We are happy to announce the launch of the CD8 Community Based Organization Grant Fund. This is the first granting program of its kind, fully funded by the reinvestment of monies redirected from the Los Angeles Police Department to impacted communities in South Los Angeles. The funding opportunity will increase the capacities of existing and emerging organizations focused on a variety of prevention and intervention services, business development or support, and mental health services. The Jemmott Rollins Group will administer the fund and distribute the $4.2 million reinvestment to the Districts’ nonprofit sector through a grant process.

What we see in Council District Eight are a lot of small organizations who support our families and our communities through service. We see them helping our houseless neighbors, the social clubs that organize community clean-ups and paint over graffiti, or the groups who outreach to our youth and seniors. These are but a few of the representations of the work they do. This grant opportunity is designed for them, and our larger nonprofits, too. We want to surface them, support them and recognize them for enhancing the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

The CD8 Community Based Organization Grant Fund awards will range from $5,000 to $75,000. To determine if your organization is eligible for a grant, you can find eligibility information and registration details on our website: www.cd8communitygrant.org.

CD8 Community Based Organization Grant Fund