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Arts and Culture Grant Cycle Offers $120,000 for Central Valley


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 Culture Grant Cycle. Of the $120,000 available, $90,000 is earmarked for those organizations whose offices are located within the City of Fresno. One grant of $50,000 will be awarded to a collaborative project within the city of Fresno. Remaining grant amounts may range from $1,000 to $15,000. Funding will be awarded for a one-year period.

The Fresno Regional Foundation serves a dynamic and multi-cultural population. We seek to improve the quality of life for all people in the Central San Joaquin Valley. It is important that the Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs) we support are aware of and sensitive to the diversity of the Central Valley. Therefore the Fresno Regional Foundation will fund programs that:

  • Integrate culturally relevant arts and cultural activities in order to benefit the educational needs of our community 
  • Invest in and support the rich, diverse changing culture in the Central San Joaquin Valley 
  • Increase awareness, participation and understanding in all arts and culture activities 
  • Invest in organizational strategies that help sustain CBOs and encourage these organizations to remain vital and relevant to our communities 

All applications must be submitted online at The deadline to submit an Organizational Profile Form is February 25, 2011 and the deadline to apply is March 4, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

For anyone wanting more information about the application process, a Bidders Meeting will be held February 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave., Fresno CA 93720.

About the Fresno Regional Foundation

The Fresno Regional Foundation is a nonprofit community foundation whose purpose is to improve the quality of life in the Central San Joaquin Valley through philanthropy. It is the channel through which individuals, families, businesses, private foundations, and anonymous donors give in order to obtain maximum impact of their philanthropy. The Foundation’s grantmaking has four focus areas: Arts & Culture, Youth, Human Services, and Environment.

Since 1966, the Foundation has been enriching the artistic, cultural and natural beauty of the region, addressing social issues, and through the continued support of local community benefit organizations, improving conditions for the community it serves. Currently, Foundation assets total $50 million, with annual grants over $5 million in 2010.

The Fresno Regional Foundation is an affiliate of the National Council on Foundations and a member of the League of California Community Foundations. For more information about the Fresno Regional Foundation, please visit or call 559-226-5600.

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