CSUN Valley Nonprofit Resources supports the nonprofit sector in both Reseda and Canoga Park, working in collaboration with CSUN’s Institute for Community Health and Well-Being and Child Development Institute. CSUN is a member of both Neighborhood Partners in Action (ICHW’s program in Canoga Park), and Community Partners for Reseda - both are groups that bring together their respective communities, including nonprofits. VNR also partners with the Office of LA City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, who represents both communities.
With input from all the above organizations as well as Child Care Resource Center, VNR has created Case Statements for both communities. These provide for each community a summary of statistics ranging from crime to employment to housing, which can be used to back up funding requests and inform people or organizations wanting to know about these communities. The Case Statements are Word documents so they can be attached to another document (such as a funding proposal), or their text can be harvested for incorporation. They are free and available to any community nonprofit wishing to use them.
The two documents can be downloaded by clicking on:
VNR also has hosted educational workshops focused on nonprofit issues in both communities. In October 2017 Reseda and Canoga Park nonprofits were invited to a workshop focused on end-of-year giving, conducted by fundraising consultant Janet Levine. It was sited at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, adjacent to the two communities.