Blue Shield of California Foundation (San Francisco, CA)
With $2.9 million fueling six organizations over two and a half years, the Blue Shield of California Foundation is investing in community-responsive restorative practices as a method of healing, safety, and accountability for survivors, those who cause harm, and entire families experiencing domestic violence. Expanding restorative practices from the criminal justice and education systems to the field of domestic violence is an innovation the foundation supports because current systems fall short for many survivors of color and their families, including those who cause harm.
This new set of grants builds on the foundation’s track record of investing in work that has the potential to advance domestic violence prevention in bold new ways. Grantees include:
- Alliance for Health Policy ($50,000)
- California Budget & Policy Center ($300,000)
- California Community Colleges CalWORKs Association ($357,362)
- California Immigrant Policy Center ($500,000)
- Capital & Main ($100,000)
- Circles of Support and Accountability – Fresno Inc. ($100,000)
- Common Cause Education Fund ($125,000)
- Community Partners ($500,000)
- DeafHope ($700,000)
- East Los Angeles Women’s Center ($700,000)
- Golden State Opportunity ($150,000)
- Healing Together ($600,000)
- Legal Aid at Work ($430,000)
- Regents of the University of California at Berkeley ($250,000)
- Regents of the University of California at San Diego ($240,000)
- Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth RJOY ($700,000)
- Success Stories Program ($100,000)
- United Ways of California ($350,000)
For a complete list of current grants and more information on all the foundation’s grantmaking, click here.
Contact: Rachael Kagan at 510.227.7665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cone Health Foundation (Greensboro, NC)
Cone Health Foundation (CHF) has awarded $500,000 in grant funding to 54 Greensboro, North Carolina-based nonprofits through the newly created Nurturing Equity grant opportunity. Nurturing Equity funding primarily addresses health outcomes that are influenced by factors such as access to healthy food, affordable healthy housing, economic stability, education, environment and safety, family and social support, and reliable transportation.
The foundation received 73 grant applications in response to the Nurturing Equity request for proposals. CHF’s intent was to distribute $250,000 in grants. Due to the unprecedented response and needs described in the proposals, the foundation’s board approved an increase in the amount available for distribution to $500,000.
Last year, CHF announced its new mission, vision, and values focused on creating a Greensboro where historically marginalized communities are flourishing. This means moving beyond only addressing access to health care to influencing the social drivers of health with racial equity at the center. Forty of the 73 organizations responding to the Nurturing Equity call for proposals are founded, led, or governed by people who reflect the communities they serve.
- 180Turn Church
- Abundant Life Ministries
- A Different View Equine Center
- A Simple Gesture
- Alternative Resources of the Triad
- BackPack Beginnings
- Beyond Sports NC, The NC Fusion Foundation
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont
- Cambodian Association of North Carolina
- Creative Aging Network-NC
- Change The Nations Church
- Combat Female Veterans Families United
- Community Theatre Foundation of Greensboro
- Congolese Community of the Piedmont Triad
- Establishing Safe Cultures
- Faith Action International
- Girl Talk International
- Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center
- Helping Hands USA
- The Historic Magnolia House
- I Am A Queen
- Jalloh’s Upright Services of North Carolina
- Journey Adult Day Center, Inc
- Junior Achievement of the Triad
- Level Up Parenting
- Molding Kids for Success
- Montagnard Dega Association, Inc.
- Mustard Seed Community Health
- New Arrivals Institute
- NCCJ (North Carolina for Community and Justice)
- The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
- One Step Further, Inc.
- Operation: SEED Inc.
- Operation Xcel
- Organization to Provide Equal Access to Technology, Inc. (OPEAT)
- Partnership Project, Inc./Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative
- Piedmont Blues Preservation Society
- PDY&F Community Garden
- Ricky’s Hope
- Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet
- Sanctuary House
- Selfless Foundation
- Sparrow’s Nest – The Black Suit Initiative
- StepUp Greensboro
- Thrive Foundation
- Touching Lives Foundation
- Transit Alliance of the Piedmont
- Turning Everything Around
- United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro
- Volunteer Center of the Triad
- Wells Memorial Church of God in Christ
- Youth Focus
Contact: Susan Shumaker at 336.890.4510 or email@example.com.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation (Owing Mills, MD)
As part of its commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Weinberg Foundation launched the Leadership Grants program. With grants of up to $20,000, the foundation aims to support the development of leaders of color at grantee organizations and expand the pool of candidates for nonprofit executive leadership opportunities.
The idea for this program resulted from many conversations internally and with grantees and other funders as the foundation sought ways to provide additional support to its grantees and to further the foundation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This program has two goals in mind. First, to honor the extraordinary leadership among the staff of the foundation’s grantees. Whether it’s a frontline staff member demonstrating leadership within a large organization or an individual who founded and leads a small and growing organization, it takes tremendous passion, time, and dedication to make an impact.
Second, it is well-documented that people in executive leadership roles within the nonprofit sector do not typically reflect the demographics of the communities they serve. The foundation’s goal is to help provide promising leaders with resources to grow their leadership skills even more and to build a pipeline of candidates for executive leadership opportunities at our grantee organizations and within the sector.
These grants will help ensure executive leadership within the sector includes people who better reflect the demographics and experiences of the communities served. Growing and retaining such leaders will help grantees deepen their impact.
A priority in designing this program was to make the process as straightforward as possible. Because we are offering this program to current or recent grantees, the process involves simply reaching out to your program officer and providing brief information on the leader and the opportunity.
To learn more, click here.