Apply NOW for the Brand New CDFI Equitable Recovery Program
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) opened the fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding round for the CDFI Equitable Recovery Program (CDFI ERP) today. The program will provide approximately $1.73 billion in awards, which was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. 116-260), to Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to respond to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDFI Fund is opening the program round for applications today in anticipation of publication of the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register on June 24, 2022.
Through CDFI ERP, the CDFI Fund will provide Awards to Certified CDFIs to 1) expand lending, grant making and investment activities in Low- or Moderate-Income communities and to borrowers, including minorities, that have significant unmet capital or financial services needs and were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; and 2) enable CDFIs to build organizational capacity and acquire technology, staff, and other tools necessary to accomplish the activities under a CDFI ERP Award. All Awards provided through this NOFA are subject to funding availability. The CDFI ERP Award may be expended for eligible activities such as financial products, financial services, development services and/or grants, and certain operational support activities as defined by the NOFA.
All applications must be submitted to the CDFI Fund by August 23, 2022. Review the NOFA for additional program details.
Please see below for guidance on how to apply to the CDFI ERP.
Organizations eligible to apply for a CDFI ERP Award will be limited to CDFIs that:
have been certified, by the CDFI Fund, as CDFIs as of the date the NOFA is published in the Federal Register—the NOFA serves as an official notice that organizations can formally submit an application for a CDFI ERP Award;
have a track record of serving CDFI ERP-Eligible Geographies (which will be detailed in the NOFA) and can provide data demonstrating such track record as part of the application process; and
meet certain financial management criteria, including two years of audited financial statements, and are in compliance with all outstanding CDFI Fund awards, allocations, or bond requirements and meet benchmarks for programmatic and financial safety and soundness.
Reference copies of the CDFI ERP NOFA and all application materials can be found on the CDFI ERP page on the CDFI Fund’s website.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read and view all application materials, including the NOFA, application guidance, webinars, and presentations.
The CDFI Fund is conducting two live webinars to provide guidance to applicants about the FY 2022 CDFI ERP application and to answer applicant questions. Please review the CDFI ERP webpage for the dates, times, and access information for each webinar. Advance registration is not required for the webinars.
Required Application Systems
All applicants must be registered and have active accounts in SAM.gov, Grants.gov, and the CDFI Fund’s Awards Management Information System (AMIS) to apply for funding, or they will be unable to submit an application. All applicants are also required to have the correct Employer Identification Number and Unique Entity Identifier number attached to the relevant SAM.gov and AMIS accounts by July 26, 2022. As soon as possible, organizations should either create these accounts if they don’t exist, or confirm that their existing accounts are up-to-date, in order to avoid potential application submission problems. Detailed information is available in the FY 2022 CDFI ERP NOFA.
Applicants must submit their SF-424 electronically via Grants.gov and create an AMIS account before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on July 26, 2022.
The CDFI Fund strongly encourages all materials to be submitted at least three days before each corresponding deadline for Grants.gov and AMIS.
The CDFI Fund will no longer respond to any applicant questions regarding the CDFI ERP application round received after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 19, 2022. Compliance and CDFI Certification support will not be available after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 19, 2022.
The CDFI Fund will be answering questions about AMIS technical issues with the FY 2022 CDFI ERP application until 5:00 p.m. ET on August 23, 2022.
The complete CDFI ERP funding application must be submitted electronically through AMIS before 11:59 p.m. ET on August 23, 2022.
Please see the NOFA for more information on submitting the CDFI ERP application.
QuestionsContact the CDFI Fund with questions by submitting a Service Request through your AMIS account, by e-mail to email@example.com, or by phone to (202) 653-0421 (please note this is not a toll free number).
To learn more about the CDFI Fund and its programs, please visit www.cdfifund.gov.
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The Employment Development Department (EDD) in collaboration with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Office of Planning and Research (OPR), and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development announces the availability of up to $65 million in the Community Economic Resilience Fund Program (CERF) Planning Phase 1 Program Year (PY) 2022-24 Solicitation for Proposals (SFP).
Planning projects will develop meaningfully inclusive regional planning processes that produce regional roadmaps, which will outline plans to bolster economic resiliency and increase access to quality jobs for those who traditionally have been left behind. Regional plans will meet regions where they are, understanding there is no one-size-fits all path toward a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable economy. The High Road Transition Collaboratives must incorporate perspectives from stakeholders such as labor, business, community groups, local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, economic development entities, education institutions, and other key groups in the region.
Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2022. An informational webinar will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Preregistration is required. For registration information, email a request to WSBCERF@edd.ca.gov by June 13, 2022. The EDD encourages applicants to submit a notice of intent to apply to WSBCERF@edd.ca.gov by 5 p.m. on June 22, 2022. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.
CDFI Fund Releases Application Demand for FY 2022 Round of CDFI Program and NACA Program
The fiscal year (FY) 2022 application round for the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s (CDFI Fund) Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) closed on April 12, 2022. In total, 719 organizations from across the country requested a combined level of $577.9 million in awards, which is nearly three times the amount of available funding.
Nationwide, the FY 2022 CDFI Program and NACA Program applicants are headquartered in 49 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, the CDFI Program received 71 applications from organizations headquartered in the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico.The CDFI Fund currently anticipates that the FY 2022 Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance awards will be announced separately.For more information about these programs, please visit the CDFI Fund’s website at www.cdfifund.gov/cdfi or www.cdfifund.gov/native.
