Welcome to the Leadership Development for Racial Equity Proposers’ Webinar This funding opportunity is provided in partnership with The California Endowment and Sierra Health Foundation.
Our Team Matt Cervantes Associate Director of Health Programs Amy Birtwhistle Senior Program Associate CaseyAnn Carbonell Program Associate MyShawn Cooke Administrative Assistant II
Agenda • The Funding Opportunity • How to Apply • How to be Competitive
The Center The Center brings people, ideas and infrastructure together to create positive change.
The Center Our collective impact model seeks to improve community health in California. Sierra Health Foundation founded The Center to deepen our impact statewide and to reduce health disparities for the underserved living in California. With commitment, creativity and collaboration, we promote efforts to eradicate health inequities across our region.
The Center Current Programs • Leadership Development for Racial Equity • Positive Youth Justice Initiative • San Joaquin Valley Health Fund • My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Collaborative • Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths/Black Child Legacy Campaign • Build.Black. Coalition • California Funders for Boys and Men of Color • Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points Project
Leadership Development for Racial Equity An Overview
Funding Partnership • The California Endowment • Sierra Health Foundation
Funding Goal To build advocacy-related capacity of community-based nonprofit organizations managed by leaders of color with a youth focus serving communities of color and addressing health disparities
Background • Diversity of Region • Health Disparities • Equity
Eligible Counties • 33 counties • 7.6 million population
Eligibility • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations • Fiscal sponsors of non-501(c)(3) entities, as long as: • Fiscal sponsor is a 501(c)(3) organization; and • Proposed project meets the following eligibility criteria
Eligibility • Explicit mission to serve racial and ethnic minority populations • At least half of the board of directors represent racial and ethnic populations • Key executive staff with policy- and decision-making authority represent racial and ethnic populations.
Eligibility (cont’d) • Organizations must currently have a focus on youth. • Organization’s funded activities must be designed to build capacity and/or engage in leadership development to address racial inequities through policy and systems change. • Applicant organization must serve residents living in one or more of 33 counties included in this program. • One application per organization.
Funding Scope • Up to $100,000 total available • Individual awards from $5,000 to $10,000 • 12-month grants
What We Will Fund Policy and systems change efforts designed to address racial inequities and structural racism that limit opportunities to live healthy lives for low-income communities of color
What We Will Fund Capacity-building priority areas: • Participatory Action Research/Data Collection/ Evaluation/Research • Fund Development • Technology • Cultural and Linguistic Competency
What We Will Fund Leadership development priority areas: • Establishing cross-sector collaboration and coordination • Building youth and resident leadership in policy, advocacy and organizing in content areas • Engaging community stakeholders • Staff or board training
What We Will Fund Project Approach Examples: • Coalition building/Partnership development • Policy development • Leadership development • Community engagement, organizing and advocacy • Research/Participatory action research • Multi-ethnic/multi-racial collaboration • Communications/outreach and education • Youth engagement, organizing and advocacy • Peer learning
What We Will Fund Funds May be Used For Examples: • Assessment tools • Training materials • Staffing • Consultants • Stipends • Meeting space • Food • AV costs • Technology • Travel • To directly facilitate the delivery of the funded activities
Direct Services Proposals for Direct Services will not be Considered Direct services are those that tend to meet people’s more immediate needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, literacy, life skills, case management, individual development or physical or mental health care, rather than activities designed to result in policy and systems change.
What We Will Not Fund • Debt retirement or operational deficits • Partisan activities • Individuals as applicants • Religious organizations for explicit religious activities • Activities that exclusively benefit the members of sectarian or religious organizations • 509(a)(3) supporting organizations • 501(c)(4) organizations or lobbying activities
Convenings for Funded Organizations The Center will convene organizations selected for funding to: • Participate in a training on organizational self-assessment • Promote cross-agency learning • Strengthen regional network
Convenings for Funded Organizations • Three required convenings will be held at • Sierra Health Foundation. • The first will be held within a few weeks after grant start date, on organizational assessment. • Travel costs to attend the convenings are the responsibility of the funded organization and may be included in the proposed budget. • The location is subject to change.
Questions and Answers
Leadership Development for Racial Equity Application Process
Grants Portal https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_5509?SA=SNA&FID=35043 Create an Account
Grants Portal Enter Organization’s Tax ID Number
Grants Portal Is applicant organization a 501(c)(3) nonprofit?
Grants Portal Instructions
Grants Portal Instructions
Application Applicant Information • Applicant organization information • Applicant organization CEO/Director information • Project contact information – for questions related to the proposal
Application Project Summary • Project Name and Brief Purpose • Requested Amount • Geography – counties the organization benefits • Population the organization benefits
Application Questions for Project Narrative Organization Description. Provide a brief overview of your organization: when it was established your organization’s mission, its youth focus and its work to reduce health disparities and address racial equity the ethnic makeup of your organization's executive staff and board
Application Questions for Project Narrative Organization Description. Provide a brief overview of your organization, continued: d) whom you benefit, including their demographic characteristics (age, gender, race/ethnicity), socioeconomic status, circumstances of the geographic setting or neighborhood e) the types of programs you operate f) examples of notable successes in your organization's work with youth. If applicant is acting as fiscal sponsor, provide some information about the applicant and more detail about the entity that will carry out the project (Maximum 300 words)
Application Questions for Project Narrative Organization Interest. Explain your organization’s interest in policy and systems change-related organizational capacity building and/or leadership development and how your organization will be better able to address institutional and/or systemic racism as a result. (Maximum 200 words)
Application Questions for Project Narrative Organization Readiness. Describe your organization’s readiness for policy and systems change-related capacity building or leadership development work to promote racial equity. (Maximum 200 words)
Application Questions for Project Narrative Proposed Use of Funds. Describe how you plan to use these funds for policy and systems change-related organizational capacity building or leadership development activities to address racial equity. (Maximum 400 words)
Application Questions for Project Narrative Long-term Result. If your funded work is successful, what will be the long-term result for the individuals, families, communities and/or region involved? (Maximum 200 words)
Application Questions for Project Narrative Activities. List the specific activities needed to carry out your proposed use of funds. Be specific about the scope of the activities in terms of the numbers and types of people involved or reached, the number and types of events held, the number and types of organizations convened, and so on. (Maximum 300 words)
Application Questions for Project Narrative Expected Outcomes. List 2-5 expected direct outcomes of the activities. (Maximum 200 words)
Application Questions for Project Narrative Evaluation Process. Describe how you will document or evaluate progress toward the outcomes. (Maximum 200 words )
Application Attachments • Proposed budget • Proposed budget narrative • IRS letter of determination • Financial statement
Grants Portal Attachments Tab
Proposed Budget & Budget Narrative • List each line item. • Include full-time equivalents (FTE) for staff. • Identify other funding secured for the proposed activities, if applicable. • In your Budget Narrative, describe the purpose of each line item and in-kind.
Questions and Answers