August 26, 2012
Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101; email@example.com
Natalie Garcia, Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x104, 559-301-8224 (cell); firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresno Regional Foundation to Grant $75,000
for River Restoration Work
Organizations working on San Joaquin and Kings river restoration urged to apply.
Fresno, CA – The Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) announced the opening of its competitive grant cycle for the environment. FRF will grant $75,000 to organizations working on the restoration of the San Joaquin and Kings rivers.
River restoration grants will range from $10,000 to $25,000 and will be awarded for a one-year period, although implementation of a program or project may be extended from one-year to 18 months.
The Foundation will fund the following:
Activities related to the acquisition of land for river restoration Activities to restore native fish (particularly salmon) populations and increase water flows Activities that support public access to the Valley portions of the rivers and education and awareness about the importance of the rivers
“The Foundation believes the restoration of our rivers is crucial to improving the quality of life of all residents in the San Joaquin Valley,” said FRF’s Chief Executive Officer Dan DeSantis. “Bringing more water and fish back to the rivers will create economic, ecological, and recreational benefits to all residents of the Valley.” The Fresno Regional Foundation’s grantmaking work is driven by the needs of Central Valley residents, as well as guidance from philanthropists who contribute to the Foundation. FRF provides a fair and transparent competitive grant application process, financial evaluation of community benefit organizations, site visits and reporting on grant effectiveness.
The Fresno Regional Foundation’s grantmaking work is driven by the needs of Central Valley residents, as well as guidance from philanthropists who contribute to the Foundation. FRF provides a fair and transparent competitive grant application process, financial evaluation of community benefit organizations, site visits and reporting on grant effectiveness.
For more information about grants, how to apply and deadlines, please contact Program Officers Sandra Flores and Natalie Garcia at (559) 226-5600 or visit our Grantmaking page here.
About the Fresno Regional Foundation
Founded in 1966, FRF improves the quality of life in the San Joaquin Valley through philanthropy. It serves Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Tulare and Kings counties.
FRF is the trusted link between donors and organizations investing in permanent, high-impact solutions for the San Joaquin Valley. The Foundation holds assets of nearly $55 million and awarded $3.5 million in grants in 2011.
For more information about the Fresno Regional Foundation, please visit www.fresnoregfoundation.org or call 559-226-5600.
Our goal at Fresno Regional Foundation is to use our website as an effective, complementary communication channel. If you are having difficulties using our web site, call us at (559) 226-5600.