2022 CED Pre-Application Presentation Now Available
Applying for 2022 CED Funding?The 2022 CED Pre-Application Presentation provides prospective applicants of the CED program withdetails about the 2022 grant competition, including:
Information about the CED program;
Application criteria; and
The application submission and review process.
View all info and use these resources to learn about the CED Program, eligibility requirements, ways to create a successful job creation project, and how to apply for a CED grant.
Applications for the FY 2022 CED funding opportunity are due on July 11th, 2022.Additionally, the Office of Community Services (OCS) is seeking reviewers to help select the grantees forthe CED program. We encourage you to share this opportunity with members of your community and networks,including beneficiaries of OCS programs. To register to be a reviewer, please email: OCS@reviewops.org.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) opened the fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding round for the Small Dollar Loan Program (SDL Program) today. SDL Program funding is intended to expand consumer access to financial institutions by providing alternatives to high cost small dollar lending. The SDL Program funding is also intended to help unbanked and underbanked populations build credit, access affordable capital, and allow greater access into the mainstream financial system. For this program, small dollar loans are unsecured loans of up to $2,500.
Through the SDL Program, the CDFI Fund provides:
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Announcement: Strong Communities Program Grant – Expansion of FRCs
Strong Communities Program Grant: The California Department of Social Services’ Office of Child Abuse Prevention is pleased to announce the release of the Strong Communities Program – Expansion of Family Resource Centers Request for Applications (RFA). Approximately $5,000,000 of total federal funding will be available, to fund up to five grantees (at a level of approximately $333,000 per year, per grantee) for the expansion of Family Resource Centers with a grant period beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2025. Strong Communities Program grantees will be expected to establish Family Resource Centers or expand existing Family Resources Centers through the establishment of a new regional branch in unserved regions or neighborhoods, to provide family support programs/services. Grantees will increase activities, supports, and services especially for families and communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and other stressors, including Black, brown, indigenous, migrant, and LGBTQ+ children and families, and rural communities.
Strong Communities Program Grant RFA (PDF)
We are gearing up for Round 2 grants in June. If you were not selected in Round 1, you are eligible to reapply again. Remember, grant money does not need to be repaid. Monies are intended to elevate and grow your business.Through this grant, you will also receive mentoring, technical training assistance and more.Registration Deadline for the cash grant will end on Friday, June 17th, 2022.Visit Elevate Together for additional information.
The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities the Bank serves in California (as well as Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington). The Foundation is committed to improving economic prosperity, especially for under-resourced individuals, families, and small businesses, by providing Community Grants (ranging from $5,000 to $10,000) in the following impact areas:
Economically Empowered IndividualsThe focus is on:
Vibrant Business EcosystemsThe focus is on:
Thriving CommunitiesThe focus is on:
Eligible programs must serve a majority low-to-moderate (LMI) population.
The Foundation is unlikely to make grants directly or indirectly to government entities, including municipalities, school districts, and universities/colleges.
Deadline for Online Application: September 2, 2022.
NOFO Highlights HUD will select up to 25 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Only CoC Collaborative Applicants may apply for a community under this NOFO [Section III.A] Community selection applications are submitted through grants.gov, and are due by June 28, 2022. Communities represented by the CoC Collaborative Applicant must include a youth action board, the local or state public child welfare agency, and a broad array of other partners [V.A] The rating and ranking criteria included in this NOFO will be used to competitively select the communities; however, HUD has the right to select lower scoring community selection applications, as provided in section III.F.a [Section V.A] The selection of the selected communities will be announced in August 2022 Selected Communities will: Develop and implement a CCP to prevent and end youth homelessness
Eligible Applicants: For CoC Collaborative Applicants: To develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Due: June 28, 2022
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Sidhartha Nilakanta – firstname.lastname@example.org
To fund airport capital improvements and rehabilitation projects.
Due: June 30, 2022
NIFA’s Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program – Produce Prescription Program focuses on projects that improve dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables; reduce individual and household food insecurity; and reduce healthcare use and associated costs.
For nonprofits: To undertake projects to assist marginalized and underserved women workers in understanding and accessing their employment rights, public services, and benefits.
Due: July 1, 2022
The Community Economic Development Projects program supports well-planned, financially viable, and innovative projects to enhance job creation and business development for individuals with low incomes. The program funds projects that address the personal and community barriers that must be overcome for individuals with low incomes to become self-sufficient. Funds can also be used for costs associated with business startup or expansion activities, provided that the expenditures result in the creation of positions that can be filled with individuals with low incomes. Eligible efforts may also include the re-creation or restoration of full-time, full-year positions that were lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due: July 11, 2022
To support the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education by providing campus-based child care services.
To support community-based organizations and civil rights organizations to develop comprehensive approaches to addressing hate crimes.
Due: July 12, 2022
To bring together federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community-based partners, and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.
Due: July 14, 2022
To improve HUD’s and the public’s knowledge of housing-related health and safety hazards and to improve or develop new hazard assessment and control methods, with a focus on lead and other key residential health and safety hazards.
