NPP is a Solano Community Foundation program designed to strengthen, develop and serve Solano County nonprofits by enhancing their organization's visibility and providing assistance with development and capacity-building efforts.
Solano Community Foundation is the lead organization for GLS (Give Local Solano), an annual local fundraising effort to support community-based organizations and the communities they serve. Through capacity-building workshops and grant opportunities, NPP promotes partnerships with and between our local nonprofits, individual donors, the business sector, community leaders, and decision makers. Current NPP Member List.
- Strengthen, develop, educate and serve Solano County nonprofit organizations, their Boardmembers, leadership, staff, and volunteers.
- Act as convener of forums to gather and disperse relevant information from the diverse voices within our communities.
- Improve capacity-building, enhance visibility, and support professional development for the full range of nonprofit organizations providing services to residents of Solano County.
NPP awards competitive grants, up to a maximum of $2,500 each, to NPP members that need financial support to pursue professional education, training, and capacity-building opportunities. We believe that with increased professional development, organizations will have more tools with which to develop capacity and grow their programs and services.
Free workshops and trainings are offered annually to Nonprofit Partnership Program members as a benefit of joining NPP. Content presented and materials provided are geared toward current "best practices" for nonprofit Boards, Executive Directors, staff, and volunteers. Topics focus on operations, development and capacity-building, and improving the performance and success of nonprofits in fulfilling their missions.
In 2018, twelve grants were awarded totaling just over $20,000.
Eleven workshops were conducted in 2018 and all were well received and attended.
For 2019, the NPP program will increase its grantmaking scope; larger grants (up to $10,000) will be awarded to nonprofits for general operating support. The initial funding focus will be to support nonprofits that provide programs and services to Solano County residents in four mission areas: Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Youth Enrichment, and Basic Needs.