RCF focuses on capacity-building programs in order to strengthen and help local nonprofits become self-sustaining to better serve the needs of the community. These programs also help nonprofit organizations become investment worthy.

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Free Past Capacity-Building Workshops

RCF Connects (Richmond Community Foundation) in collaboration with the City of Richmond, offer free capacity-building workshops in 2017-2019. These workshop are intended to provide organizations the opportunity to enhance and acquire new skills. The sessions listed below, represent workshops/trainings recently provided.


Session 1: Information and Grant Proposal Writing – February 28, 2019


Session 1: Information and Grant Proposal Writing (Streaming Video) – February 27, 2018
Session 2: Organizational Sustainability – Program Evaluations and Outcomes – May 17, 2018
Session 3: Funders Panel – July 19, 2018
Session 4: Staff Retention & Engagement in Nonprofit Settings – September 20, 2018
Session 5: From Facebook and YouTube…. to YOU – November 15, 2018


Session 1: Information and Grant Proposal Writing (Streaming Video) – February 16, 2017
Session 2: Financial Management & Budgeting 101 (Streaming Video) – February 22, 2017
Session 3: Logic Models to Survive and Thrive (Streaming Video) – April 19, 2017
Session 4: Fundraising Basics and Beyond (Streaming Video) – June 8, 2017
Session 5: Effective Collaboration (Streaming Video) – August 2, 2017
Session 6: Board Recruitment and Development (Streaming Video) – October 5, 2017



“The support La Cheim has received from Richmond Community Foundation has been and continues to be transformative for our agency. As, grantees, we received training tools we needed to improve our understanding of cultural differences, to strengthen our clinical skills, and to reach more people in need. The inspiring annual RCF Summits have continued to open our minds to the needs, strengths and potential of Richmond youth and families. Now, through the Community Leadership Institute, RCF is lifting La Cheim to a whole new level of organizational competence, helping to ensure our ability to serve the Richmond and Bay Area community with compassion, integrity and effectiveness into the future.”
Frances Raeside


“The Community Leadership Institute is not only a one-time workshop, it is an ongoing program that has given incredible support through the resources, communication and networking it provides. Thank you Richmond Community Foundation for this opportunity.”
Tiffany Harris
Executive Director / Girls Inc. West Contra Costa County


“So rare in my years with the foundation community have I seen a combination of proximity to the grit, to the rough stuff, the voices, to street, (and not just proximity, but willingness to get dirty, to engage), to help craft solutions anchored in real, headed for hope. I mean it. The laughter of the kids outside the RCF office is a metaphor: their voices, your mission.”
John A. “Jack” Calhoun
Sr. Consultant, National League of Cities; Senior Consultant, U.S. Department of Justice; President, Hope Matters


“Richmond Community Foundation has been extremely pivotal and integral in collective impact work: knowing who should be at the table, bringing diverse partners together, and insisting on the effectiveness of the collaborative model.”
Jasmine Tarkoff
Resident of Lafayette, co-convener of Multi-Faith ACTION Coalition and RCF partner