Due: July 18, 2022
The Grants for Arts Projects program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. The program funds arts projects in the following disciplines: artist communities, arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literary arts, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting and multidisciplinary arts, theater, and visual arts. Applications are due to grants.gov by July 7, 2022. The deadline for submittals to the NEA applicant portal is July 19, 2022.
Due: July 19, 2022
To study the effectiveness of disaster recovery funding after wildfire to increase the capacity of communities affected by wildfire to use disaster assistance to enhance resilience to wildfire, especially the resilience of low- and moderate-income persons and communities.
To implement pollution prevention projects.
Due: July 23, 2022
To assist tribes in conducting solid waste management activities that gauge the extent of threat to human health and the environment and assist with establishing sustainable waste management programs.
Due: July 29, 2022
To establish and maintain a revolving fund to provide loans and sub-grants to eligible individuals for individually owned water well systems and/or individually owned wastewater systems.
Due: July 31, 2022
For qualified non-profits: To create a revolving loan fund that can provided financing for the extension and improvement of water and waste disposal systems in rural areas.
To support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes.
Due: August 4, 2022
To support underserved communities and populations across the country in developing successful economic development plans and projects.
Due: August 5, 2022
To enhance research programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the national security functions of DoD.
Due: August 12, 2022
To support strategically strengthening public health capacity and systems related to the workforce, foundational capabilities, data modernization, physical infrastructure and support from national public health partners.
Due: August 15, 2022
For the removal of dams and other in-stream barriers for native migratory or sea-run fish.
For Native American tribal governments and organizations: To remove barriers to fish passage for native migratory or sea-run fish.
Due: August 29, 2022
For research on the co-location of solar and agriculture (“agrivoltaics”) to advance the decarbonization of the energy system while providing new economic opportunities to farmers, rural communities, and the solar industry.
Due: August 30, 2022
Strong Communities Program Grant: The California Department of Social Services’ Office of Child Abuse Prevention is pleased to announce the release of the Strong Communities Program – Expansion of Family Resource Centers Request for Applications (RFA). Approximately $5,000,000 of total federal funding will be available, to fund up to five grantees (at a level of approximately $333,000 per year, per grantee) for the expansion of Family Resource Centers with a grant period beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2025.
The Section 8 Loan Guarantee Program allows Community Development Block Grant recipients and sub-recipients to leverage that allocation into low-interest loans for projects that may be difficult to fund. Projects can fall under a wide range of categories such as Community and Economic Development, Public Infrastructure, Placemaking, Acquisition of Property, and more. HUD’s Financial Management Division provides 1-on-1 Technical Assistance for interested borrowers.
The Silicon Valley Bank Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in communities in which Silicon Valley Bank operates in northern California.
The Foundation’s areas of interest include:
3003 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Attention: Director of CRA
Link: Application guidelines and forms may be requested from the Bank.
This program provides support to nonprofit organizations located in the company’s district markets. California offices are located in Brea, Glendale, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, San Mateo, Walnut Creek and Woodland Hills.
The company provides support in the following areas:
Insperity considers the following three types of donation requests:
First Foundation is committed to building the strength of the nonprofit organizations in the communities the company serves, including Alameda, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties, CA.
First Foundation’s Supporting Our Communities initiative focuses on community and economic development by making an impact in the following areas:
In addition to monetary contributions grant recipients receive fundraising and organizational capacity building support as well as pro bono consulting services, including board development, interactive workshops, investment advisory and strategic planning.
Contact: Sylvia Figueroa, Director of Community Development; email@example.com
The mission of Women’s Empowerment International (WE) is to empower women with tools to work their way out of poverty, care for their families, and strengthen their communities. Support is currently provided in California and Puerto Rico in the U.S., Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, and Uganda.
Collaborating with global partners, WE provided funding for microloans, training, and services. Support is provided to grassroots nonprofit organizations for poverty alleviation projects that benefit underserved women in poor, largely rural areas.
Support is provided to organizations that:
Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: None
Contact: Further information about funding priorities and opportunities, including a detailed list of criteria, is available by contacting WE’s Vice President for Empowerment Programs via email, indicating “Partnership Inquiry” as the email’s subject.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
These grants will be made to qualified intermediaries, (including nonprofit community-based organizations), defined as organizations that provide financial and technical assistance to multiple recipients, to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community. The recipient and beneficiary, but not the intermediary, must be located in an eligible rural area.
The Agency encourages applicants to consider projects that will advance the following key priorities:
Deadline: Electronic applications submitted through Grants.gov are due April 19, 2022 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific time. Paper applications must be received by 4 p.m. April 25, 2022.
Eligibility: The applicable Rural Development State Office can assist in determining the eligibility of an area. A listing of Rural Development State Office contacts can be found at the following link: https:// www.rd.usda.gov/files/CFStateOffice Contacts.pdf. A map showing eligible rural areas can be found at the following link: https://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/ eligibility/welcomeAction.do? pageAction=RBSmenu.
Contact: Lisa Butler, (559) 754-3146
Link: Entities wishing to apply for assistance may download the application documents and requirements from the RCDI website: https:// www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities/rural-community- development-initiative-grants.
Application information for electronic submissions may be found at https:// www.grants.gov.
Applicants may also request paper application packages from the Rural Development office in their state. A list of Rural Development State office contacts can be found via https:// www.rd.usda.gov/files/CFStateOffice Contacts.pdf. You may also obtain a copy by calling 202–205–9685.
