Call for Collaboration Request for Proposals

  • Overview

    The California Community Foundation (CCF), in partnership with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), is issuing this request for proposals (RFP) for nonprofit organizations that are advancing community-centered strategies that grow the supply of housing in a sustainable and equitable way.

  • Call for Collaboration Awards

    CCF received 47 applications which were reviewed by a panel of housing development and community engagement experts. The panel recommended that the 15 projects below be funded:

    LOS ANGELES COUNTY

    Long Beach Forward
    To support community organizing work of the Long Beach Housing Justice Coalition and Cambodia Town Thrives collaborative to shape the Long Beach Housing Element, create the Cambodia Town Thrives Vision Plan, and support community land trust initiatives.

    LA Forward
    To support the expansion of equitable development framework and capacity-building for increasing housing near new Metro lines to small cities of the San Gabriel Valley (SGV) and Southeast LA County (SELA).

    LA Voice
    To support partnerships with faith-based groups to facilitate and incentivize development of housing on church-owned land, by piloting an overlay zone in Pasadena and scaling it to other cities in the San Gabriel Valley.

    LA-Mas Inc
    To support education, outreach and advocacy around the Housing Element update in the City of Los Angeles by building leadership among communities of color in Northeast Los Angeles.

    Social Justice Learning Institute
    To support the Sustainable Equity Housing Collaborative (RISE!) to promote the development of affordable housing and prevent displacement in a gentrifying community through stakeholder and community engagement, an environmental scan, and network building among residents and small business with a focus on communities of color.

    ORANGE COUNTY

    The Kennedy Commission
    To support the regional collaborative and the Expanding Affordable Housing Opportunities for Orange County’s Lower Income Families to promote education and collaboration to develop programs and policies that increase housing opportunities for Orange County’s lowest income households.

    Thrive Santa Ana
    To support community involvement and collaboration in local planning and housing initiatives, such as promoting community-driven, equitable growth strategies to increase housing opportunities for low-income, Latino households living in the middle of Orange County, and promoting the community land trust as a scalable practice to help the region meet its affordable housing needs.

    People for Housing Orange County
    To support grassroots outreach to advocate for fair and feasible Housing Elements in the five OC cities (Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra. Placentia, and Brea) with the highest potential for economic integration and advance racial equity in Orange County, including three cities with emerging transit infrastructure and three with well-established transit usage.

    RIVERSIDE COUNTY & SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

    Inland Equity Community Land Trust
    To support the Inland Equity Partnership Coalition in organizing its members to engage with their local governments in increasing affordable housing and proposing new housing solutions like community land trusts.

    Lift to Rise
    To support the planning, policy, and investment interventions to advance the production of housing units in the regional affordable housing pipeline, in line with priorities identified by Housing Stability CAN partners in the 2020-2022 Action Plan, including the development of a database of available development opportunities and a cost study of developments in the region.

    Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire, Inc.
    To support the expansion of the work with Pueblo Unido CDC (PUCDC) on the San Antonio del Desierto mobile home park to utilize excess and underutilized land and mobile home parks across San Bernardino and Riverside Counties to install affordable manufactured ADUs and single family homes for rental or purchase by LMI residents.

    Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc./Inland SoCal Housing Collective
    To support the coalition in developing a policy agenda including a pro-housing frameworks and increasing knowledge by convening two regional forums for elected officials and city staff to learn about the housing policies and the benefits to having housing opportunities for all incomes

    Just SB Collaboration
    To support the Just San Bernardino Coalition in engagement communities to create the “People’s Plan for Economic Justice” which will provide standards for increasing housing production in community benefit agreements triggered by new developments in the region.

    VENTURA COUNTY

    CAUSE
    To support the creation of a countywide housing coalition to advocate for the recommendations of the “Housing Crisis 805” report which includes increasing community engagement, conducting feasibility analysis on proposed policies, and establishing a permanent local source of funding.

    House Farm Workers
    To support community engagement in promoting farmworker housing in various Ventura County Housing Elements, and in developing a research framework for a Farmworker Housing Study to be conducted by the county.

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