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FRF Opens TPP and Youth Grant Cycles


April 27, 2015

Media Contacts:

TPP Contact: Sandra Flores, Senior Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x104, [email protected]

Youth Contact: Kelvin Alfaro, Program Officer, 559-226-5600 x105, [email protected]


Foundation opens two grant cycles; funding opportunities for Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Youth

Fresno, CA – The Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) is accepting applications for its 2015 Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Youth Grant Cycles. 

Teen pregnancy continues to be a significant issue in our region. According to rankings by the Public Health Institute (PHI), Tulare (2nd), Madera (3rd), Fresno (5th), Kings (6th), and Merced (7th) are among the top 10 California counties with the highest teen birth rates. As a result, taxpayers across those five Counties incur an estimated annual cost of $79 million, according to PHI’s data.[1]

FRF is offering approximately $300,000 in grants for Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Merced, and Kings Counties. Two types of grants will be offered: Planning and Program. 

Concurrently, FRF is offering approximately $110,000 in the Youth grant cycle for educational projects and programs that support college readiness, access, and attendance. This funding is made possible thanks to the generosity of Dorothy Mitsuoka and the endowed fund she established with FRF. Due to donor restrictions these grants must be for programs serving residents of the Dinuba, Orange Cove, Reedley, and Cutler-Orosi region.



Applying to the Foundation is a two part process; to be eligible for funding, applicants must meet both deadlines:

1. OrgCard deadline is on June 5, 2015 by 5 pm.

2. Grant request deadline is on June 19, 2015 by 5 p.m.

Applicants can log in or request and account at All applicants are encouraged to attend one information session.

FRF will host separate Information Sessions for the TPP and Youth Grant Cycles to review Goals to Fund and steps on how to apply. To register for an information session, go to and click on Youth or Teen Pregnancy Prevention for more information.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Youth Information Session Only

11:00 am to 12:00 (Noon)

Orange Cove Library

815 Park Blvd, Orange Cove, CA 93646

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

TPP Information Session

11:00 am to 12:00 (noon)

Youth Information Session

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Parc Grove Commons

2674 E Clinton Ave, Fresno, CA 93703


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Youth Webinar

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

TPP Webinar

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Questions regarding the TPP and Youth Grant Cycles may be directed to the Program Staff at [email protected] or by calling 559-226-5600.

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 $62 million and awarded over $9.7 million in total grants in 2014.

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


[1]Teen Births in California (May, 2014 update) County Table:

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