Funding Corner

Funding Corner

In alignment with our goal to build resources for the mentoring field, The California Mentoring Partnership scans for funding opportunities that may be available for individual mentoring programs as well as coalitions. To stay up to speed, please visit our funding corner often.

We are always willing to write letters of support for quality programs seeking funding, and you might consider writing CMP into your grant to provide support services such as training and technical assistance, mentor recruitment and screening, and program evaluation – see our complete list of services.

To learn more about collaborating with CMP, or to seek our support in your fundraising efforts, please email our Resource Development Team at support@camentoringpartnership.org.

Funding Announcements:

AmeriCorps State and National Grants to 
Support Volunteer Staff Providing Community Services

Funding Organization:
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Due Date:
January 8, 2020
Grant Amount:
Grant amount varies according to project
Link to Grant:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320557
Contact Person:
Laurie Cannady, CA CNCS State Director
Email:
ca@cns.gov
Phone:
310-893-2287
Grant Description:
This grant supports volunteer staff members carrying out a broad range of community services. Grants are focused on engaging AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. AmeriCorps members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Grant recipients are asked to provide a percentage of the members living costs. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn an Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to student loans. This grant prioritizes the investment of national service resources in Economic Opportunity, Education, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military Families. Rural Intermediaries, Faith-based Organizations. To receive priority consideration, applicants must show that the priority area is a significant part of the program focus. Eligibility includes, Independent school districts, Native American tribal governments and organizations, 501 (c) 3 non-profits, non-profits that do not have a 501 (c) 3 designation, and others-- for eligibility details: https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FY20%20ASN%20NOFO_508.v2.pdf#page=4 Before beginning an application, review the funding source's website for updates: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp Organizations that propose to operate in only one state must apply through the Governor-appointed State Commissions. Each state administers its own selection process and puts forward to CNCS the applicants it selects to compete for funding. State applicants must contact their State Commissions to learn about their state or territory processes and deadlines which may be significantly before the CNCS deadlines and may have additional requirements.
CMP Development Workgroup Comments:
The CMP Development Workgroup believes that this grant may be best utilized by mentoring coalitions to add staff in order to reach their objectives.

Good Neighbor Citizenship ® Company Grants (PLEASE NOTE: THE GRANT FOR THIS FUNDING CYCLE HAS EXPIRED)

Funding Organization:
State Farm Companies Foundation
Due Date:
October 31, 2019
Grant Amount:
Requested amount should be $5,000 or more. Grant decisions will be communicated by end of first quarter in 2020.
Link to Grant:
https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/community-involvement/community-grants/good-neighbor-citizenship-grants
Contact Person:
Email:
Phone:
Grant Description:
Application links at the URL above. Provides funding to organizations emphasizing one or more: 1. Safety: auto and roadway safety, teen driver education, home safety and fire prevention, disaster preparedness, disaster recovery. 2. Community Development: job training, neighborhood revitalization, small business development, financial literacy. 3. Education: academic improvement for K-12 students, education initiatives supporting underserved students 13 years and older with a focus on post-secondary education workforce preparedness.
CMP Development Workgroup Comments:
We have talked with the funder and we found that, although this is not specifically a mentoring grant, they look favorably on direct service organizations that provide education, preparedness, and support in the areas listed in the grant description (above). The decision for funding in California is made on a regional basis. They aim to get their local State Farm Insurance agents involved with grantees (e.g., a local agent provides one or more workshops for a program’s mentees and/or mentors on topics such as auto and roadway safety, disaster preparedness, etc.). Twenty-five percent of funds can go to indirect/support services (not including salaries). CMP suggests that mentoring programs apply directly for the grant, OR contact The CMP Development Workgroup to discuss how your program might collaborate with CMP on this funding opportunity (we have specific ideas) support@camentoringpartnership.org.