Jan 28, 2016
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Richmond youth sports leagues and teams are encouraged to apply for a new grant program funded by the Richmond Mayor’s Office through the Richmond Community Foundation (RCF).

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt re-launched the grant program last year to support community needs not otherwise met by the city or other donors, according to RCF.

This year, grants are going specifically to youth sports programs in Richmond, including those participating in football, baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and swimming as well as martial arts and dance.

Grants can be used for general operating support as well as capacity-building programs, such as purchasing team uniforms, training for coaches, travel for team members, etc., RCF said.

To be eligible, your program must be a nonprofit or must partner with a nonprofit that serves as its fiscal sponsor.

See below for the grant criteria and how to apply:

Organizations submitting requests for grants must meet the following criteria:

  • The sports program or organization is Richmond-based and a majority of participants are Richmond residents.
  • Programs and projects cannot be school- or school district-based sports programs.
  • Program or organization is a youth sports team or league as described above.

Click link below to download application:

Richmond Mayor’s Community Fund Application

How to Apply: 

Please complete the application and return it to: Richmond Mayor’s Office, Attn: David Gray, Chief of Staff, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300, Richmond, CA 94804, by 5:00 pm on February 25, 2016 (postmarks will not be accepted).

For additional information, please contact Stacey Street or Monica Lazo at the Richmond Community Foundation at (510) 234-1200, or by email at sstreet@richmondcf.org or mlazo@richmondcf.org.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.