Call for Entries!

We are looking for 10 of the most inspiring nonprofit stories for our 2015 Capital Region Cares

Back Web Only Sep 30, 2014 By Mia Lopez

We are excited to announce a collaboration with Kamere, a local media start-up, to identify and recognize the Capital Region’s 10 most inspiring stories from the region’s nonprofits. The winning stories will be included in our 2015 edition of Capital Region Cares.

“With over 10,000 nonprofits, the Capital Region is overflowing with charities and philanthropists who are making our region a better place to live and work. We want to share those inspirational stories,” says Kamere President and CEO Kim Box. “By showcasing the impact these nonprofits are having, we will raise awareness about all the good that is happening in our communities and draw support to these valuable organizations.”

Capital Region Cares, Comstock’s annual guide to philanthropy, highlights the numerous ways in which nonprofits are meeting our region’s diverse needs, from hunger and housing to performing arts and animal welfare. “Part of being a responsible citizen is giving back. It encourages businesses to get more involved, and it helps create needed funds for our neighbors who are less fortunate,” says Comstock’s publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson.

Starting October 1, nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties are invited to submit a short inspirational story or video at Submissions should highlight how the nonprofit or charitable organization has changed a life and is making a difference in the community.

The deadline for submissions is December 1, after which a team of judges will review the submissions and announce the Capital Region’s 10 most inspirational stories. The winning stories will be professionally documented by Comstock’s writers and will appear in Comstock’s 20th Annual Capital Region Cares, to be published this summer.


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Debbi Davis (not verified)October 1, 2014 - 11:34am

My nonprofit, Children's Nurturing Project, is in Solano County. Are e not eligible to apply? And if not, I am wondering why we were sent this? Thanks

Christine CalvinOctober 1, 2014 - 2:26pm

Yes! You are absolutely eligible. We accidentally left Solano County off of the list and will get it updated right away! We are looking forward to hearing about all the great work Children's Nurturing Project is doing in your community.

Virginia A. Simpson, Ph.D., FT (not verified)October 1, 2014 - 3:38pm

I nominate Lisa Montgomery-Larson, founder of Pacific Counseling & Trauma Center in Folsom, CA. She created the Center to provide affordable or no-cost care to heal those who suffer from trauma. Their mission si to educate the public about the signs and symptoms of unresolved psychological trauma and PTSD; to provide effective cutting edge treatment for traumatized adults, adolescents and children; to provide humanitarian aid to disaster sites in the United States and abroad; and to send outstanding trauma specialists to other nonprofits that serve traumatized and abused men, worn, and children.
Lisa is a hard-working, dedicated woman who every day helps people heal their emotional wounds.

Mia LopezOctober 2, 2014 - 10:11am

Hi Virginia,

We are happy that you're excited to nominate someone for a story! Would you be able to submit your recommendation to ? That way you can include all the contact information that our judges need in case you or Lisa are picked for the story. Thank you again and please let us know if you have any questions or problems.


Mia Lopez
Community Engagement Specialist
Comstock's magazine

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