Building A Better Bay Area 

Since 2000, Full Circle Fund has partnered with 100+ nonprofits serving the Bay Area. We grant to 501(c)(3) organizations or fiscally-sponsored projects.

How we partner

Members select partner organizations from a curated pool of high-impact nonprofits that serve the Bay Area. We award a financial grant ranging from $15,000 and define a project or initiative to complete over the course of four months. When a nonprofit organization joins the Full Circle Fund portfolio, we call them a Grant Partner. 


What partnership means:

Skills-based volunteer support: 4 months dedicated pro bono support from a team of 6-10 Members on a high-priority project that Grant Partners are seeking external expertise and skills to design, develop, or implement. Project areas include, but are not limited to business development and fundraising, marketing and communications, metrics and evaluation, technical product management, program development, sales and pricing, scaling infrastructure, digital transformation, strategic planning. 


Unrestricted funding: $15,000 one-time general operating grant

Ongoing connections that catalyze amazing social change work. Members often choose to continue working with Grant Partners beyond the completion of the initial project, acting as volunteer “champions” of the mission, vision, and programs. Members might join the Board of Directors, act as consultants, help connect new staff and donors to grow the impact, and continue to share professional expertise and access to their networks and knowledge for years after the first meeting between Grant Partner leaders and Members of FCF teams.


What are the most pressing problems?
  • Define Our Focus Areas

  • Convene Experts

  • Understand the Issues

Who will make a profound impact?
  • Identify Leaders

  • Identify Organizations

  • Conduct Due Diligence

Who is the best match for us?
  • Scope the Work

  • Solidify Teams

How do we leverage resources & deliver value?
  • Teams Get to Work

  • Learn, Refine, Adjust

  • Deliver, Measure & Evaluate