November 21, 2017

NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FUND

Established: Feb 24, 2009

Become an NPP Member

Membership is open to all qualified nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, faith-based organizations, and neighborhood associations. We also encourage the membership of businesses and corporations, government entities, community leaders, and individual partners and advisors.

The annual membership donation is $50 per calendar year. Larger donations will also help support NPP program activities and grantmaking efforts.

To join NPP, download and complete the NPP Membership Form and send it (by regular mail or as an email attachment) to SCF.  Please make your payment by:

  • check - made payable to: Solano Community Foundation, Attention NPP, 744 Empire St, Suite 240, Fairfield, CA 94533, or by
  • credit card - made as an online contribution through PayPal; just click the "Donate" button in the upper right hand corner of this page.
The NPP Program promotes partnership among our local nonprofits, community leaders and decision makers, donors, and the business sector. 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.
Click on this link to access the NPP Program page and read more about workshops and professional development grants available to NPP members.
Click on this link to view our 2017 NPP Membership List.

NPP is designed to:

  1. Strengthen, develop, educate and serve Solano County nonprofit organizations; their Boardmembers, leadership, staff, and volunteers.
  2. Act as convener of forums to gather and disperse relevant information from the diverse voices within our communities.
  3. Improve capacity-building, enhance visibility, and support professional development for the full range of nonprofit organizations providing services to residents of Solano County.

2014 NPP GRANTS AWARDED - TWO RECIPIENTS

The Dixon Teen Center received a 2014 NPP grant in the amount of $2,000. They are one of two Dixon nonprofit grant recipients.  Funds will be used to purchase supplies for their Afterschool Program classes.  The center is located in the old Dixon High School on East A Street.
Open from Monday through Thursday 2:30 to 6:00 p.m., the center offers after-school sessions, classes, or can be just a place to hang out with friends. 
On Fridays and Saturdays there are evening sessions, often a dance or other social activity for the teens to enjoy, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
There are rules of conduct and staff are present to enforce them. The Dixon Teen Center provides a safe environment for teens to build positive relationships and grow as well-rounded teens. The center relies heavily on local funding and donations. Visit the center afterschool, or browse their website at www.dixonteencenter.com for further information.
 
The second 2014 NPP grant recipient is Dixon Family Services.  Funding in the amount of $5,000 was awarded to the organization to help purchase new office computers to replace the heavily used and very old PCs.
Dixon Family Services is a private non-profit social services agency. They provide tools and resources to help community members become more successful in their lives. Some of these tools are education, counseling, case management, critical needs services, parenting classes, home visits, and referrals.
Dixon Family Services acts as an umbrella agency offering services such as counseling, case management, and basic emergency needs for housing, transportation, and food. Also, during tax season, DFS provides free tax preparation assistance for those who make $50,000.00 or less.
DFS is located in the center of Dixon, housed in what was the old police station. All of their services are offered in both English and Spanish. Visit their website at http://dixonfs.org/ to learn more about their organization and the tools and services they have provided Dixon residents for over thirty years.

 

PRIOR YEAR NPP GRANT AWARDS & RECIPIENTS

Grant Year Grant Amount Organization Name Focus City & Purpose
2013  $ 5,500 Rio Vista CARE, Inc. Rio Vista: Computer equipment purchases and repairs expenses
2013  $ 3,000 Rio Vista Community Services Rio Vista: Case Manager position expenses
2012  $ 2,700 Benicia Historical Museum Benicia: Museum Education Outreach support
2011  $ 5,000 SCF Education Plus! Mini-Grant Program Vacaville: For 2012 EdPlus! Mini-Grants to Vacaville schools
2010  $ 5,000 2B Successful Youth, Inc. Fairfield: STEMulate Project Support
2010  $ 2,500 Community Action Partnership of Solano, Inc. Suisun City: After School Program support
2009  $ 5,000 Work - Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay Vallejo: Youth 4 Youth Mentoring Program (MIT/Wardlaw schools)

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