Finding & Accessing LA County Funding Opportunities

Learn how to find LA County funding opportunities, determine what fits for your org, and create strategies for pursuing funds.

About this event

Get grounded in the basics of finding information about LA County funding opportunities, determining fit for your organization and strategies to help you plan for pursuing contracts and grants.

Join us to learn about the Equitable Recovery Initiative, a project to support community-based organizations in strengthening their infrastructure to apply for and manage federal funds to support recovery in LA County.

The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) and its partner BDO FMA are ready to assist organizations in accessing, applying for and managing current and upcoming American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding opportunities to serve LA County communities most impacted by COVID.  We are especially looking to engage BIPOC-led and BIPOC-serving organizations operating under a budget of $2.5M in this effort to ensure equitable access to funding.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Locating LA County grant announcements
  • Understanding the county-wide equity guiding and ARP-specific budget equity principles
  • Reading and interpreting grant application guidelines
  • Determining requirements for a competitive written response

Who Should Attend:

Senior leaders of LA County nonprofit organizations looking to learning more about current ARP contracting opportunities. This event is open to staff of nonprofit organizations looking to serve LA County communities most impacted by the pandemic.

Please note: Spanish translation services are available for this session. We ask that Spanish translation services are requested within 48 hours of the event in order for us to confirm logistics. Thank you.

Aviso: se ofrecerá servicio de traducción al español para esta sesión si se solicita previamente. Si va a querer la traducción a español le pedimos que lo solicite al menos 48 horas antes de iniciar el evento para poder confirmar la logística y los intérpretes. Muchas gracias.


Maura Harrington, PhD, MBA – Executive Vice President, Center for Nonprofit Management

An expert in the field of organizational development with a focus on strategic planning, Maura Harrington brings to CNM both consulting and training services to the nonprofit and public sectors. Maura’s extensive background includes serving as an adjunct professor at the USC Schools of Social Work and Psychology, designing and delivering leadership workshops, and training for leadership development research studies through the Connective Leadership Institute where she serves as an Advisory Board Member. Maura is also an executive coach and a certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Claremont Graduate School, an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, and a B.S. in Psychology from Georgetown University.

Anna Raguindin – Special Initiatives Manager, Center for Nonprofit Management

Anna comes with nearly 10 years of nonprofit and community engagement experience. The bulk of her nonprofit experience focused around accessing and connecting nonprofit organizations and community stakeholders in the Los Angeles area through program supervision and volunteer management. Coming from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, she played a leading role in the project coordination of the family and student food distribution service across nearly 60 LAUSD school sites in the pandemic emergency response. Anna earned her Master’s in Business Administration at CSU, Long Beach, and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at CSU Northridge, driving her professional experiences and the commitment to capacity building, collaboration, and community connection driven by data. Her areas of expertise are time management, working with a high degree of commitment and attention to detail, coordinating and supporting the facilitation of focus groups amongst community stakeholders, sector leaders, and public officials, as well as research and data analysis. She values the work involving the examination of trends and presenting data visually to support storytelling.


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