TVNPA Announces 2024 TVNF First-Round Grant Recipients

Livermore, CA / April 15, 2024

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA) is pleased to announce the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund’s (TVNF) 2024 first-round grant recipients.

“We are so proud of all the nonprofits doing great work to positively impact lives here in the Tri-Valley. We want to shine a spotlight on all of them so everyone understands their impact on this community. We are thrilled to be able to support their work with these grants, ” TVNPA CEO Kathy Young.

Thanks to the generosity of this community and TVNPA’s matching partners, TVNF awarded $30,000 to the following organizations at a check presentation event held at TVNPA’s CommonPoint Nonprofit Center, 164 North L Street in Livermore.

  • Exceptional Needs Network – To provide an enriching camp experience at the ENN summer camp for 25 campers at Camp Arroyo for children with autism, down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities.
  • Mental Health Connections – To support Connections House to help combat food insecurity among their members who are living with mental health illnesses.
  •  Alan Hu Foundation – To support the Alan Hu Foundation Mental Health Lecture Series. The series provides 8 webinars featuring experts in mental health.
  • Little Miracles, Inc. – Funding supports their Fill The Baby Essentials Gap program to provide free baby supplies for under-resourced families that can’t be purchased at second-hand stores, such as cribs, car seats, diapers, and more. 
  • Marylin Avenue STEAM Academy PTO – Funds support the school garden remodel at the Marylin Avenue Elementary School.
  • Monthly Miracles – To provide car repair for housing-insecure clients in the Tri-Valley to help with sustainability, housing, safety, and rehabilitation.
  • Reins in Motion Foundation – Funding will support the acquisition of a new therapy horse for special needs riders and veterans.
  • Teen Esteem+ – To bring school-based mental health education to area schools to prevent substance abuse, physical and emotional self-harm, and suicide.
  • Ballistic United Soccer Club—Funding supports the Get on the Bus program, which provides afterschool tutoring and healthy snacks followed by transportation to local soccer fields for a fun soccer program.
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace – To provide a comfortable, hand-crafted bed and bedding to local children in need of a secure place to sleep.
  • Pleasanton Art League – Funding for the PAL’s youth art show and competition for middle and high school students.
  • Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal – A new security system for St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church and its Big Heart Garden.

“As we wrap up the first round of our 2024 TVNF grants, we’re feeling really thankful and proud to have been a part of the incredible work done by so many nonprofits in our community. This year is also TVNPA’s 10th anniversary, and we’re setting our sights on raising even more funds for the TVNF grants. We want to reach even more organizations next time,” said TVNPA Board Chair Marti Sutton.

Supporting the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund

Each year, TVNPA seeks to grant $100,000 or more to local nonprofits serving residents in the Tri-Valley (Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Sunol). From animal welfare to health and human services to science and education, the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund has something for everyone! To donate, visit www.tvnpa.org/tvnf/.

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About the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund – The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund (TVNF) was founded in March 2019 to provide unrestricted funding to support six key safety net service organizations scaling to meet the increased community needs brought on by the pandemic. A partnership between TVNPA and the Community Health & Education Foundation (CHEF), the TVNF raised $183,000 during this first campaign, distributing $30,500 to each beneficiary. In January 2022, the TVNF launched its second campaign, a quarterly grant program open to nonprofits serving the Tri-Valley, to distribute $100,000 annually in unrestricted funds to nonprofits representing a broad range of community needs. Find out more at www.tvnpa.org/tvnf/.

About the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance –The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA), a 501©3 organization, was founded in 2014 as the regional convener for nonprofit organizations throughout the Tri-Valley and beyond. The mission of TVNPA is to strengthen and advocate for nonprofit organizations through education, skills training, workforce development, organizational resources, and a supportive professional network. Tax ID: 47-4672151. Find out more at www.tvnpa.org.

About TVNPA’s CommonPoint Nonprofit Center – CommonPoint Nonprofit Center is a project of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance. Located at 116 North L Street in Livermore, CA, the center is the permanent home of TVNPA and its programs and serves as a co-working location offering shared offices, individual workspaces, and virtual offices for nonprofit organizations serving the Tri-Valley region. Find out more at www.tvnpa.org.