Volume 1 / Issue 1


The Central Valley Community Foundation has been a trusted partner in philanthropy in the Central Valley for more than 50 years. Our mission is to cultivate smart philanthropy, lead, and invest in solutions that build stronger communities.

Central Valley Community Foundation makes charitable giving easy, effective and beneficial to donors. We offer tax advantaged opportunities to give back in ways that address the most critical needs in the Valley and leverage the impact of those dollars.

Our region covers over 3.9 million people, we serve the counties of Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare and Kings. Our region has a remarkable collection of cultures and traditions, unique resources and a caring and resilient population. Home to people from all over the world — Armenians, Asians, Latinos, Scandinavians and Azoreans — to name but a few, the Valley is rich in history, heritage and diversity. At a glance we have over $74 million in assets, 230 funds and have provided grants in 2015 of $8 million and 2016 of $11 million.

We offer the Center for Community (C4C) a collaboration hub for donors, nonprofits, philanthropy professionals and the local community. The C4C offers meeting spaces, workshops, shared research, leadership skills training and other resources that promote effective philanthropy and build stronger communities.

“Every time I attend a foundation workshop I feel empowered and inspired.” – Robert Isquierdo Jr.


SOLAR IN YOUR COMMUNITY– The Solar in Your Community Challenge is a $5 million contest to support innovative and replicable community-based solar business models and programs that will bring solar to underserved communities. http://www.solarinyourcommunity.org/ 

Foundation Maps for Community Foundations- Each year, community foundations in the United States and across the globe invest billions of dollars to address the important issues affecting their local populations. As organizations that are especially in tune with the challenges facing their local communities, how can local nonprofits better inform the grant making efforts of community foundations? Please click here to register

NCCLF FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR NON PROFITS – Community-based organizations play a critical role in creating vibrant and engaged communities. NCCLF partners with nonprofits to support them in strengthening their financial management systems to ensure their long-term sustainability.

Join us as we share stories from the field, and discuss best practices in financial management including:

  • How to manage your budget and cash flow
  • Key indicators to assess your financial health
  • Strategies to develop a long-term business model

Thursday, February 16, 2017 – 9:00 – 11:00 am – Fresno, CA

United Way Fresno County Conference Room (map)

4949 E. Kings Canyon Road

Fresno, CA

RSVP to Alice Rocha, Business Development Officer at

arocha@ncclf.org or (559) 452-0327

CALHUM HUMANITIES FOR ALL ARTS GRANTS- Attention, grantseekers! The application window for the second round of our new grants program, Humanities for All Quick Grants (between $1,000 and $5,000), is now open! Guidelines, application instructions, and FAQs for the application deadline of March 1, 2017. https://goo.gl/nQWCuW


PIQE Fresno is currently searching for someone to fill the Building Healthy Communities Coordinator position. https://goo.gl/fZTDaW