Technical Assistance

Through our Re-Granting and Grantee Services programs, Grants for the Arts is pleased to support organizations who provide valuable services to the arts community, particularly to our current and perspective grantees.

If you have a question about any of these programs, please contact staff at or (415) 554-6710.

Grantee Services

This program provides capacity building tools and skills to current GFTA grantees as well as special services of benefit to the overall arts community. Organizations who receive funding from this grant provide assistance and programs to grantees, enhancing their ability to deliver their missions effectively, now and in the future. For more information on the types of services these organizations provide, please visit our Grantee Services grant recipients’ webpages:


Through our Re-Granting program, GFTA supports nonprofit organizations who in turn distribute the funds as smaller grants to qualifying individual artists and arts groups that may otherwise be ineligible for GFTA funding. For more information on these grant opportunities, please visit our Re-Granting grant recipients’ webpages:

Grants for the Arts Assistance List

At GFTA we consider our grantees partners in a shared effort to promote the city through art and culture. As a partner, we are proud to invest in your organization’s good work through general operating support.

During our application evaluation process, the GFTA staff and Advisory Panel may identify organizations which need support in a specific area (i.e., financial management, fundraising, programmatic impact). These organizations in need of help are added to our “Assistance List” and will be notified that GFTA is looking for marked improvement before future grants will be awarded.

We want our grantees to be positioned for success. We have a number of pro-bono technical assistance services and training activities available to support a broad range of capacities our grantees may need help building.