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 (formerly Fresno Regional 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.
Our current areas of focus are:
We have ongoing competitive grant cycles throughout the year.
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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
Nonprofit organizations can establish their own designated fund or agency endowment. It’s a simple and efficient way to help create sustainability for your nonprofit organization. A number of leading nonprofits have chosen to partner with us by establishing an agency fund. Read More
CVCF’s Center for Community is a collaboration hub for donors, nonprofits, philanthropy professionals and the local community. The Center offers meeting spaces, workshops, shared research, leadership skills training and other resources that promote effective philanthropy and build stronger communities.
Our Center serves not only as a place for the community to gather and to share, but underscores the commitment of the Community Foundation as a regional leader and partner. Through engaging and connecting people, the cornerstones of effective community building, we are creating a brighter future for our region.