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SCW 2024 

Application Period Now Open

For 2023, the SCW Community Grants Committee made 11 new Community Grants totaling $62,250, with individual grant amounts ranging from $500 to $7000. 

2024 applications are due on Friday, September 29, 2023. 

The 2024 SCW Community Grant Committee includes Tom Brookshire, Mary Jane Mikuriya, Athena Papadakos (Chair), Bick Simpson and Melvin Starks

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In keeping with our mission, the Society for Community Work gives grants to organizations in the community who provide services in keeping with our values. The SCW Community Grants Committee is responsible for choosing these organizations.


From Thad Smith, Chair, 2022 SCW Community Grants Committee

The SCW Board met in November and approved the SCW Community Grant Committee’s recommendations for 13 new Community Grants totaling $52,950, with Individual grant amounts ranging from $2000 to $5000. 

The following organizations were awarded grants:

  • Children & Youth: Daly City Youth Health Center, Greenlight Clinic, The Practice Space, The Read-Aloud Volunteer Program

  • Film: Kirana Productions

  • Theater: Cutting Ball Theater, The Marsh, Projection Commotion

  • LGBT: interACT, The LGBT Asylum Project

  • Unhoused People: Home Away from Homelessness

  • Peace: Rebuilding Alliance

  • Prisons: Project Avary

The 2022 SCW Community Grant Committee includes Nancy Buffum, Larry Danos, Daniel Jackoway, Joan Rost, and Thad Smith. I want to thank each and every member of the 2022 SCW Community Grants Committee for agreeing to participate in this work. Each member brought important skills and knowledge that made this year such a success. I am particularly proud of our efforts to locate and support organizations with smaller budgets where our grants make more of an impact.


In the current schedule, the Committee receives grant requests in the early fall and the team will approve proposed grants in October or November. The grants will be distributed the following year, usually starting in January. 

Every organization, which applies for a grant must provide certain documentation: 

  • proof of their nonprofit status,

  • annual budget and expenditure reports, and

  • annual report or a detailed description of their activities. 


The Committee seeks to provide funding to organizations addressing several categories of issues, such as services for women and children, disability and aging issues, homeless services, support for high school students reaching towards college education, prison rehabilitation, and ecology.  In making our selection, we consider the need for the services provided, the uniqueness of the service, and the amount of difference receiving a small grant would make to the organization.

If you are interested in proposing an organization for support or if you yourself are an organization interested in applying for a grant, you may currently contact  


Please send paper mail to:

SCW Community Grants Committee
Society for Community Work
1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Society for Community Work Community Grants: What We Do
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