The main thing this grant did for us besides fund items and materials which help us in our work, is to give us experience on how to apply to a grant, deal with the expectations of receiving grant funding, and be responsible with things like budget amendments and report writing. Learning that process in relationship with a Foundation which is used to dealing with smaller, more grassroots organizations, sets us up for success when we apply to larger grants with more expectations and less leniency for mistakes.
. . . after we received the TPP grant we received a much larger grant from the City of Covina to fund the nuts and bolts of our program. This grant has been renewed for the current year, and we are working toward receiving additional funding to continue and expand our work.