Funding and Resources

We often learn about opportunities for funding and resources that may benefit our various fiscally sponsored projects. When we receive updates, we'll post them here. Make sure you check back as these change frequently!

Human Services Agency (HSA) Funding Opportunity

Request for Proposals (RFP) #955 – Development of a Citywide Child Abuse Prevention Plan

Due Date: 9/9/2021

The San Francisco Human Services Agency (SFHSA) is seeking qualifications from consultants, organizations or individuals interested in the development of a citywide child abuse prevention plan for the division of Family and Children’s Services (FCS). This plan will comply with of the California Department of Social Services, “Five Year Prevention Plan” for the Family First Prevention Place Services Act (FFPSA).

The scope of work shall include technical assistance and best practices in the implementation and evaluation of FFPSA prevention programs and services in the following areas: prevention program development and implementation that leverages a public and private partner network; determining funding sources for services; developing provider and SFHSA capacity and processes to capture services costs in alignment with FFPSA requirements and CDSS instructions for claiming; continuous quality improvement utilizing programmatic and data evaluation and findings; and related coaching, supervision, and capacity building. The expected outcome is development and implementation of an integrated citywide plan that increases economic stability, reduces child maltreatment, and improves child welfare permanency outcomes through coordinated prevention programs provided to children, youth and families of the City and County of San Francisco.

More information here. [PDF]

Nonprofit Tech Readiness for Civic Engagement and Social Justice

Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort are open from August 16 to September 10, 2021

Even before COVID-19, technology was changing the way that every nonprofit pursued its mission. For many, the global pandemic has forced an acceleration of those changes. The Ford Foundation and NTEN have seen the immediate impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector, with organizations making technology decisions amidst significant uncertainty. NTEN and the Ford Foundation have partnered to provide the Nonprofit Tech Readiness (NTR) cohorts for grantees funded through the Civic Engagement and Government program to directly support and increase their technology capacity and leadership.

Whether organizations are looking to integrate their disparate systems, increase their security, or create an inclusive IT roadmap for the coming year, this is a unique opportunity that combines training, coaching, and direct support to help staff and their nonprofit increase its capacity for digital success.

NTR is a six-month cohort program for nonprofit professionals interested in boosting technology management and planning in their organizations. Our goal is to significantly elevate nonprofits’ technology capacity by strengthening participants’ knowledge of best practices for technology planning, budgeting, and decision-making while supporting them in advancing a technology project specific to their organization.

More information here.

Sharing Science Grants for Science Communication and Outreach

Application is open 5 July – 11 October, 2021

Science communication (SciComm) to wider audiences is critical for building dialogue with communities around the world, informing sound policy, and inspiring the next generation of researchers. Even over the past year, with the stress and danger of a global pandemic and the difficulties it poses to science outreach, we have seen scientists rise to the challenge, coming up with new and exciting approaches to remain engaged with broader communities, to share what they know and why it matters in a compelling and accessible way.

AGU is committed to supporting these efforts. We want to help fuel creative scicomm endeavors, and we know that often it takes just a little bit of money to launch far-reaching innovation. With that goal in mind, we will be offering grants (averaging $1,000 or less) to scientists around the world to encourage and jump-start outreach and engagement activities that will share science and its value with wider communities, from journalists to policymakers to students to members of the public.

Grants must be for activities/events that will begin before December 31, 2021.

More information here.

The California Wellness Foundation

Announcing $16.7 Million in Grants and Impact Investments

The California Wellness Foundation's latest round of grants prioritizes community health and supports California’s communities that have been disproportionately harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic instability.

“In addition to our Advancing Wellness grantmaking, our impact investments allow us to champion equity, economic security and dignity of all Californians, especially now, when so many are struggling to recover from the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Judy Belk, president and CEO.

Find out what The California Wellness Foundation grants fund here.

Learn how to apply for a grant here.

Please reach out to us and let us know of any upcoming funding and resources opportunities.

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