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2012 Human Services & Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant Cycles Open


June 27, 2012

Media Contacts:       Dan DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer, 559-226-5600 x101; [email protected]

                               Sandra Flores, Sr. Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x104; [email protected]


Fresno Regional Foundation to grant $370,000 

for Human Services and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Applications for grants invited.

Fresno, CA – Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) announced the opening of its Human Services competitive grant cycle. $370,000 will be granted to organizations serving Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Kings, Merced and Mariposa counties addressing Human Services and Teen Pregnancy Prevention.

FRF, with support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, will give $250,000 to organizations working to reduce teen pregnancy in the San Joaquin Valley, where teen pregnancy rates remain very high in comparison to the rest of California and the U.S.

“The Teen Pregnancy Prevention grantmaking initiative has gained the support of parents, schools, and young people in ways that were previously deemed impossible,” said FRF Chief Executive Officer Dan DeSantis. 

An important component of programs that FRF aims to fund is education of the community about reproductive health and its links to overall well-being. 

Teen pregnancy imposes serious costs to society in the form of lower incomes, public assistance, foster placement and incarceration, according to a 2010 Public Health Institute report. 

In addition to Teen Pregnancy Prevention, the Fresno Regional Foundation will also grant $120,000 to organizations for capacity-building strategies that focus on board governance, fiscal management and organizational and community leadership development.

Organizations must submit an Organizational Profile Form (OPF) and grant application to be considered for a grant. Deadlines for the OPF and grant application are August 3, and 10, respectively. 

For more information about grants, visit and click on Grantmaking. For more information about how to apply and deadlines contact Sarah Soberal, Program Support Specialist, at 226-5600 x109. 

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 or call 559-226-5600.


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