In partnership with the California Endowment, the Richmond Community Foundation is offering this Summer Mini-Grants Program to build healthy environments where children and youth can grow up to be healthy, safe and ready to learn.  These mini-grants target children living in the Iron Triangle, Belding Woods, Coronado, Pullman and North Richmond neighborhoods.

Summer Mini-Grants

In many communities across California, there is an acute need for summer youth programming.  That is why the California Endowment and the Richmond Community Foundation are pleased to make a limited number of small grants available to engage young people in safe and meaningful activities during the summer, when traditional schools are not in session.

These mini-grants are intended to give local kids the opportunity to acquire new skills, participate in enrichment activities and educational outings, participate in civic engagement projects, improve their health and become more physically active.  Examples of potential programs or projects include neighborhood clean-up events, educational trips, community art, music or video projects, etc.

How Much is Available?

Grants ranging from $500 – 1,000 will be awarded to eligible projects that present a clear and compelling case for funding.  Awards will be made for activities taking place during the summer months of 2018.  Grant period is June 1 through August 31, 2018. The total number of grants available will be determined by the amount of each award.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants are individuals, 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, or public agencies.  Individuals who apply must partner with a nonprofit organization that will act as the fiscal sponsor for the project.

How to Apply

Please respond to the questions on the application form below. You can answer the questions on the application itself and return it with the required attachments to the Richmond Community Foundation by email to Mónica Lazo, Director of Grants Management at, or by US mail to:

Richmond Community Foundation
Attn: Mónica Lazo, Director of Grants Management
1014 Florida Avenue, Suite 200
Richmond, CA 94804

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 21, 2018

(postmarks will not be accepted).


Summer Mini Grant Application Form [View PDF] [Download]
Summer Mini Grant Report Form [Download]