August 1, 2017

Community Micro-Grant

The Lower Haight Merchants and Neighbors Association Community Micro-Grant Program.

LoHaMNA Micro-Grants are small grants designed to have a macro impact for the Lower Haight Community. Merchants, residents, neighbors, and members of the community are eligible to apply in the form of reimbursements for tenant improvements for storefronts or special projects brought about by neighbors that benefit the Lower Haight community. If you have any questions, please e-mail:

LoHaMNA offers the following value to our community by:

  • Putting on quarterly Lower Haight Art Walks in conjunction with local merchants
  • Holding monthly Board meetings that address safety and overall community development
  • Serving as a community liaison to the District 5 Supervisor’s office
  • Providing a forum for police & city representatives to collaborate and share plans for protecting and preserving the Lower Haight
  • Organizing Public Realm projects, such as streets, sidewalks, and public places
  • Facilitating transportation and land use projects

LoHaMNA Micro-Grant Guidelines

    • Any group or individual working, volunteering, or living in the Lower Haight Community is eligible to apply for up to $1000 in Micro-Grants per calendar year. Individuals and groups may apply for any number of Micro-Grants per year provided that yearly totals do not exceed $1000.
    • Lower Haight Micro-Grants are issued twice per year.
    • The LoHaMNA Micro-Grants are reviewed and approved by the LoHaMNA Board of Directors.
    • LoHaMNA Micro-Grants are awarded to those applications and initiatives that best serve the Lower Haight Community. Highest priorities are public art, streetscape improvements, increasing visits and economic viability, community building and public safety.
    • Micro-Grants are paid after the opportunity has taken place and upon the submission and approval of the LoHaMNA Micro-Grant Committee. Receipts and/or proof of work are required.
    • Micro-Grant Committee will periodically review these guidelines and will make changes and recommendations to the LoHaMNA Board of Directors.
    • Micro-Grant recipients should be LoHaMNA members in good standing.

Application process

  • Submit an e-mail to detailing your project.
  • Application is based on communicated timetable that will be sent out by LoHaMNA twice a year. 
  • Payment – MicroGrants are awarded in the form of reimbursements. All reimbursements are made via check, PayPal or other common payment form.