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Foundation Offers $100,000 in Youth Grants


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 applications from organizations that empower youth and address the social, education, and heath challenges in the community.
Of the $100,000 available during the Youth grant cycle, $10,000 has been earmarked specifically for the development of public charter schools in low achieving districts, low-income communities, and communities of color. Funding will support the development of teams for the purpose of planning, researching, and the drafting of petitions for high-quality and high-capacity charter schools.

To be considered for grants, applicants must submit an Organization Profile Form online by April 30 and an Application by May 7. A Bidders Meeting is scheduled for April 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional Library located at 944 East Perrin Avenue in Fresno.

The Fresno Regional Foundation’s Competitive Grant Guidelines, application procedures and related information is available online at

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 improving conditions for the community it serves. In 2009, with over $48 million in assets, the Foundation gave over $9 million in grants.

The 2010 grantmaking program is made possible through the generous support of Fresno Regional Foundation Board members, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the Whitney Foundation, the Estate of James B. McClatchy, The Fresno Bee Endowment Fund, the Arts to Zoo Fund, the Arts and Cultural Advancement Fund, the Youth Advancement Fund, and Anonymous Donors.

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