Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Amount
All Amounts
Grants Found
37
Grants Totaling
$1,886,500

A Better Way, Inc.

Project Title
Parent and Caregiver Advisory Group for Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership
Amount
$25,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Berkeley, CA

To provide ongoing support for a group of formerly incarcerated parents and caregivers of children with incarcerated parents to inform the work of Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (ACCIPP), which seeks to improve policies and practices on behalf of children with incarcerated parents and their families. The grant also supports an annual ACCIPP “Call to Action” event.

Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (ACCIPP)

Fiscal Agent
Marcus Foster Education Institute
Project Title
Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (ACCIPP)
Amount
$40,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA, CA

To provide core operating support for a collaboration of public and private agencies and community members working to raise awareness and improve the lives of Alameda County’s children with incarcerated parents.

Alternative Family Services

Project Title
Electronic Health Record Project
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Santa Rosa, CA

To support the development of an electronic health record system to improve the management, quality, efficiency and viability of Alternative Family Services’ mental health and foster care programs.

Breaking Barriers

Fiscal Agent
Community Initiatives
Project Title
Children's Interagency Collaborative
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
San Francisco, CA

To assist several Bay Area counties in creating local systems change aimed at improving access to quality children’s mental health services.

Brothers on the Rise

Fiscal Agent
San Francisco Study Center
Project Title
Gender and Culturally Responsive Curriculum for Transitional Aged Young Men of Color
Amount
$25,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To create a manhood development curriculum to be embedded into core programming of Alameda County agencies and organizations that serve transitional aged youth.

Brothers on the Rise

Project Title
Gender and Culturally Responsive Tools for Working with Boys and Young Men of Color
Amount
$75,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To develop curriculum and provide training and technical assistance to expand the capacity of Alameda County agencies and organizations working with boys and young men of color.

California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership

Fiscal Agent
Community Initiatives
Project Title
California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership
Amount
$30,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To support a collaborative of public agency and private foundation investors in the child welfare system to leverage their collective resources to improve child welfare outcomes.

California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association

Project Title
Healthier Connections - Stronger Together
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To support training to assist Bay Area CASA volunteers in their efforts to understand and address the mental health needs and general well-being of dependent children and youth, and to support the general operations of this statewide organization.

California Criminal Justice Funders Group

Fiscal Agent
Women's Foundation of California
Project Title
California Criminal Justice Funders Group
Amount
$1,500
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide general operating support for a new collaborative of criminal justice funders in California.

California Youth Connection

Project Title
Bay Area Youth Leadership Academy
Amount
$75,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To support the continuation and expansion of a leadership development program for transitional age foster youth to learn effective advocacy skills, develop professional networks, and practice their new skills through externships at local organizations.

California Youth Connection

Project Title
Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project - Foster Youth Museum and Zplus Collaborative
Amount
$90,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To support the continued expansion and promotion of exhibits that portray the foster youth experience, and to provide opportunities for shared learning among organizations and programs focused on youth leadership and development.

Child and Family Policy Institute of California

Project Title
San Francisco Child Welfare/Behavioral Health Interagency Service Collaborative (IASC)
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Sacramento, CA

To support efforts to strengthen San Francisco’s child welfare and behavioral health policy and practice collaboration, while continuing to contribute to related statewide conversations.

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Project Title
CURYJ
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide general operating support to this young, growing organization that aims to interrupt the cycles of violence and poverty by motivating and involving young people in changing policies and systems that impact their lives and communities.

Community Works West

Project Title
One Family Program
Amount
$100,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To continue support for a collaboration with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, Human Services Agency and Adult Probation Department to increase and improve opportunities for children to remain connected to their parents during their parents’ incarceration in the San Francisco County jails and upon their release to the community.

Community Works West

Project Title
Legacy Grant
Amount
$60,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide general administrative support for Community Works West, which interrupts and heals the far-reaching impacts of incarceration and violence through youth-led advocacy, innovative programs in the jails, restorative justice practices, and the arts.

Community Works West

Project Title
Project WHAT!
Amount
$75,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To employ, train and support youth who have had an incarcerated parent to work on raising awareness about the impacts of parental incarceration on children with the goal of improving services and policies that affect these youth.

Essie Justice Group

Fiscal Agent
Women's Foundation of California
Project Title
#StandWithHer Policy Summit
Amount
$10,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To support the participation of family members directly affected by incarceration in a summit to develop a policy platform to guide the #StandWithHer coalition.

