Welcome to Academy for Grassroots Organizations

Academy for Grassroots Organizations was formed in the year 2000 to meet the needs of a growing San Bernardino County by coalescing and strengthening its nonprofit sector.

Today, with a mission to improve the quality of life in our region by supporting and strengthening the social service sector, “AcademyGO” provides a variety of resources and nonprofit learning opportunities throughout the region and serves a network of more than 1,000 nonprofit professionals and volunteers.

As our CEO, Vici Nagel likes to say, "They improve our quality of life ... so we want to make sure that the thousands of amazing people and organizations working to change lives in our region have all the resources and skills they need to be successful. That's our mission in a nutshell."

Visit our Milestones Page to learn more about our exciting history.

The Grantwriting Academy for Grassroots OrganizationsTM

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications to this
4-Day Comprehensive Course to help you create winning proposals

In this hands-on course you will:

  • Learn essential grant development skills
  • Explore funding opportunities and proven research techniques
  • Spend time developing your own individualized grant template
  • Receive feedback to help optimize your success
Click here to APPLY TODAY! Space is Limited.
Course Dates:
June 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017
Training Partners:
SAC Health System
Association of Fundraising Professional - Inland Empire

2016 Members and Supporters Annual Publication




Featured Resource - Grant Bulletin for April 2017

These bulletins have been compiled by Social Entrepreneurs, Inc., with support from First 5 San Bernardino. It is envisioned to be a resource for nonprofit organizations serving the Inland Empire. It is being provided to the Inland Empire Community Collaborative, The Fundraising Academy for Grassroots Organizations, and Inland Empire United Way to further these efforts. You can download the full reports by clicking on the image or the links below. To learn about more Funding Opportunities visit

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The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle

A vicious cycle is leaving nonprofits so hungry for decent infrastructure that they can barely function as organizations—let alone serve their beneficiaries. The cycle starts with funders’ unrealistic expectations about how much running a nonprofit costs, and results in nonprofits’ misrepresenting their costs while skimping on vital systems—acts that feed funders’ skewed beliefs. To break the nonprofit starvation cycle, funders must take the lead. Download the PDF

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ieCapaciteria - The Inland Empire's Nonprofit Resource Directory

Are you using ieCapaciteria? Learn more about this valuable resource Here.

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