PROGRAM AREAS

Pre-3 Support

Building Resiliency

The Pre-3 Support program focuses on building resiliency among families facing adversity or trauma by helping parents and caregivers cope with toxic stress.

ORGANIZATIONS WE FUND

Those serving pregnant women, mothers, fathers, and primary caregivers of children ages 0-3 from low-income communities who face adversity or trauma in Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. We prioritize organizations that have leadership and program staff that reflect the communities they serve.

PROGRAMS WE FUND

Those which:

  • Build connections between parents/caregivers, their communities, and supportive local services
  • Infuse trauma-informed practices into their work with parents/caregivers
  • Foster a safe and supportive environment that builds parents’/caregivers’ self-confidence
  • Provide opportunities for parents/caregivers to gain parenting education, training, and support
  • Utilize research-based practice and ongoing measurement and monitoring to continuously improve programs

NEW APPLICANTS

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Out of respect for applicants’ time and limited resources, before starting the application process, please contact Stefani Willis (Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties) or Melissa Morazán (San Francisco and Marin counties) to discuss your organization’s work. 

Step 2: After contacting Stefani or Melissa, please start the online application process.

Applications are open from June 14-25, 2021. However, Pre-3 Support applicants in Alameda County will have until July 9, 2021 to submit their application.

PRE-3 SUPPORT GRANTEES

HOW TO REAPPLY

Grantees who have received funding within the past year and wish to be considered for subsequent grant funding should submit an application. The application questions can be found here. Please note, the foundation no longer requires grant reports for single-year grants. Abbreviated reporting questions are incorporated into the application. Click the checkbox for the prompt “Did you receive a Bella Vista grant last year?” and answer the additional questions before moving to the narrative section. Contact Jonny Moy, Grants Manager, with questions. 

ADDITIONAL

PROGRAM AREAS

WATERSHED RESTORATION

The Watershed Restoration program focuses on restoration and revitalization of key watershed ecosystems within specific geographic areas in California and Oregon.

GGS EARLY LITERACY

The GGS Early Literacy program promotes literacy for children, including acquisition of reading, writing, and comprehension skills, and application of literacy skills to critical thinking and self-expression.

GGS HEALTHY LIVING

The GGS Healthy Living program supports organizations that enable youth to thrive and live up to their full potential by building resiliency, promoting healthy coping strategies and positive decision-making, and preventing unhealthy behaviors.