Code for San Francisco Project Investment Fund Relaunch
Code for San Francisco Project Investment Fund Program
Microsoft has generously made up to $2000 available as grants to individual brigade projects to help them bridge development gaps, increase impact, reach sustainability and to design projects beyond what can be built for free.
Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how their project meets all of the following guidelines:
Be an active project organized through Code for San Francisco, either in person as regular hack night attendees, or online through the brigade’s GitHub repository.
Be committed to working as an open source project.
Be committed to the Code for San Francisco Code of Conduct.
Policy on Use of Funds
Grantees may spend awarded funds on any resource directly related to project development. All expenditures must be tracked.
Examples (by no means exhaustive) of valid usages:
Cloud hosting, server space, API calls
Promotion / advertising
Travel for conferences
If you are unsure about possible grant usage, please email email@example.com.
March 7th: Application window opens
April 4th: Application window closes
April 25th: Selections completed & projects notified
August 1st: Grant term ends; final check-in
There will be a final check-in at the end of the grant period to report on how well the team met their stated goals.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of one representative from Microsoft, one representative from the San Francisco civic tech community, and one representative from the City of San Francisco. The panel will award grants to applications that best incorporate the following characteristics:
Scalability to other cities
Ability to address identified civic needs and how those needs have been identified
Clear plan for sustainability
Incorporation of open data
User research has been conducted
Roadmap includes accessibility or inclusivity, community / user engagement or a clear plan to do so
Ready to Apply?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Code for San Francisco core team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the program.
Projects awarded a grant may apply again in later rounds