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2017 HALO Award Application is Now Available

Friday, June 9, 2017

What is the HALO Award?
The HALO Award is a capacity building effort to strengthen and sustain nonprofit volunteer programs and to recognize and reward volunteers doing exemplary work in their communities. A small group of nonprofit organizations and individual volunteers will be selected, each receiving:

  • Capacity building support with peer learning sessions & one-on-one coaching to help shape key program strategies & develop a volunteer management plan;
  • $20,000 grant for a nonprofit to strengthen, implement, and sustain its volunteer efforts; and
  • $5,000 award to a nominated volunteer who has gone “above and beyond” in volunteerism.

How does a nonprofit and volunteer qualify for the HALO Award?
Applications will only be accepted by nonprofits in and serving Los Angeles County, whose missions align with at least one of the following The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation program areas: 

Arts Education, Career and College Access & Retention, Early Childhood Education, Foster Youth, Homelessness Prevention, Health & Mental Health, Veterans, & Workforce Development

For more detailed information about eligibility, please visit our website at

Applications demonstrating a strategic vision to build organizational capacity by strengthening and sustaining volunteer programs will be highly regarded. We encourage past applicants based in Los Angeles County to apply again.
(Past winners are not eligible.)


The hour-long webinar, led by Foundation staff, will provide key insights and guidance into presenting a strong application.  The webinar will also have designated time for Question & Answer.  For questions regarding the webinar, please visit our website at or contact us by emailing [email protected]

Funding Issue Area & Geographic Regions
Types of Support