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Addressing Displacement of Nonprofit Organizations

Thursday, November 6, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm PST
The San Francisco Foundation
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA
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Many San Francisco nonprofits are facing rising rents and eviction as the vacancy rates has plummeted citywide from 12.4 percent to 9.3 percent and the average commercial rent has risen by 32.8 percent, from $39.67 per square foot to $52.69.

Against that backdrop, city officials, philanthropy and nonprofits have been working diligently to find solutions that preserve essential services for the health, well-being and economic self-sufficiency of San Francisco’s residents as well as preserve the all-important arts and cultural organizations.

Join us for a presentation and panel discussion regarding the displacement of nonprofit organizations resulting from the effects of rising rents in San Francisco and an exploration of the strategies being implemented by the City in partnership with foundations.  The displacement of nonprofits that provide social services and support the arts and culture of our community poses ominous threats to the City and populations they serve.

Come Join Us To

  • Learn about the nonprofit displacement crisis 
  • Hear from nonprofits and governement officials about strategies to mitigate displacement of nonprofits
  • Explore the range of "best practice" interventions for philanthropy

Target Audience

This program is free and open to NCG members and invited guests. If you are not a member of NCG and would like to register for this program, please email


Brian Cheu, Director of Community Development, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development

Tom DeCaigny, Director of Cultural Affairs, San Francisco Arts Commission

Moy Eng, Executive Director, CAST

Mary Rogier, President, NCCLF

Tere Romo, Program Officer, The San Francisco Foundation 

Landon Williams, Program Director, San Francisco Foundation