The Los Angeles Giving Circle (LAGC) is committed to ensuring that all women and girls in Los Angeles County have access to programs and support that help them reach their full potential.
LAGC supports nonprofit organizations that help underserved women and girls achieve self-sufficient sustainable lives, so that the vicious cycle of inequity can be broken once and for all.
Supported programs encompass:
Contact: Organizations interested in applying for a grant may contact Marsh Smith. Email address: email@example.com
Deadline: Initial inquires may be submitted throughout the year.
This program supports nonprofit organizations in communities served by the Bank in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, CA. The Bank supports organizations that focus on the following:
17901 Von Karman AvenueSuite 1200
Irvine, CA 92614
Grants to Arizona, California, and Nevada nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that serve local communities. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs that enhance or create opportunities for permanent improvements. From the foundation website FAQs” “It is best to present the program with the most need or that you are most passionate about.”
Grant range: $5,000 to $5,000,000; round the amount to the nearest $1,000.
Deadline: There are no deadlines for Letters of Intent. Applications must be received within 30 days from the date of the invitation letter or by the meeting deadline date, whichever occurs first.
Contact: Submit LOIs and Applications to:grants@DEWF.org Include “DEWF” in the subject line.Mailing Address:P.O. Box 2427Prescott, AZ 86302-2427928-445-9699
The S.H. Cowell Foundation works to improve the lives of children living in poverty in northern and central California by making grants and providing support to strengthen families and communities. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and school districts in communities that meet the following criteria:
As of January 1, 2021, Cowell was making or considering place-based grants in the following communities: Calistoga; East Madera; El Verano (Sonoma); Mayfair (San Jose); McKinleyville; Napa; Sanger; Southside Richmond; and Tahoe Truckee. We also are active in the North State Region comprising Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties.
In addition to place-based grants, Cowell occasionally awards two other types of grants:
Exploratory grants are awarded while Cowell is prospecting and developing relationships in a community, before determining whether it is appropriate to fully engage there under the place-based guidelines.
Resource Capacity-Building grants are awarded to enhance the resources, practices, and cohesiveness of the program fields in which Cowell operates, and to create access to such resources on behalf of place-based grantees.
Cowell maintains three main grants programs and two supporting programs.
We support comprehensive programs that safeguard equitable access to services such as food, shelter, childcare, and safety. We fund programs and community-building efforts that help families build on their strengths and increase their self-efficacy, and that implement trauma-responsive practices. We encourage programs that honor lived experiences and incorporate resident voices in the design, implementation, and governance of family-support services.
We believe that high-quality public schools, available to all, are essential for society to thrive.
We fund initiatives within schools and school districts to provide equitable learning for all students, particularly students of color and those living in poverty. We support engaging students in relevant, immersive learning that prepares them for college, career, and citizenship, equipping them to help solve complex challenges in their communities and the world. We also invest in organizations outside of school districts that, along with community residents, hold public schools to account and help them improve.
We support youth development organizations that provide safe spaces for youth to explore their interests and aspirations, build confidence and resilience, and solidify a commitment to lifelong learning and community engagement. We prioritize programs focused on the mental health and well-being of young people and supporting their agency and leadership, as well as their readiness for higher education and careers. We support organizations implementing trauma-responsive practices in their programs and services for youth.
Leadership & Organizational Health
Cowell commonly funds the direct costs of delivering services and operating programs for community residents; but we are keenly aware that the scope and quality of those services, and ultimately their effectiveness, depend on the vitality of our grantee organizations. Accordingly, grantees in the Families, Education, and Youth program areas may inquire about complementary grants through the Leadership & Organizational Health program.
Through our active engagement in communities, we often learn about critical needs and opportunities that lie outside our main program areas. For that purpose, we maintain a budget for responsive grants in communities where we are active. This complementary program is necessarily broad, but likely areas of focus include:
Deadlines: Funding inquiries are accepted year-round.
Contact: Send an email to the program assistant for your area of work to schedule a brief phone call:
Once per quarter, Whole Foods Market contributes to community-based nonprofit organizations with aligned missions and values. Charitable investments are led by local team member networks and are focused on addressing specific needs within their communities.
Examples of the types of issues supported include:
We donate to registered US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. All applicants must be able to demonstrate verified non-profit status.
Donations must be designated to nonprofit program support in communities that surround our stores and align with Whole Foods Market’s Core Values.
Deadlines: August 1, and October 24, 2022.
550 Bowie Street
Austin, TX 78703 – 4644
Donation Requests for Whole Food Market must be submitted online through our Community Engagement Portal.
The Cushman Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the greater San Diego, CA, area that work to bring about constructive change and promote human welfare.
The Foundation’s major areas of focus include:
Deadlines: April 1, July 1, October 20, and December 30, 2022 (The 2023 deadlines will be available in the winter.)Contact:
10620 Treena Street, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92131
858-549-2874, ext. 707
Acton Family Giving, a donor advised fund held at Fidelity Charitable, supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that have national or broad reach.
Acton Family Giving is currently expanding its grant cohort through the Empathy Building Initiative, which offers support in the following grantmaking areas:
Good Fight GrantsThe focus is on organizations that address social injustices and systemic problems, such as housing insecurity, economic instability, and immigration reform.
