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Urban Alchemy

Urban Alchemy hires individuals who were formerly incarcerated and harnesses their skills and energy to transform people and places through respect, compassion, and love. We provide services and engagement that heal communities challenged by the intersection of extreme poverty, mental illness, addiction, and homelessness. When individuals are suffering in our public spaces, Urban Alchemy offers solutions. When a neighborhood, street, or intersection earns a reputation as a place to avoid, we turn it around. Urban Alchemy staff, known as Practitioners, create a peaceful and supportive presence, helping rebuild traumatized communities one person at a time. Urban Alchemy is a nonprofit organization founded in 2018. We quickly grew from a small program in San Francisco to a thriving social enterprise with over 1,100 staff working in California and Texas.

Grant period: 2023 – 2025

Previous Support
Loan: 2021
Project Grant: 2019

Grant Received

Portfolio Grant

Populations Served

Previously incarcerated