GENERAL RESOURCES

California Corporations Code

Stay Exempt - IRS Micro Site

FOUNDATIONS

Archstone Foundation

A leader in the world of philanthropy for issues related to Older Americans.

California Community Foundation

Supports a wide variety of programs that serve the  needs of Los Angeles County.

California Healthcare Foundation

Committed to improving California's health care delivery and financing systems.

California Wellness Foundation

The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

Center for Healthy Aging

The National Council on the Aging provides information and resources to support the aging services network, including toolkits, research and examples of model programs.

Central County United Way

Serving San Jacinto Valley Communities.

The Community Foundation

Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Council on Foundations

Promoting knowledge, growth and action in philanthropy.

Desert Healthcare District Foundation

Similar to California Healthcare Foundation mission in Palm Springs and surrounding communities.

The Foundation Center

Helping grant seekers succeed.

Free Management Library

Topics include the most important practices to start, develop, operate, evaluate and resolve problems in for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Fundsnet

Comprehensive site providing Nonprofit Organizations, Colleges and Universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet.

Grants.gov

Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

League of California Community Foundations

Includes resources for non-profits.

Network for Good

A nonprofit collaboration to help nonprofit organizations increase capacity, reach new audiences, and build Internet strategies.

 Southern California Grantmakers

A regional association of private-sector grantmakers.

The California Endowment

Committed to working with organizations and institutions that directly benefit the health and well-being of Californians.

The Community Foundation

Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

The Foundation Center

Resources and foundation locator; on-line subscription directory.

United Way of the Desert

United Way of the Inland Valleys

Serving Western Riverside County.

GRANT WRITING GUIDELINES

Grant Writing Tips
Grant-planning questions, basic elements of good proposals, and links to grant resources from an experienced grant writer.

Non-profit Guides
Grant-writing tools for nonprofits, including tips, sample proposals, and links.

Successful Grant Writing
A grant-writing consultant's outline of the basic steps necessary for planning the grant-writing process.

Writing a Successful Grant Proposal
The Minnesota Council on Foundations' detailed outline of a grant proposal, which is particularly oriented to project proposals.

NON-PROFIT INSURANCE

Nonprofit's Insurance Alliance of California

Liability insurance pool exclusively for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations in California.

Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group

The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group consists of four companies: Alliance Member Services; Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance, Risk Retention Group; National Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance; and the Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California. All of the companies are nonprofits that provide liability insurance to nonprofits. The group writes in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

The CIMA Companies, Inc.

For-profit property/casualty and employee benefits broker that writes policies for non-profits, as well as serving for-profit businesses.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND CONSULTANTS

 

CompassPoint

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a consulting, research, and training organization providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities.

Independent Sector

Leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world.