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Community Partnership Innovation Fund

University of San Francisco's faculty, staff, students and community partners are invited to apply to Engage San Francisco's Community Partnership Innovation Fund (CPIF) for grants of up to $5000. There must be at least one USF-affiliated applicant and one applicant from an organization providing services in the Western Addition. Funds will support teams in completing a well-defined project that supports the achievement of a community-identified need, while deepening their partnership through an intentional and collaborative process. For questions, please reach out to Nolizwe Nondabula, Associate Director of Programs and Partnerships, at

Goals and Outcomes


  • Cultivate and deepen transformational partnerships.
  • Work to achieve measurable community-identified outcomes in the Western Addition. 
  • Participate in thoughtful, intentional and on-going critical engagement that moves from a conception of service as charity to a notion of service as social justice.
  • Incorporate best practices in campus-community engagement.


  • Teams will embrace an asset-based model of university and community partnership that is grounded in authentic relationships.
  • Teams will support the provision of wraparound services for children and families in the Western Addition (e.g through capacity building, professional development, assessment, etc).
  • Teams will elevate mutually enriching relationships through long-term commitments and resource sharing. 

Contact Info

Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Masonic, Room 106
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-5662 (415) 422-5641