City now accepting applications for grants to strengthen youth-serving nonprofits through Dec. 19

The City is inviting local youth-serving organizations to apply for grants to strengthen organizational capacity, as well as the broader youth-serving ecosystem.

Managed by the Office of Youth Development, the $600,000 “Organizational Resiliency Fund” grant program pairs general operating support grants with individual and cohort-based capacity strengthening supports and opportunities to increase organizational resiliency.

“We are thrilled to be in a position to support and help strengthen the organizational impact of our community partners serving some of our most vulnerable young people through the Resiliency Fund,” said Lindee Lane, manager of the Office of Youth Development.

Staff developed the grant program with input from nearly 100 local community-based organizations received through a listening session and survey conducted in spring 2022.

The grants are available to eligible city of Sacramento nonprofits currently providing direct services to children or youth (birth through 24 years old).

The grant period will run for two years beginning March 2023. The full request for applications and submission portal can be accessed on the City’s website here.

Organizations interested in applying must feel confident they are “ready” for an organizational development journey, according to Lane. Applicants must complete the Organizational Self-Assessment and submit with their application. The self-assessment begins with a set of questions to help organizations assess their readiness for this opportunity.

Applications must be submitted using the portal by 5 p.m. Dec. 19. The City will not consider applications received after this due date or submitted via a different method.

The program is funded in part by federal American Rescue Plan dollars.

An optional information session will be held Monday, Nov. 28 at 11:30 a.m. Those interested in attending can register here.

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