On Tuesday, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) brought together representatives from leading charitable endowments and almost 100 nonprofit organizations from throughout Southern California to advance youth development programs. The "Meet the Grantmakers" networking breakfast was set up to help local nonprofits, specializing in youth development and wellness, develop winning strategies to secure grant funding.
"Fully funding youth development programs has never been more crucial than it is right now," said Congresswoman Sánchez. "With proposed cuts to Department of Education and Health and Human Services programs, more of our local nonprofits have had to rely on grants and outside funding to continue child development and wellness programs. We have to continue investing in our children's futures. I'm hopeful that this conference will help ensure that vital local programs for our young people can continue."
Congresswoman Sánchez partnered with the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership to host Tuesday's "Meet the Grantmakers" conference at Mayfair Park in Lakewood. Over 200 professionals from Southern California nonprofit organizations attended and got the opportunity to hear the funding priorities of major charitable endowments.
Making presentations at Tuesday's conference were Judy Ross, Executive Director of the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership; Jenny Chheang from California Endowment; Wendy Chang from Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation; Mary Christian from Parsons Foundation; and Terrie Doizaki from Weingart Foundation.