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ACT Gives a Voice to Female Youth Leaders

ACT for Women and Girls has been both a force for empowering young female leaders in Tulare County and a champion for reproductive justice for over 10 years. Through their mission to engage women of all ages in leadership opportunities that will promote social and...

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CVCF offers FREE resources for grantwriters

Whether you’re a nonprofit or an individual, we understand that securing grant funding is no easy feat. Annual subscriptions to online grant portals, purchasing physical materials, and hiring experts are expensive, and scouring the web is time-consuming and...

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Announcing The Big Tell Film Contest

Announcing The Big Tell: a film contest featuring undiscovered stories from California’s great Central Valley. Ten grants of $5,000 will be awarded to create the chosen film concepts. We are looking for 3-5 minute mini documentaries about life in the Central Valley;...

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Local School Children Love Opera

Over 3,000 Central Valley schoolchildren enjoyed an original opera, commissioned and performed by the Fresno State Children’s Opera. This was a first exposure to opera for many of the children and is fostering an appreciation for the arts that can last a lifetime. As...

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Remembering Judge Armando Rodriguez

CENTRAL VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION MOURNS THE LOSS OF JUDGE ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ FRESNO, CA – The Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) and staff join the community in mourning the passing of Judge Armando Rodriguez. Like so many other organizations, CVCF benefited...

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CVCF Offers FREE Meeting Space for Valley Non-Profits

We get it: you’re busy. You have a tight budget. Sometimes you just need a great (free!) space for your meetings, trainings, and workshops. A flexible space with plenty of light, and free parking. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. The Central Valley Community...

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31st Annual Central Valley Teen Parent Conference

Last week, I had the honor of attending the 31st Annual Central Valley Teen Parent Conference hosted by Fresno County Superintendent of Schools in downtown Fresno. The goal of this regional conference is to provide the necessary resources such as financial planning,...

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Meet the Staff

When people come together, communities thrive This is the guiding principle behind everything we do here at the Central Valley Community Foundation in our work to promote effective philanthropy and build stronger communities. CVCF builds partnerships with donors,...

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CVCF WEEKLY SCOOP 2/17

CVCF WEEKLY SCOOP: State Center Community College District awarded $1.5M grant— https://goo.gl/Fbpo3W  The program responds to low college going rates in Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties by partnering with regional K-16 educators on shared educational...

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