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FRF hosts 7th year of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grants Reception



August 28, 2014

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


Fresno Regional Foundation hosts 7th year of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grants Reception; Publication Launch

Fresno, CA – Seven community benefit organizations are being recognized with a grant award at 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 3 Arte Américas, 1630 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721. The Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) Board of Directors approved seven grants totaling $356,908 in support of Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) in the Central Valley.


During the reception, FRF will launch “Investing in the Future,” a publication providing an in-depth look at FRF’s work on TPP in the Central Valley. The publication gets to the heart of the Central Valley, the cultural nuances that make the Valley unique and the passionate leaders who are working to support healthy and successful lifestyles for the Valley’s youth.


Guests will take home their own copy of the publication after the reception, and an online version is available on our Teen Pregnancy Prevention webpage.

Seven organizations will receive $356,908 for Teen Pregnancy Prevention:

  • Woodlake High School: $20,000 for Youth Male Leadership (YML): My Strength, a program that will assist the community in addressing TPP including the educational disparities and social outcomes for Pre-K children and male youth.
  • ACT for Women and Girls: $20,000 for Decreasing Teen Pregnancy in Woodlake, CA, a planning grant to implement meaningful programming and to develop collaborative relationships in Woodlake to decrease teen pregnancy rates.
  • Novelas Educativas: $21,908 for Yo Soy Tu Nina to build on the work completed in 2013 with a stronger focus on Latino parents in the following communities: Huron, Farmersville, East Fresno, Madera, Parlier, and Woodlake. In addition to working with parents, this work will further partnerships with non-profits, faith-based organizations, and school districts in the above communities.
  • Madera Coalition for Community Justice: $25,000 for Teens and Parents Together to engage and provide services to youth residing in "teen pregnancy hot spots" with accurate sex education to understand reproductive health issues, make informed decisions, and be knowledgeable of community resources. In addition, parent education sessions will be offered around teen sexuality, pregnancy prevention, and playing a more positive role in their children's lives.
  • The Latino Commission: $80,000 for Adelante Latina, a health promotion program intended to empower Latina youth to reduce risk factors and become community educators and mentors regarding pregnancy, STD's and HIV prevention, self-efficacy, and health care. Community forums will offer parents and elders opportunities to learn and support youth empowerment and effective intergenerational communication.
  • Boys 2 Men-Girls 2 Women Foundation: $90,000 for I Decide: Teens Making Healthy Decisions, a program for at-risk youth ages 13-19 in the impoverished and underserved Pinedale Community. The program will seek to reduce teen pregnancy by providing Reproductive Health Education and overcoming cultural barriers in the predominantly Latino Community.
  • Fresno Barrios Unidos: $100,000 for "Prevention Through Education," a program that combines the evidence based program BART (Becoming a Responsible Teen) with additional sessions created by FBU to address other issues that relate to decision making. FBU will provide 400 parents with multi-session presentations on how to better communicate with their children about sex.


Funding for this grant cycle is made possible thanks to The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The California Wellness Foundation.

Representatives of FRF, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Advisory Committee, and the grantees who have been leading this work in the Central Valley for the past six years will be available for interviews before and after the presentation.


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 initiatives for the San Joaquin Valley. The Foundation holds assets of over $66 million and awarded $1.5 million in competitive grants in 2013.


For more information about the Fresno Regional Foundation, please visit or call 559-226-5600.

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