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    California Forever donates $500K to Solano County nonprofits

    By Hamza Fahmy,

    29 days ago

    ( KRON ) — California Forever, a group behind a proposed utopian community in Solano County, donated $500,000 to 45 nonprofits on Tuesday. Organizers said the donations were made to close the county’s nonprofit funding gap.

    According to California Forever, the group behind the East Solano Plan, Solano County has received 1% of state non-profit funding despite being home to nearly 6% of the population. As a result, the team behind the East Solano Plan decided to take matters into its own hands.

    California Forever releases list of potential employers, claiming to provide over 15K ‘well-paid jobs'

    Since last December, the community has been looking at potential applicants to donate to before June. In addition to application requirements, including the amount requested, description of how the funds would be used, and evidence of a successful track record of delivering results with prior funding amounts, donors were looking at traits including "location within the county, area of focus, impact and support for the organization that we heard from the community."

    The full list of recipients includes:

    • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
    • APAPA Solano
    • Art and Music Center in Rio Vista
    • BayNorth Church
    • Benicia Chamber of Commerce
    • Boys & Girls Empowerment Group in Vallejo
    • Bright-Horizon Agriculture
    • Broken by Violence
    • California Human Development
    • California Technological Care (CTC)
    • Center for Urban Excellence (CUE)
    • Change and New Beginnings
    • Dixon Family Services
    • E5 Therapy
    • Faith Food Fridays
    • Filipino Community of Solano County
    • First Chance Vallejo
    • Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
    • Global Center for Success
    • Leadership Vallejo
    • House of Acts
    • Journey Downtown Theater
    • Lady Echelon Project
    • Mount Calvary Church
    • Meals on Wheels of Solano County
    • On Stage Vacaville
    • Opportunity House – Vacaville
    • Ramtown Boosters
    • SafeQuest Solano
    • SANE-SART (Sexual Assault Nurse Examines Sexual Assault Response Team)
    • Solano Mudcats Collegiate Baseball Program
    • Solano Surf Soccer Club
    • Special Care Angels
    • The Coach Sarna NFL Flag Football League
    • Top Klasse Dutch Football (Soccer) Club
    • Travis Community Champions for Wings over Solano
    • TruPlay Sports
    • Vaca High Quarterback Club
    • Vacaville Museum
    • Vacaville Wellness Foundation
    • Vallejo Center for the Arts (VCA)
    • Vallejo Project
    • VEST Solano
    • Veteran VIPS
    • Young Artists Conservatory of Music

    There are so few direct services available for unhoused transitional aged youth (16-26 year old constituents) in Vallejo. Your resources will ensure that a handful of the many vulnerable youth in our community have the skills and mentors needed to establish gainful employment. Vallejo Project supports youth with job readiness, mentors housing and exposure to arts and culture. We serve about 26 youth annually. Thank you for supporting our work from the bottom of our hearts!

    Adoja McDonald, Founder of the Vallejo Project

    Moving forward, California Forever said it aims to continue supporting locals through its $500 million community benefit commitment to housing, education, parks, family farms, and other green initiatives. The East Solano Plan aside, organizers also plan on investing $200 million in seven of the existing downtowns in Solano County.

    Just last week, the hopeful utopian community also announced a list of potential employers, promising over 15,000 “well-paid jobs.”

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