Priority is given to organizations that:
Areas of ExplorationThe focus is on organizations from any discipline that advance the empathy landscape in ways that align with the Empathy Building Initiative’s priorities.
StoriesThe focus is on organizations that provide a vehicle or space which elevates the voices of authentic storytellers and shares their stories.
Animal ConnectionsThe focus is on organizations that foster animal-human relationships in order to teach people, especially children, to respect and care for animals.
Acton’s team meets three times a year to make grant decisions, usually in May, August and October, but inquiries to the fund are welcome any time. The form can be accessed through the following link:
Comerica Charitable Giving Scholarship Program
The Comerica Charitable Giving Sponsorship Program supports nonprofit organizations located in communities that Comerica serves in California (as well as Florida, Michigan, and Texas).
Sponsorships are provided for events and activities that that align with one or more of Comerica’s giving priorities:
EducationThe focus is on programs for low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and families, including programs that support:
Economic and Community DevelopmentThe focus is on programs that promote and enhance opportunities for LMI families and communities through:
Human ServicesThe focus is on programs that enhance and protect the health and well-being of LMI individuals and families, including:
Comerica Bank accepts online Charitable sponsorship requests year-round.The Comerica Charitable Foundation, which accepts grant proposals online by invitation only, has four grant seasons during which charitable organizations may request support.
Monica L. Martinez
Senior Vice President of External Affairs
The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the Los Angeles, CA, area. Organizations that apply for funding must reflect Mrs. Doheny’s Mission & Mandate and fall within one or more of these four areas:
Types of support include:
Applications are reviewed by the Board the last Friday of the month, with exceptions due to holiday conflicts. The Board does not meet in July, September, or November. The grant review process can take up to three months, and applicants are notified by email after the Board’s decision.
Nina S. Shepherd
Chief Administrative Officer
707 Wilshire BoulevardSuite 4960
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Grants to US nonprofit organizations and public municipalities in California and other states for programs in four areas. Funding is intended for organizations that contribute to and positively impact the long term well-being and sustainability of communities within 30 miles of the following California cities where GP has a manufacturing facility: Antioch, La Mirada, Madera, Modesto, San Leandro, and Santa Fe Springs.
Charitable contribution requests are reviewed on a rolling cycle throughout the calendar year. Due to limited funding at year-end, submission by October 31 is encouraged. A written notification will be sent to the primary contact listed on the application within 45 days of receiving your application.
Grants for community programs and initiatives that promote environmental, economic, and social justice. Funds may be used for projects, general support, and collaborative efforts, as well as to build capacity for organizations working in the Foundation’s areas of interest. Priority is given to organizations with annual budgets of under $1 million. The Foundation supports efforts that strengthen the ability of communities to determine their own environmental, social, and economic well-being, and to help people control forces that affect their lives.
Funding will be provided for efforts that:
The Foundation will consider the following in evaluating grant proposals:
In pursuing systemic change, the Foundation would hope that:
Deadline: Prospective grantees should initiate the application process by sending a short two or three page letter of inquiry to the Program Director. There are no set deadlines, and letters of inquiry are reviewed throughout the year.
Lorraine Marasigan, Program DirectorTel: (212) 230-9830Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit Letters of Inquiry by email to email@example.com, by fax to 212-230-9849, or by regular mail to:Norman Foundation, Inc.147 East 48th StreetNew York, NY 10017
The Discover Donations and Sponsorships Program primarily supports nonprofit organizations in the communities where company employees live and work, including Los Angeles, CA. The main emphasis is on educational initiatives, with priority given to financial education programs.
All criteria must be met prior to submitting requests.
The Y&H Soda Foundation makes grants in the East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties) that advance equity so that everyone can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential, regardless of their race or economic and social status.
We believe that advocacy at the public systems level is key to achieving this vision. We seek to partner with organizations that address inequity by advocating for public policy changes that directly benefit low-income East Bay residents and redirect public and private funding into their communities.
Our two areas of grantmaking focus are:
(1) Economic Justice: building an inclusive local economy where everyone thrives
(2) Immigrant Rights and Inclusion: building a region that values immigrants and protects immigrant rights
We understand that these two areas are interconnected, and we will place a high priority on grant requests that work at the intersection of economic justice and immigrant rights.
We approach all our grantmaking with an equity focus. This requires a critical examination of the East Bay’s history, policy decisions, governance structures and philanthropic practices that perpetuate racial injustices in the economy and limit the full potential and civic participation of immigrant communities.
Please send us an email with the name of your organization, your contact information and identify which of our strategic priorities and funding strategies that you feel is aligned with your project.
We try to respond to inquiries within 10 business days. If you do not have a response from us after 2 weeks, please contact us by phone at (925) 631-1133.
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to address the needs of residents in eligible counties, with priority given to low- to moderate-income populations. Areas of support include:
Education and Job Training:
Community and Economic Development:
Recipient nonprofit organizations must:– Serve the Funding Source’s geographic areas– Fit within the Funding Source’s charitable giving categories– Operate as an equal opportunity employer– Be governed by a board of directors– Demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability
Counties in California include: Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tulare, Ventura and Yolo.
