We’re excited to announce that PCV has received a Project Innovation award from NBC Bay Area / KNTV, Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia / KSTS, and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation today. We’re being recognized as one of eight organizations that are using innovation to tackle everyday problems and urgent COVID-19 needs in the community. The award winners are all nonprofit organizations selected because we exhibited flexibility with our programming, and we’re going to use the funding to support our Good Jobs Agenda and deliver services and programs that address the needs of those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
About Our Good Jobs Agenda
Pacific Community Ventures’ programs empower small business owners, working people, and community-focused investors across the country. We help small business owners grow and create good jobs through our “Good Jobs, Good Business” model that combines affordable loans with pro-bono advising, tools and incentives to create quality jobs, our national BusinessAdvising.org mentoring platform, and social impact evaluation and field-building research. As we rapidly respond to support small businesses through this crisis, we remain focused on working with entrepreneurs and workers, investors, foundations, and policymakers to prioritize good jobs and inclusive recovery in the rebuilding ahead.
About Project Innovations
This year, a total of $2.475 million in Project Innovation grants have been awarded to not-profit organizations in 11 markets, including the Bay Area.
“At NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48, our mission is to use the power of journalism to inspire action,” said Stacy Owen, President and General Manager of NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48. “The recipients of this year’s Project Innovation grants embody that spirit, swiftly adjusting priorities and resources to meet our communities’ most critical needs.”
Local Project Innovation 2020 grant recipients include:
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties)’ mission is to lead their community to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.
Oakland Promise seeks to ensure that every Oakland child graduates high school with the expectations, resources, and skills to complete college and be successful in the career of their choice.
Hunger at Home serves as a conduit between the business community and nonprofit partners by which excess food and other surplus is channeled to the homeless and the hungry.
Asian Health Services‘ mission is to serve and advocate for the medically underserved, including the immigrant and refugee Asian and Pacific Islander community, and to ensure equal access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, language, or culture.
Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin advances nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation and empowering individuals in our community.
Pacific Community Ventures‘ mission is to invest in small businesses, create good jobs, and make markets work for social good. In California, they offer an integrated small business lending model combining fair loans, pro bono mentoring, and incentives to create quality jobs.
Southern Alameda County Comite For Raza Mental Health, also known as La Familia, provides underserved multicultural communities with the tools and support necessary to build resilience, wellness, and economic power. They provide culturally, racially, and linguistically responsive mental health and social services, with an emphasis on serving low-income, communities of color who face significant barriers to accessing quality healthcare, affordable housing, and wellness services.
Pacific Autism Center of Education‘s mission is to enhance the lives of people impacted by autism, through innovation, exceptional education and compassionate care.