COMMUNITY RESOURCES

For more than 30 years, All Stars Helping Kids has worked to disrupt the cycle of poverty for youth – particularly youth of color – across the Bay Area. All Stars and our portfolio of innovative nonprofits work to ensure youth in low-income and marginalized communities have access to a quality education and the support needed to go on to college, the skills and resources they need not to just get a job but a career, and that they can stay healthy in body and mind. In order to achieve true economic and racial equity we must break the cycle of poverty that is preventing far too many youth the opportunity to achieve their true potential.

All Stars Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to maintaining a professional working environment that recognizes, understands, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of each intern, employee, donor, grantee and partner. We cannot grow effective leaders if we do not include the voices of everyone in inclusive and equitable ways.

Read full DEI statement here.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

For those who would like to know or do more to end racism, promote racial equity and support social justice.

ALL STARS HELPING KIDS
All Stars Helping Kids – The need for those living on the edge of poverty has skyrocketed in the few months, your donations directly support our vital work with low-income communities, communities of color, and disadvantaged youth across the Bay Area

ALL STARS GRANTEES

Black-Led Organizations
Camp Phoenix
Hidden Genius Project
SF Achievers
TEAM, Inc.
Urban Ed Academy
WriterCoach Connection
Youth Impact Hub Oakland

Organizations Supporting Disadvantaged Youth & Communities of Color
Alpha Schools
Chapter 510
Game Theory Academy
Mindful Life Project
Oakland Lacrosse Club
One Degree
Project Commotion
Upward Roots
Wishbone

COVID-19 Resources

All Stars is coordinating our response with other efforts underway such as Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s regional fund and San Francisco’s emergency relief effort. Together we can provide resources and support for those nonprofits and communities that are serving those disproportionately impacted by the outbreak.

REGIONAL COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS

Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund – will support lead organizations representing each of the nine Bay Area counties and their immediate efforts in addressing COVID-19 related challenges in their respective counties.

Destination: Home will work with its Homelessness Prevention System partners to provide rapid financial assistance and resources to individuals and households who would be at risk of homelessness if coronavirus-related disruptions worsen.

Community Initiatives will partner with the Alameda County Public Health Department and nonprofit partners involved in efforts to protect the health and economic security of vulnerable populations, particularly homeless communities and individuals and families that experience economic hardship due to COVID-19.

Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation will partner with Contra Costa County Public Health Department and nonprofit partners involved in efforts to protect vulnerable populations, in particular homeless persons and those at imminent risk of homelessness who have been impacted by COVID-19.

COVID-19 RELATED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund will be administered by community foundations throughout the 10-county Bay Area region. The fund will be used to provide flexible operating support grants to nonprofit organizations serving one or more of the 10 counties.

The Small Business Relief Fund will provide immediate support to struggling self-employed and small business owners. Silicon Valley Community Foundation will partner with Opportunity Fund, California’s largest nonprofit microlender, to ensure critical capital remains available to these entities throughout this crisis.

Through the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, the San Francisco Foundation will make capacity building grants ($3,000 – $25,000) to nonprofit organizations in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties addressing the following four issue areas: worker support, preventing homelessness and providing renter protection/housing security, ensuring food security, and addressing racial bias.

The Oakland COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide immediate grants to nonprofit organizations working on the frontlines. The Fund will focus on four priority areas: food, homelessness, community health, and economic security.

Hosted by the East Bay Community Foundation, COVID-19: A Just East Bay Response Fund will rapidly deploy resources to organizations addressing the economic impact of the broader COVID-19 outbreak, including the immediate needs of communities and organizations affected by coronavirus-related closures. The Fund helps expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

US Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance – low-interest, long-repayment loans of up to $2 million to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact (nonprofits of all sizes are eligible)

California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program & Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program (nonprofits are eligible)

Frequently updating compilation of COVID-19 fundraising advice

COVID-19 Emergency Funding and Artist Resources

National, state and regional community foundation relief funds (click on “Response Funds”)

LOCAL COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS
City of Oakland
City of Sacramento
City of Berkeley
City of San Francisco

Nonprofit Capacity Building Resources

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

Strong Nonprofits (www.StrongNonprofits.org) from the Wallace Foundation and Fiscal Management Associations provides a wealth of free financial tools and resources of financial management including:
Program-Based Budget Builder
Go-No-Go Tool
Cash Flow Projections Template

Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation (www.NonprofitReady.org) a library of free online training on everything finance to governance to human resources.

