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Bottled water available for California schools
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is administering the statewide Bottled Water for Schools Program funded through the California State Water Board’s Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. The funding covers purchase and delivery of bottled drinking water for schools, in five-gallon containers, as well as dispensers and cups. Schools eligible to participate in the program include those serving kindergarten and grades 1-12, preschools, and child day care facilities. Sites must be located on public school property with a current water quality impairment. If your school is interested in this program, please email RCAC at agua4all@rcac.org. The program’s Rural Development Specialist, Sara Cammarano, will be in touch to discuss next steps. Read more...

Equality Can't Wait Challenge to award $30 million to expand women’s power and influence
Pivotal Ventures, Melinda Gates’ investment and incubation company, with additional support from MacKenzie Bezos, is launching the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge, which will award $30 million to help expand women’s power and influence in the United States by 2030. Grants will be awarded to the organizations or coalitions of organizations with the most compelling proposals. Up to 10 participants will be named as finalists. Finalists are eligible to receive a one-time award of $100,000. Registrations are due by 1 September 2020. Read more...

Lyft offers services in response to COVID-19
As part of our response to COVID-19, we’re piloting a new initiative called Essential Deliveries. Through this program, organizations that need delivery services for essential goods — such as groceries, medical supplies, auto parts, and home necessities — are quickly matched with Lyft drivers, who can carry the deliveries out. Additionally, in collaboration with 500+ community partners, we’re helping provide essential services — like trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, and healthcare appointments — to those in need. Read more...