Funding Opportunities for Central Valley CBOS

Funding Opportunities for Central Valley CBOS

Support for Nonprofit/Foundation Collaborations
Fund for Shared Insight: Listen for Good 
The Fund for Shared Insight, administered by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is a multi-year collaborative effort among funders that pools financial and other resources to make grants to improve philanthropy. Shared Insight emerged from the belief that foundations will be more effective and make an even bigger difference in the world if they are more open. Listen for Good, an initiative of the Fund for Shared Insight, invites nonprofit organizations and funders to join in exploring a systematic and rigorous way of getting feedback from the people who are benefiting from foundation funding. In order to participate in Listen for Good, a nonprofit organization must be nominated by an existing or new funder. Applicants must have a minimum annual budget of $500,000 in the current and previous fiscal years. In 2017, grants totaling $45,000 over two years will be provided to U.S. nonprofit organizations working in any issue area. This amount includes $15,000 from the nonprofit organization’s funding partner and $30,000 from the Fund for Shared Insight. The application deadline is May 26, 2017. Visit the Fund for Shared Insight website to learn more about the grant guidelines and application details.

Skatepark Construction in Low-Income Communities Funded
Tony Hawk Foundation
The Tony Hawk Foundation is dedicated to promoting the construction of new, quality skateparks located in low-income communities throughout the United States. The Foundation primarily supports projects that can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment, particularly in the form of planning and fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups. Priority is given to projects that are designed and built from concrete by experienced skatepark contractors and include local skaters in the planning, fundraising, and design process. Grants of $1,000 to $25,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations and state or local agencies, including public school systems and public projects. Requests are reviewed two times per year. Applications for the upcoming grant cycle will be accepted from May 3 to June 14, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant criteria and submit an online application.

Grants Enhance HIV/AIDS Organizations Nationwide
AIDS United: Sector Transformation 
AIDS United is dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Sector Transformation, an initiative of AIDS United, supports HIV/AIDS service organizations nationwide that are navigating the challenges to service sustainability posed by shifts in funding, implementation of healthcare reform, and scientific advances in HIV treatment and prevention. Grants of up to $50,000 are available for transformational projects. Examples include, but are not limited to, development of integrated care models, expansion of services, strategic alliances and partnerships, post-merger integration, mission expansion or rebranding, mergers or consolidations, responsible closures, and client population expansion. Sector Transformation also offers technical assistance for specific restructuring-related activities, as well as funding for “Reverse Site Visits” to help organizations learn from others that have successfully restructured. Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or have a fiscal agent. Organizations led by and focused on serving women, people of color, and transgender communities are strongly encouraged to apply. The upcoming deadline for letter of inquiry forms is May 29, 2017; invited proposals are reviewed quarterly. Visit the AIDS United website for more information.

Funds for U.S. Environment Efforts 
Cornell Douglas Foundation 
The Cornell Douglas Foundation is dedicated to advocating for environmental health and justice, encouraging stewardship of the environment, and furthering respect for sustainability of resources. The Foundation provides grants averaging $10,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address one or more of the following areas of interest: environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection, and financial literacy. Introductory letters are reviewed throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website for information on developing and submitting an introductory letter.

Program Supports Service Dogs for Injured Heroes
Department of Defense 
The Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program provides support to connect assistance dogs with service members and veterans. The application deadline is May 22, 2017.

CFBMoC Program Manager position available with Sierra Health Foundation

CFBMoC Program Manager position available with Sierra Health Foundation

California Funders for Boys and Men of Color Program Manager position available

California Funders for Boys and Men of Color (CFBMoC) is a collaboration of CEOs from 19 California foundations dedicated to aligning their efforts, resources, and influence to improve the lives of boys and men of color in California. The foundations are building momentum, investment and public awareness to address the systemic barriers that have limited access to opportunity for a population critical to California’s future. The overarching goal is to significantly increase the number of males of color with stable, full-time employment with earnings sufficient to support a family (above 300% federal poverty level).

The Program Manager will be based out of The Center’s office in Sacramento and is responsible for facilitating, implementing and managing the work of the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color (formerly the California Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color).

Read the full job description and application instructions.

California Funders for Boys and Men of Color is managed by The Center.

Reading and Beyond is looking for a grant writer to join their staff

Reading and Beyond is looking for a grant writer to join their staff

Reading and Beyond is a non-profit organization whose mission is “To empower children and families to achieve productive, self-reliant lives.” The Grant Writer position is responsible for Reading and Beyond’s fundraising efforts and will ensure Reading and Beyond through developing and implementing an innovative fundraising plan. This position is accountable for the day-to- day management of Reading and Beyond’s fund development program. Responsibilities include prospect solicitation and oversight of the electronic, direct mail, foundation and corporate grants, special events and donor recognition programs to obtain annual, renewable gifts from constituencies of Reading and Beyond. The job includes fund development, information management, financial administration and fiscal reporting while implementing fundraising activities for our regular. The Grant Writer reports directly to and works closely with the Executive Director and communicates regularly with the Advisory Board.

See full job description here: Grant Writer Job Description

Data sharing as a driver for community growth

This week, I attended a meeting on Fresno collective efforts to strengthen children and families’ opportunity for success in this community. The Children’s Data Network video below does a great job of highlighting the importance of linking and aligning cross-sector data to have a better understanding of the needed system and programmatic changes that would help out communities thrive and grow.