Kaiser Awards Grant to YFC

Kaiser Permanente Awards Grant to Youth & Family Collective

September 12, 2018

The grant will support a New Collective of 501(c)(3) Nonprofits Innovating Service Delivery to Better Support Youth and Families in the Greater Sacramento Area

Sacramento, CA – Youth & Family Collective (“YFC”) today announced it has received a grant award from Kaiser Permanente to continue building capacity for more than twenty existing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to support young people and families in low-opportunity communities throughout the Greater Sacramento area.

“This support from Kaiser accelerates YFC’s capacity-building campaign to root-out and resolve the causes of trauma on youth and families in our communities,” said Staci Anderson, Executive Director of PRO Youth & Families and a member of YFC’s Leadership Committee.

YFC is developing a platform to align the complementary programs of numerous different nonprofits. By systematizing cooperation across organizations, YFC more effectively identifies, quantifies, and resolves the causes of trauma in low-opportunity communities, while creating more rigorous reporting metrics to inform funders and the community. Additionally, YFC creates operational efficiencies by consolidating back-office administration and fund development for nonprofits.

“Part of Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve and organizations like YFC are doing great work to support very important social programs,” said Trish Rodriguez, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento. “We are proud to support them by providing resources that will ultimately make our communities healthier and improve lives.”

Kaiser Permanente awarded $46,000 to YFC to support its two-year capacity-building campaign to: 1) convene and reinforce a cooperative network focused on providing a 360-degree wraparound support system for youth and families in under-served communities; and 2) build and implement the processes that YFC will need to more effectively and efficiently provide services including operations, fund development, and volunteer programs.

YFC is actively working with a diverse range of other private- and public-sector partners including Impact Foundry, Deloitte, the City of Sacramento, and First 5 Sacramento, among many others. Since 2017, YFC has been working to enhance nonprofits’ ability to thrive and confront long-entrenched community traumas effectively. More information about YFC is available at www.YouthAndFamilyCollective.org.

This project is supported by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs.