The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its 2015 application for the Halo Award, aimed at celebrating and strengthening volunteer efforts throughout Greater Los Angeles. We ask that you forward this information across your networks and to your community partners who would benefit most from the award. Smaller organizations and past applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

What is the Halo Award?
This $25,000 award brings together two distinct pieces in its design:

1.       $20,000 grant for a nonprofit to strengthen and sustain its volunteer efforts, and
2.       $5,000 award to a nominated volunteer who has gone “above and beyond” in volunteerism.

Additionally, the Foundation will provide enhanced support to Halo Awardees in the form of coaching and peer networking sessions designed to strengthen and sustain volunteer efforts within their organizations.

Who is eligible to apply for the Halo Award?

Applications will be accepted from nonprofits in and serving the Greater Los Angeles area and its surrounding counties, whose missions align with at least one of the following program areas:

·         Arts Education
·         Homelessness Prevention
·         Career and College Access & Retention
·         Mental Health
·         Early Childhood Education
·         Veterans
·         Foster Youth
·         Workforce Development
 
The nonprofit nominates one unpaid volunteer who has provided exemplary service to the organization.
 
Applications are available through the website http://www.haloawards.org/application. The deadline is July 13, 2015. Feel free to send an email to [email protected] or call (310) 453-0055 ext. 6 if you have questions.

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