Inland Empire Capaciteria


Basic Needs

Jul 31 2017

The Cathay Bank Foundation Offers Grants to Community and Economic Development, Education, and Health and Welfare Organizations

The Cathay Bank Foundation's mission is to enhance the growth and success of communities in which the Bank serves. The Foundation's ultimate objective is to create opportunities in areas of affordable housing, community and economic development, and education. The Foundation will also consider supporting culture and arts, health and welfare, environmental and human services and programs that benefit the communities at large. The Cathay Bank Foundation will consider grants in the following areas:


  • Community & Economic Development
    • Programs to preserve, rehabilitate and construct affordable housing in low- and moderate-income (LMI) areas;
    • Organizations that provide home-buyer counseling to families in the LMI communities;
    • Programs that support small business development, commercial revitalization and job creation;
    • Programs tailored to assist LMI individuals in development of work and life skills, with a specific emphasis on work-entry programs, skills training and employment retention;
    • Services catered to seniors, workforce development, and individuals with disabilities.
  • Education
    • Innovative programs that offer assistance to LMI youths to excel in school and prepare for higher education;
    • Financial literacy programs for youth and adults in LMI communities;
    • Effective mentoring programs for at-risk youths;
    • Student scholarship programs focused on finance-related studies;
    • Literacy, math, parent engagement efforts and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs;
    • Entrepreneurship education programs for underserved youth.
  • Civic & Community
    • Civic organizations that focus on development of neighborhoods and raising awareness of social issues;
    • Voter registration and education, community organizing and leadership development.
  • Health & Welfare
    • Homeless, crisis shelters and battered women shelters;
    • Programs that provide services to children and families at risk;
    • Soup kitchens;
    • Health prevention and education targeted to conditions such as diabetes, obesity, asthma; insurance enrollment of uninsured children and adults; mental health services; and fitness and nutrition.

Grant Amount: Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Eligibility:  The organization’s programs and services must:

  • Target the low- and moderate-income population
  • Display leadership and vision in the community
  • Provide tangible benefits to the communities they serve
  • Have an effective system to measure and report results with a demonstrated track record
  • Have established strategic alliances with the community to face expected challenges
  • Have 501c(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS
  • Be equal opportunity employers
  • Display fiscal and administrative stability

Due Date: All nonprofit organizations wishing to apply for a grant through the Cathay Bank Foundation must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). If the request is within the grant guidelines and budget, the organization may be invited to complete the full grant application form for consideration. Full applications are due August 31, 2017.

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Dec 29 2017

The Georgia-Pacific Foundation Accepting Applications for Community-Based Programs

The foundation funds and supports community-based programs, volunteer service projects, disaster relief and other initiatives to improve the quality of life in communities where Georgia-Pacific operates. The Foundation invests its resources in four areas which include: education, environment, community enrichment and entrepreneurship. Programs chosen for funding must create tangible value and measurable return on investment in the community.

Grant Amount: The foundation considers the value of the program to the community and the amount they have available to donate. There is no specified amount.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants must:

•Be a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization

•Be located approximately 30 miles of Georgia-Pacific manufacturing community

Due Date: Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Dec 31 2017

The Vons Foundation Accepting Applications for Programs that Provide Basic Needs other Community Strengthening Services

The Albertsons Companies and Vons Foundations fund organizations that strengthen the neighborhoods they serve. In the Southern California region, the Foundation funds nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with these priority areas:

•Health and Human Services


•Youth and Education


•Supporting Diversity and Inclusion of All Abilities 

Grant Amount: Grant amounts are typically between $1,000 and $5,000.

Eligibility: Eligible organizations include nonprofits with a valid 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS and schools recognized by the government. All applications in California, Hawaii and Reno-area Nevada require an employee sponsor. Typically, an employee sponsor is a volunteer, board member or someone who has been helped by the applicant organization. If the applicant organization cannot identify an employee in their ranks, the Foundation recommends they speak to a local Store Manager to see if they would be willing to sponsor the application.

The Foundation generally does not fund:

•Individuals or for-profit organizations

•Political organizations or activities

•Religious organizations for religious purposes

•Capital or building campaigns

•Advocacy programs

•Meetings, conferences or workshops

•Sports teams or athletic competitions

•Other foundations or granting organizations

•Fundraising dinners, galas, and events

Due Date: Applications are reviewed quarterly.

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Dec 31 2017

The KIND Foundation Seeking Applications for Organizations Making a Tangible Impact for People in Need

The KIND Foundation seeks to empower individuals and organizations to share their ideas for making the world a little kinder and/or helping people who need it most. Applicants submit their cause on the KIND Foundation website, filling in details about how they plan to create an impact and use funding. A KIND Foundation team member reviews the submission for entry the following month. The cause then goes live on the KIND Causes website, and visitors to the site vote for the causes most important to them. Each month, the KIND Foundation team reviews the tallies and awards the funding to the cause with the most votes. There is currently one winner per month.

Grant Amount: Grants of $10,000 are awarded every month.

Eligibility: To be eligible, the proposal must be designed to be completed within six months of winning and within a $10,000 budget. Cause creators must be 18 years or older and a resident of the US or Canada (excluding Quebec). KIND Causes is open to anyone with a socially-impactful idea that impacts people in need.

Due Date: Submissions must be received by the 7th of each month.

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