2-STEP aims to empower and uplift residents of disenfranchised neighborhoods across San Francisco, providing technical assistance and resources to help develop and build capacity of their non profit organizations. 

At NCLF, we understand that “organizationally preparedness and grant readiness” for non profits entities is a marathon, and not a sprint.  2-STEP helps identify realistic expectations and goals, provides collaborative thought partnership and guidance – tapping into our extensive network of experts and consultants to scale, strengthen and grow non profits.

Our range of non profit development resources includes: business set up, such as (501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6), mission and vision statement development, strategies to identify target markets, realistic organizational goal setting, coaching/mentoring, resources to build capacity, fundraising, and oversight for the grant application process – from identifying available grants, to grant qualification and application completion through to submission.


Stand For Peace Inc – “I had to take on a job; I appreciate the grant writing support and other initiatives to support sustainability.”

S.H.E.R.O. – “I’m a creative. I appreciate us working out the vision together.”

Necessary Essentials Of Life – “I can apply to the smaller grants with easy forms myself, I am really grateful to have N.C.L.F supporting me on the larger grants.”

River Of Code – “Everything is new to me, and I appreciate your patience, support, and information we receive from N.C.L.F.