Facing funding cuts to their programs, the East Bay Asian Youth Center and Oakland Asian Students Educational Services—youth service and community development organizations that served diverse minority and immigrant populations in Oakland’s San Antonio and Chinatown neighborhoods, respectively—decided to merge. The due diligence process for the merger found several benefits of merging the entities including cost savings through administrative consolidation, improved fundraising through a reallocation of resources, and creation of a continuum of programs for their clients. The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund provided a challenge grant to support one-time costs related to the merger.
Grant Amount: $20,000
Year Granted: 2013
Grantee: East Bay Asian Youth Center
Location: CA - California
Grantee Website: East Bay Asian Youth Center