Tenderloin Retail Storefront Grant Program

The City of San Francisco and the Tenderloin Equitable Development Project are partnering on a grant program for small storefront businesses in the Tenderloin

Available Grants:

  • 3-4 grants up to $3,000 for marketing, social media, and technology upgrades

  • 2-3 grants between $3,000 and $15,000 for larger projects

Eligible businesses must be located in the Tenderloin - area bounded by McAllister, Larkin, Geary, and Taylor Streets

and meet two of the following criteria:

  • Be located in a first floor retail storefront
  • Provide resources to the low-income Tenderloin community
  • Create new economic opportunities


For more information on how to prepare and submit a grant application contact helen.bean@tedpsf.org


Preserving and Growing Small Business in the Tenderloin

TEDP’s Small Business Assistance program connects Tenderloin business owners to the resources  they need to survive, grow, and prosper in the face of the enormous obstacles created by cultural and linguistic isolation, undercapitalization, and real estate pressure from San Francisco’s exploding economy.  TEDP achieves these objectives by building the trust necessary to work closely with business owners, evaluate business practices, and mutually develop a plan for growth. We connect small businesses to new technology and resources that will help them grow and offer referrals to specialized providers that can improve the operations of Tenderloin businesses. In providing these services, TEDP bridges language barriers within the Tenderloin’s multiethnic business community to establish direct and ongoing communication with business owners.