January 24, 2023Californians are grieving the many lives lost to recent and ongoing gun violence. Chet P. Hewitt (The Center) and Brian Malte (The Hope and Heal Fund) have partnered to call for sufficient investments in community-led responses to this public health crisis. Read their Cal Matters op-ed (CalMatters.org).
January 24, 2023There have been three mass shootings in three days in California. We grieve with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community of Monterey Park and the families whose loved ones were murdered or injured celebrating the Lunar New Year. Our hearts are with the farmworkers in Half Moon Bay who lost neighbors. Our condolences are with the many injured in Oakland and the family of the young man who died. Continue reading...
Funding opportunity: Elevate Youth California Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations
January 17, 2023
With grants up to $400,000 over two and a half years, Elevate Youth California’s Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations funding will strengthen the capacity of emerging grassroots community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California to use community-based programs and practices for substance use disorder prevention among youth ages 12 to 26. Applications are due by Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. PT.
December 15, 2022A new Community Economic Mobilization Initiative (CEMI) funding opportunity is open to all organizations that meet eligibility criteria and requirements. Proposals are due Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. Learn more and access the request for proposals on the CEMI page.
61 Community-based and Tribal organizations receive $58.5 million for youth substance use prevention
November 9, 2022
Congratulations to 61 Elevate Youth California community partners that have received awards up to $1 million to develop or increase youth substance use disorder prevention, outreach and education. With more than $58.5 million in funding and technical assistance, the community-based and Tribal organizations will focus on youth activism, mentorship and peer-led supports that lift up youth empowerment and leadership with a focus on impacting policy, systems and environmental change. To date, 246 awards to community-based and Tribal organizations have been made to prevent youth substance use. Learn more on the Elevate Youth California site (ElevateYouthCA.org).