Capacity Building/Leadership Development Funding for Minority-Led Organizations in Northern California
February 9, 2011
In partnership with The California Endowment, Sierra Health Foundation will award a total of $65,000 to support organizational capacity building and leadership development activities for minority-led organizations serving in Sierra Health's 26-county funding region.
Nonprofit organizations are essential to the flourishing of communities, and a vibrant and diverse civil society requires both effective community-based organizations and strong, diverse leadership throughout the nonprofit sector. The goal of this funding opportunity is to strengthen the capacity of Northern California's minority-led, community-based nonprofit organizations serving communities of color, as well as working to help ensure that children and their families are safe from violence in their homes and neighborhoods.
This capacity building/leadership development funding opportunity is open to minority-led nonprofit organizations that have an explicit mission to serve racial and ethnic minority populations, and in which key executive staff with policy- and decision-making authority, and at least have of its board of directors, represent racial and ethnic minority populations. In addition, eligible organizations must serve children and families and currently work in violence prevention.
This is a competitive funding opportunity for one-time awards from $5,000 to $10,000. Examples of activities that will be considered for funding include strategic planning, board development, leadership development and organizational assessments.
We held an in-person proposers' conference on Feb. 28 and a teleconference on March 8. Participation was encouraged, but not required to apply for funding. Download the conference slides and teleconference recording below.
Proposals were due on March 28.
Download the teleconference presentation (updated for the March 8 teleconference).
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