The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA) is pleased to announce the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund’s (TVNF) 2022 fourth-round grant recipients, also marking their goal of awarding $100,000 annually to nonprofits representing a broad range of community needs and interests for the year.

“As awareness of the fund has grown, so have the number of grant applications,” says TVNPA CEO Kathy Young. “As a result, throughout the year, TVNPA received many worthwhile applications, including in this fourth round.”

Thanks to generous community donors and matching partners, TVNF awarded a total of $25,000 to the following organizations at a check presentation event held at TVNPA’s CommonPoint Nonprofit Center, 164 North L Street in Livermore on Thursday, January 26, 2023.

  • Room Redux Bay Area – Room Transformations of children who have faced sexual and/or physical abuse ($5,000)
  • Lazarex Cancer Foundation – CARE Program – travel reimbursement costs for clinical trials for Tri-Valley cancer patients ($5,000)
  • Shepherd’s Gate – Children’s Equine Therapy sessions with Reins in Motion in Livermore. ($4,000)
  • Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area – Educational, developmental, and health and wellness support to families with a child or adult with Down syndrome in the Tri-Valley region ($3,000)
  • Arukah – 90 hours of staff development, training and oversight for key employees. ($3,000)
  • System Overload Robotics – RPC Robot Build Kits for STEM robotics competition ($2,500)
  • Cantabella Children’s Chorus – Financial Aid so more young choristers can benefit from Cantabella’s programs ($1,500)
  • Alliance for the Visual Arts – Artist Studio Tour to bring the visual artists of the Valleys together with the residents ($1,000)

The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA) is pleased to announce the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund’s (TVNF) third-round grant recipients. These organizations received their funds at a check presentation event on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

TVNPA launched the TVNF quarterly grant program this past January, with the goal of awarding $25,000 per quarter to nonprofits representing a broad range of community needs and interests. The number of grant applications has grown as awareness about the fund has grown, and TVNPA again received over 40 applications for this third round.

Thanks to generous community donors and matching partners, TVNF is awarding $25,000 in this third quarter to the following organizations:

  • Monthly Miracles – Fuel the Need – Low Income Client Support ($5,000)
  • Fertile GroundWorks – 2022 Healthy Food for All Project ($3,500)
  • Livermore-Amador Symphony Association – Saint-Saens Organ Symphony ($3,000)
  • Tri-Valley Conservancy – Discovery: Youth in Nature Program ($3,000)
  • Goodness Village – Tiny Home Turnovers ($2,500)
  • Reins in Motion Foundation – ADA All Abilities Horse/Rider Mounting Ramp ($2,500)
  • Exceptional Needs Network – Fall Camp Support ($2,500)
  • Good News Bears – Comfort bears for First Responder distribution to young victims ($2,000)
  • San Ramon Historical Society – Elementary School Education Programs ($1,000)

Grants from the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund offer immediate, unrestricted funds to nonprofits that serve the Tri-Valley Area, including Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville. At the event, representatives from each beneficiary will share information about the work they do and how the funds help them fulfill their missions. The fund’s fourth quarter round opened October 1 and closes November 30, 2022.

“The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund is poised to meet our goal of $100,000 in grants this year, and with donations still being matched at 150%, now is a great time for your business, organization or family to contribute”, said TVNPA CEO Kathy Young. “Matching funds can only be triggered when donations reach a certain level, so we welcome donations of any amount to reach our fourth quarter and annual distribution goals.”

On July 26, 2022, the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance welcomed 40 regional civic and nonprofit leaders at TVNPA’s CommonPoint Resource Center for a check presentation event honoring seven nonprofit recipients of the second round of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund’s grant program.

“Beyond supporting nonprofits in our community, we have been learning about organizations we didn’t know existed or which are just starting out,” said TVNPA CEO Kathy Young. “However, we receive more applications than we can fund, so to keep the momentum going and retain and expand this level of giving, we continue to actively raise funds from the community.”

“The TVNF is a ‘community supporting community’ effort, and right now, donations and matching funds from our community are fueling our efforts,” Young continued, explaining that matching funds partners can curate their donation by specifying the amount of their contribution and the percentage of their match. The Community Health & Education Foundation (“CHEF”) and Marti and John Sutton are current matching funds sponsors, and have chosen to match donations at 150%.

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.

According to TVNPA Board Chair Marti Sutton, “We’re grateful for the generosity of donors to date, and welcome contributions of any amount,” says TVNPA Board Chair Marti Sutton, “Current donations range from individuals donating $25 to matching partner contributions over $5,000. The more we raise, the more we can give.”

Grants are distributed quarterly and the third round is presently open until the end of this month, August, 31, 2022. The fourth round will open October 1 and run until November 31, 2022.

The organizations awarded grants in our second round of funding are:

  • Partners for Change Tri-Valley – Childcare Program
  • Cheza Nami Foundation – Taste of Africa Festival
  • Livermore Filipino American Organization – Filipino Barrio Fiesta Event
  • East Bay Holocaust Education Center – Violins of Hope East Bay Program
  • Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley – Mental Health Counseling Services
  • Set to Thrive – Thrive Bag Program
  • Tri-Valley Career Center – Jobs for the Future Project

In April 2022, 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 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. 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.” – Kathy Young, TVNPA President & CEO

A check presentation ceremony was held at the CommonPoint Nonprofit Center on April 28, 2022. On hand to present the checks were:  Marti Sutton, TVNPA Board Chair, Kathy Young, TVNPA President & CEO and Maria Mancini of Community Health & Education Foundation (CHEF).

The organizations awarded grants in our first round of funding were:

  • 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.