Grant application

Target date for issuance

Monday, April 19 is the target date for the issuance of the first grant application for the San Francisco Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund.

Support San Francisco's music and entertainment venues

Make a tax-deductible contribution

The City and County of San Francisco is accepting tax-deductible monetary contributions for the City's COVID-19 outbreak response efforts.

As part of these efforts, the Venue Fund provides financial support to San Francisco-based live music and entertainment venues in order to prevent their permanent closure due to the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presently, you can pay by check or by having funds electronically transferred to the City and County of San Francisco. Online donations will be available soon.

1) If paying by check, make payments to "CCSF-OSB.” Please include “Venue Fund” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:

Office of Small Business
City and County of San Francisco 
Attn: Venue Fund
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl., City Hall Room 140
San Francisco, CA 94102

2) To have funds electronically transferred to the City and County of San Francisco’s bank account through ACH, email for instructions.

3) Online donations will be availble soon. Please bookmark this page.

Why donate?

Do you love concerts, performances, and cultural events? Are you a fan of live music and entertainment? San Francisco’s music and entertainment venues need your help during this challenging time. Your tax-deductible donation will help provide grants and support for nightlife businesses during and after the pandemic. 

Launched in March 2021 by the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund will provide grants directly to San Francisco’s shuttered music and entertainment venues to:

  • prevent their permanent closure due to the devastating financial losses of the pandemic
  • support their reopening or relocation within San Francisco
  • put them on a path to present live music and entertainment again in the future

Donations of any amount can be made. Donations over $100 will be acknowledged on the City of San Francisco website.



All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. The City and County of San Francisco’s Tax ID number is 94-6000417.

The City and County of San Francisco (City) is unable to accept anonymous donations. The City is committed to financial transparency and is subject to open government laws, including the City's Sunshine Ordinance (Administrative Code, Chapter 67). Public reporting includes each donor’s name, the value of the donation, and notes on financial interest(s) a donor may have involving the City. Such financial interests include any contract, grant, lease, or request for license, permit, or other entitlement for use with or pending before the City.

Following your donation, you will be sent a brief survey to ensure the City can provide accurate and complete donor reporting.



If you have any questions please email