Valley Nonprofit Resources

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Valley Nonprofit Resources

Welcome to Valley Nonprofit Resources

Established in 2007, Valley Nonprofit Resources offers both information and services to strengthen the more than 4,800 nonprofit organizations in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. Welcome to VNR's website! Click on the buttons to your left and at the top to access many resources that can help you increase the effectiveness of your nonprofit. VNR is a program within the Center for Southern California Studies, at California State University Northridge.

October 2015 VNR Workshop at Strength United

Featured Events
Summer Hiatus

Featured Publications
(visit Library for a complete list)
2017 Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles County (.pdf)  Note: New Edition Available

October 2015 VNR Workshop at Strength United. ;Photo (above) of the San Fernando Valley courtesy of Randy Witt Productions.

In the News

Input to Update of VNR Website During the summer months, VNR will take a ‘holiday” from events, and will concentrate on planning for the Fall and on infrastructure improvements.  One will be a review and update of the VNR website – including a check on currency of the links to the website’s more than 600 publications and other resources.  If you have had any issues with our website, would you let us know so we can include your input?  Just send an e-mail to

Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles The fourteenth edition of this Directory (May 2017) offers a starting place to identify individuals and organizations providing capacity-building services and resources to nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County. It provides information on Consultants, Foundations, Grantseeker Information Centers, Human Resource Provider Organizations, Information Centers, Management Support Organizations, Nonprofit Management Higher Education Programs, Nonprofit Resource Centers in Surrounding Counties, Technology Resources and Volunteer Centers. Contact and brief descriptive information is provided. Download your free copy of the 2017 Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles County (.pdf).

Executive Service Corps’ 2017-2018 Developing Development Program Apply today to ESC and the 2017-2018 Developing Development Program (DDP) to build your nonprofit’s fund development dream team. DDP is a 12-month fund development program designed to help organizations raise more money and deepen their impact in the community. This 12-month interactive program starts September 2017, and applications are open now. General deadline is Friday, June 23, 2017. Partial sponsorships for eligible organizations may be available. For more information and to apply, please visit: For additional questions, please contact Janet McIntyre, Vice President of Programs & Training, at

Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge The Allstate Foundation is inviting U.S. nonprofit organizations that address domestic violence to join the annual Purple Purse Challenge. This competition gives nonprofits that offer financial empowerment services to domestic violence survivors a chance to compete for a total of $700,000 in incentive funding. This year, the Foundation will partner with up to 250 national, state, and local nonprofit organizations. These organizations will be divided into two divisions of roughly equal size based on organizational budget. Each selected Community Partner will have its own “Team Page” where it can raise funds through the Challenge from October 2 through October 31, 2017. At the end of the Challenge, the Foundation will award grand prize grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 to the top seven organizations in each division. The deadline to apply to be a Community Partner is August 1, 2017. (Organizations are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of training and support leading up to the competition in October.) For more information and to join the challenge, please visit:

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation: Community Partners The Lowe’s Foundation’s Community Partners grant program supports nonprofit organizations and local municipalities undertaking high-need projects such as building renovations and upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades, and safety improvements. Grants range from $2,001 to $100,000. Applications for the fall funding cycle will be accepted from July 3 to August 25, 2017. For more information and to apply for a grant, please visit: