A thriving nonprofit sector is key to fulfilling our vision of effective philanthropy building stronger communities. The Central Valley Community Foundation is a partner and funder to a wide range of organizations doing important and innovative work in the Valley.
We are committed to supporting financial strength and building organizational capacity. Our grant-making continues to be an important source of funds in the region and through the Center for Community we are helping leverage resources and increase impact.
For more than fifty years the Central Valley Community Foundation has been a trusted partner in philanthropy in the Valley. From 2005-2015 we granted over $95 million to agencies and organizations who are working to create positive change in our region.
Though the majority of our grants are directed to nonprofits by our fundholders according to their own interests, our Foundation-directed grantmaking continues to grow, and we are committed to supporting an array of funding opportunities that serve the diverse needs of our community.
We invite you to browse our Foundation-directed grant opportunities by category below, review our recently awarded grants, and see the grant opportunities that are currently accepting proposals.
Arts and Culture
The intersection of Arts, Culture, and Community
Craddle to Career
Preparing youth for success in career and life
Smart Growth and Transformative Climate Communities
Other Foundation’s Offerings
Center for Community
CVCF’s Center for Community is a collaboration hub for donors, nonprofits, philanthropy professionals and the local community.
CBOs can establish their own designated fund or endowment. It’s a simple and efficient way to help create sustainability for the organization.
Looking for Grant Opportunities?
Our Center for Research provides access to the Foundation Center Grants Directory and grantstation.com.
Apply for Funding
To begin the application process, go to our Grantseeker Portal. You may need to request an account.
So many, very worthy organizations, with limited resources to fund them all, but CVCF makes the process fair and equitable for the ultimate benefit of our entire community!The grant making process is truly one of the most comprehensive processes I have ever been a part of, both personally and professionally!Sandy Brown