This project supports capacity building for nonprofits, community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations working in climate and disaster resilience across the state of California.

The project is administered and directed by Philanthropy California, which is creating trainings for nonprofits and funders to address capacity gaps for nonprofits and expand philanthropic co-investment in California grantees.

The project is funded by The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).

Events and trainings on grant writing and organizational capacity building are designed and delivered by Gary Bess Associates.

About Philanthropy California

Philanthropy California is an initiative of California’s three major philanthropy-serving organizations: Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties, Northern California Grantmakers, and SoCal Grantmakers. Philanthropy California brings these statewide philanthropic networks together to increase our impact in building and sustaining thriving, equitable communities. Our combined membership represents more than 600 foundations, corporate funders, philanthropic individuals and families, giving circles, and government agencies that invest billions yearly to support communities across the state, the country, and worldwide.

About The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)

Cal OES serves as the state’s leadership hub during all major emergencies and disasters. This includes responding, directing, and coordinating state and federal resources and mutual aid assets across all regions to support the diverse communities across the state. Cal OES also supports local jurisdictions and communities through planning and preparedness activities, training, and facilitating the immediate response to an emergency through the longer‐term recovery phase. During this process, Cal OES serves as the state’s overall coordinator and agent to secure federal government resources through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

About Gary Bess Associates

Gary Bess Associates (GBA) is consulting firm of grant writing and program evaluation professionals that specializes in securing resources for mission-driven nonprofits, public agencies, and human services organizations, to help them better serve their communities. GBA grant writers have a passion for serving underrepresented and underserved communities, and they always work to customize our consulting services to the specific needs of partner organizations. They assist with preparing grants, budgets, and program proposals, as well as delivering program evaluation and detailed reporting required for federal government projects.

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