Minority-Led Organization Capacity Building and Leadership Development Program

The Minority-Led Organization Capacity Building and Leadership Development Program supported organizational capacity building and leadership development activities for youth-focused, minority-led nonprofit organizations serving in a 32-county region of Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley.

Program Background

California’s future depends on all of its residents enjoying meaningful opportunities to improve their quality of life. As one of the most diverse states in the nation, it depends significantly on the success of the communities of color that together comprise a majority of its population. Yet many African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, Native Americans and other Californians lack access to basic needs and the opportunities for better lives — health care, quality education, safe neighborhoods and clean environments.

Nonprofit organizations are essential to the flourishing of communities, and a vibrant and diverse civil society requires both effective community-based organizations and strong, diverse leadership throughout the nonprofit sector. The goal of this funding opportunity was to strengthen the capacity of minority-led nonprofit organizations serving communities of color in Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley, and to support the development of leaders of color.

We believe in the need for health equity. Reducing health disparities is a key factor in striving toward better health for all and reflects our commitment to ensuring that people throughout our funding region have the opportunity to lead healthy lives.

This program was funded by The California Endowment and Sierra Health Foundation, and was managed by The Center.

Program Update

Funding is no longer available through the Minority-Led Organization Capacity Building and Leadership Development Program. Please see funding opportunities through the Leadership Development for Racial Equity program.