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    By Dianne Anderson Finding secure housing and decent nutrition in Long Beach food deserts, or making it to school without being jumped into gangs are just a few predictable factors that keep childhood poverty playing out for generations. Nonprofits do whatever they can, but usually get bogged down in daily operations and emergencies. Many juggle ...
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    In honor of Small Business Week, Los Angeles County’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) launched American Rescue Plan Act programs and grant opportunities for small businesses, microbusinesses, and nonprofits. The Economic Mobility Initiative (EMI), facilitated in partnership with 15 local community-based organizations, is a $25 million investment aiming to support the startup and growth of local ...
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    Grants will support Inland Empire organizations focused on assisting women in need; Dr. Gwen Dowdy-Rodgers Named 2024 Woman of Achievement   Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) announced today awards totaling $45,000 to three nonprofits for its annual Women’s Giving Fund (WGF) grants. In its largest grantmaking cycle to date, the WGF grants will provide resources to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Odds are that the oodles of money flowing down each year at the city of Long Beach came and went by the time the community found out it was there. But for those who act fast, more money is coming down once again. Microgrants are now available for Neighborhood Associations to apply ...
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    Grants will support Black-led groups focused on racial equity and systems change in the Inland Empire Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Black Equity Initiative of the Inland Empire (BEI-IE) announced $1.027 million to 71 nonprofits and fiscally sponsored projects, its second and largest grantmaking cycle from the IE Black Equity Fund. The Fund ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Competition is always stiff for small mom and pop nonprofits just trying to survive, partly due to the maze of scattered grant information, or they don’t know where to look and how to access funding. Equity is the big buzzword since the fallout of the pandemic that spurred billions in federal funding ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Mom and pop micro and small businesses along with many nonprofits often miss out on good money while trying to single handedly juggle community outreach and the minutia of operations. But if they get their applications in on time, they can soon tap a great lineup of new funding, support services and ...
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    By Edward Henderson California Black Media Last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state’s #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program which has so far provided $10,000 grants to some 6,500 low-income college students as a stipend in exchange for their community service work. Nearly a year after the paid-service program was first announced, the Governor’s office is ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If all goes as planned, millions of dollars in goods and services are coming down on the one hand of Terrance Stone, and efficiently out the other – out to the community, that is. Recent grants are taking his outreach to new heights as he looks to hire more staff on the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Health checks usually fall last on the list for many Black patients who are trying to steer clear of doctors who are culturally ignorant, or just don’t care. Either way, avoiding annual vital health checks, like diabetes, mammograms and prostate exams, colorectal tests, or other lifesaving blood work can be potentially dangerous. ...