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Good Neighbor Grants (GNG)

Grants to California Nonprofits, Agencies, Groups, and
Individuals to Benefit Young Children and Their Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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First 5 Shasta (F5S)

Deadline Date:

04/30/21 Receipt


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Grants of up to $1,500 to California nonprofit organizations, government agencies, groups, associations, clubs, and individuals in eligible locations for projects that benefit children from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Funding is intended to support early development, learning, and the health and well being of young children. Grant funds must be used to expand, enhance, or create services for pregnant women, children ages 0-to-5, their families, and providers working on behalf of young children in Shasta County.

GNG supply small amounts of funding that can make a big difference. First 5 Shasta aims to attract a diverse range of partners, both newcomers, and traditional early childhood organizations, by offering Good Neighbor assistance. Projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Community event support
  • Education projects or activities
  • Projects that provides goods or services directly to families with young children
  • Training for providers working with young children and their families¬†

Each GNG request must address one of F5S's Strategic Plan Goals and at least one related Objective. First 5 Shasta's Strategic Plan 2019-24, identifying goals and objectives in support of F5S's vision and mission (see Supporting Documents below). 

Proposed activities must benefit all or a subset of the following Shasta County residents:

  • Pregnant Women
  • Parents or Other Caregivers
  • Children 0-to-5
  • Providers of Early Childhood Services

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162410

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Request Range: $500 - $1,500

GNG will be offered in two $12,500 funding cycles.

Term of Contract:

Projects should be completed and funds must be used within the Fiscal Year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Groups eligible to request funds include, but are not limited to: individuals, parent groups, church groups, community groups, neighborhood associations, service clubs, schools, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, and government agencies.

First 5 Shasta funds cannot be used to supplant or take the place of funding for existing services, including existing staff time. Current F5S grantees cannot use GNG funds to supplement or expand their existing F5S scope of work or budget.

Funds may not be used for capital improvement projects or for fundraising events such as walk-a-thons, tournaments, fashion shows, and/or on-going fundraising expenses in an organization.

Pre-Application Information:


- Good Neighbor Cycle 1 - Summer/Fall 2020: July 6, 2020 through December 31, 2020
- Good Neighbor Cycle 2 - Winter/Spring 2021: January 4, 2021 through April 30, 2021

GNG requests are accepted by F5S on an on-going basis during each open funding cycle or until dedicated funds for that cycle are exhausted, whichever comes first.

Applicants are encouraged to visit to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) and resilience.

Contact Information:

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


For questions please contact Jackie Scott, Grant Coordinator at 530-646-3780, or email

First 5 Shasta
393 Park Marina Circle
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: 530-646-3780

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Shasta County

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