The community development financial institution provides credit and financial services to small businesses that do not qualify for conventional loans from commercial sources, and serves as a national leader in the microlending field. A two-year grant supports expansion of its new Lending and Learning Center, which offers financial education, business support and capital to low-income individuals and families operating businesses in low-wealth urban neighborhoods.
In response to the economic crisis, our trustees approved one-time operating support grants in 2009 and 2010 to recent grant recipients for safety-net services such as food, shelter, and other emergency assistance. This support helped direct-service organizations on the front line cover funding gaps caused by the economic crisis.
The partner organizations provide free legal assistance in civil cases to low-income residents, including migrant farm workers, immigrants, disabled individuals, and the elderly. Faced with a growing gap between the need for legal services and funding to deliver those services, the grantees are using grant assistance to support their current operations.
The alliance offers leadership and management-development services to its national membership network of 350 nonprofit human-services agencies serving 3,000 people in 8,000 U.S. communities. This grant supports the planning phase of a pilot project to create chief strategy officer positions within the alliance’s national office and 15 multiservice member organizations.
The alliance offers leadership and management-development services to its national membership network of 350 nonprofit agencies serving 3 million individuals and families in 8,000 U.S. communities. This four-year grant funds a project to integrate strategic thinking into personnel, training, planning and other areas as a means to help nonprofits improve their organizational alignments and client services.
The charitable fund supports the ABA's public-service and educational programs. This two-year grant makes civil legal assistance more accessible to low-income and vulnerable individuals by establishing new state-level Access to Justice Commissions and strengthening the work of existing commissions in 28 states and the nation’s capital.
Operating in a 21-county area in southeastern Georgia, the nonprofit provides food to partner agencies and operates a Mobile Food Pantry program to distribute food directly to rural residents. The construction of an addition to a food warehouse, assisted by this challenge grant, provides a commercial kitchen for the Kids Café program.
Homeless and low-income families and individuals receive transitional and permanent housing, food, clothing, financial assistance, counseling, and other ancillary services through the ministries’ programs and facilities. The construction of a LEED-rated Homeless Prevention and Support Center, aided by this combined challenge and operational-support grant, makes new and expanded services available.
Individuals with disabilities receive information, skills training, counseling, and employment services from the organization, which fosters greater independence and reintegration into community life. The construction of a new sports and fitness facility, using challenge-grant funding, advances efforts to incorporate health and fitness into the lives of disabled youth and adults.
The network plays a leading role in hunger relief, distributing more than 11 million pounds of food annually and serving 2,000 youngsters through its Childhood Hunger programs. With this challenge grant and operational support, the organization is erecting a new warehouse, allowing it to double the number of families served in five years.