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Van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation Grant

Grants to Northern California Nonprofits and Agencies for
Advocacy and Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/21/18 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $7,500 to $30,000 to Northern California nonprofits, organizations, and agencies for activities that promote social justice by providing legal services and advocating on behalf of the underserved. In remote areas in the northernmost part of the state, programs that are legally related are also considered for funding.

The Foundation will also support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) programs in the far north of the state.

Eligible regions include Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Mono Counties and all counties north of these five counties.

Examples of direct legal services are organizations that have attorneys on staff who provide legal aid to their clients. The breadth of services includes but is not limited to helping an individual or family with immigration problems, landlord/tenant issues, family law/domestic violence, juvenile dependency, senior/end of life issues, accessing federal benefits, or representing victims of predatory lenders, housing discrimination, wage exploitation etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143904

Estimated Size of Grant:

Most grants are in the $7,500 - $30,000 range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that provide direct legal services, legal assistance, and legal advocacy for vulnerable populations in Northern California are eligible to apply.

Grants must be paid to a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit or to a public entity, such as county or state agency. All others will need to use a fiscal sponsor.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadlines for 2018 are as follows:

Winter — 5pm, Friday, January 5, 2018
Spring — 5pm, Friday, March 16, 2018
Summer — 5pm, Friday, June 8, 2018
Fall — 5pm, Friday, September 21, 2018

If you determine that your organization/program is in alignment with the Foundation’s interests, you must decide which application form to complete: new/returning or renewal.
- A new/returning applicant is one who has never been funded by the Foundation OR one that has been funded prior to last year.
- A renewal applicant is one that has received a grant last year and will be reporting on that grant as part of their grant request.


Online Application Information:

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online:

Jenny Chan, Program Associate
(415) 512-0500

For questions on the online grant application system:
Heidi Emmel, Online Grants Consultant

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Mono Counties and all counties north of these five counties