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FRF Offers $200,000 in Arts and Culture Grants 22-Jan-2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2014 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Michelle Murphy, Programs, 559-226-5600 ext. 109; michelle@fresnoregfoundation.org Fresno Regional Foundation Offers $200,000 in Arts and..  Read more

FRF Hires Kelvin Alfaro as Program Officer 04-Oct-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/3/13 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Sandra Flores, Senior Program Officer, 559-226-5600; sandra@fresnoregfoundation.org Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) announces the hiring of K..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation to grant $500,000 for Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Human Services 15-May-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2013 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Natalie Garcia, Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x104, 559-301-8224 (cell); natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org ..  Read more

Foundation Offers $206,000 in Youth Grants 25-Feb-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2013 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Natalie Garcia, Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x105, 559-301-8224 (cell); natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org ..  Read more

Dan DeSantis Records K-Jewel 99.3 PSA for The FUND 10-Feb-2013

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Fresno Regional Foundation Grants $600,000 to Pressing Issue Facing the Valley 17-Jan-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2013 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Natalie Garcia, Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x104, 559-301-8224 (cell); natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org ..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation offers $120,000 for Arts and Culture in the San Joaquin Valley 07-Jan-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2013 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Natalie Garcia, Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x104, 559-301-8224 (cell); natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org ..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation grants $65,000 for River Restoration and Education 17-Dec-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2012 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Natalie Garcia, Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x104, 559-301-8224 (cell); natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org ..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Grants $370,000 for Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Organizational Capacity 15-Oct-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2012 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Natalie Garcia, Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x104, 559-301-8224 (cell); natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org ..  Read more

2012 High Impact Grant Cycle Open 26-Sep-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2012 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Sandra Flores, Sr. Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x104 or cell (559) 790-5852; sandra@fresnoregfoundation.org ..  Read more

"Rootstraps," Not Bootstraps, Will Uplift Latino Boys & Men from Violence/Poverty 14-Sep-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2012 Media Contact: Sandra Flores, Sr. Program Officer, 559-226-5600; sandra@fresnoregfoundation.org GROUNDBREAKING NEW REPORT SAYS “ROOTSTRAPS,” NOT BOOTSTRAPS, WILL UPLIFT LATINO BOYS AND MEN FRO..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation to Grant $75,000 for River Restoration Work 28-Aug-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2012 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Natalie Garcia, Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x104, 559-301-8224 (cell); natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org ..  Read more

Leadership and Partnerships 15-Aug-2012

Fresno Regional Foundation supports initiatives that advance issues affecting the San Joaquin Valley. We invest the time and talent of our staff and board members to participate in larger conversations at the city, county, state, and national levels to raise awareness, attract outside resou..  Read more

Long Range Planning 15-Aug-2012

Fresno Regional Foundation measures progress on each of the goals in our strategic plans. Our staff keeps a detailed “dashboard” reporting on the percentage of completion on dozens of specific objectives and tasks related to each goal. We are in the third iteration of long..  Read more

Teen Pregnancy Prevention 15-Aug-2012

The San Joaquin Valley reports some of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation even while California rates have declined. To address this crippling challenge, FRF was fortunate to have The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation come alongside us in 2007 to begin our Teen Pre..  Read more

Guarantee Real Estate raises money for local charities 10-Aug-2012

Aid program to be honored Guarantee Real Estate raises money for local charities. By BoNhia Lee The ‍Fresno Bee Guarantee Real Estate started a corporate philanthropy program 5 1/2 years ago that has raised more than $220,000 for local charities. Now, the ‍Fresno rea..  Read more

Teen Pregnancy Prevention 31-Jul-2012

Teen Pregnancy Prevention The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative for the San Joaquin Valley is dispelling myths and changing perceptions. The San Joaquin Valley reports some of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation even while California rates have declined. To a..  Read more

Competitive Grantmaking 27-Jul-2012

The FRF grantmaking program is one of the most vibrant and growing areas of the Foundation. We see effective grantmaking –giving money away wisely– as a powerful asset-development tool. Donors can be assured that our fair and transparent process is investing their chari..  Read more

