California Schools Risk Management is among the state’s oldest joint powers authorities serving public schools by managing risk exposures. On behalf of their members, CSRM maintains rates for school districts and community colleges, reinvests in managed risk exposure reduction, helps manage cash flow and develops strategies with their insurance partners.

The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (BAUASI) improves regional capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist incidents and catastrophic events. They utilize federal homeland security grant funds to analyze regional risks, identify capability gaps, and build a secure, prepared and resilient region. The Bay Area UASI works in close collaboration with diverse stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels. BAUASI is proud to partner with Community Matters to support our Bay Area schools to prevent and stop targeted violence and support safe and inclusive schools for all.

Operating as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation brings people, ideas and infrastructure together to create a collective impact. The Center helps communities access proven practices while tapping into their existing resources, knowledge and creativity to identify strategies for a healthier community.

Community Matters recently received a Stop the Hate grant aimed at preventing hate crimes from the California Department of Social Services. This program, administered by the California Department of Social Services in partnership with the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs, is part of ongoing efforts in California to provide direct support for communities impacted by hate incidents and support victims.

For over 40 years, North Bay Schools Insurance Authority has been the trusted risk management partner of public educational agencies in Butte, Napa, Solano and Yolo Counties. Unlike traditional insurance, NBSIA is Member-owned and Member-driven, focused on the singular goal of serving our Members’ needs. NBSIA is proud to hold both the California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA) Accreditation with Excellence and the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) Recognition.

Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management (PRISM) is a member-directed insurance risk sharing pool. PRISM has developed effective risk management solutions to help public entities proactively control losses and prepare for different exposures.

The San Diego County Office of Education provides a variety of services for 42 school districts, ranging from district and school improvement to budget approval and monitoring. The Risk Management Department is a partner with San Diego County and Imperial County school districts through two Joint Powers Authorities (JPA): the Risk Management JPA and the Fringe Benefits Consortium. The Department’s mission is to provide risk management programs so that each member district’s assets are protected against loss. When losses are prevented and reduced, districts have more money and resources for the classroom.

Schools Excess Liability Fund provides catastrophic loss protection to public school and college districts in California, representing approximately 3 million students statewide. SELF members include many K-12 districts, community college districts, charter schools, county offices of education and regional occupational programs.

Schools Insurance Authority is also a Joint Powers Authority dedicated to meeting the risk management and risk financing needs of its membership. SIA maintains stable and reasonable insurance costs through smart risk pooling techniques, effective prevention services, joint purchasing services and by helping to maintain safe and strong school environments for students and employees.

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation (SCVF) is an accredited 501c(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1988. Its purpose is to consistently support local nonprofit organizations to help those in our community who are most in need. SCVF elevates lives to cultivate a vibrant and diverse Sonoma County with proceeds from year-round philanthropic giving by its community of SCVF Changemakers and its annual Sonoma County Wine Auction. SCVF’s two main initiatives, Community Grants and the Emergency Relief Fund, impact needs ranging from the immediate to the long term.

Community Matters seeks to partner with people and organizations who share a common vision of promoting and ensuring safety, diversity, inclusion, empowerment and connectivity for youth. Through combining resources, we can galvanize and grow the Community Matters scope to deploy our evidence-based programs to every school.

We also partner with school districts and insurance pool risk managers to help systemically and sustainably transform school climate so that suspensions are decreased, attendance is increased, academic achievement is improved, administrative time is saved, and students can focus on learning.

Benefits to Partner

Community Matters is an internationally recognized thought leader and influencer
Expanding organization with international reach
Evidence-based bullying prevention program
Community Matters’ media scope includes The Today Show, CNN, PBIS and other regional and national television and radio shows
Access to a unique group of stakeholders and community youth leaders
Community Matters representation for partner marketing purposes
Partners recognized on Community Matters’ website, social assets, newsletters and select collateral material

Partnership Focus Areas

Corporate, Micro Enterprise, Youth Serving Organizations, Authors, Education

Areas of Support

Funding for programs
Visibility enhancement through introductions to other organizations and leaders
Introduction to new markets and strategic partners
Access to national spokespeople and celebrity endorsements

To learn more about becoming a partner with Community Matters, please contact

Erica Vogel
(707) 823-6159 ext 103