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2012 Youth Grant Cycle Opens


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 in Youth Grants

Fresno, CA
– The Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) is accepting applications for its 2012 Youth Grant Cycle and will be granting $120,000 to youth-serving organizations.

The Foundation will fund organizations who:

  • Address the social, education, and health challenges that impact youth in the community.
  • Empower youth to enhance neighborhood safety in low-income communities and communities of color.
  • Promote youth civic engagement and service-learning in the community.

  • Grant amount range is $5,000 to $25,000. Of the $120,000, $40,000 is earmarked specifically for Dinuba, Cutler-Orosi, Orange Cove, and Reedley for youth and education, and $10,000 is earmarked specifically for charter school petition development.

    To be considered for grants, applicants must submit an Organization Profile Form online by April 27, 2012. The grant application deadline is May 4, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

    For more information on granting guidelines, eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit our Grantmaking page.


    About the Fresno Regional Foundation

    Founded in 1966, FRF is a community foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the Central 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 Central Valley.

    Foundation assets exceed $50 million. FRF 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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