Different Funds at FRF 27-Jul-2012

Board Discretionary Funds THE FUND for the San Joaquin Valley * Berven Discretionary Charitable Fund Administrative Endowment Fund * Board of Directors' Fund for the Common Good Bee Endowment Fund * George W. Sims Unrest..  Read more

The Fund 17-Jul-2012

The Fresno Regional Foundation created THE FUND for the San Joaquin Valley in the fall of 2011. It is a partnership between local donors, Fresno Regional Foundation, and The James Irvine Foundation. Irvine helped launch THE FUND with a $3 million, three-year grant. Dollars from THE F..  Read more

2012 Human Services & Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant Cycles Open 27-Jun-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2012 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Sandra Flores, Sr. Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x104; sandra@fresnoregfoundation.org ..  Read more

2012 Youth Grants Presentation 25-Jun-2012

(http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t259) Fresno Regional Foundation is pleased to invite the community to our 2012 Youth Grants Presentation. Please come support eight of San Joaquin Valley's youth-serving organizations as they receive their grant on the infield prior to..  Read more

Fresno Selected as a Pacesetter for Work in Youth Reading 12-Jun-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2012 Media Contact: Natalie Garcia, Program Officer: 559-226-5600 Ext. 105, 559-301-8224 (cell), natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org FRESNO SELECTED AS A PACESETTER FOR ITS EXEMPLARY WORK TO IMPROVE READING SKILLS AMONG YOUNG READE..  Read more

Free Finance Workshops for Nonprofits in the San Joaquin Valley 11-Jun-2012

(http://nonprofitfinancefund.org/) Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) is pleased to invite you to Linking Money to Mission: A Balancing Act. The purpose of this workshop will be to assist senior managers and Board members to increase their ability to assess their financial health ..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Grants $120,000 for Valley Youth 11-Jun-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2012 Media Contact: Natalie Garcia, Program Officer: 559-226-5600, 559-301-8224 (cell), natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org Fresno Regional Foundation Grants $120,000 for Valley Youth Fresno, CA – This week, the Board of Direct..  Read more

2012 Arts & Culture Grants Reception and Book Launch 25-Apr-2012

To RSVP, please click here (http://fresnoregfoundation.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=117275). ..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Grants $130,000 for Valley Arts and Culture 16-Apr-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2012 Media Contact: Natalie Garcia, Program Officer: 559-226-5600, 559-301-8224 (cell), natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org Fresno Regional Foundation Grants $130,000 for Valley Arts and Culture Fresno, CA – This week, the Boa..  Read more

Information Sessions: Arts Grants Available Through The James Irvine Foundation 12-Apr-2012

We are pleased to inform you that The James Irvine Foundation's Exploring Engagement Fund for Priority Regions (http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TheJamesIrvineFounda/6fa8ef8f5f/TEST/ea45083266) has grants available to support nonprofit organizations as they investigate new wa..  Read more

2012 Youth Grant Cycle Opens 16-Mar-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2012 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101 Natalie Garcia, Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x105; 559-301-8224 Foundation Offers $120,000..  Read more

Partnering for a Stronger Valley 28-Oct-2011

Partnering for a Stronger Valley Remarks to Fresno Regional Foundation 45th Anniversary Luncheon James E. Canales President and CEO The James Irvine Foundation October 26, 2011 | Fresno President John F. Kennedy had a plaque on his desk in the Oval Offi..  Read more

$2m gift goes to Valley rivers 27-Oct-2011

10/27/2011 $2m gift goes to Valley rivers Donation to Fresno foundation aims to protect and preserve. By Heather Somerville The Fresno Bee Ted Martin used to spend a lot of time fishing the Valley’s rivers. He’d bring his fly rod down to the banks of the San Joaquin..  Read more

