Our Grant Guidelines

The San Francisco Family Foundation (SFFF) awards grants to individual seniors identified by representatives of case management social service agencies in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. SFFF requests that the source of the grant be anonymous to each recipient. Low income applicants must meet the following conditions:

 

1. GIVING TO SENIORS IN NEED

Applicants must be in need of financial assistance which cannot be met by other agencies or resources, including family resources.

 

2. GIVING BACK TO THOSE WHO GAVE

Grants are awarded only to people who during their lifetimes have shown personal involvement in unselfishly giving of themselves (outside of paid employment and family). Applicants must also be 62 years of age or older.

 

3. HOW TO APPLY

Applications are considered monthly. The deadline is the 5th of each month. All applications must be submitted on an SFFF application form. Applications may be for a lump sum or for periodic payments of up to twelve months. Renewal applications are discouraged but may be submitted for consideration after twelve months. It is acceptable for an agency to submit requests for more than one client. Agencies may submit as many applications as they wish. The most numerous reason for rejection in that the person does not meet the criteria of helping others.

 

Examples of recent grants have included funding for:

Basic home repairs, furnishings and appliances, purchase of necessary medical equipment and pharmaceutical supplies, home help, home care, clothing, dental work, adult day health care fees, move-in deposits, storage and moving costs, pre-paid burial fees, telephone expenses to stay in touch with friends and family, as well as other programs which enable people to continue their daily routines and/or live in their own homes, and/or enhance the quality of life in their later years, or assist in coping with emergencies. 

 

APPLICATION REVIEW

We will review each application carefully, and after thoughtful consideration will send an email. We ask that these guidelines, and the application form, be reviewed thoroughly before submitting an application. If you have questions on these guidelines, please email us at: mail@sffamilyfoundation.org