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Hand to Hand Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible
Regions to Empower Women and Girls

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Coastal Community Foundation (CCF)

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Grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations for a broad range of programs that will impact the lives of girls and women in eligible regions. Funding is intended to promote self-sufficiency and empower change. Eligible organizations must serve the communities of San Diego County.

Grants will be made that fulfill the mission of Hand to Hand and may include:

  • Education and job training for women
  • Mentoring programs for women and/or girls
  • Programs for women re-entering the workforce
  • Health and wellness programs for women and girls

Grant funds may support activities to expand current programs, to make them more effective or to improve organizational efficiency in delivering services for women or girls only. Funding for new programs or services within the existing organization will be considered.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172755

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant range: $3,000 - $10,000

Term of Contract:

Grants are for one year only. Organizations may apply for a grant annually.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a 501(c)3 organization in existence for at least two years.
- Grants are not made to individuals, for special events, endowments, religious or political advocacy, capital campaigns or for programs outside of San Diego County.
- Preference will be given to organizations with budgets under $3 million.
- Programs and services must align with Hand to Hand’s mission and one or more focus areas.
- The organization must be willing to host a scheduled site visit for evaluation of the proposal.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Deadline: May 21th, 2021.

How to Apply:
- Complete the application online
- Submit the following items in separate documents via email: 1. current organization budget (income and expenses) 2. current Profit and Loss statement, 3. most recent 990 (pdf format)

Organizations that have not applied to or received a grant from Coastal Community Foundation within the past two years must submit an IRS tax-exempt letter. A copy of the IRS tax-exempt letter may be emailed to the Foundation.

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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.


Email separate documents and IRS tax-exempt letters to

Coastal Community Foundation
162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Ste F-50
Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 942-9245

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