Foundations help make our region a better place to live 27-Oct-2011

10/27/2011 OUR VIEWS Foundations help make our region a better place to live The $5 million in donations raise the quality of life for residents. On the 45th anniversary of the Fresno Regional Foundation, the philanthropic organization celebrated by announcing two grants totaling..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Grants $360,000 To Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Organizational Capacity 18-Oct-2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2011 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org Sandra Flores, Sr. Program Officer; sandra@fresnoregfoundation.org; 559-226-5600 Fresno Regional Found..  Read more

California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley 07-Oct-2011

Sunday, Oct. 02, 2011 | 12:00 AM For far too many years, the San Joaquin Valley's legislative needs were ignored by lawmakers and governors who focused their attention on more populous parts of the state. That changed in 2005 when then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger created the California Pa..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation to grant $215,000 for environmental work in the San Joaquin Valley 08-Sep-2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2011 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org or Natalie Garcia, Program Officer; natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org; 559-226-5600 Fresno Regional Foundation to grant $215,000 for environmental work in th..  Read more

2011 Human Services Grant Cycle 13-Jul-2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2011 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org or Natalie Garcia, Program Officer; natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org; 559-226-5600 Fresno Regional Foundation to grant $370,000 for Teen Pregnancy Prevention a..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Grants $120,000 To Local Youth Programs-$60,000 in anti-gang strategies 28-Jun-2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2011 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org and Natalie Garcia, Program Officer; natalie@fresnoregfoundation.org 559-226-5600 Fresno Regional Foundation Grants $120,000 To Local Youth Programs--$60,00..  Read more

Coming Together in Mariposa 25-Apr-2011

A Donor Advised Fund is like having a Private Foundation, but without the cost and inconvenience... When the Telegraph Fire swept through Mariposa County in 2008, a group of concerned neighbors sprang into action. The Mariposa Community Foundation (MCF) collected more than $50,000 for v..  Read more

Mariposa County Arts Council 25-Apr-2011

An FRF grant to Mariposa County Arts Council provides storytelling performances in schools, libraries, and communities. Here is the fabulous storyteller, Peter Cook, involving children in signing his story at a Children’s Story Concert..  Read more

Sierra Foothill Conservancy 25-Apr-2011

Sierra Foothill Conservancy balances a respect for the diversity of our community with the needs of people and the protection of our open spaces. Grants from FRF help to protect and ensure that present and future generations experience and enjoy the land...  Read more

- Frank F. Parker remembers his Childhood home of Firebaugh - 22-Apr-2011

Field of Interest funds allow donors to come together and support a common cause... When Frank F. Parker passed away in 2008 at the age of 82 in Orange County, he lived a full life that included childhood days in Firebaugh. Even in planning his estate, Frank remembered this small, ru..  Read more

Developing self-assured, future-oriented youth - Madera County Public Health Department 22-Apr-2011

By partnering with schools, community residents, Family PACT providers, and Madera County Public Health, efforts are focused to reduce teen pregnancy rates in Madera County through education and outreach services. The results of a two-year grant from FRF include self-assured and future-oriented you..  Read more

Madera Rescue Mission 22-Apr-2011

Located in downtown Madera, the Madera Rescue Mission provides safe shelter, food, and clothing to vulnerable people battling addictions and homelessness. In 2010, a grant from a Donor Advised Fund helped the Mission serve 77,498 meals and provide shelter to 21,000 single men and 9,204 women an..  Read more

Telling the Immigrant Story - Madera Coalition for Community Justice 22-Apr-2011

This grant allowed Madera youth to learn filmmaking skills while compiling video portraits of 12 immigrant families. These video stories will be part of a community-wide story telling forum to build inter-generational connections and incre..  Read more

"Destination Tomorrow" Award 21-Apr-2011

Over 500 local business leaders applauded the work of the Fresno Regional Foundation at the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce 116th Annual Membership & Installation Dinner. The award and public acknowledgement were gratefully received by the Foundation. More importantly, the Chamber ..  Read more

Avenal Historical Society 21-Apr-2011

Love for the rich history of Avenal is evident when talking to the community members responsible for maintaining the Avenal Historical Society. The stories and collectables connect the fascinating history of this small town with all of us today. This treasure of Kings County is supported by a Dono..  Read more

