Community Grants

The Community Grants Program is based on the notion that those living and working in a community have a unique and critical understanding of their community assets and needs and that they have creative ideas for effectively addressing those needs.

Funding is aimed at maximizing a community’s resources, and involving members of the community with untapped potential. All Community Grant Program funding requests must address at least one of the goals and outcomes of the 2008-2013 First 5 Fresno County Strategic Plan.

First 5 Fresno County’s Community Grant program offers four types of funding opportunities:

Direct Services

Programs proposing to provide services directly to children ages 0-5 and their families. Services may be comprised of priority strategies listed in the strategic plan and/or strategies that directly enhance one of the priority strategies.

Not accepting applications at the moment.

Special Projects

One-time funding for projects, including capital support, that improve the well-being of children ages 0-5 and their families.

Not accepting applications at the moment.

Mini-Grant Program

Support for making our community breastfeeding friendly (BFF) to give Fresno County babies the best start in life.  Read our Mini-Grant Program guidelines and application.

Event Sponsorship Program

Supports local advocacy-related events that benefit children age 0-5 and their families. Take a look at the sponsorship guidelines and application.

Guiding Principle #6

We believe that we must focus on achieving and sustaining outcomes for children. We will make every effort to make sustainable investments.

See complete list of principles