Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Amount
All Amounts
Grants Found
25
Grants Totaling
$1,400,000

A Better Way, Inc.

Project Title
Parent and Caregiver Advisory Group
Amount
$25,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Berkeley, CA

To provide ongoing support for a group of formerly incarcerated parents and caregivers of children with incarcerated parents to inform the work of, and related to, Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (ACCIPP), which seeks to improve policies and practices on behalf of children with incarcerated parents and their families.

Bay Area Legal Aid

Project Title
Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building for Juvenile Defense Attorneys
Amount
$40,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Oakland, CA

To support capacity building for juvenile defense attorneys to effectively advocate for cross-system, community-based supports for youth involved in the delinquency system.

BAYLA, Z Plus and QPI

Project Title
California Youth Connection
Amount
$125,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Oakland, CA

To support the continuation of Bay Area Youth Leadership Academy (BALYA); provide opportunities for shared learning among organizations and programs focused on youth leadership and development through Z Plus; and provide opportunities for youth to inform local Continuum of Care Reform implementation through partnership with Youth Law Center.

Butler Koshland Fellowships

Fiscal Agent
Community Initiatives
Project Title
Juvenile Justice Systems Change Fellowship
Amount
$75,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
San Francisco, CA

To support a one-year fellowship at the Haywood Burns Institute for an emerging leader in justice reform to help advance the work of the Institute and learn from leaders in the field.

California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association

Project Title
Healthier Connections
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Oakland, CA

To support the general operations of a statewide organization that provides training, technical assistance and advocacy on behalf of local CASA programs.

Children Now

Project Title
Leveraging the CCR Implementation Process to Advance Vital Mental Health Reforms for All Chldren
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Oakland, CA

To support ongoing efforts to bring together advocates and statewide leadership from behavioral health and child welfare to develop a coordinated, triaged response to foster youth in crisis.

Coalition for California’s Children

Fiscal Agent
New Venture Fund
Project Title
The Children's Trust
Amount
$150,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
San Francisco, CA

To support a public/private coalition-building effort that can transform outcomes for children by leveraging behavioral health policy and aligned public/private efforts to support healthy development, increase health equity, improve clinical efficacy, and achieve necessary systems change.

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Action Project

Project Title
National Center for Youth Law
Amount
$45,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide continued support for coordination of the California Child Welfare Council’s CSEC Action Team tasked with improving the systems, policies, services and supports for children and youth involved or at risk of involvement in commercial sexual exploitation; and provide technical assistance to Bay Area counties.

Community Works West

Project Title
2018 Infrastructure Project
Amount
$150,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide general operating support for an organization that engages youth and families impacted by incarceration to promote lasting change that keeps people out of prison, advocates for a more humane justice system, and supports healthy communities through services and art.

East Bay Agency for Children

Project Title
Supporting Healing Organizations
Amount
$10,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Oakland, CA

To support a convening of staff from San Francisco’s Child, Youth and Family System of Care and community-based partners to review efforts related to trauma informed systems and equity; acknowledge and reward progress; and practice self-care.

Foster Youth Museum

Fiscal Agent
California Youth Connection
Project Title
Foster Youth Museum
Amount
$25,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Oakland, CA

To support the transition of the Foster Youth Museum to an independent, sustainable entity.

Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Project Title
Fresh Lifelines for Alameda Youth
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Milpitas, CA

To support the continued expansion of FLY in Alameda County to provide legal education and leadership training to youth involved or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Healing Advocates of Color

Fiscal Agent
Community Initiatives
Project Title
Genesis Healing Institute
Amount
$10,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Sacramento, CA

To support a new program that provides Bay Area advocates of color with holistic and integrative healing along with tools and knowledge about how to regenerate and heal from mental and emotional trauma inherent in their work.

Life Learning Academy

Project Title
Life Learning Academy
Amount
$100,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
San Francisco, CA

To provide general support to expand the capacity of a non-traditional charter high school that serves youth with histories of school failure.

Listening to Heal

Project Title
RYSE INC
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Richmond, CA

To bolster capacity to engage systems leaders in implementing radical inquiry through which local expertise and experience informs culturally relevant, healing-centered policies, practices and investments.

One Day At a Time

Fiscal Agent
Community Initiatives
Project Title
One Day At a Time Youth Communications Initiative
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Brentwood, CA

To support the launch of a youth communications initiative that amplifies the voices of a new generation coming of age in East Contra Costa County.

Root & Rebound

Project Title
Improving Reentry Preparedness for Family & Loved Ones
Amount
$25,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide continued training and guidance to assist incarcerated individuals, family members and the organizations that support them to prepare for release and reentry.

School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley

Fiscal Agent
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley
Project Title
Bay Area Social Services Consortium (BASSC)
Amount
$15,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Berkeley, CA

To provide continued support for a collaboration of county social service agencies and universities to foster shared learning and activities designed to improve human service systems and strengthen communities of vulnerable children, youth and families.

Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management

Project Title
Positive Youth Justice Initiative
Amount
$75,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Sacramento, CA

To support the participation of Bay Area organizations in a statewide initiative that aims to accelerate a movement toward a more equitable, youth development-focused juvenile justice system.

Strategies for Youth

Project Title
Improving Interactions between Youth and SFPD
Amount
$30,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Cambridge, MA

To support a train-the-trainer program for the San Francisco Police Department and update the San Francisco versions of Juvenile Justice Jeopardy with the goal of improving interactions between youth and law enforcement in San Francisco.

Supporting Healthy Development Through QPI

Project Title
Youth Law Center
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
San Francisco, CA

To support advocacy in six Bay Area counties committed to the Quality Parenting Initiative to transform agency practice so that youth receive excellent parenting, access to developmentally appropriate activities and environments, and the opportunities necessary to thrive.

Technical Assistance for School Climate Reform in West Contra Costa Unified School District

Project Title
Bay Area Legal Aid
Amount
$60,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide training, technical assistance, and support to West Contra Costa Unified School District, as well as grassroots organizations in this community, to ensure effective implementation of school climate, safety and discipline reform that reduces the number of students suspended and expelled from school, increases positive social/emotional and behavioral supports at school, and reduces the disparity in suspensions and expulsions for youth of color, youth with disabilities, and students in the juvenile dependency and delinquency systems.

Understanding how diverting children from formal foster care impacts their caregivers

Project Title
The Alliance for Children's Rights
Amount
$90,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
Los Angeles, CA

To better understand how diverting children who cannot remain safely in the home of a parent impacts the relatives who care for them without system involvement; develop strategies to prevent inappropriate diversion and more fully support those families that choose diversion; and educate key decision makers on the impact of diversion to create systemic long-term improvements.

Young Women’s Freedom Center

Project Title
Young Women's Freedom Center
Amount
$25,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2018
Location
San Francisco, CA

To provide general operating support for an organization that builds a movement of formerly incarcerated and system involved young women to heal from trauma and change the systems, policies, services, and narratives that ensnare poor young women in cycles of violence, economic marginalization, incarceration, and self destruction.