News & Press Releases

This page includes articles relating to CVCF’s current initiatives and programs. If you are looking for a particular article, please contact our Communications Manager, Chelsea Rasmussen, at

September 2021

In the News:

Ashley Swearengin to receive 2021 Ethical Leadership Award 

September 2, 2021| Fresno State News 

June 2021
March 2021

Press Release: Fresno DRIVE Neighborhood Hubs Selected
March 15, 2021

February 2021
October 2020

In the News: Fresno chosen as part of Microsoft project to boost local journalism
October 7, 2020 | The Fresno Bee

In the News: Valley Public Radio to participate in journalism collaborative
October 9, 2020 | The Hanford Sentinel

In the News: Bees are dying in droves. Here’s why that’s important to you and the food you eat
October 16, 2020 | The Fresno Bee

In the News: The Big Tell Showcase to be featured on the small screen
October 22, 2020 | The Hanford Sentinel

In the News: What An Equitable Pandemic Recovery Looks Like: Part 1
October 29, 2020 | Next City

September 2020

In the News: Familias de Madera reciben una sorpresa de $100 por usar cubrebocas
September 2, 2020 | Univision

In the News: Tulare Mayor Jose Sigala gifts $100 to unsuspecting mask wearers
September 5, 2020 | Visalia Times Delta

In the News: What inclusive economic recovery can look like – lessons from Fresno
September 9, 2020 | The Hanford Sentinel

In the News: Current, former Rawhide owners donate $250,000 to the community
September 15, 2020 | The Hanford Sentinel

In the News: County launches Healthy Harvest for Ag, farmworkers
September 18, 2020 | The Porterville Recorder

In the News: Hotels Expanded for COVID Positive Farm Workers
September 25, 2020 | California Ag Today

August 2020
July 2020

In the News: RESTART Grant to support small Black businesses
July 15, 2020 | The Business Journal

May 2020

In the News: Rawhide owners team up to donate $30k for community relief
May 7, 2020 | Valley Voices

In the News: New relief program targets Downtown Fresno businesses
May 12, 2020 | The Business Journal

January 2020

In the News: Lessons from California’s Diverse Cities
January 22, 2020 | U.S. News and World Report

In the News: Central Valley Community Foundation hires new Philanthropy Director
January 23, 2020 | The Business Journal

November 2019
October 2019

In the News: The Big Tell Showcase
October 22, 2019 | Central Valley Today

In the News: Coalition wants to reduce economic inequality. A new grant may help that effort
October 22, 2019 | The Fresno Bee

In the News: Bank of America grant to benefit economic development initiative
October 22, 2019 | The Business Journal

September 2019

In the News: Fresno Bee launches education initiative
September 19, 2019 | The Business Journal

June 2019
May 2019
April 2019

In the News: INSIGHT: Central Valley Community Foundation – Ashley Swearengin
April 5, 2019 | m/OppenheimTV

Press Release: Calling All Filmmakers: CVCF Accepting Applications for $5,000 Grant
April 16, 2019

In the News: Valley foundation offers $5K to local filmmakers
April 24, 2019 | The Sun-Gazette

In the News: Downtown Fresno ‘Create Here” competition returns
April 26, 2019 | The Business Journal

March 2019

Press Release: Central Valley Community Foundation Announces New Board Members & Leadership Roles
March 4, 2019

In the News: New state group to promote Opportunity Zones
March 25, 2019 | The Business Journal

In the News: Agriland’s James Maxwell honored for philanthropy
March 30, 2019 | The Madera Tribune

February 2019

In the News: Inland California: the backbone of our state
February 18, 2019 | The Sacramento Bee

In the News: Self-Help Enterprises to host free Water Managers Leadership Institute
February 27, 2019 | The Porterville Recorder