Fundraising retreat with OASIS Board and staff
Fundraising retreat with OASIS Board and staff
Amy visits with goats and staff at Hidden Villa farm
Amy visits with goats and staff at Hidden Villa farm

Fundraising & Outreach

We work with large and small non-profits to increase fundraising from foundations, major donors and other sources.

Fundraising Plan Development

Schonfield Consulting helped the OASIS Initiative (University of California initiative working in the Sahel) to develop and implement a fundraising plan. We identified “best fit” foundations, advised on foundation outreach, and developed a major donor cultivation strategy, resulting in a $750,000 gift from an individual donor. We also facilitated annual, full-day fundraising retreats for the OASIS team and Board members.

Multi-Million Dollar Funding Proposals

For the Community Alliance with Family Farmers, we planned, organized and co-wrote two successful multi-million dollar funding proposals to the California Water Resources Board, supporting ecological tree-crop farming ($900,000) and sustainable cotton production ($792,000).

Securing New Funders

Schonfield Consulting supported the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions to identify and secure new funders for a rural mental health initiative in Tuolumne County, California.  We researched “best fit” foundations, prepared a concept note for a leading foundation and helped plan a field visit for foundation staff.

Business Planning

We assisted the Trans-African Hydro Meteorological Observatory with fundraising and business planning, including development of a $2+ million proposal to USAID for a network of real-time weather monitoring stations in East Africa.  USAID selected this proposal as a finalist in the "Securing Water for Food" initiative.