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The Big Tell 2018: Rippin Sindher

Rippin Sindher is a 29-year-old East Indian filmmaker from Selma, CA. From an early age, she wrote stories, directed short videos, and acted in community theatre while her parents worked in the fields to make ends meet. She struggled to fully pursue her...

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The Big Tell 2018: Antony López

“The Oasis in the Sun” shares the history of Avenal, California, as told through the stories of 89-year-old Avenal resident Betty Weaver. Filmmaker Antony López has been interested in these stories since high school and it is his goal to capture narratives...

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The Big Tell 2018: Karen Dusek

You may remember a film from last year’s The Big Tell called: Literacy Empowers. It’s the amazing story of the adult literacy program at Mariposa County Library and the incredible impact that the program has on its participants. Karen Dusek, Senior Library...

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Featured Fund: Amelia’s Angels

Amelia Crystal Rodriguez was born on March 24, 2017. She came into the world as a miracle; Amelia was extremely premature, born at only 24 weeks and 5 days, and weighing only 1 lb 10 oz. She endured many medical procedures and many struggles,...

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SJVPGC/AFP 2018 Annual Symposium

When: June 15, 2018 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Breakfast & Lunch will be provided) Student Ticket: $40 SJVPGC/AFP Member Ticket: $50 Non-Member Ticket: $60 Click here to purchase tickets. For more information, please contact Claudia Ruiz-Alvarez by...

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CVCF’s 2017 Year in Review

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. As our team at the Central Valley Community Foundation prepares for the year ahead, we’re also taking time to pause and reflect on what 2017 looked like for us. With a new President and CEO at the helm and a new...

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Get to Know Claudie Richardson: CVCF Fall ’17 Intern

At the Central Valley Community Foundation, an integral part of our work to build stronger communities through effective philanthropy is by fostering the next generation of leaders. This is why CVCF invests in programs like Next Generation Philanthropy, which paves...

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The Big Tell Filmmaker Profile: Jose Edward Muñoz

For the final Big Tell Filmmaker Profile, we’ve asked local filmmaker Jose Edward Muñoz ten questions about himself and his mini documentary exploring the love story behind the establishment of the Kings Cultural Center. Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF): As...

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