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Supporting Our Communities Grants

Grants to California, Nevada, and Hawaii Nonprofits
for Consulting and Capacity Building Initiatives

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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First Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/31/18 5:00 PM PT


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Grants of up to $5,000 as well as in-kind services to California, Nevada, and Hawaii nonprofits within the funding source’s service area for activities that strengthen their organizational and fundraising capacity as well as community development initiatives.

Applicants must be located in, or provide services in, the following areas:

- California: Counties of Alameda, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Placer, Riverside, and Sacramento
- Hawaii: Honolulu County
- Nevada: Clark County

Types of Grants:

- Organizational and Fundraising Capacity Grant: Approximately twenty nonprofit organizations will receive a cash grant combined with in-kind consulting services for strengthening their organizational and fundraising capacity.

- Community Development Grant: Approximately twenty nonprofit organizations will receive a cash grant to support their programs and services that benefit low-or-moderate-income individuals and communities.

Organizational and fundraising capacity grant recipients receive:

- Donor stewardship: The Foundation helps create meaningful interactions to engage donors
- Staff training: The Foundation helps nonprofits build the necessary skills to run an effective organization
- Gift planning: The Foundation helps prepare and plan for gifts of all sizes, and all forms
- Board building: The Foundation's team works closely to build strong Boards who can make an impact
- Development planning: The Foundation helps plan and build for the future
- Board retreats: The Foundation facilitates board retreats to foster meaningful conversations about the nonprofit
- Strategic planning: The Foundation develops strategic plans that help build a long-term plan
- Cash management options: The Foundation can create programs to alleviate funding gaps that might occur
- Investment policy: The Foundation can review or create investment policies that address the unique needs of the nonprofit
- Interactive workshops: The Foundation can lead workshops and seminars to educate and engage the team

Priority will be given to organizations or projects that:

- Serve low– and moderate-income individuals of all ages.
- Demonstrate how the Foundation can share their expertise in financial literacy and economic self-sufficiency.
- Serve veterans.
- Focus on development assistance and lending solutions for small businesses.
- Partner to support the creation of affordable housing and the sustainability of safe, clean and desirable neighborhoods and programs that enhance the quality of life for residents in communities that First Foundation serves.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177553

Number of Grants:

Approximately 20 organizations will receive an Organizational and Fundraising Capacity Grant, and approximately 20 organizations will receive a Community Development Grant.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each organization will receive up to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for grant funding, nonprofit organizations must meet the following criteria:

- Have a nonprofit, tax-exempt classification under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Be located or provide service in First Foundation’s service area (see Geographic Focus below).
- Demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 5:00 PM Pacific Time on January 31, 2018.

Program Information:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Tyler Resh, Director of Marketing and Strategy

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Alameda, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Placer, Riverside, and Sacramento Counties;   Hawaii: Honolulu County;   Nevada: Clark County