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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant

Special Considerations

The Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) will be awarding two $100,000 two-year grants (50,000 per year) and one $50,000 one-year grant in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, and Mariposa Counties. Additionally, FRF will award approximately 5-10 mini grants, which may range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Focus of Grants:

To fund programs serving Fresno, Tulare, Madera, and Mariposa counties that reduce teen pregnancy either by providing reproductive health services, or through advocacy, sexuality education or other youth development initiatives aimed at reducing teen pregnancy. Youth development initiatives should demonstrate working with young people in such a way that allows them to lead and/or develop initiative.

Eligibility Criteria: These factors will be considered:

  1. The program is medically accurate, comprehensive and free from bias.
  2. The program is gender inclusive and appropriate.
  3. The program is culturally and linguistically competent for its target population.
  4. The program provides referrals to a family planning service provider (a letter of cooperation with a service provider can document this). NOTE: If the program is not providing reproductive health services we want to be certain young people can access services with the partner service provider. See list of Family Pact Clinics on FRF website.
  5. The program is evidence-based (if you are using a curriculum that is new, please submit copy in a .pdf or Word document).
  6. The organization's long-standing and deep knowledge of a community.
  7. The organization's impact on long-term community change as is pertains to youth.
  8. The financial health of applying organization.

Selection Criteria: These are items that will cause the applicant's proposal to receive a higher ranking:

Programs that have high impact and focus on outcome,
Programs that have a service provider referral system developed.
Geographic Area:
Serving teen pregnancy Hot Spot Zip Codes based on census,
Programs that have a youth development focus,
Programs that involve parents or significant adult.
Programs that define outcomes well.
Sustainability of programs.
Knowledge of other organizations doing related work.
Grant specific budget.


The Fresno Regional Foundation TPP Advisory Committee may conduct brief site visits for some of the top applicants for the larger awards.

The Letter of Cooperation is required if your program is not providing reproductive health services. The letter should identify partner service providers such as clinics. If the program is not providing reproductive health services we want to be certain young people can access services that meet Eligibility Criteria #1.  See list of Family Pact Clinics on the TPP page of the FRF website (will provide link here when the page is ready)

Grantees will be asked to submit a written report at the end of the first year of the two-year grants. Site visits will be conducted at six months and eighteen months.


Important dates

  • May 26, 2009, Bidders Meeting
  • June 12, 2009, Application Deadline
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