GGS Foundation Grant

Bella Vista Foundation

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Next deadline: Jan 28, 2022 5:00pm PST

Later deadlines: Jun 25, 2022 5:00pm PDT

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $60,000

Fields of work: Children’s Mental Health Addiction & Substance Abuse Literacy Youth Development & Leadership Child Foster Care & Adoption Services Wellness & Healthy Living Sustainable Agriculture & Agroecology Horticulture & Gardening Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in California: Marin County, San Francisco County

Location of residency: Counties in California: Marin County, San Francisco County

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We are excited to announce that as of December 2019, the GGS Foundation has merged into the Bella Vista Foundation.. GGS Foundation was established in 1992 with the mission to build a better future by supporting individuals and families to become healthy, compassionate, and responsible. The foundation supports community-based, non-profit organizations building self-reliance in at-risk or disadvantaged children and youth in San Francisco and, to a lesser extent, Marin County.

Program Areas

The Bella Vista Foundation supports community-based, nonprofit organizations; working in four program areas:

Pre-3 Support

The Pre-3 Support program focuses on building resiliency among families facing adversity or trauma by helping parents and caregivers cope with toxic stress.

GGS Early Literacy

The GGS Early Literacy program promotes literacy for children, including acquisition of reading, writing, and comprehension skills, and application of literacy skills to critical thinking and self-expression.

GGS Healthy Living

The GGS Healthy Living program supports organizations that enable youth to thrive and live up to their full potential by building resiliency, promoting healthy coping strategies and positive decision-making, and preventing unhealthy behaviors.

Watershed Restoration

The Watershed Restoration program focuses on restoration and revitalization of key watershed ecosystems within the following specific geographic areas in California and Oregon.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Bella Vista Foundation awards grants to public charities operating under an IRS 501(c)(3) status or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • The foundation only supports non-sectarian programs.
  • Only one request from an organization will be funded in a 12-month period.
  • Declination:
    • If your organization’s last application to the foundation was declined, please contact the program officer for your grantmaking area before you apply again. 


  • The foundation prioritizes organizations that employ sound youth development practices in their work.
  • It also has a particular interest in supporting organizations that engage with foster youth.


  • The foundation does not award grants to individuals.
  • The foundation does not make grants to endowments, events, annual appeals, videos, medical research, capital campaigns, and conferences.


This page was last reviewed June 04, 2021 and last updated June 04, 2021