Grants for Non-Profit Organizations

Nominees for the SAM Initiative's grants are internal selections made by committee, based on the interests of members and current issues within the community.  Once selected and notified, nominees may make grant requests up to $100,000 (for our current fiscal year).  

The process for these selected nominees includes a grant application, presentations, site visits, and communication with our due diligence committees; so that members can make a cogent analysis of where our grant dollars will have the most impact.

All nominated agencies meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be classified as 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations.

  • Organizations must have a minimum of 3 years of existence.

  • Program funding must benefit women, children and families.

  • Agencies must be located in and serve communities in the Greater Los Angeles area

  • Each agency may make only one application.

  • Applicants must be willing to submit financial and operational details as well as evidence of positive programmatic outcomes.

  • Services must be non-denominational.

  • Agencies funded by a national parent organization may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.