San Francisco

Since 1994, NFF's San Francisco office has served a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and funders throughout the West Coast. Our new Los Angeles office opened in May, 2010. Learn more below!

Services

  • Loans and lines of credit for facilities and working capital, all tailored to meet the needs of nonprofit organizations at competitive rates and terms.
  • New Markets Tax Credit Loans offer tax credits for private investors in exchange for capital investment in facilities in low-income communities.
  • Nonprofit Business Analysis (NBA) is an in-depth financial analysis and consultation that clarifies an organization's financial condition, helping management balance financial considerations with program goals and better articulate financial needs to funders.
  • Financial Leadership Clinic combines an educational seminar on nonprofit finance with individual coaching and peer-based learning. In the two-day Clinic, four to six small-to-midsized nonprofits working in a common sector learn to read and interpret their financial documents, understand the dynamics of their business models, and identify and communicate the specific financial needs and goals of their organizations.
  • Workshops and Coaching expertly guide nonprofits and funders in exploring how management decisions and capital structure affect an organization's mission and finances. NFF workshops are a dynamic exploration of how nonprofits and funders can improve the ways they use money, so that missions can thrive.
  • Capital Partners helps nonprofit organizations attract the shareholder-like investment they need to support significant transformations. Capital Partners brokers and facilitates capital campaigns of $5 million or greater, so that nonprofit executives can focus on the day-to-day running of their organizations.
  • Speaking Engagements, featuring insights from NFF President & CEO Clara Miller and other NFF staff members on the giving, getting and using of money in the nonprofit sector. With over 25 years experience in the field, NFF is a locally, nationally and internationally recognized thought leader on topics related to nonprofit finance and social enterprise.
  • Systems Replacement Plan (SRP) is a detailed review of a nonprofit's building systems. NFF consultants create a 20-year SRP that forecasts expected timing and costs of replacements and repairs, helping organizations better plan for future facility-related capital needs.

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Client Stories

Loans: In 2007, NFF made a $2 million growth capital loan to TransFair USA, the only independent, nonprofit, third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the US. TransFair partners with Fair Trade farmer cooperatives, Fairtrade Labeling Organizations International (FLO), and leading US companies to guarantee that the farmers who produce Fair Trade Certified products are paid an equitable price. Since inception, TransFair has assisted farmers in earning $80 million in additional income. In partnership with other lenders, NFF's $2 million loan enables TransFair to increase its marketing efforts and organizational growth initiatives that will serve more farmers each year.

Transfair(Photo by Sean Garrison,courtesy TransFair USA)

Our Supporters

Advisory Services: In 2006-2007, sponsored by a supplemental grant from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, NFF administered Nonprofit Business Analyses to several small to mid-sized arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay area. Since 2003, NFF has worked with over fifteen arts organizations sponsored by Hewlett.

Workshops: Sponsored by the Hawaii Community Foundation, NFF provided three full-day workshops in Maui and Honolulu to over fifty midsize Hawaiian nonprofit organizations in 2007. NFF staff presented information on financial literacy, facilities ownership, and capital structure to a diverse audience of schools, arts and social service organizations in Hawaii.

NFF Workshops on West Coast:

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Staff

  • Craig Reigel: Chief Financial Officer
  • Jennifer Kawar: Director, Investment Officer
  • Julia Bromka: Associate Director
  • Renee Hayden: Associate Director
  • Alexandra Chan: Manager
  • Rachel Heitler: Senior Associate
  • Tessa Borelli: Associate
  • Casey Johnson: Analyst
  • Braulio Felipe Ocampo: Coordinator

How to reach us

28 Second Street Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415.255.4849
Fax: 415.576.1090
Twitter: @NFF_West

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NFF launches LA Program!

 

 

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NFF offering TA to California NPOs as part of Community Leadership Project .

 


NFF Congratulates Our Hawaii Foundation Partners for Receiving 2009 Community Impact Award.


NFF in the Daily Tell's article, "California HealthCare Foundation grants $10 million to keep state's health clinics running"



Lending to economic development nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Oakland, CA is supported by funding from The Prudential Foundation.