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Nonprofits Going the Extra Mile To Help Defeat Covid-19

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 4, 2020 12:30:00 AM

Sometimes this blog can do nothing more than report the devotion to service demonstrated by social service agencies and nonprofits across the country. Four nonprofits reached far outside their comfort zone to help mitigate the devastating effects of COVID-19. Here are their stories.        

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Topics: Nonprofit General, grants, nonprofit, kindness, Covid-19, Pandemic, Feeding America, Save The Children, Doctors Without Borders, USA, The Rockefeller Foundation

Department of Justice Awards $144 Million To Improve Services for Crime Victims

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 28, 2020 12:45:00 AM

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced awards of more than $144 million to enhance services for victims of crime nationwide. OJJDP awarded more than $54 million to support the effective investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases and improve positive outcomes for child abuse and neglect victims. This includes OJJDP's support of children's advocacy centers (CACs) to address child abuse and neglect and training and technical assistance for CACs, multidisciplinary teams, and child abuse professionals.

OJJDP also awarded funds to support Court Appointed Special Advocate programs nationwide and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to improve juvenile justice and dependency systems’ response to child abuse and neglect, as well as child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. In addition, OJP awarded nearly $101 million to combat human trafficking.

View the OJP fact sheets for additional information about the awards to improve services for victims and the awards to combat human trafficking.

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Topics: grants, OJJDP, Child Abuse, Victim Services, human trafficking

Department of Justice Awards More Than $341 Million To Combat Addiction

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM

The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced awards of more than $341 million to combat addiction nationwide. OJJDP awarded more than $19 million to support its Family Drug Court Program and more than $5 million to support its Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program. OJJDP also awarded $14 million under its Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative to address opioid and other substance abuse. In addition, OJJDP awarded nearly $9 million to fund OJJDP’s Opioid Affected Youth Initiative to support opioid-focused prevention and intervention programs. Another $1 million will fund training to serve families impacted by opioids under OJJDP’s Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel program.

For additional information about these awards, see the OJP fact sheet.

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Topics: grants, OJJDP, drug treatment

The Shot Heard Round the World

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM

 

The COVID economic downturn has nonprofit management shifting into emergency mode. “Putting on the brakes” would be an understatement. Nonprofit sustainability, or the ability to continue delivering relevant social impact over the long term, has always been important to nonprofit leaders. But as the spread of COVID-19 causes upheaval in just about every aspect of society and highlights the deep social inequities many nonprofits are working to address sustainability is becoming even more of a top priority.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, grants, nonprofit funding, Covid-19, nonprofit management

New Guide for Online Teen Safety Available

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 19, 2019 3:07:56 PM

A new resource guide is available that helps to keep our teens and youth safe.  If you'd like to grab a copy - you can get it here:  https://www.staysafe.org/teens/ 

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Topics: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, grants, social services software, human services software

New Tool for Finding Youth Program Grants

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 19, 2019 12:59:13 PM

A resource for finding Federal grants to fund youth programs has been shared with our team.  You can find information on the http://youth.gov website.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, grants, social services software, human services software

The Ford Foundation's BUILD Program for Social Justice Nonprofits

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 30, 2018 5:29:18 PM

The nonprofit world has struggled for years with the distinction donors make between mission dedicated donations (restricted funds) and funds available for overhead and administrative salaries (unrestricted). The dichotomy has grown out of the emerging belief among donors that money spent directly on mission is better spent than money “wasted” on overhead costs and administrative salaries. Studies reveal that donors “feel” better about donations when they are assured that their money has gone directly to mission outcomes.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Nonprofit General, nonprofit mission, grants

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