Note: This story was originally published on the Chamberlin Family Foundation website. It has been modified to reflect a continuing initiative supported by the Chamberlin Education Foundation.
RICHMOND — Continuing a tradition of community grant making on Giving Tuesday, the Chamberlin Education Foundation awarded $208,500 to a broad range of non-profit organizations that serve youth across West Contra Costa.
This year’s Community Giving Initiative (CGI) provided 33 local, youth-serving organizations with grants of up to $15,000 each.
“These organizations serve our community’s most precious assets: our children,” said Dr. Stefanie Phillips, Chief Executive Officer at the Chamberlin Education Foundation.
“Through their programming, our children are able to embark on journeys of self-discovery through music, leadership, the arts, history, culture, and STEM programs,” Phillips said.
Launched in 2018, CGI grants support eligible non-profits whose work engages youth, but may not be directly tied to public education equity, CEF’s primary focus in West Contra Costa.
In past years, the foundation fielded community nominations to identify eligible organizations. This year, the foundation streamlined a renewal process for organizations that applied for 2019 CGI grants, provided that they plan to continue their service to West Contra Costa youth in 2021.
“We’re thrilled to continue our support for these outstanding community organizations, particularly during these difficult economic times,” Phillips said.
2020 CEF Community Giving Initiative Grantees
Boys & Girls Clubs of Contra Costa
Bright Futures Growth and Development Center
Community Leadership Institute
Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance
Early Childhood Mental Health Program
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County
Junior Achievement of Northern California
Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy
Moving Forward for our Future (Moving Forward)
West Contra Public Education Fund