Contra Costa Housing Security Fund

The Contra Costa Housing Security Fund is a county-wide community fund that covers costs that can prevent many people, including seniors, veterans and families from getting back into housing and protects participating property owners who offer these screened renters an opportunity.  Access to the funds is provided through Contra Costa Continuum of Care homeless service providers.  Funds will begin being disbursed by the Contra Costa Crisis Center in early 2017. LEARN MORE…

 

David and Rita LeBlanc Fund

David and Rita LeBlanc’s daughter established this fund in honor of her parents who were very active volunteers in the community and particularly with their Church. She couldn’t think of a better way to ensure that their good works would continue than to support several organizations that were close to their hearts with a donation in their names. LEARN MORE…

 

Fouche Foundation Fund

The Fouché Foundation offers financial assistance to individuals in the community with a vision and determination to pursue a vocation through Training/Specific Skills Programs, College, or Entrepreneurial Ventures.  It is our belief that the vocations attained by the recipients of this foundation’s funding will collectively enhance their lives and their community. LEARN MORE…

 

Menbe’s Way Fund

To “Menbe,” owner of Saluté e Vita Ristorante, and Richmond Community Foundation Board member, giving back to her community is an essential part of who she is. This inspiring business leader was honored with the prestigious Jefferson Award for her outstanding achievements in public service – in part for her annual Thanksgiving Dinners for the Needy. LEARN MORE…

 

Richmond Community Mayor’s Fund

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt re-launched the Mayor’s Community Fund in 2015 to support community needs not otherwise met by the City or other funders. A steering committee of community representatives has determined that the fund will support Richmond’s Youth Athletic Teams and Leagues in 2017. LEARN MORE…

 

Peter and Marcella Sedor Fund

This fund was established in memory of Peter and Marcella Sedor by their grandchildren.  Peter and Marcella Sedor lived in Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania, the children of Ukranian and Polish immigrants.  Peter left school at 4th grade to work in the anthracite coal mines as a breaker boy, pulling rocks out of the coal crusher so that the rocks would not damage the machinery in the crusher.  Marcella left school to support her family, and began work in 11th grade.  Despite the fact that neither was a high school graduate, they made certain that their three daughters, Marie, Judith and Marcella, were educated and had the chance to attend and complete college.  Peter and Marcella valued education so deeply that they even saved up enough money to ensure that each of their 10 grandchildren had money for college.  Despite having little formal education, Peter Sedor was elected to the local school board, serving several terms as its chair. LEARN MORE…

 

U.C. Berkeley Richmond Community Partnership Fund

The Richmond Community Foundation is managing the UC Berkeley Richmond Community Partnership Fund grant program in partnership with the University and an advisory board made up of campus and community leaders. The Partnership Fund supports projects and programs that establish, extend, or strengthen collaborative partnerships between the University and the Richmond community. The Partnership Fund seeks to enhance the quality of life for people who live in Richmond by connecting the university’s energy and resources with those of the community. LEARN MORE…

 

The Culinary Education Fund

The Culinary Education Fund was created by fundraising events to support students via scholarships (for tuition, special trainings or customized program demonstrating need) who were going into a culinary program. or the culinary portion of a hospitality program. The fund provides small grants to support special programs or classes class that support several students, such as support for travel for the Academy of Hospitality and International Toursim to compete in Washington D.C.). The fund underwrites programs that instill strong community support as well as support from the program/institution. These programs can be vetted vocational programs or part of a program leading to an AA degree. Click here to donate to this fund. LEARN MORE…

 

Richmond Tourism Fund

The Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau created the Richmond Tourism Fund to provide grants to support the planning and implemention of activities and events that support the RCVB mission. RCVB aims to stimulate economic development and vitality by engaging in marketing activities that influence travel and visitation to the City of Richmond, California. LEARN MORE…