Census 2010 21-Apr-2011

Fresno Regional Foundation’s Community Leadership role includes efforts to bring outside resources into the Central Valley. Our Fund for the Common Good awarded $10,000 to help improve the accuracy of census counts in the Central Valley. The U.S. Census is the single most powerful indica..  Read more

Fresno Mounted Patrol Unit 21-Apr-2011

Donor networking generated $30,000 which allowed the Fresno Police to keep its mounted patrol program. When Don and Ruth Bricker learned the program was in jeopardy, they asked FRF to find other donors to match the gift from their Donor Advised Fund. Within a few weeks, FRF was able to p..  Read more

Lemore Student Pursues Degree 21-Apr-2011

In 2010, Kimberly Losenara of Lemoore was awarded the Ed Howe Memorial Scholarship. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at UC Davis. Kimberly has many aspirations including helping Asian Pacific Islanders in our region overcome their struggles. Fresno Regional Foundation adminis..  Read more

Microlending 21-Apr-2011

The Fresno Regional Foundation breaks new ground by joining efforts with Wells Fargo Bank and Valley Small Business Development Corporation to boost the local economy and create jobs in the Central Valley. $1 million will be extended to Valley Small Business Development Corporation to make smal..  Read more

Sowing Change Tour 2010 21-Apr-2011

After 2 days on a bus touring the rural agricultural communities of the Central Valley, FRF Program Officers, Sandra Flores and Geri Yang, were moved by the overwhelming need and inspired by the resilience of our people. The Sowing Change Tour,..  Read more

Achieving Dreams - Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 19-Apr-2011

The Fund for the Common Good Allows the Board of Directors to respond to urgent needs... The two-story brick building at Stanislaus Avenue and Fulton Street in Fresno is a business hub that nurtures the aspirations of budding entrepreneurs – and the Fresno Regional Foundation helped make ..  Read more

Delivering dramatic results - Fresno Barrios Unidos 19-Apr-2011

Healthy Decisions is a direct, honest and respectful approach to teen pregnancy prevention. This program emphasizes personal responsibility and includes health education curriculum, classroom activities, and personal development and reflection. FRF received financial support from the Hewle..  Read more

Dorothy Mitsuoka of Dinuba - Bequest over $2 Million 19-Apr-2011

Endowment Funds become permanent and powerful sources of funding for future generations... Dorothy Mitsuoka passed away in November 2008, just shy of her 76th birthday. She had no children of her own, but the Dinuba resident was known as a woman who would take people in need under her wi..  Read more

Empowering Thousands of Tulare County Youth 19-Apr-2011

In an effort to reach thousands of at-risk Tulare County teenagers, the Boys & Girls Club is collaborating with ACT for Women and Girls and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte to join reduce teen pregnancies in areas with the highest rates. FRF’s grant for the Raising Expectations Project..  Read more

Fun in the Sun - Mendota Westside Youth, Inc. 19-Apr-2011

Fun in the Sun is a 4-week summer camp for youth in Mendota that includes nutritional instruction, outdoor activities, art, drama, dance, and computer graphics. Board Discretionary Funds made a grant possible to support this action-packed camp, which promotes self-esteem and creating a h..  Read more

Girls Scouts become Leaders and Advocates for Central California 19-Apr-2011

A grant from FRF funded the Girl Scouts’ BREATHE Journey curriculum, engaging girls in hands-on projects. This curriculum helps girls discover issues related to air pollution, connects them with others to determine ways to solve the problems, and then shows them how to take action in order..  Read more

Lindsay Healthy Start Family Resource Center 19-Apr-2011

After federal funding for homeless families was cut 40%, a Donor Advised Grant provided for the basic needs of families in Lindsay. The grant made it possible for youngsters living in motels, trailers, and inadequate housing to receive help that included school supplies and scholarsh..  Read more

Nuevo Comienzo - New Beginnings for Cutler/Orosi Teens 19-Apr-2011

The communities of Cutler and Orosi have some of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the country. A grant from FRF supports the Healthy Decisions program focused on Latina youth to reduce teen pregnancies and empower the girls to become community educators and peer-mentors. Community forums..  Read more