For more information, contact your local Community Affairs Officer.firstname.lastname@example.orgBank of the West Corporate Headquarters180 Montgomery StreetSan Francisco, CA 94104
Bank of the West Charitable Investments program accepts letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations. If your program is selected for future consideration, you will be contacted to complete a full online grant application.
Grants of up to $15,000 to nonprofits that improve the quality of life for local residents, especially for economically disadvantaged populations. CICF considers grants from organizations that operate in communities where the cruise industry does business whether in port or non-port states. CICF areas of emphasis include:
Proposals that incorporate partnerships with community groups and local organizations are encouraged.
Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation1201 F Street NW Suite 250Washington, DC 20004Tel: (202) 759-6769Email: email@example.com
CICF grant applications are accepted throughout the calendar year. Grant submissions will be reviewed on a quarterly basis for final selection. The full review process may take up to six months.
Grants to nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit underrepresented communities and low-income areas in eligible regions. Funding priorities include the environment, health, arts and culture, workforce development, education, youth impact, human services, and legal services. Eligible projects are those that benefit residents of the metropolitan areas in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco (among other cities nationwide). Grant support is provided to assist with general operations and projects.
The Foundation supports a wide range of civic, cultural, and charitable endeavors, as well as public interest law and legal education. The Venable Foundation is particularly interested in how its grants impact low-income and underrepresented communities, working to eliminate barriers to success. Grantees provide a variety of programs for the community, including out-of-school time activities, arts education, academic enrichment, homeless services, transitional and supportive housing, access to food, LGBTQ+ services, college access, workforce development, environmental preservation, health-based initiatives, legal services, immigration support, and a variety of other issues affecting low-income individuals and domestic violence survivors.
Contact:Michael W. BigleyDirector, Venable Foundation MWBigley@Venable.com
The Venable Foundation accepts applications three times per year. The application deadlines for the 2022 calendar year are as follows:– February 1, 2022– June 1, 2022– September 1, 2022Decisions are announced approximately three months after each deadline.
The mission of Women’s Empowerment International (WE) is to empower women with tools to work their way out of poverty, care for their families and strengthen their communities. Support is currently provided in California and Puerto Rico in the U.S. WE funds microloans, training, and services that enable women to start businesses, support their families, and strengthen their communities.
Support is provided to grassroots nonprofit organizations for poverty alleviation projects that benefit underserved women in poor, largely rural areas, that offer services beyond microcredit loans, e.g., business services and training, access to health care; and have programs that are appropriate to the economic, political, and social context of the local area.
Further information about funding priorities and opportunities, including a detailed list of criteria, is available by contacting WE’s Vice President for Empowerment Programs via email at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating “Partnership Inquiry” as the email’s subject.
The Grousbeck Family Foundation II supports nonprofit organizations in California.
Types of support include general operating support and project support. Grant range is between $5,000 and $200,000; occasionally, larger grants are made.
Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
The SG Foundation aims to encourage underserved or disadvantaged individuals and communities to partner together to help themselves. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Fresno, Kern, Kings, and northern Santa Barbara counties in California. The Foundation prefers that proposed projects or services improve quality of life, in areas such as:
Programs must target individuals or communities at or below poverty level.
Long-term development programs are strongly preferred over one-time relief projects.
Agencies with a Judeo-Christian influence on those they serve are preferred, but no grants are given to religious programs solely for the purpose of proselytizing.
Grants range from $250 to $80,000, with the average grant $15,000.
P.O. Box 444
Buellton, CA 93427
Marisla offers grants to California nonprofit organizations and governmental entities for human services programming in eligible regions (Los Angeles and Orange Counties). Funding is intended for activities and projects that help women in the area, with a focus on their physical health and their mental and emotional well-being. The Human Services Program addresses the needs of women, primarily focusing on physical, emotional and mental health, and financial well-being. Grants support activities and integrated approaches to homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and vocational training. Contact: Peggy Lauer, Human Services Program Director, Administrator.email@example.com
Deadlines:– November 15 through January 15 – Board meeting in March (Q1)– February 15 through April 15 – Board meeting in June (Q2)– May 15 through July 15 – Board meeting in September (Q3– August 15 through October 15 – Board meeting in December (Q4)Deadlines are midnight EST/9:00 PST on the day listed.
Click here to begin the eligibility quiz and access the online application: https://online.foundationsource.com/myfs/eligibility-quiz?appType=eq&equiz.name=Start&siteId=11237
LIFT Grants of up to $20,000 are offered to California (as well as Alaska, Washington, Hawaii, and Oregon) nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of workforce development and education. Priority is given to programs targeting underserved populations. Funding is intended to support new and current program efforts for young people (primarily between the ages of 10 and 20). The Alaska Airlines Foundation will focus on programs, partnerships and initiatives that inspire, empower, mentor, engage and equip young people to connect to career opportunities and to imagine what’s possible and involve at least one or more of the following:
Deadline: The deadlines for submission for the two yearly grant cycles are March 31 and July 31.
The foundation supplies grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for promising, model, or start-up programs to assist older women ages 40 or older to re-enter the workforce. Emphasis will be placed on programs for women of color. The Foundation supports organizations that move beyond computer training and offer a robust re-entry program, which may include training, resources, or tools to improve the quality of such programs. Eligible applicants are located within and primarily serve the Monterey Bay Peninsula, Santa Cruz, tribal lands of the Amah Mutsun, Ohlone, Chalon, Awaswas, and Esselen nations, and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation does not accept unsolicited Letters of Inquiry (LOIs)/proposals. If you believe that your organization meets the Foundations’ guidelines, submit an Organization Information Form. The Foundation uses this form to gather information about organizations interested in applying for a grant. If the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation is interested in receiving an LOI, a staff member will contact you.