Family Story

Fiscal Agent
New Venture Fund
Project Title
Family Story
Amount
$10,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To ensure that families directly affected by incarceration are represented in communication strategies designed to change the narrative about what makes a good family.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California

Project Title
Supporting Comprehensive Services for Youth in California's Juvenile Justice System
Amount
$75,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide Bay Area probation departments with a toolkit, training, and technical assistance to maximize resources and supports for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

Fostering Media Connections

Project Title
Youth Voice Integration Project
Amount
$35,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Los Angeles, CA

To amplify the voices of youth through media that illuminates the challenges and successes facing young people involved in the Bay Area child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems.

Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Project Title
Fresh Lifelines for Alameda Youth
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Milpitas, CA

To support the expansion of FLY in Alameda County to provide legal education and leadership training to youth involved or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Impact Justice

Project Title
Restorative Community Conferencing for San Francisco Youth
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide continued consultation and support for San Francisco’s Make it Right, a restorative justice program to divert youth offenders from the juvenile justice system, and to advise San Francisco on incorporating restorative justice practices in the city’s new young adult court.

Life Learning Academy

Project Title
LLABUILD: The Life Learning Academy Boarding School
Amount
$100,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
San Francisco, CA

To support the planning and development of a residential component of a non-traditional charter high school that serves youth with histories of school failure.

Lincoln (formerly Lincoln Child Center)

Project Title
West Oakland Family Engagement Initiative
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide continued support for a neighborhood-specific, multi-system, collaborative effort to improve attendance and strengthen families of young students in West Oakland schools.

National Center for Youth Law

Project Title
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Action Project
Amount
$45,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide continued support for the coordination of the California Child Welfare Council’s CSEC Action Team tasked with improving the systems, policies, services and supports for children and youth involved or at risk of involvement in commercial sexual exploitation.

Pacific News Service dba New America Media

Project Title
Youth Narratives from the Exurbs
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
San Francisco, CA

To amplify the voices of teens and young adults living in East Contra Costa County and Vallejo to bring greater visibility to the challenges they face.

Root & Rebound

Project Title
Improving Reentry Preparedness for Family & Loved Ones
Amount
$35,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To support the development of a toolkit for families and incarcerated loved ones to work on together as they prepare for release.

San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center

Project Title
Children's Advocacy Center of San Francisco Database Initiative
Amount
$60,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
San Francisco, CA

To support the early implementation of an integrated, multi-system database for San Francisco’s Children’s Advocacy Center.

School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago (Chapin Hall)

Project Title
Fostering Connections Evaluation
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Chicago, IL

To contribute to the completion of a statewide evaluation of the impact of the California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB 12) on outcomes of foster youth as they transition to adulthood.

School of Social Welfare

Fiscal Agent
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley
Project Title
Bay Area Social Services Consortium (BASSC)
Amount
$15,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Berkeley, CA

To provide continued support for a collaboration of county social service agencies and universities to foster shared learning and activities designed to improve human service systems and strengthen communities of vulnerable children, youth and families.

SFCIPP

Fiscal Agent
Friends Outside
Project Title
San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership
Amount
$100,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Berkeley, CA

To continue staffing and supporting activities of a collaboration of public and private agencies working to raise awareness and improve the lives of San Francisco’s children with incarcerated parents.

Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management

Project Title
Positive Youth Justice Initiative
Amount
$100,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Sacramento, CA

To support the participation of a San Francisco organization in a statewide initiative that aims to accelerate a movement toward a more equitable, youth development-focused juvenile justice system.

The Alliance for Children’s Rights

Project Title
Engaging Relative Caregivers in California's Continuum of Care Reform
Amount
$70,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Los Angeles, CA

To support ongoing efforts to promote equitable supports and services for California foster children who are raised by relatives.

WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Project Title
Child Sex Trafficking Intersection
Amount
$5,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To support a multi-disciplinary symposium to explore the intersection between commercial sexual exploitation of children and gender, race and class.

WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Project Title
Improving Screening and Identification of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
Amount
$75,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

To widely disseminate and train on the validated CSE-IT, a screening tool to improve identification of and early intervention with child victims of sexual exploitation.

Young Minds Advocacy Project

Project Title
Creative Advocacy: Building Connections to Improve the Mental Health System for Youth
Amount
$5,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
San Francisco, CA

To support an event to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month by bringing together youth, caregivers, educators, advocates, policy makers and others to help end stigma towards mental illness, honor mental health champions, and support Young Minds’ advocacy efforts.

Youth Law Center

Project Title
Creating Access to Extended Foster Care for Probation Supervised Youth
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2016
Location
San Francisco, CA

To assist Santa Clara County in building capacity to improve probation-supervised foster youths’ transition to adulthood and serve as a model for other counties.