Protect our children - Cleaner Air for Better Learning 19-Apr-2011

Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR) is working to build and enforce "pesticide protection zones" around schools in Tulare and Madera Counties. Children in these schools are threatened by exposure to pesticide drift. An Air Quality competitive grant from FRF supports CPR's efforts to enfo..  Read more

Protecting our Seniors - Elder Abuse Prevention Program 19-Apr-2011

It is critical that we support this organization that is focused on protecting the Central Valley’s most vulnerable people. Castle Keep Elder Abuse Prevention Program is teaching elders how to protect their physical, emotional, and financial well being, while also increasing young peo..  Read more

Serving families in the Central Valley - Exceptional Parents Unlimited 19-Apr-2011

Focused on strengthening and empowering children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental, and parenting challenges, EPU is a cherished asset for the Central Valley. This organization is facing its first key leadership transition since the agency was founded in 1976. A gra..  Read more

Visalia Fox Theatre Resumes Restoration 19-Apr-2011

Working through their Donor Advised Fund at FRF, donors made it possible for the Visalia Fox Theatre to resume restoration activities. With a history that includes Gone with the Wind and 50 cent admission, the theatre is reinvigorated by the ongoing restoration activities of this cultural and histo..  Read more

Arts and Culture Grant Cycle Offers $120,000 for Central Valley 15-Feb-2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2011 Media Contacts: Sandra Flores, Senior Program Officer: 559-226-5600 Arts and Culture Grant Cycle Offers $120,000 for Central Valley Fresno, CA — The Fresno Regional Foundation is accepting applications for its 2011 Arts and C..  Read more

$1 Million Micro-Lending Partnership Unveiled 24-Aug-2010

Media Advisory For Immediate Release August 9, 2010 Media Contacts: Daniel DeSantis, CEO, 226-5600 ext. 101 Geri Yang, Program Officer, 226-5600 ext. 105 $1 Million Micro-Lending Partnership Unveiled WHO: The Fres..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Offers $410,000 in Human Services Grants 28-Jun-2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2010 Media Contacts: Chief Executive Officer Dan DeSantis Senior Program Officer Sandra Flores: (559) 226-5600 Fresno, CA – The Fresno Regional Foundation is accepting applications for its 2010 Human Services Grant Cycle. T..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation to give $100,000 To Youth Programs at the Grizzlies Game 28-Jun-2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2010 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer; dan@fresnoregfoundation.org and Sandra Flores, Sr. Program Officer; sandra@fresnoregfoundation.org; 559-226-5600 Fresno, CA – Eleven Youth Serving Or..  Read more

Foundation Offers $100,000 in Youth Grants 06-Apr-2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2010 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer; Carla Jackson-Tucker, Program Officer; 559-226-5600 Fresno, CA – The Fresno Regional Foundation is accepting applications for its 2010 Youth Grant Cycle. The Foundation will consider ..  Read more

Foundation Funding Supports Seven Organizations 12-Mar-2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2010 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, and Carla Jackson-Tucker, Program Officer; 559-226-5600 $100,000 Awarded for Arts & Culture Fresno, CA – Seven Community Benefit Organizations are being recognized with an Arts & C..  Read more

Give to Haiti 20-Jan-2010

How and Where to Donate to Haiti (and Avoid Scams) - Haiti - Lifehacker You've probably seen a lot of news, emails, tweets, and other messages about how you can help Haiti in the relief efforts from its devastating earthquake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake). At the Fres..  Read more

Scholarship Opportunity honoring James B. McClatchy 25-Nov-2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2009 Media Contacts: Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer and Carla Jackson-Tucker, Program Officer: 559-226-5600 (office) Fresno Regional Foundation Scholarship Opportunity For members of The Fresno Bee’s 25 Year Club honori..  Read more

Fresno Reginoal Foundation Awards $601,000 14-Oct-2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2009 Fresno Regional Foundation Awards $601,000 26 grants serve social, education, economic, environmental and health Fresno, CA – The Board of Directors at the Fresno Regional Foundation has approved 26 grants totaling $601,043 in support of the..  Read more

