East/Central Contra
Costa County Cohort, CA

Together for 5 Years

Each Cohort lasts five years so relationships can strengthen, processes can develop, and internal structures can be built. Together, Opportunity Junction, Village Community Resource Center, and Center for Human Development meet quarterly to present grant proposals to each other, vote on new grants, share progress updates, and seek advice on new challenges as they build capacity and grow.

The mission of Opportunity Junction is to help motivated Contra Costa County job seekers develop the skills and confidence to launch careers that lead to financial security.

Founded 2000

The mission of Village Community Resource Center is to improve the quality of life for children and families in East Contra Costa County by promoting equity through education, wellness, leadership and organizing, and partnerships.

Founded 2002

The mission of Center for Human Development is to offer a spectrum of services for at-risk youth, individuals, families, and communities in the Bay Area.

Founded 1972

Long-Term Community Investment

Magic Cabinet prioritizes community-born, led, and serving organizations to build their capacity and accelerate their impact. We believe if given the time, tools, and resources they ask for, the organizations and the communities they serve will flourish. Founded in 2021, this cohort will last five-years.

Capacity Building Projects Overview

An effective nonprofit is more than its programs. Each Cohort has access to $2.5m through collectively approved capacity-building grants— approximately $500k available each year. Every Cohort member faces unique challenges and opportunities for their organization; that’s why they determine how to leverage Magic Cabinet funds.