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Fresno Regional Foundation Offers $410,000 in Human Services Grants


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.  The Foundation will fund capacity-building strategies that focus on board governance, leadership development, or fiscal management. 

Of the $410,000 available during the Human Services grant cycle, $110,000 has been earmarked for Human Services and $300,000 specifically for Teen Pregnancy Prevention.

At present, some of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in California are in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Organizations working to reduce teen pregnancy through health services, advocacy, education, or other youth development initiatives are encouraged to apply. The Foundation will award three $100,000 two-year Teen Pregnancy Prevention grants ($50,000 per year).   This grant is intended for organizations working in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Merced and Kings Counties.

To be considered, Applicants must submit an Organization Profile Form online by July 1, 2010 and an Application by July 08, 2010.

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

About the Fresno Regional Foundation:

Established in 1966, 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 nonprofit organizations give in order to benefit the community. Collectively, the Foundation enriches the artistic, cultural and natural beauty of the region, addresses social issues, and helps improve conditions through the continued support of local nonprofits and community-focused organizations.

The Fresno Regional Foundation is an affiliate of the National Council on Foundations and a member of the League of California Community Foundations.

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