City offering ‘capacity strengthening grants’ to youth-serving nonprofits in Sacramento

Local youth-serving organizations can soon apply for the Organizational Resiliency Fund grant program designed to support nonprofits with strengthening their organizational capacity in the city of Sacramento.

Managed by the Office of Youth Development, the $600,000 Resiliency Fund grant program includes both general operating support grants and a suite of capacity building opportunities to increase organizational resiliency. The grant period will run a minimum of 18 months beginning in spring 2023.

“The purpose of this program is to support eligible nonprofits who are providing direct services to Sacramento children and youth with flexible funding and tailored capacity building support,” said Lindee Lane, manager of the Office of Youth Development. “The Resiliency Fund is intended to support an organization’s mission rather than a specific project or program.”

Prior to releasing the request for applications (RFA), the City is asking interested organizations to use this time to review eligibility requirements and complete the required self-assessment.

The self-assessment will help organizations identify their strengths and vision for stability and growth, while allowing staff to design customized resources and opportunities to aide and support.

The Office of Youth Development will host an informational webinar session on Monday, Nov. 7 for interested applicants to learn more about the self-assessment process.

Please note that questions about the RFA or eligibility will not be addressed during this session; there will be a separate RFA Information Session scheduled for that purpose after the RFA is released.

The RFA will be released in mid-November.

Find more information about the grant program, eligibility requirements and self-assessment on the City’s website.

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