Accepting Applications: 2021 AHEAD Program

FHLBank San Francisco is now accepting applications for our 2021 AHEAD Program grants, until June 3, 2021.   

AHEAD grants support innovative, targeted initiatives that will create new economic opportunity by expanding proven development models or piloting new interventions. Grants are awarded annually to Bank members partnering with local nonprofits, government agencies, and Tribal organizations to meet diverse local needs. Because of our members’ networks and community connections, AHEAD funding can help low-to-moderate income communities by:

  • Creating or preserving jobs
  • Delivering job training or education programs
  • Supporting small business, microlending, and microenterprise incubation for low-income entrepreneurs
  • Addressing the special economic development needs of at-risk youth, veterans, persons with disabilities, the formerly incarcerated, and Tribal communities, among others

Apply for 2021 AHEAD Funding

All applications must be submitted through the Bank’s secure portal. The deadline to request a project application workspace on the secure portal is May 27, 2021.

For 2021, the Bank’s Board of Directors has allocated $1.5 million for AHEAD grants. This year’s grant recipients will be announced in early September.

We invite you to join us for an informational webinar to learn more about the application, disbursement, and compliance process.

AHEAD Program Webinars
Thursday, May 6, 2:00pm-3:30pm PT |  REGISTER
Tuesday, May 25, 10:00am-11:30am PT  |  REGISTER 

We look forward to your participation in our 2021 competition. For more information, visit the AHEAD page of our website, email or call (415) 616-2542.