Fresno County Help Me Grow (HMG) Leadership Team is seeking an independent consultant

First 5 Fresno County, on behalf of the Fresno County Help Me Grow (HMG) Leadership Team, is seeking an independent consultant to support the planning and execution of a strategic planning process and the development of a three to five-year strategic plan for the county’s HMG system.

Please see the Request for Quotations for more information: RFQ – Fresno County Help Me Grow Strategic Planning Process

Free Workshop: Budgeting for Nonprofits

Free Workshop: Budgeting for Nonprofits

budgeting for nonprofits

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Fresno, CA 


Nonprofit budgets are a statement of your organization’s priorities. Join us to learn how to develop comprehensive budgets for your programs, organizations, and grant applications. Workshop specifics include learning how to…

  • manage, develop, and monitor your organization’s budget cycle
  • develop budgets for grant applications
  • budget for the full cost of your programs

If you are an Executive Director, Financial Manager, Board Member or Program staff, seeking to increase your budgeting skills, this workshop is for you.


United Way Fresno County Conference Room (map)
4949 E. Kings Canyon Road
Fresno, CA

RSVP to Alice Rocha, Business Development Officer at
arocha@ncclf.org or (559) 452-0327
 
Space is limited. 


This workshop is co-sponsored by the 
 
NCCLF        Central Valley Community Foundation

Partner for Places RFP Now Available for Partners for Places Round Eleven

Partner for Places RFP Now Available for Partners for Places Round Eleven

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RFP Now Available for Partners for Places Round Eleven

Proposals Due July 31, 2017

In partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) is pleased to announce the opening of Round Eleven of the Partners for Places grant program.

Partners for Places is a successful matching grant program that creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations. National funders invest in local projects to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being of all residents. Through these projects, Partners for Places fosters long-term relationships that make our urban areas more prosperous, livable, and vibrant. The grant program provides partnership investments between $25,000 and $75,000 for one year projects, or $50,000 and $150,000 for two year projects, with a 1:1 match required by one or more local foundations.

Creating a Successful Proposal – Be Sure to Review Guidance Documents

As of Round Nine, Partners for Places accepts proposals for the creation of a Sustainability or Climate Action Plan, as long as the plan meets our minimum requirements or addresses an area identified for performance improvement or implementation for Certified STAR Communities. If your proposal requests funding for the creation of one of these plans, please closely review our minimum requirements document linked here before preparing your proposal.

In addition, all proposals are scored on the extent to which projects include meaningful involvement of priority audiences/stakeholders in program development and implementation. To review our guidance document on meaningful engagement, click here.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

In addition to the existing sustainability priority areas, there is dedicated funding in Round Eleven to support green stormwater infrastructure projects that advance water-related sustainability goals. The Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange, a new practitioner network supporting green infrastructure communities, is a new partner to USDN and TFN for the green stormwater infrastructure projects.

Proposals Due July 31, 2017

The application deadline for Round Eleven is July 31, 2017 (by 11:59 p.m., any time zone). Please visit the Partners for Places webpage for more information. Here you can view our promotional video download the Request for Proposals (RFP), access our Proposal Form and consult our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. You may also want to visit our Idea Bank which has summaries of all the proposals submitted in prior rounds. TFN will host a webinar to answer any questions about the grant program on June 15, at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Please register for the webinar here. A recording of the webinar will be made available through our website for those of you unable to participate.

Investors in Partners for Places

Partners for Places general grant program is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, The JPB Foundation, Kendeda Fund, New York Community Trust, The Summit Foundation, and Surdna Foundation, with support for green infrastructure projects provided by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the Pisces Foundation . A selection committee comprised of foundation representatives and urban sustainability directors will make grant selection decisions on behalf of Partners for Places, and awards will be announced on November 2, 2017. If the RFP and FAQ documents don’t answer all your questions, please contact Ashley Quintana at ashley@fundersnetwork.org or Ann Wallace at ann@fundersnetwork.org for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best,

The Partners for Places Team

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Funding opportunities for Central Valley CBOs

Funding opportunities for Central Valley CBOs

Support for Organizations Serving Seniors
Kendal Charitable Funds: Promising Innovations
Kendal Charitable Funds is dedicated to supporting improvements in serving older adults that are reflective of a pioneering spirit in the field of aging. Kendal’s Promising Innovations grants are intended for nonprofit organizations that work to meet the needs of a burgeoning population of elders. In 2017, the program is seeking proposals that support aging in place and combat isolation of older adults through engagement in purposeful and meaningful ways within the greater community, designed to affirm their value and connectedness. The program hopes to identify factors that lead to isolation and to address them before and/or after they occur, especially utilizing new, replicable models. Grants will range up to $50,000 for a two-year period. Several smaller requests may be granted rather than one or two larger ones. Letters of intent must be submitted by May 19, 2017; invited proposals will be due on August 4, 2017. Visit the Kendal website to learn more about the application process.

Programs Using Interactive Games as Teaching Tools Funded
Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of today’s youth. The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations for programs that serve youth ages 7 to 18. Funded programs and services should utilize technology or computer and video games to educate America’s youth and young adults. Programs must be available nationwide or reach at least two or more states. The letter of inquiry deadline is May 15, 2017; invited full proposals must be submitted by July 10, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online grant application.

