Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance Awards $25,000 in First Round of Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund Grant Program
April 21, 2022
Earlier this month, TVNPA awarded a total of $25,000 in grants to seven nonprofits during the first cycle of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund’s new grant program.
An overwhelming 46 organizations applied for funding, with a broad range of needs represented and extending from as far east as Livermore to as far north as Danville. The organizations awarded grants and their projects are:
- Mom Relaunch- Scholarships for women in financial need who are re-entering the workforce for skills training and job readiness.
- The Contra Costa Clubhouses- Outreach program for young adults at Putnam Clubhouse, a community for adults with mental illness offering support through employment, education and social connections.
- Agape Villages Foster Family Agency- Funding enables 32 foster children to participate in Agape’s enrichment program.
- SPARC- Two college-level apprentices for SPARC’s 2022 Livermore’s Shakespeare in the Vineyard summer season.
- Narika- Outreach, advocacy and support and educational services in the Tri-Valley for domestic violence survivors.
- Eviction Defense Fund- Assist low income Tri-Valley tenants in creating individual housing stabilization plans and navigating the rental assistance process.
- Paws in Need – Support for the spay/neuter program.
The applications were evaluated by a committee led by incoming TVNPA Board Chair Marti Sutton. “We were in awe of the caliber of grant applications we received,” said TVNPA CEO Kathy Young. “While we were glad to support seven amazing organizations in this first cycle, the sheer number of applications indicates a tremendous number of organizations can benefit from immediate, unrestricted support.”
The grant program is set up on a matching funds model and currently contributions are matched 150%, thanks to the generosity of matching funds partners Community Health and Education Foundation “CHEF” and Marti & John Sutton. Since matching funds can only be triggered when donations reach a certain level, contributions from the community, businesses and organizations determine the amount of money available for distribution each quarter.
“We are continuing to actively raise funds so we can offer as many grants as possible,” explained Young, “There are clearly a lot of different services and programs that can benefit from immediate unrestricted funding and we’re excited to fill this funding niche for the Tri-Valley.”
The new grant application for the second quarterly cycle of 2022 opened April 1 and will close May 31. Dates for upcoming cycles are July 1 – August 31 for Q3; and October 1 – November 31 for Q4.
To contribute, apply and learn more, visit www.tvnpa.org/tvnf/.