Recent McAllister & Quinn Nonprofit Grant Successes

McAllister & Quinn is excited to announce that Ellen Riddleberger has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Leader of the Nonprofit Practice.

McAllister & Quinn’s nonprofit practice has a specialized focus on federal and foundation grant-seeking and grant writing, and also incorporates strategic government relations services to provide clients with the highest return on investment. Through their partnership with McAllister & Quinn, our nonprofits have been able to secure funding for budget relief, budget enhancement, the expansion of new programs and partnerships, and enhanced organizational efficiency. Our proven approach garners millions of dollars annually and creates new initiatives for our clients that have a profound effect upon the lives of individuals and their communities.

Please see below two recent McAllister & Quinn nonprofit client successes:

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services of Los Angeles, nationally recognized for the quality of trauma-responsive clinical programs, has been proudly serving underserved children, youth and families since 1908.

In partnership with McAllister & Quinn, Vista del Mar was recently awarded $22 million from the Agency for Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement grant to provide residential services for unaccompanied children. Vista Del Mar’s Vista Haven program will provide temporary emergency shelter care and related vital services to unaccompanied children (UC) in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement and help unite these children with their family or an appropriate sponsor as soon as possible. The grant will provide counseling, case management, family reunification, educational assessments and classroom education, recreational activities and medical care to 24 highly vulnerable children between the ages of 12-18. In addition to these core services, Vista Del Mar can provide specialized services for unaccompanied children with special needs. These needs may include (but are not limited to) unaccompanied children who have no identified contacts within the US, are preparing to age out of the foster care system, identify as LGBTQ+, have been trafficked and/or have experienced severe trauma.

Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County,  serving the community since 1899, has improved the health and well-being of Santa Barbara County California’s most vulnerable children, families, and seniors by ensuring access to food, shelter, and other basic needs, as well as providing case management, advocacy, and mental health programs.

To address the growing need for trauma-based services, FSA with project management assistance from McAllister and Quinn, was awarded $2 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Category III grant to reduce the impact of trauma on Santa Barbara County children, youth, and their families by providing evidence-based outreach, education, prevention, and therapeutic activities with a focus on underserved populations in the county.  The primary goals of the grant are to reduce the impact of trauma on Santa Barbara County children, youth, and their families, by providing evidence-based outreach, education, prevention, and therapeutic activities; provide presentations and technical assistance to child-serving agencies on trauma-informed practices; provide therapy to 202 children and youth, and provide Family Advocate Serivces including basic needs assistance, information and referral, health insurance enrollment and case management to 50 families of youth receiving therapeutic services. 

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