Seed Grants for Local Animal Shelters
Maddie’s Fund: Innovation Grants
The mission of Maddie’s Fund is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. Maddie’s Fund grants help build and sustain a no-kill nation so shelter dogs and cats can be guaranteed a loving home. The Fund’s Innovation Grants of up to $5,000 are intended to help implement new programs at local shelters and rescue organizations that will advance lifesaving. U.S.-based nonprofit organizations and government animal welfare organizations focused on dogs and/or cats are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted from May 15 through May 22, 2017. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the Innovation Grants program.

Nutrition Programs for Native American Children Supported
First Nations Development Institute: Nourishing Native Children: Feeding our Future
First Nations Development Institute has launched the new Nourishing Native Children: Feeding our Future grant program, which will support Native communities interested in expanding nutrition resources for existing programs that serve American Indian children. Eligible applicants include schools serving a primarily Native student body, Native nonprofit organizations that are Native-controlled or tribally-controlled, and tribes. Applying organizations should be rural- or reservation-based and have existing feeding programs (not startups) that provide nutritious food to Native children, ages 6 to14. Up to ten grants of up to $15,000 each will be awarded. The application deadline is May 5, 2017. Visit the First Nations website to review the request for proposals and to submit an online application.

Grants Available to Address Labor Issues
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 
The Labor-Management Cooperation Grant Program supports labor-management committees focused on the 21st century economy and the challenges of a rapidly evolving workplace, such as job security and skills, working conditions for an increasingly mobile workforce, consensus solutions to workplace standards, economic development and competitiveness for entire communities, and hiring and retaining the next generation of workers. The application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Program Supports the Preservation of Community Heritage
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Common Heritage program supports both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of outreach through community events that explore and interpret these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture. The application deadline is June 1, 2017.

Lindsay Unified has a K-8 Principal vacancy at Reagan Elementary. See attached document for more information and where to apply.

Lindsay Unified has a K-8 Principal vacancy at Reagan Elementary. See attached document for more information and where to apply.

Lindsay Unified has a K-8 Principal vacancy at Reagan Elementary.  Getting the very best Principal for those learners, parents, and staff is a major priority for the district, the School Board, and the Cabinet.
Please take a look at the attached flyer and share within your circle of influence. We are looking for an experienced school leader with a proven track record of producing results in learning.  Given that the school is very small (410 learners) and very well staffed…this could be a dream job.  This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to join the Lindsay transformation!
Thank you for helping us find the right leader for these children.
See attached document for more information and where to apply: K-8 Principal Reagan Elementary 04.2017.(UPDATED)pdf
Please share!! Grant opportunities for Central Valley CBOs this week

Please share!! Grant opportunities for Central Valley CBOs this week

Support for Programming for Boys and Young Men of Color
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Forward Promise Empowerment Projects 
Forward Promise, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, promotes culturally responsive practices that buffer the effects of historical and systemic trauma on boys and young men of color. Forward Promise Empowerment Projects will support nonprofit organizations that provide culturally relevant and evidence-supported responses to trauma to boys and young men of color, ages 12-24, while promoting opportunities for them to heal, grow, and thrive. Through this grant opportunity, Forward Promise will fund up to nine organizations to help strengthen their capacity to provide programming for boys and young men of color; enhance their ability to use data and research; and increase their ability to influence policy and practice in support of culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and healing-promoting strategies for boys and young men of color. Selected organizations will receive a grant of either up to $150,000 or up to $450,000 over two years. The deadline for brief proposals is May 2, 2017; full proposals will be due June 22, 2017. Visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s website to review the call for proposals.

Bicycle Infrastructure and Advocacy Initiatives Funded
PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program 
The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program offers funding for important and influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the United States. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided for bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development; city or county agencies or departments; and state or federal agencies working locally. Letters of interest for the fall 2017 grant cycle will be accepted from June 12 to July 21, 2017; full applications will be due October 13, 2017. Visit the PeopleForBikes website to review the grant guidelines.

Grants Address Media Ethics Issues 
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation 
The mission of the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills, and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information. The Foundation provides grants to journalism schools and other nonprofit media organizations, with special preference given to programs focusing on ethics and new media. The Foundation focuses its giving on the following program areas: Investigative Reporting, Professional Development, Oklahoma Journalism, and Special Opportunities. The deadlines for letters of inquiry are May 15 and November 15, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the grant program and to submit an online letter of inquiry

Programs to Promote Healthy Drinks for Native American Children Supported
Notah Begay III Foundation: Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures 
The Notah Begay III Foundation’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures has issued the  “Drop Sugary Drinks!” Request for Applications. Tribes and Native-led organizations working to significantly reduce sugary drinks and to increase the consumption of healthy beverage alternatives (such as water, breastfeeding, indigenous teas, etc.) may apply for a grant between $10,000 and $40,000. Applications will be accepted from tribes and Native-led organizations across the country that specifically focus on the reduction of sugar-sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of healthy beverages for young children up to age eight. The application deadline is May 8, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Request for Applications.

Program Supports Alternative Education for Youth 

Department of Labor 
The YouthBuild program is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are high school dropouts, aging out of foster care, or are disabled or homeless. The application deadline is May 9, 2017.

Rural Cooperatives Funded
Department of Agriculture
The Rural Cooperative Development Grant program provides support to improve the economic condition of rural areas by assisting in the startup, expansion, or operational improvement of rural cooperatives and other business entities. The application deadline is May 26, 2017.