Do you know of a historic preservation project that needs funding? Consider a Historic Preservation Fund Committee Grant, which provides small grants to nonprofits tasked with preserving historic buildings and districts in San Francisco. Examples of funded projects include the preparation of historic context statements for the Mission Dolores and Parkside neighborhoods, and the completion of a National Register nomination for the Tenderloin neighborhood. The application is available at http://www.oewd.org/media/docs/hpfc/NOFA%20FINAL.pdf.
The Historic Preservation Fund Committee was created to disburse funds ($2.5 million) accruing from a settlement agreement signed by the Redevelopment Agency of the City and County of San Francisco, San Franciscans Upholding the Downtown Plan, and San Franciscans for Preservation Planning. In February, 2005, a civil action was filed in San Francisco Superior Court, alleging that certain actions taken by the developer of the old Emporium site on Market Street contravened the Final Environmental Impact Report issued by the City and violated the California Environmental Quality Act.