Communities Organized for Resident Empowerment (CORE) Initiative

    About the CORE Initiative

    The Communities Organized for Resident Empowerment (CORE) Initiative, made possible by a grant to the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) from The James Irvine Foundation,  provides financial support and technical assistance to eight grassroots nonprofit organizations that support resident-led work to improve Fresno’s neighborhoods.

    Fresno is a dynamic and rapidly changing metropolitan area that faces complex economic, environmental and social challenges. A group of small and emerging nonprofits in Fresno have been working diligently to combat these conditions. Rooted in their communities and reflecting the diversity of Fresno’s neighborhoods, these eight CORE organizations support residents as a driving force to transform the city.

    The goal of CORE is to establish lasting, resident-led civic infrastructure that empowers residents to set neighborhood priorities and to take collective action to address community challenges.

    The CORE Initiative is made possible by a grant to the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) from The James Irvine Foundation.

     Congratulations to our grantees:

    The CORE Initiative is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation