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The Non-Profit Recession Watch blog has been developed by ReStructure Non-Profit Consulting (www.restructure.ca) as a means to provide leaders of non-profit organizations with a central repository of information on the recession as well as strategies, tips, and resources to manage the impact of the recession on the organizations they lead. Information relating to the recession and its impact on Canada, US and UK will be updated daily in the "Recession Watch Data & Informaiton" sections below, and blogs will be written to provide information on how the recession has impacted the non-profit sector specifically. Please feel free to share information, news and resources with me - Betty Ferreira at blog [at] restructure.ca.

Friday, October 2, 2009

San Francisco Foundation's Nonprofit Transitions Fund Accepting Applications for "Intentional Change"

As part of the San Francisco Foundation's emergency response grantmaking, the foundation created the Nonprofit Transitions Fund to help nonprofit organizations rethink and regroup in response to the downturn in the economy.

The goal of the Nonprofit Transitions Fund is to help nonprofits reduce costs and time spent on administrative work, as well as increase productivity.

The fund will provide a total of $350,000 to support: serious planning efforts, consultants, due diligence, and other expenses related to the following activities: back office collaborations between two or more organizations (including rent, equipment, and group insurance joint purchasing, as well as centralizing human resources, payroll, benefits administration, and financial and grants management); service delivery joint ventures between two or more organizations; merger/acquisition/consolidation; post-merger integration or closure costs; dissolution (voluntary/involuntary); and bankruptcy.

This fund is intended for activities such as strategic planning and fund development. It is not intended for organizations engaging in staff transitions, capacity building work (such as streamlining internal operations), and/or establishing fiscal sponsorship.

Applicant organizations must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status (or a fiscal sponsor) and must primarily serve residents in at least one of the five Bay Area counties served by the foundation: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo.

Requests will only be considered from organizations that have received programmatic or operational support from the San Francisco Foundation within the last five years.

Grants will generally range from $10,000 to $30,000 each.

Visit the SFF Web site for complete program information.

Contact:Link to Complete RFP

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