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Nonprofit Roundtable

Riverside County Nonprofit Roundtable

In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors (BOS) initiated significant measures during 2021 and 2022. On October 29, 2021, the BOS approved an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding framework, designating nonprofit assistance as one of seven critical funding categories. Subsequently, on July 26, 2022, the BOS took further action by establishing both the Riverside County Nonprofit Roundtable (RCNR) and the Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund (RCNAF), allocating a substantial $14,500,000 across three primary funding types: Direct Financial Support and Assistance, Programmatic Support, and Technical Assistance. One of the first tasks of the Nonprofit roundtable was to provide funding recommendations for the allocated $14.5 million in ARPA funding. The RCNAF’s collaborative approach not only addresses immediate financial needs but, also aims to empower nonprofits with tools to extend their impact. The Nonprofit Assistance funding category was established to continue the County’s efforts to strengthen, expand, and support the local nonprofit sector to amplify their philanthropic roles which have played a critical role in the pandemic response.

The Riverside County Nonprofit Roundtable was established to build a formal, one of a kind, public-private-community partnership. The primary goals of the county and RCNR are to:

  • Expand financial support and build philanthropic dollars for nonprofits to ensure their fiscal viability and continued capacity to deliver services during the economic recovery and bring in more opportunities for additional funding.
  • Strengthen partnerships with local nonprofits and work with them on large-scale local initiatives and the provision of community services.
  • And assist the nonprofit community with technical assistance to achieve greater and more sustainable impact.
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Nonprofit Roundtable

Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund

The Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund (RCNAF) was established to continue the County’s efforts to strengthen, expand, and support the local nonprofit sector to amplify their philanthropic roles which have played a critical role in the pandemic response.

The RCNAF grant program reflects a collaborative structure to maximize countywide impact. Funding will be jointly administered amongst the three grantmaking entities, – Inland Southern California United Way (ISCUW) Direct Financial Support and Assistance, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) Programmatic Funding, and Regional Access Project Foundation (RAP) Technical Assistance (TA) to amplify sustainable economic and community impact while serving as a visible model of collaboration for regional resiliency. Funding is specifically designed to address negatively or disproportionately impacted non-profits organizations.

General Eligibility Information
To qualify for funding, your organization must be, a
1. 501(c)(3) or
2. 501(c)(19)

All Riverside County nonprofit organizations meeting the general eligibility information above are encouraged to apply for funding under the direct fiscal support and programmatic funding. Preference for nonprofit organizations whose operating budgets are under $1 million dollars will be prioritized for technical assistance. 

Preference will be given to nonprofit organizations who provide services under the following: unemployment, increased food or housing insecurity, negative impacts on public health, negative impacts on mental health, criminal justice/public safety, disruptions in childcare and early learning centers, child welfare and foster care system, and educational disparities such as loss of instructional time and/or learning loss. 

Funding shall be distributed equally amongst Riverside County's 5 supervisorial districts. 

Applications Open: July 10, 2023 8:00 a.m. 

Applications Close: August 10, 2023 11:59 p.m.  

Items Needed to Apply (Please refer to the applications below for a full list) 

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Applications Available Below !

Direct Financial Support and Assistance Grants

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This category of assistance is specifically designed to address negatively or disproportionately impacted non-profit organizations under the following criteria:

Impacted Nonprofits:
Decreased revenue
(e.g., from donations and fees)
Financial insecurity
Increased costs
(e.g., uncompensated increases in service needs)
Capacity to weather financial hardship
Challenges covering payroll, rent, or mortgage, and other operating costs

Disproportionately Impacted Nonprofits:
Defined as nonprofits operating in qualified census tracts. Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) are areas where 50% or more of the households have incomes below 60% of the area median income, or where the poverty rate is 25% or higher.

Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code defines them and further restricts the total population of
designated QCTs to 20% of area population.

Don't know your census tract? Find link to census tracts below.

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Technical Assistance Grants

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Technical Assistance will be provided through the Regional Access Project Foundation (RAP) to Riverside County nonprofits, distributed equally amongst the county’s supervisorial districts, to gain specialized services or skills to operate more effectively, strengthen sustainability, build capacity by leveraging financial resources, and improve core operations.

Technical assistance will be individualized to the needs of organizations and will be provided for the following categories: Fundraising/Events, Financial Budgeting, Grant Writing Board Development, Strategic Planning, and Financial Sustainability of Organization.

Preference will be given to nonprofit organizations whose operating budgets under $1 million.

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Programmatic Funding Grants

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This category of assistance is designed to financially support programming and services for disproportionately impacted communities including those communities with low Healthy Places Index (HPI) scores to advance the County’s HPI goals and initiatives. The agencies that receive programmatic funding for an eligible activity, will align with the County’s goal to increase HPI scores and/or have demonstrated progress.

Programmatic Assistance will prioritize nonprofit organizations who are ineligible for direct assistance and who are responding programmatically to the following ARPA-eligible impacts:

Unemployment, Increased food or housing insecurity, Negative impacts on public health, Negative impacts on mental health (e.g., suicide prevention, substance use, depression, anxiety, etc.), Violent crime and gun violence prevention and education, Disruptions in childcare, and early learning centers, Child welfare and foster care system, and Educational disparities such as loss of instructional time and/or learning loss.

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Total Countywide Investment $14,500,000 - Total Investment per District*

*Includes technical assistance and covers administrative expenses related to program administration

BOS District Map

BOS District Map

Link to Census Tract

Link to Census Tract

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