Grant Reporting Ins and Outs;
Nonprofit Rental Space Available

NPRN Shorts

1. Grant Opportunity: The Santa Barbara Foundation is pleased to offer Family Caregiver Systems and Support Grants in 2015. These grants are available to support improved caregiver capacity and integrated services for seniors. Grant guidelines and application are available here
2. Santa Barbara Foundation has released their 2015 Annual Funding Report. The foundation distributed $4.2 million in grants to 321 nonprofits in the second quarter of 2015. You can find the report here

3. The Grant Sage: Grant Reporting – One of the most mystifying aspects of the grant process – exceptional grant reporting – is often elusive. Nonprofit organizations understandably struggle with measuring ‘what good was done’ with funding from grantors. Yet, grant reporting is much more than a chance to demonstrate to a funder what was accomplished with their grant funding; reporting is the first step in obtaining future funding. Find out more about mastering this skill from Sheba Laser Lux, owner of The Grant Sage, here

4. Nonprofit Space Available for Rental:  Space is available on weekends and some evenings at the The Girls Inc. center in Goleta. Facilities include a gym, a theater, commercial kitchen, classrooms, and a small dance studio. Room rental rate is $70/hour for nonprofits. For details and contact info, click.
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In the News: Nonprofit News & Activities


New Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Complete

At the end of this month, Cottage Health will open a new facility “to serve the needs of Goleta for years to come,” said Cottage Health Vice President Arie Dejong. The $126 million project to rebuild Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital has been on the horizon since the mid-1990s, when California state legislature mandated that all hospitals be rebuilt to sustain at least a 6.0 magnitude earthquake after the 1994 Northridge earthquake damaged 11 hospitals. In addition to improved seismic safety, the new hospital is 180,000 square feet — double the size of the 50-year-old building — expanding from eight semi-private emergency rooms to 20 private rooms.  More here.

Why Venture Philanthropy Is the Future of Giving

For decades, the formula has remained unchanged: donors give to charities, nonprofits, and other social purpose organizations — in Canada, more than $12 billion was donated last year — and organizations, in turn, use those donations to run their programs and offer services in their communities. Benefits are considered to be directly correlated to the size of the donation: more money = more programs and services; less money = fewer programs and services. The cycle simply repeats ad infinitum, without a real understanding of results, impact, or long-term value. More here. 

The Price of Nonprofit Debt

Nonprofits take on debt (i.e., borrow) in the short term to cover temporarily inadequate cash flow and in the long term to finance capital expenditures that they expect to recover in the course of doing business. Capital expenditures naturally carry an element of risk. That chicken came home to roost for many arts organizations during the Great Recession, when even the most carefully made projections encountered a perfect storm of waning revenue sources. When it comes to borrowing nonprofits are not risking their own assets but the public’s, so they have a special obligation to gauge risk, limit it, and get the very best terms possible for any endeavor More here.

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Faces of NPRN: DNPRN (Doctors And Patients Referral Network)

DNPRN promotes better patient outcomes by empowering patients in medically underserved populations through education, workshops, community-health partnership projects and a variety of referrals.  

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