Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved the distribution of $2,400,000 in nonprofit support for local creative arts, culture, and youth-serving organizations.
Considering the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created for local arts, cultural, and youth-serving organizations, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors granted a total of $2.4 Million in CARES CRF (Coronavirus Relief Funds) to local agencies over the past two months.
On August 25, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved the Nonprofit Support Grant Program to provide assistance for nonprofit organizations that provide services to youth, or community-centered arts and culture programs. This program was established to award grants, through a competitive process, to non-profit organizations based on the level of impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the respective non-profit organization. On October 27, 2020, the Board approved an additional $400,000 in support to further assist local nonprofits by way of a second round of funding.
The public health requirements for safely operating these sorts of programs present numerous challenges to nonprofit financial models, which have negatively impacted the design, nature and scale of youth and arts/culture programs. Because of the vital role played by these nonprofits in our community, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors wanted to provide support specifically for local nonprofit organizations that were adversely affected this year by COVID-19 and struggling financially.
The intention of this funding is to stabilize and secure the ongoing operation of these nonprofit services that are critical to young people and/or contribute to the vibrancy of Stanislaus County.
The Nonprofit Support Grant program was facilitated with administrative assistance from the Stanislaus Community Foundation. The Community Foundation has been in existence since 2002 and is focused on improving the lives of the residents and the vibrancy of the unique and diverse communities throughout Stanislaus County.
"Stanislaus Community Foundation was pleased to partner with the County and expand support to local nonprofits," said Stanislaus Community Foundation President and CEO, Marian Kaanon. "We believe this funding will bridge the gap and get many of these organizations through to the other side, so that they can continue serving our region when we re-open."
The application evaluation process was administered by Stanislaus Community Foundation but vetted by an independent Selection Committee composed of a cross- section of community representatives who scored the applications and selected award recipients based on the criteria approved by the County.
A total of 61 nonprofits were awarded grant support.
|38th District Agricultural Association*||$160,000|
|Assyrian American Association of Modesto||$40,000|
|Bel Passi Baseball, Inc.||$67,500|
|Boys & Girls clubs of Stanislaus County||$45,000|
|Boys Scouts of America Greater Yosemite Council||$7,500|
|Center for Human Services||$32,000|
|Central California Art League Inc.||$25,000|
|Central Valley 49ers Youth Football and Cheer Association||$20,000|
|Central West Ballet||$50,000|
|Children's Crisis Center of Stanislaus County Inc||$20,000|
|City Ministry Networkl||$20,000|
|Civil Air Patrol||$1,500|
|Community Hospice Inc.||$45,000|
|Creative Alternatives Inc.||$32,250|
|Cricket's Hope, Inc.||$49,000|
|Del Rio CC Foundation (First Tee of Central Valley)||$25,000|
|EMC Health, Inc. / Jessica's House||$7,500|
|Enrich and Employ Inc||$23,250|
|Friends of Oakdale Heritage*||$15,000|
|Friends of the Stanislaus County Fair Foundation A California||$7,500|
|Gallo Center for the Arts, Inc.||$432,000|
|Holy Apostolic Assyrian Church of the East Diocese of California||$50,000|
|International Festival Committee||$2,500|
|International Rescue Committee, Turlock||$17,000|
|Invest in Me/Social Environmental Entrepreneurs||$35,000|
|LearningQuest -- Stanislaus Literacy Centers||$13,000|
|LightBox Theatre Company||$25,000|
|Mi Familia Vota Education Fund||$10,000|
|Modesto Band of Stanislaus County||$42,000|
|Modesto Magic Basketball Assn||$25,000|
|Modesto Soccer Foundation Inc.||$9,500|
|Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association||$49,000|
|Modesto Youth Soccer Association, Inc.||$75,000|
|Modesto Youth Theatre dba Modesto Performing Arts||$7,000|
|Opera Modesto, Inc.||$87,000|
|Peer Recovery Art Projec||$25,000|
|Prospect Theater Project||$39,000|
|She Became, Inc||$13,500|
|Society for disABILITIES||$45,000|
|Sonshine Bible Clubs, Inc. DBA Westside Ministries||$70,000|
|Special Olympics Northern California, Inc.||$8,000|
|Stanislaus Asian American Community Resource (SAACR)||$6,000|
|Stanislaus Chinese Association||$3,200|
|Stanislaus Family Justice Center Foundation||$38,000|
|Stanislaus Partners In Education||$26,000|
|The Carnegie Arts Center Foundation, Turlock||$45,000|
|The Juline Foundation for Children||$55,000|
|The Salvation Army, Modesto Red Shield||$49,000|
|The Shire Community Space||$10,000|
|The Stanislaus County Police Activities League||$7,500|
|The State Theatre of Modesto||$96,000|
|The Women's Auxiliary "A Modesto Community Connection"||$1,000|
|Turlock Community Theatre, Inc||$120,000|
|Turlock Police Chaplaincy Inc||$5,000|
|Turlock Youth Performing Arts Production Company||$10,000|
|Valley Recovery Resources||$50,000|
|West Side Theatre Foundation||$10,000|
|Youth for Christ Central Valley||$47,000|