In April 2022, TVNPA awarded a total of $25,000 in grants to seven nonprofits during the first cycle of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund’s new grant program. An overwhelming 46 organizations applied for funding, with a broad range of needs represented and extending from as far east as Livermore to as far north as Danville. The applications were evaluated by a committee led by incoming TVNPA Board Chair Marti Sutton.

“We were in awe of the caliber of grant applications we received. While we were glad to support seven amazing organizations in this first cycle, the sheer number of applications indicates a tremendous number of organizations can benefit from immediate, unrestricted support.” – Kathy Young, TVNPA President & CEO

A check presentation ceremony was held at the CommonPoint Nonprofit Center on April 28, 2022. On hand to present the checks were:  Marti Sutton, TVNPA Board Chair, Kathy Young, TVNPA President & CEO and Maria Mancini of Community Health & Education Foundation (CHEF).

The organizations awarded grants and their projects are:

  • Mom Relaunch– Scholarships for women in financial need who are re-entering the workforce for skills training and job readiness.
  • The Contra Costa Clubhouses– Outreach program for young adults at Putnam Clubhouse – a community for adults with mental illness offering support through employment, education, and social connections.
  • Agape Villages Foster Family Agency– Funding enables 32 foster children to participate in Agape’s enrichment program.
  • SPARC- Two college-level apprentices for SPARC’s 2022 Livermore’s Shakespeare in the Vineyard summer season.
  • Narika– Outreach, advocacy and support and educational services in the Tri-Valley for domestic violence survivors.
  • Eviction Defense Fund– Assist low-income Tri-Valley tenants in creating individual housing stabilization plans and navigating the rental assistance process.
  • Paws in Need – Support for the spay/neuter program.