Tentative dates for 2015 SEA-LA events (last Monday of the month with some exceptions)
May 26, June 22, *July 27, *October 26, December 3 *Denotes Board Meetings
"It's the best party in town on a Monday night!" - Norah Edelstein
The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its 2015 application for the Halo Award, aimed at celebrating and strengthening volunteer efforts throughout Greater Los Angeles. If you have submitted in the past and/or are a smaller organization, we highly encourage you to apply!
What is the Halo Award?
This $25,000 award brings together two distinct pieces in its design:
1. $20,000 grant for a nonprofit to strengthen and sustain its volunteer efforts, and
2. $5,000 award to a nominated volunteer who has gone “above and beyond” in volunteerism.
Additionally, the Foundation will provide enhanced support to Halo Awardees in the form of coaching and peer networking sessions designed to strengthen and sustain volunteer efforts within their organizations.
How does a nonprofit and volunteer qualify for the Halo Award?
Applications will only be accepted by nonprofits in and serving the Greater Los Angeles area and the surrounding counties, whose missions align with at least one of the following Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation program areas:
· Arts Education
· Homelessness Prevention
· Career and College Access & Retention
· Mental Health
· Early Childhood Education
· Foster Youth
· Workforce Development
Applications from agencies that demonstrate the capacity and desire to formulate a plan to strengthen and sustain their volunteer efforts will be highly regarded. The nonprofit nominates one unpaid volunteer who has provided exemplary and impactful service to the organization.
Applications are available through the website:
The application deadline is July 13, 2015.
Submit an application and forward this information to your community partners who would benefit from the award. If you have questions, please send an email to HaloAward@crdfoundation.org or call (310) 453-0055 ext. 6. Thank you!
Janis Minton, Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Roselma Samala, Program Officer
Summit 15 goes to Denver!
The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) has announced that its 2015 annual Summit will be held in Denver next September 16-18.
Denver brings a lot to the table for the Social Enterprise Alliance,” said Kevin Lynch, President & CEO of SEA. “The combination of several universities with strong social enterprise programs, the city’s popularity with Millennials, and the fact that Denver is itself home to many strong social enterprises makes Denver the perfect location for the national conference.”
SEA’s Denver Chapter will serve as Host for Summit15. The Host Committe is led by Tamra Ryan, CEO of The Women’s Bean Project , Janine Vanderburg, President and CEO of JVA Consulting, and Catherine Henry, Executive Director of Work Options for Women. All three women run successful social enterprises.
Other important social enterprises calling Colorado home include AspenPointe, VSA Access Gallery, Blue Star Recyclers, SAME (So All May Eat) Café, ARC Thrift Stores and Hope Tank, among many others.
Lynch said Denver is the perfect city for Summit15, as the very things that attract Millennials to Denver — a vibrant downtown, a transportation infrastructure that makes it easy to get around without a car, and many socially conscious businesses–also make it attractive to Summit attendees including SEA members and others interested in developing or expanding social enterprises.
“We’re very excited about coming to Denver,” Lynch said. “I know that working with this vibrant SEA Chapter market, we will develop our most compelling Summit yet. Combine that with the natural draw of Denver and the Rocky Mountains and we expect record attendance.”