Open House Connects Donors with Community Organizations 10-Sep-2009

Our open house was so much fun and a tremendous success as we welcomed donors, grantees, past board members, neighbors, accounts, lawyers, and estate planners into our new offices! John Sierra provided his amazing artwork which everyone enjoyed. And the Painted Table catered delicious and beau..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Awards $190,000 In Youth Grants For the Central Valley 27-Jul-2009

The Fresno Regional Foundation announced today the selection of nine organizations to receive a total of $190,000 in grants to improve the health and well being of youth in the Central Valley. During the Foundation’s 2009 Youth Grant Cycle, Advisory Committees that reflect the rich diversity of..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Offers Youth Grants in the Central Valley 05-Jun-2009

Fresno, CA – The Fresno Regional Foundation is accepting applications for its 2009 Youth Grant Cycle. The Foundation will consider applications from existing organizations with new or ongoing youth programs in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Of the $367,000 available during the Youth Grant Cycl..  Read more

Sandra Flores Promotion 29-Apr-2009

Sandra Flores has been promoted to the Senior Program Officer of the Fresno Regional Foundation. Sandra has been with the Foundation for two years, and has been an integral part of our new grantmaking program and our relationships with other Funders. Sandra’s extensive knowledge of the Central V..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Awards $85,000 in Arts and Culture 27-Apr-2009

Fresno, CA — The Fresno Regional Foundation awarded $85,000 to fund existing arts and culture organizations in the Central Valley. Funded programs integrate arts and cultural activities in order to benefit the economic and educational needs of our community, support the diverse culture in the Centra..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation and Harris Ranch Beef Collaborate to Feed Needy 24-Nov-2008

Fresno, CA - November 24, 2008 - The Fresno Regional Foundation and Harris Ranch worked together to bring a 503-pound beef donation to Poverello House this holiday season. Poverello House usually purchases hams for its annual Christmas luncheon, but with the current state of the economy and foo..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Awards Human Services Grants in the Central Valley 19-Nov-2008

Fresno, CA - November 19, 2008 - The Fresno Regional Foundation awarded more than $125,000 to fund capacity-building activities for organizations throughout the Central Valley with programs and services in social, education, economic, and health arenas. With the support of the William and Fl..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Awards Youth Grants in the Central Valley 23-Sep-2008

Fresno, CA - September 23, 2008 – The Fresno Regional Foundation is awarding more than $350,000 to organizations throughout the Central Valley dedicated to improving the health and well being of our youth. During the Foundation’s 2008 Youth Grant Cycle, Advisory Committees that reflect the ..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Offers Air Quality Grants in the Central Valley 15-Sep-2008

Fresno, CA - September 15, 2008 – The Fresno Regional Foundation is offering approximately $80,000 in grants aimed at improving air quality in the Central Valley. Organizations dedicated to cleaning the Valley’s air, particularly in low-income and marginalized communities, are encouraged to appl..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation Awards $150,000 in Grants 26-Jun-2008

Fresno, CA - June 26, 2008 - The Fresno Regional Foundation announced today that it has awarded $150,600 in grants to nonprofit organizations supporting programs in the area of Arts and Culture. For this competitive grant cycle, a total of 43 applications were accepted, with requests totaling ..  Read more

Fresno Regional Foundation wins $1.4 million grant 06-Dec-2007

Fresno, CA - December 6, 2007 - Fresno Regional Foundation has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (http://www.hewlett.org/grants) that will be used to tackle two pressing issues in the central San Joaquin Valley: teen pregnancy and air quality. The gr..  Read more


Neighborhood Market Program

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Volunteers help supervise the children as clients visit the Community Food Bank’s Neighborhood Market program. This food distribution program delivers fresh produce and other healthy staples to destitute areas of Fresno, Madera and Kings Counties. Since its launch in March 2008, the program has distributed more than 1 million pounds of food in more than 30 locations. Thank you to the Fresno Regional Foundation for awarding a $10,000 human services grant to support this important work!

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