Feb 8, 2016
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The operators of Richmond youth sports leagues and teams are encouraged to attend a pre-application workshop on Friday for a new Mayor’s Office grant program.

The Richmond Community Foundation will conduct the workshop from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in its Community Board Room at 1014 Florida Ave., Second Floor. There, RCF officials will help review grant applications and respond to any questions.

As we’ve recently reported, the new grant program is funded by the Richmond Mayor’s Office through RCF. Richmond Mayor Tom Butt re-launched the program last year to support community needs not otherwise met by the city or other donors.

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. Frants 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.

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.

Click this link to obtain the application: Richmond Mayor’s Community Fund Application.

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.