Richmond Mayor's Community Fund Grant

Richmond Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $500 - US $3,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 3, 2019 5:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Contra Costa County, California

Location of residency: Contra Costa County, California

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About the Richmond Community Foundation

The Richmond Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), not for profit organization through which individuals, families, civic groups and businesses carry out their charitable giving. Our discretionary grants support a range of community issues benefiting the residents of Richmond, California. 

Originally incorporated as the Richmond Children's Foundation in 2000, the Richmond Community Foundation uses the power of philanthropy to build healthy, sustainable communities.

Richmond Mayor's Community Fund

The Richmond Mayor's Community Fund is a component fund of the Richmond Community Foundation. It has been established to support community needs not otherwise met by the City or other funders. A steering committee of community representatives has decided to continue the focus of supporting Richmond's Youth Athletic Teams and Leagues for 2018.

These grants will be given solely to youth sports teams and leagues in Richmond, California. These teams include traditional team sports such as football, baseball/softball, basketball, soccer and swimming, as well as martial arts and dance. The grants can be used for general operating support as well as capacity-building programs, such as purchasing team uniforms, training for coaches, travel for team members, etc.

Grants will be awarded in the range of $500 to $3,000. Please note that the committee will seek to award the optimal amount of funding to grant recipients so the average amount will likely be less than $3,000. An organization may receive only one grant within a twelve month period.

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  • Applicant must be a non-profit 501(c)3, or partner with a 501(c)3 organization that serves as a fiscal sponsor. 
  • Organizations submitting requests for grants must meet the following criteria:
    • The sports program or organization is Richmond-based and a majority of participants are Richmond residents.
    • Programs and projects cannot be school- or school district-based sports programs.
    • Program or organization is a youth sports team or league as described above.