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First Regional Nonprofit Displacement Report

A report of Bay Area nonprofits released by Northern California GrantmakersThe San Francisco Foundation and partners–shows that most respondents (82%) are concerned about sustaining their work in the face of rising office space costs in the region.

  • Steady increases in commercial real estate rental rates have pushed office prices to 122% above where they were five years ago
  • Bay Area markets are now the toughest in the nation
  • Nonprofits serving communities of color and low income communities show an especially high level of concern.
  • Nearly two out of every three nonprofits say they will have to make a decision about moving within the next five years. 

This report is the first for the region as a whole and demonstrates the scope of the issue across Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.


Regional Nonprofit Displacement Report from Northern California Grantmakers

Partners & Sponsors

This report was prepared by Harder+Company Community Research. Read their piece, Bringing Attention to Nonprofit Displacement Challenges about the project.

It was made possible thanks to the generous resources contributed by the following partners:

  • City and County of San Francisco, Community Development division at the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development
  • Common Counsel Foundation
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • San Francisco Arts Commission
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • The San Francisco Foundation
  • Walter and Elise Haas Fund
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Y & H Soda Foundation