Grants are provided to California nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit communities in San Francisco, Alameda County, and the Bay Area. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to support programs and projects in the following four program areas:
In addition, grants are awarded for projects concerning San Francisco parks.
Grant amounts can vary greatly, from as little as $5,000 to as much as $150,000.
Deadline: Letters of inquiry are reviewed on an ongoing basis. In most cases you’ll hear from the Fund within six weeks about whether you should submit a full grant proposal.
Program Areas: https://haassr.org/our-impact/program-areas/
Apply online: https://haassr.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new
When they began grantmaking in 1992, they were California’s largest health conversion foundation. Why? In part, because activists fought for a fairly valued endowment when Health Net converted from a nonprofit to a for-profit insurance plan. Over the years, they have taken on some of the most contentious issues of our time, all focused on advancing health and wellness for underserved people. Their earliest efforts connected public health and gun violence prevention, and supported teen pregnancy prevention, healthy working conditions and place-based grantmaking that took a broader view of health.
Today, they support organizations working to increase access to health care, quality education, good jobs, and clean and safe neighborhoods across our state.
The Branson Family has always valued education and community service. Their goal is to: “To promote environmental, educational and social progress in America.”
Please note that the Foundation does not support political activities or attempts to influence action on specific legislation. They do not provide scholarships or tuition assistance for undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate studies; nor do they support annual fundraising drives, institutional benefits, honorary functions, or similar projects.
Community Heart & Soul is a resident-driven process that engages the entire population of a town in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it. Developed and field-tested over a decade in partnership with over 90 small cities and towns across America, Community Heart & Soul is a proven process for engaging a community in shaping its future. Based on three powerful principles–involve everyone, focus on what matters most, and play the long game– Community Heart & Soul helps towns move toward a brighter, more prosperous future by bringing the residents of a community closer together.
Grants of $10,000 will be given to USA cities and towns to encourage collaboration among community residents. Funding may be used for project coordination, coaching, and project-related expenses. The goal of the program is to provide start-up funding for resident-led groups in small cities and towns looking to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. Grantees will be invited to join the Heart & Soul Community of Practice to network with other Heart & Soul communities across the country.
Grants determinations are made on a rolling basis until all grants have been awarded. Applications may be submitted any time. Applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on the last business day of each month will be considered in the following month.
Learn More: https://www.communityheartandsoul.org/seed-grants/
The City of San Luis Obispo’s Promotional Coordinating Committee (PCC), under direction of the City Council, recognizes that cultural, social and recreational organizations make significant contributions to the overall quality of life in the City of San Luis Obispo. Accordingly, the City sponsors a Grants-In-Aid (GIA) program to promote such activities within the community.
Use of Grant Funding: Grant funding must exclusively be used on the event to fund production expenses, marketing expenses and advertising expenses directly related to the event or activity. No less than 25% (or $1000) must be spent on advertising expenses.
Applications for funding through the modified GIA program will be accepted at any point throughout the year until funds are exhausted.
Learn More: https://forms.slocity.org/Forms/GIAApplication
Tribal Governments can receive funds to reduce climate pollution through clean transportation, agricultural equipment, clean air initiatives, land conservation projects, and more.
We also encourage those who would like more information on programs available to Tribal Governments to visit the California Climate Investments website and download and share the Funding for Tribal Governments factsheet.
Largest amount ever disbursed to Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund, more than double 2019 amounts
FHFA Director Mark Calabria announced today that he has authorized the disbursement of $1.09 billion for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) affordable housing allocations for 2020. This is the largest amount ever disbursed and more than double what was provided last year. Of the Enterprises’ provided funds, $711 million will go to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Housing Trust Fund, an increase from the $326.4 million disbursed for 2019. The sum of $383 million will go to the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) for the Capital Magnet Fund, an increase from the $175.8 million disbursed for 2019.
“The more than $1 billion disbursed today will help produce and preserve affordable housing throughout the country. The record increase in house prices last year exacerbated the affordable housing shortage. To help increase the supply of affordable housing in our communities, FHFA remains steadfast in support of the Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund,” said Director Mark Calabria.
The Housing Trust Fund, overseen by HUD, allocates money annually to states and state-designated entities for the production or preservation of affordable housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, and/or rehabilitation of non-luxury housing.
The Capital Magnet Fund, overseen by Treasury, competitively awards money to finance affordable housing activities, as well as related economic development activities and community service facilities.
Media: Raffi Williams Raffi.Williams@FHFA.gov / Adam Russell Adam.Russell@FHFA.gov
The County of Santa Clara’s Office of Supportive Housing announced “the availability of funding for the development of new, permanent affordable housing for the community’s most vulnerable populations.”
