Community Works Consulting’s impact on those we serve:

  • Met the needs of more than 50 nonprofit organizations, many having long-term relationships lasting 5 to 10 years.
  • Raising an average of $2.5 million to $3 million in foundation and corporate grants for clients annually.
  • Facilitating every kind of planning process, from large scale, communitywide planning to small groups planning an event.
  • Helping organizations make thoughtful choices, and well researched decisions about making a change.

Below is a small sample of some of our work.

Writing and Project Management
My Brother’s Keeper
The Community Works Consulting team served as the writing team for the City of Long Beach’s My Brother’s Keeper plan. A copy of the plan can be found here:

Grants Awarded
Below is a partial list of awarded grants that Community Works Consulting has raised for our clients:

Government Contracts Awarded

  • County of Orange, CalWORKs: $1,990,184 for two years for CalWORKs Behavioral Health Services with non-compete renewal for up to five years for total of $5,098,184. (Lead writer of team).
  • County of Orange, Substance Abuse Treatment: $194,000 for treatment outpatient services.
  • Community Development Block Grants: Multiple grants from Anaheim, City of Orange, and Garden Grove for mental health services.
  • Office of Supervisor Don Knabe: $500,000 for capital investment in homeless services.

First 5/United Way Grants Awarded

  • First 5 L.A. (Proposition 10 funds): $150,000 for nutrition enhancement program.
  • First 5 L.A. (Proposition 10 funds): $150,000 for capacity building (member of writing team).
  • S. Department of Education: $275,000 for expansion of a project using sports and education programs to develop school communities that foster respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities.
  • United Way of Orange County: $168,750 for community-based mental health services.
  • United Way of Orange County: $60,000 for life-skills workshops for at risk girls.

Foundations and Corporate Grants Awarded

  • Ahmanson Foundation: $100,000 for capital investment; $80,000 for software investment.
  • Archstone Foundation: $15,000 for senior services.
  • Boeing Foundation: $30,000 for evaluation capacity building, $25,000 for internship jobs training; $25,000 for teacher professional development.
  • The California Endowment: $250,000 to launch a fellowship focused on Ph.D. students of color working in public health.
  • Decorative Arts Society: two $25,000 grants for occupational therapy/jobs acquisition support, $15,000 for mental health, $10,000 and $15,000 for environmental education.
  • Hefferlin Foundation: $25,000 for production of educational DVD.
  • Home Depot Foundation: $500,000 for capital investment in construction housing for the homeless.
  • LA84 Foundation: $50,000 and $50,000 for disabled youth program.
  • The Marisla Foundation: $25,000 for community-based mental health services; $30,000 for general operations; $30,000 for preservation-related land acquisition; $10,000, $15,000, $15,000 and $15,000 for environmental education.
  • May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust: $500,000 for scholarships for veterans and their spouses.
  • Newman’s Own Foundation: $100,000 for Veteran’s support research.
  • Orange County Community Foundation: $20,000 for domestic violence programming; two $15,000 for environmental education.
  • PIMCO Foundation: $25,000 for occupational therapy and jobs acquisition support.
  • Prudential Foundation: $250,000 in general operations.
  • Rose Hills Foundation: $300,000 for general operations.
  • L. Gimbel Foundation: $30,000 for women’s mental health; $10,000 and $25,000 for environmental causes.
  • Mark Taper Foundation: $25,000 for dental care for underserved children.
  • Sisters of St Joseph Healthcare Foundation: $50,000, $25,000, $25,000 and $14,000 grants for community-based mental health services.
  • Special Hope Foundation: $50,000 for disabled youth program.
  • M. Keck Foundation: $250,000 for collaborative approach to build southern California volunteer base.
  • Weingart Foundation: $175,000, $150,000, $118,000 and $100,000 for core support; $75,000 for capacity building.

“In many cases, one of the most important things they did in their work with our agency was to help us create an atmosphere in which we were able to broaden our thinking as an organization.

Community Works Consulting staff are big thinkers with fine attention to detail.

I would gladly take any opportunity to recommend the professionalism, expertise and work of Community Works Consulting without hesitation.”

Tammie Kyle
Executive Director
Comprehensive Child Development (Retired)