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 5,300 nonprofit organizations in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. Welcome to VNR's website! Click on the buttons above 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
11/12/19 - Health and Human Service Nonprofit Executive Directors Roundtable
11/19/19 - Building Future Leadership of Family Foundations

Featured Publications
(visit Library for a complete list)
2019 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

Health and Human Service Nonprofit Executive Directors Roundtable brings together health and human service nonprofit CEOs and senior staff in the San Fernando Valley for informal discussion of important topics and peer-to-peer networking, as well as guest speakers.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 12th from 4-6 pm.  In addition to networking and informal problem-solving discussion, a section of this meeting will include a discussion about the future of the Roundtable - do we want to continue these meetings? Quarterly or on some other schedule? What format works best? The Roundtable is coordinated by VNR, Valley Care Community Consortium and The Children's Burn Foundation, which will host the meeting in its conference room and provide refreshments. If you are interested in attending this free event, please email VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright or call 818/677-2774.

Building Future Leadership of Family Foundations As wealth continues to transfer from one generation to another, younger generations need to become more actively involved in their family’s foundation Shirley Welk Fredricks and her family’s Lawrence Welk Family Foundation have been pioneers in structuring and growing multigenerational leadership - including grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jan Kern and her Family Foundation Information Exchange groups, based at Southern California Grantmakers, has been a pioneer in bringing together family foundations leaders to share with and help each other with the challenges of leadership and operations. This free workshop, offered to San Fernando Valley family foundations, will feature these two leaders in conversation with Dr. Thomas Backer, who has studied philanthropy (including a year-long study of FFIX commission by the Annie E. Casey Foundation) for more than 30 years. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 19th from 4-6pm at Strength United in Van Nuys. For more information and to register, email VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright or call 818/677-2774.

Nonprofit Interim Executives Academy Third Sector Company’s Interim Executives Academy offers a deep-dive into strategic transitional leadership that spans two days of lecture, case studies, cameo speakers, panelists and group projects. At the conclusion of the Academy, aspiring or practicing interim chief executives will be given a Certificate of Completion signifying participation in a comprehensive learning program and affiliation with one of the largest networks of trained interim executives in the nation. Graduates of the Academy also will be awarded a digital badge for use in resumes and social media. This two-day workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 4 from 8:30am to 4:30pm (both days) at Antioch University Los Angeles. For more information or to enroll in the Academy, go to the Third Sector Company Website or contact Helen Wardner at or (562) 484-8281.

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County’s Disaster Assistance Project, funded by the Legal Services Corporation, California Community Foundation and AARP, is a resource to help both community-based nonprofits and local government agencies address the needs of disaster survivors. NLSLA also provides trainings to nonprofits regarding disaster benefits and recognizing disaster-related legal issues. For more information, contact Project Director Julie Rattray at

Community Guide: Los Angeles County, Third District Services for the San Fernando Valley is a brief print guide provides information about a great variety of services and programs that can assist residents of the San Fernando Valley.  It includes information about public health, homelessness prevention, law enforcement, public social services, tax collection and flood control. The guide contains information and contact details for all these services. To request a hard copy of this guide (or to get information about specific services and programs), contact the office of LA County Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl at (818) 901-3831 or