Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Bankhead Theater
2400 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550

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Kathy Young, TVNPA President 
Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance
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TVNPA welcomes back Susan Houghton to moderate our panelists' discussion centering on best practices to achieve optimal outcomes in grant proposals.


TVNPA sincerely thanks our event program sponsors!



Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance

Fourth Annual Grantmakers Panel

Meet the Grantmakers!

Lessons from Funders on Successful Granting

Thursday, May 10, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Please note earlier start time for this program!




TVNPA is excited to present one of our most popular programs once again where grantmakers have the opportunity to share insights and information with nonprofits learning the strategies behind seeking funding for their programs!

This popular annual event is not to be missed by nonprofit organization staff members, board directors, and volunteers seeking an in-depth understanding of grantmakers’ funding opportunities and grant development recommendations. All interested members of the community are encouraged to attend.

Panelists will shine a light on their giving criteria and organization requirements, along with providing information on how to form partnerships with grantmakers and apply for grants. Representatives from foundation and corporate grantmakers include:

  • Susan Austin, Stanford Business Alumni Consulting Team
  • Patrick Coyle, Rotarian Foundation of Livermore
  • Wendy Fukamaki, PG&E 
  • Nadine Horner, MBA/CAE, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Andrew Mahoney, Taproot Foundation
  • Nichelle Rachal, The Clorox Company

In this discussion, speakers will share grant requirements and insights on nonprofit funding as well as address questions from attendees at the program. Moderated once again by Susan Houghton, President of Sunflower Hill and former TVNPA founding board member, you won't want to miss this unique opportunity to hear grantors' tips and pointers about their grant funding processes.

We all know that grant-writing often involves multiple people in an organization, so be sure to bring your colleagues along with you for an informative discussion and enriching morning of networking and community-building.

There is no cost to attend this event!
We encourage you to preregister to aid TVNPA in planning for the event.

TVNPA’s 2017 Grantmakers Panel offered the audience insights, tips and practical approaches for improving outcomes when applying for grants.

Event Photos by Peppermint Tea Photography


It's easy to register!

TVNPA Monthly Programs are regularly open to the community at large at no cost.

There is no fee to attend TVNPA's regular monthly programs, including our annual Grantmakers Panel program. Membership in the alliance is not required to participate. Members have access to additional members-only programs and events and receive a discounted price at ticketed events. Pre-registration for all attendees is preferred, but not required! We encourage you to bring your colleagues. Simply add additional colleagues when you register for the event.

Public transportation to the Bankhead Theater is available:

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Free parking is available in the Livermore Valley Center parking structure, located across Railroad Ave. from the Bankhead Theater and adjacent to the Livermore Transit Center.

We look forward to seeing you there!