spotlight-consultingservices-011714The holiday season is a time of joy and cheer for many, however this time can also bring an increased demand for services from nonprofits like yours that serve some of our community’s most vulnerable populations. Individuals and families turn to you for help in their times of need, and we want to say “thank you” by providing your organization with a unique pro bono capacity building opportunity.

Taproot Foundation ( is honored to invite you to participate in a Speed Consulting workshop that will help you troubleshoot some of your organization’s challenges in areas of marketing, human resources, information technology, and strategy. This opportunity will pair you with a group of Taproot’s talented pro bono consultants for one-on-one consulting sessions that will provide you with capacity-building guidance and potential solutions.

►DATE: Friday, December 5, 2014
►TIME: 8:30am – 12:00pm (networking breakfast included)
►LOCATION: The California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for executive or program leaders at your organization. These leaders may include your CEO or Executive Director, a volunteer/operations/program manager, or any one or two representatives you deem appropriate. Past participation in a Taproot Service Grant project is not required.

Please RSVP to Sarah Swain no later than Friday, November 21. Provide your organization name, attendees, email, phone, and titles for each participant, and indicate “Speed Consulting” in the subject line of the email RSVP. In addition to your email, please complete this brief survey that will assess your organization’s needs and prepare both you and the consultants for a highly impactful session. This session is open to all human services nonprofits however space is limited so RSVP today to reserve your spot.

Free Help for Your Organization

Taproot Foundation is pleased to announce an opportunity for select nonprofit organizations in the Los Angeles metro area to receive capacity-building Service Grants. Applications Due: March 4, 2014 

Taproot Foundation is a nonprofit foundation making business talent available to organizations which work to improve society and the Los Angeles community.  Taproot Foundation awards service grants of professional consulting services.  Our Service Grant Catalog consists of 17 different grants in 4 key capacity building areas.

View our full catalog of Service Grants to see details about each project and determine which grant best meets your needs right now.


Taproot Foundation Service Grants are awarded four times a year, with a March, June, September, and December round.

Visit to…

►    Begin your application

►    Review our grantmaking process and criteria.

►    Walk through the stages of a typical project and read about completed service grants.

►    Join the Taproot LA Nonprofits LinkedIn Group for Taproot news and announcements.

►    Set up a Service Grant Consultation (see below).


►    Service Grant Consultations are your opportunity to get one-on-one consultation on how to strengthen your application, find out which grant most suits your need, and have any and all questions addressed regarding your application.

►    You can schedule an appointment at *Appointments are required.

If you have any questions about this Request for Proposal or applying for a grant contact: Bari Goldsmith, (213) 620-0173,