In November 2016, Santa Clara County voters approved Measure A – the $950 million affordable housing bond. The housing bond provides the County with an unprecedented opportunity to partner with cities, residents, and the affordable and supportive housing community to significantly address the housing needs of the community’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. It will provide affordable housing for vulnerable populations including veterans, seniors, the disabled, low and moderate-income individuals or families, foster youth, victims of abuse, the homeless and individuals suffering from mental health or substance abuse illnesses. The bond proceeds would contribute to the creation and/or preservation of approximately 4,800 affordable housing units.
The county is accepting applications on a rolling basis.
The Community and Economic Enhancement Grant Program is designed to fund projects that address recreation and tourism, historic and cultural preservation, and environmental education in order to sustain the Delta’s heritage and enhance the unique values of the Delta today. The solicitation is an ongoing noncompetitive process. Projects serving a Disadvantaged/Severely Disadvantaged Community will receive priority for funding consideration.
This non-competitive grant program focuses on increasing public access to the Delta through recreation and tourism opportunities, historic and cultural preservation, and environmental education in order to promote a robust Delta economy.
Applicants must submit a concept proposal, as found on the Conservancy’s website, to the Conservancy for assessment of project viability before submitting a full proposal. Partnerships are encouraged but not required. The Conservancy may provide technical assistance to facilitate the development of project proposals. There are no limitations on number of submissions by organizations. Applications are received via email for concept proposals and by uploading files to a designated site for full proposals. Awards are announced at a Board meeting and applicants are informed with a letter.
Each year the Sonora Area Foundation and its supporting organizations establish a competitive grant budget. The grant listings on this website offer details about the size and range of grants made. The Foundation takes seriously its role as a resource for all of Tuolumne County in considering funding proposals, and intends that this funding is used as widely as possible in our community.
Grants to California nonprofit organizations and government agencies are intended to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended for programs and projects that benefit communities in Tuolumne County and fall into the primary focus areas of human services; education; arts, culture, and humanities; health; public and society benefit; environment; and animals. Competitive Grants are available for pilot or demonstration projects; new or expanded programs; and capacity building.
In each category the Foundation favors:
Eligible requests for Competitive Grants:
Grant requests should meet the following requirements before consideration will be given:
What makes a strong proposal?
A strong proposal is ready for review. To be ready, a proposal should be well beyond the conceptual stage, have a clear plan, timeline and budget. There should be defined benefits or outcomes and a description of who and why your community is behind the proposal. Involvement of your board with cash, in-kind contributions and a community campaign are some indicators of a proposal being ready. Community participation is a primary factor in a proposal being ready. We like to see that fundraising is significantly underway with your traditional supporters, local businesses, key donors and other foundations.
Size of Grants
Our average grant size is about $50,000, and we consider grants of $100,000 or above to be a “large grant.” We highly recommend that you develop a complete fundraising plan and your request to the Foundation be a component of that plan. We generally will consider funding requests up to one third of the total project cost.
The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund will support urgent community needs identified by our regional partners. The fund will make grants on a rolling basis to nonprofits, charitable organizations and public agencies meeting the immediate needs of residents in Trinity, Humboldt, Del Norte and Curry counties. The Fund’s priority is vulnerable communities and the organizations that support them.
Grants totaling $20,000 to Humboldt County, California nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public schools, and Indian Tribes for projects that address human trafficking. Eligible projects may focus on outreach, education, and developing an awareness of human trafficking.
Grants are awarded to support new or current programs in Humboldt County that are focused on one or more of the following:
Please send grant inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will also find other multiple grants that are field specific, click here.
We identify, incubate, and develop innovative solutions with the most impact. Global Impact Cash Grants go to nonprofits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that address a significant social problem. We’re looking for programs that fit within our investment areas, serve the underserved, and leverage technology to improve the reach and efficiency of services. We accept applications year-round from eligible organizations. An initial information form is used to determine whether your organization will be invited to complete a full application.
The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) and Monterey Peninsula Foundation established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help those affected by the impact of the Coronavirus in Monterey County. The COVID-19 Relief Fund will address the immediate and longer-term needs of Monterey County’s most vulnerable residents who will be impacted by the Coronavirus.
The CFMC will consider grant requests to:
Grants are expected to range between $5,000 to $30,000 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public agencies are eligible to apply for additional funds as needs arise. Requests will be reviewed by CFMC staff and grants awarded as quickly as possible.
LISC was recently approved as a USDA Community Facilities (CF) Re- Lender. Technical assistance and predevelopment grants are available to Rural LISC partner organizations. Loans must meet USDA requirements, but LISC will offer streamlined application processing.
Nonprofits interested in health care facilities, transitional housing (including substance abuse recovery housing), educational and child care facilities, community centers, museums, libraries or public buildings, or other essential community facilities are eligible for a loan amount of $250,000-$8,000,000.
The Community Facilities Fund has a rolling deadline.
Questions? Contact Kristin Blum at Rural LISC at kblum@LISC.org or (617) 899-7301 or your Rural LISC Field Program Officer.
Angell Foundation funds efforts that support underserved and under-resourced populations and communities in Southern California and New England. We place the highest priority on nonprofit organizations headquartered in these regions.
Invited organizations will:
The Foundation only reviews grant proposals from organizations invited to submit a full funding request. Following an invitation from staff, applicants will receive instructions on how to access our online application portal and submit proposals and supporting documents digitally.
Applicants are generally asked to submit the following information:
The Foundation requires at least three months to complete its due diligence for submitted grant proposals.
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