Community Leadership Project
The Community Leadership Project is supported by a joint partnership between the David & Lucile Packard, James Irvine, and William & Flora Hewlett Foundations. It supports financial stability and leadership development for small and midsize organizations serving low-income people and communities of color in the San Joaquin Valley, San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Coast.
In the San Joaquin Valley, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) will be one of two collaborating organizations to offer grants. The other source of funds for groups in the San Joaquin Valley is the Fund for Rural Equity (FFRE).
How does my organization apply?
Letters of intent for ACTA’s program are due on April 22, 2013.
Application instructions may be downloaded here.
Letters of Intent will be submitted online using Survey Monkey. This system does not have the capacity to save your answers for submission at a later time. We
Who can apply to ACTA?
• Nonprofit organizations who have tax exempt (501c3) status and serve low income communities of color in one or more of the following counties: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, or Kern Counties
• Annual operating budget between $50,000 and $500,000
• A history of at least three years of culturally based work: increasing knowledge and understanding of your cultural community, providing culturally competent services or promoting cultural identity and traditions
• Groups who have not otherwise received grants from the Hewlett, Irvine or Packard Foundations within the last three years
• Organizations may apply to ACTA's OR FFRE's grant program, not both.
What will groups receive?
Seven groups will receive:
• $20,000 grants per year for a period of three years
• Training in Raising Money, Managing Money and Step by Step Planning
• Travel funds to attend training and peer meetings of a vibrant, diverse learning community
• Other training to be selected by each group