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2014 - Pendergrass Smith Consulting
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2014 - Pendergrass Smith Consulting continues to provide services to cities, counties, community-based organizations and churches, primarily in the area of prisoner reentry. Thanks to clients like Ross Mirkarimi and Michael Hennessey, the current and the retired Sheriff in San Francisco, and Ron Davis, the former Police Chief in East Palo Alto, CA (now the Director of the U.S. Office of Justice COPS component), PSC is now recognized as one of a handful of women-owned consulting firms that specializes in reentry grant writing, strategic planning, board training, program development, and evaluation.

While we appreciate all of the attention and accolades we've received as 'reentry specialists', we just want you to know that we still provide consulting and grant writing services in the areas of education, health, youth and seniors.

Recent Accomplishments – Successful grant proposals written for:

  • Federal
    • Acts Full Gospel Church
    • East Palo Alto Police Department
  • Municipal Acts Full Gospel Church
    • Black Coalition on Aids/Rafiki Wellness
    • Bayview YMCA
    • Westside Community Health
 
Reentry Planning and Development

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November 2012 -

Recognized as an innovator of effective and successful reentry programs, Pendergrass Smith Consulting (PSC) will be working with the City of Richmond to help define their reentry program strategy. Inspired in 2008 by our work with community based agencies in Bayview Hunters Point, PSC developed a comprehensive reentry program. PSC has demonstrated success – as evident by the highly acclaimed No Violence Alliance (NoVA) program developed and implemented in San Francisco with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. PSC has advised and developed reentry strategies for the City of East Palo Alto. Working with local law enforcement and community based agencies, PSC identified and solicited county, state and federal sources garnering over $9 million over the last four years.

 
Funds are opening up!
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March 2012 -

Funding is opening up!  Measure Y funding for youth programing is available in Oakland, Federal money is available for reentry programs from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the San Francisco Department of Children Youth and Their Families has an RFP out for Family Resource Centers.  As always, we are here to help.  From writing to reading, let us help you put your best foot forward and get the money you need to keep providing services to the community.

 
It's been an AWESOME year!
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December 2011 -

This was an awesome year!  We are proud to have helped Acts Full Gospel Church with their winning proposal.  They were recently awarded a $1.2 million contract to serve inmates at the Alameda County jails.  We continue to work with the East Palo Alto Police Department, where we have helped Chief Ron Davis to secure over $500, 000 this year.  We are currently supporting the San Francisco Department of Environment Healthy Homes Project by providing outreach and facilitation support through the Bayview Y.

As we approach the New Year, we are excited about our new partnership with First Republic Bank where we will be providing strategic development and management seminars in both San Francisco and Palm Desert in 2012.  We will also be facilitating a planning retreat for the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce and a development retreat for Notre Dame de Namur University staff and faculty.  As always if there is anything we can do to help you and your organization, just give us a call.

 
Happy New Year!
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January 2011 -

We are anticipating an exciting year!  We completed several challenging projects last year including a community research project, staff improvement trainings and multiple facilitations for various environmental projects.  In addition, we wrote winning grant proposals for municipal and nonprofit groups totaling over $5 million.  If there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to call on us.

Funding Opportunity:

The Aetna Foundation focuses their grant-making on issues that improve health and the health care system in the following three areas: Obesity (addressing the rising rate of obesity among U.S. adults and children); Racial and Ethnic Health Care Equity (promoting equity in health and health care for common chronic conditions and infant mortality); and Integrated Health Care (advancing high-quality health care by improving care coordination and communications among health care professionals; creating informed and involved patients; and promoting cost-effective, affordable care). Grant applications that address more than one of these areas will receive priority consideration for Aetna Foundation funding. Applications will be accepted in quarterly cycles with submission closing dates of: February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15, 2011

http://www.aetna-foundation.org/foundation/apply-for-a-grant/index.html

 
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