• Mission: You must be working with Prisoners, Ex-Prisoners, Women in Recovery and/or Military Veterans
  • Geography: You must be working with one of these groups in the State of California. We only fund and support organizations and programs working in California.
  • Impact: Your existing programs must exhibit evidence-based results in helping these individuals.
  • Non-Profit Status: Serving California will only consider working with partners that are registered 501(c)(3) organizations or are affiliated with a non-profit organization.
  • Financials: Serving California will only partner with groups that provide us with a clearly defined budget for the proposed project.
  • New Programming: Serving California is looking for organizations that may have a pioneering or inventive idea, but need a grant to launch their programming. Specific metrics can be developed with program partners to effectively evaluate the success of pilot programming.
  • Supercharging Existing Programing: Serving California is looking for organizations with innovative, successful programming where a grant from Serving California would allow the organization to expand the program reach in a significant way.


  • Serving California will receive grant requests throughout the year.
  • Deadline for grant submission in any given year will be August 30th.
  • Grant requests will be reviewed by Serving California staff throughout the year and decisions will be made during the month of September.
  • Notification of approval or lack thereof will be given to all requestors by the end of October of each year.
  • Grant disbursements will be awarded in the following calendar year. Example: Requests received by 8/30/17 will be awarded in fiscal year 2018.
  • Disbursements will be made in even distributions on a quarterly basis beginning on the first month of the following calendar year. Checks will be cut by the 15th of the month and mailed to the grantee.



2017 Grant Recipients

Previous Grant Recipients