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CAPACITY BUILDING STATS

  • Riverside County has 2.6 nonprofit organizations per thousand Residents
  • $51 per capita is invested in Riverside County through local foundation awards, compared with $119 per capita statewide.
  • Read more stats in our Community Indicators Report

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

Read more stats in our Community Indicators Report

NONPROFIT CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE

In 2010, The Community Foundation developed the Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative to build consensus around the region's overarching capacity building needs and work with key nonprofit networks, consortia, stakeholders and leaders.


The Initiative focuses on four efforts. They are:
  1. Raise the level of awareness of the value of nonprofit organizations and their economic impact among civic and governmental leaders and key stakeholders
  2. Coordinate efforts to increase the level of funding from statewide, major and national foundations to the region
  3. Develop strategies and actions to support the development of capacity building resources to support the nonprofit sector
  4. Align the efforts of capacity building providers in order to eliminate duplication and maximize resources
Some projects of The Community Foundation that fall under this Initiative include:

Grants Development Initiative


The Grants Development Initiative's goal is to significantly increase funding and support from private and public foundations, corporate, and government funders to Riverside and San Bernardino County educational, health, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Funding Opportunities - pdfDownload PDF

Technical assistance and funding support is available to "lead agencies" (fiscal or programmatic) from education, health, government and nonprofits to support the development and submission of grant proposals that involve and engage a community collaborative or partnership.

To apply, please view the GDI Guidelines and then use the form below to apply for support.

pdfGDI Guidelines
docxGDI Application

Nonprofit Consortium


In 2011, The Community Foundation was awarded a grant of $200,000 from the Weingart Foundation to replicate its San Bernardino County "Building Capacity for Success Project" in Western Riverside County. This two year grant will provide the opportunity to engage 12 key community based nonprofits in building their grant and fund development expertise to more effectively seek private foundation and government funding. The Capacity Building Consortium is comprised of key capacity building providers: First 5 Riverside County; Riverside County Health Foundation; United Way of the Inland Valleys; Community Action Partnership of Riverside County; Community Connect: The Resource Center for Nonprofit Management; and the Agency Executives Association.

Community Clinic Association


One of the major accomplishments of the Capacity Building Initiative in the last several years was the development of the first Community Clinic Association for San Bernardino County. San Bernardino County was one of the last areas in the State not to have a clinic association. In 2010 the Foundation assisted a group of 10 community health clinics who had come together to address common issues and needs facing their patients. With the advent of health care reform, there was a need for this group to formally organize to prepare for the increase numbers of patients they would be seeing. The Foundation assisted the new association to become incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and raise over $2 million dollars in funding.

Funders Alliance


Leaders from the largest funders of nonprofits in Inland Southern California have come together to form the Funders Alliance of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

The Funders Alliance is a collaborative group of large regional funding agencies that have joined together to increase communication, collaboration, and coordination among each other.

The primary goals of the Alliance include:
  • Regional networking and information sharing between large funders
  • Advocacy for the needs of the region
  • Leveraging of funds to maximize impact on common goals
  • Increasing the capacity of service providers within the region
The Foundation’s own VP of Programs, Celia Cudiamat, serves as the Funders Alliance Vice Chair, Capacity Building Committee.

To learn more about the Funders Alliance, please contact Celia at
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