Nonprofit Assistance Fund (nonprofitsassistancefund.org/) provides training, tools and a great resource library on financial health and sustainability.

Fiscal Management Associates (www.fmaonline.net) provides consulting and advisory services around accounting and fiscal management as well as outsource financial management services.

Nonprofit Finance Fund (www.nff.org) provides financial consulting services and lending to nonprofit organization across the country.

National Council of Nonprofits (www.councilofnonprofits.org/) is a national advocate for the nonprofit sector and is leading the effort to have government increase overhead rates.  Great tools, resources and research. #OwnYourOwnCosts

 

GOVERNANCE RESOURCES

BoardSource  (www.BoardSource.org) is the nonprofit sector’s only organization dedicated to improving governance.   The web site has articles, white papers, books, online tools, etc.

Chronicle of Philanthropy (www.philanthropy.com) is the leading publication about trends and current events impacting philanthropy.  A must read for Chief Development Officers.

The Nonprofit Times (www.thenonprofittimes.com) is published 17 times per year and is the premier business publication for nonprofit management.

National Council of Nonprofits (www.councilofnonprofits.org) is a trade association for charitable nonprofits through a network of state associations.  Website rich with resources.

Independent Sector (www.independentsector.org) is the leading coalition of nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs.  Website rich with resources.

Bolder Advocacy (www.bolderadvocacy.org) is an effective resource that charities and foundations can use to advance their mission.  Outstanding new tools around advocacy.

Stand For Your Mission (www.standforyourmission.org) was founded to create positive change through board advocacy.  A new campaign launched late in 2014 by sector leaders.

Alliance For Justice (www.afj.org) is an association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women’s, children’s and consumer advocacy organizations.

Blue Avocado (www.blueavocado.org) is a free nonprofit online magazine published 7 times per year.  Board Café is a periodic publication concerning governing boards.

The Foundation Center (www.foundationcenter.org) is one of the best resources for information on who is funding what and where.  Based in NYC, with offices around the country they work with hundreds of cooperating libraries across the country to make their database available.

The Stelter Company (www.stelter.com) is a leading provider of researched based marketing strategies and marketing materials promoting planned giving.  Their website contains free webinars and white papers.  Staff should subscribe to free periodic newsletters.

Association of Fundraising Professionals (www.afpnet.org) is for staff with development responsibilities.  Activity based around local chapters.  Website has useful resources.  Many local, regional, and national educational events are held annually and open to nonmembers.

Partnership for Philanthropic Partners (www.pppnet.org) is for professionals working in planned giving, originally named the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG) and some chapters still use that name.  Local educational events open to nonmembers.

 

STORY TELLING RESOURCES

Center for Story & Spirit (https://medium.com/the-center-for-story-and-spirit) free articles exploring the intersection of storytelling and spirituality.

Get Storied (https://www.getstoried.com/worldchanging/) is a 10-part video series on “How to Tell a World-Changing Story”

The Goodman Center (http://www.thegoodmancenter.com/) provides workshops in storytelling, presenting, strategic communications and more.

Storytelling for Nonprofits (http://www.fundraising123.org/files/NFG-Storytelling-Guide.pdf) a free e-book from the Network for Good.

Terrence McNally (http://aworldthatjustmightwork.com/) provides strategic communications consulting, speaking, training, coaching, and writing.

Working Narratives (www.workingnarratives.org) works with communities to tell great stories that inspire, activate and enliven our democracy.