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Press Release | March 21, 2024

Podcast: How The Rosendin Foundation Decided to Award Grants With Jolsna Thomas

In this podcast, Jolsna Thomas from The Rosendin Foundation and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss how The Rosendin Foundation decided to award grants.
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Like every charitable foundation that awards grants, The Rosendin Foundation has its criteria for awarding grants to nonprofit organizations. However, the process is a thoughtful and deliberate one for The Rosendin Foundation. By focusing on education, health, and community development, engaging stakeholders, developing criteria, reviewing applications, making decisions, announcing grants, and monitoring and evaluating funded projects, The Rosendin Foundation ensures that its grant-making efforts are impactful and aligned with its mission of making a positive difference in communities.

In today’s podcast, Jolsna Thomas from The Rosendin Foundation and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions, a leading provider of business loans for nonprofits, discuss how The Rosendin Foundation decided to award grants.

A Spotlight On The Rosendin Foundation’s Upcoming Camp Build

TRF Camp Build is a transformative hands-on construction camp for all middle school students (girls, boys, nonbinary) that allows the campers to learn how to build safely and about careers in the construction industry. This is a completely free (100% FREE) experience for the camper, where through the support of our sponsors we provide meals (breakfast, lunch, & snacks), drinks (water & electrolytes), PPE (high visibility t-shirts, work aprons, hard hats, safety glasses/shields, gloves, and ear protection) build materials and tools, and instruction from construction professionals in the industry. After completing the week’s program where campers learn how to communicate, work in teams and independently, 4 builds (stepstone, copper stand, lamp, and doghouse), work with hand and power tools, operate heavy equipment, learn about construction careers and apprenticeship requirements, they graduate receiving a certificate of completion and the resources to successfully pursue an apprenticeship after high school. We support the campers’ emotional, nutritional, and occupational health throughout this immersive experience.

The deadline to apply is March 31st.

In 2024, The Rosendin Foundation will be conducting weeklong camps in Phoenix (AZ), Austin (TX), and Charlotte (NC) as well as one-day electrical-focused camps in Sherman (TX) and Anaheim (CA). Applications can be found on the website:

About Our Guest, Jolsna Thomas From The Rosendin Foundation

Jolsna Thomas is the President of The Rosendin Foundation, which was formed in 2020 as a 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation to act as the charitable arm of Rosendin Holdings for which all charitable giving would be centralized or guided through. This includes Rosendin Electric, Inc. (Rosendin) and Modular Power Solutions (MPS). Although the corporation is based in San Jose, California, the Foundation provides funding to non-profit organizations across the United States.

About Stephen Halasnik, The Nonprofit MBA Podcast, and Financing Solutions

Stephen Halasnik co-founded Financing Solutions, the leading provider of lines of credit for nonprofits and church financing. The credit line program for nonprofits & churches is fast, easy, inexpensive, and costs nothing to set up, making it a great backup plan when cash flow is temporarily down. Mr. Halasnik is also the host of the popular Nonprofit MBA Podcast. The podcast brings experts to discuss fundraising, nonprofit grants, executive director leadership, nonprofit boards, and other important topics. You can learn more about the nonprofit line of credit program here or call 862-207-4118.

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