Application

The League of California Community Foundations has partnered with the Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications to deploy grants to community foundations, for subsequent sub-grant distribution to local CBOs serving as “trusted messengers” in vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities in California. The total available pool is $1,360,000.
The purpose of the Resilience, Capacity Building, and Community Engagement Grants program is to support and strengthen a network of local CBO partners who understand and advance community resilience in vulnerable communities across California. "Community resilience" includes the existence, development, and engagement of community resources by community members to thrive in an environment characterized by change and uncertainty.
This sub-grant program will provide funds and support to small local CBOs considered “trusted messengers” to vulnerable and hard-to-reach community members including those experiencing the greatest health and social inequities, via a network of local community foundations.

Timeline:
  • Monday, April 8: Applications open
  • Friday, April 12: Information session via Zoom at 11 AM
  • Tuesday, April 30: Deadline for community foundations to submit applications
  • First half of May: Awardees notified
  • Second half of May: Funds disbursed from League
  • July 30: Deadline to submit to the League a list of sub-grantee CBOs with a brief summary of the activities/plans of each
  • September 30: Interim reports due to the League
  • December 31, 2024: Deadline for CBOs to conclude activities
  • January 31, 2025: Final reports due to the League

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* 1. Community Foundation

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* 2. Contact information:

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* 3. Dollar amount requested

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* 4. Please briefly describe how your community foundation plans to deploy these funds. This could include the types of trusted messenger CBOs you plan to target sub-grants to, the geographic area(s) you will prioritize, the target group(s) that recipient CBOs will serve, and/or any connections to your community foundation's recent or ongoing trusted messenger work (Census, COVID outreach, disaster resilience work, etc.).

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* 5. Has your community foundation already identified the CBOs that would receive sub-grants with these funds?

If yes, please list them here and briefly describe: each CBO's geographic service area, target population(s), and broad category of activities they would use funds for.

If no, please briefly describe your community foundation's timeline and process for identifying sub-grantee CBOs including key criteria.

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* 6. Has your community foundation engaged in targeted grantmaking or programming focused on "trusted messenger" CBOs in the past 5 years?

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* 7. Please briefly describe the nature of your community foundation's focus on "trusted messenger" CBOs in the last 5 years.

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* 8. How does (or how will) the community foundation identify inequities and disparities in resiliency, including specific data sources or methodologies that inform how target populations are identified for funding?

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* 9. How will you measure the impact of these funds? What will success look like? Please limit answers to no more than approximately 300 words.

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* 10. Proposed budget.
Please upload a budget with line items for 1) sub-grants to CBOs 2) administrative/overhead fees to the community foundation (max. 15% of request) and (if applicable) 3) any other expenses.

Alternatively you may type a budget into the box in the next question.

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* 11. Proposed budget

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* 12. If funds are awarded, our community foundation agrees to submit: 1) a list of funded CBOs by July 30, 2) an interim report by September 30, and 3) a final report by January 31, 2025.

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* 13. Regardless of whether this proposal is funded, may LCCF share a summary of this proposal with the Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications (the funder of this initiative)?

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