the winter.
  • Costs of roof repair, cleanup costs and replacement of furniture damaged by water from a major roof failure.

Types of Grants

Grants are usually made for one or more of the following:

  • Small emergency grants. 
    • Examples: Repair of Child Care Center heating system, repair and replacement of Child Care Center equipment due to flood.
  • Grants to targeted needs.
      • These are Foundation Board focused grants. The current focus is on children in homeless families.
  • Seed or start up money for innovative programs related to children.
  • Small projects providing direct benefit to children.
    • Examples: Purchase of playground equipment and renovation of play structures.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • We make grants only to organizations tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.
    • When applying for a grant for the first time, an organization should supply its Federal tax exemption letter along with the request.
  • Applicant organizations must provide services to children either as primary or secondary recipients.
  • Organizations must provide their services in the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • We make no grants to individuals.
  • We make no continuing, program grants.

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