On #GivingTuesday, Chamberlin Education Foundation (CEF) announced 46 grant awards to nonprofit organizations serving West Contra Costa County youth.
The grants of up to $15,000 are part of CEF’s Community Giving Initiative.
A record number of organizations applied for CGI funding this year.
This year also saw a record number of organizations receiving grant awards — a 53 percent increase over last year’s total, according to CEF.
Over $290,000 in CGI funds will be delivered to grantees this month. The Bay Area Girls Club, Richmond Promise, Building Blocks for Kids Richmond, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, New Life Movement, and West County READs are among the varied list of grantees. See the full list of grantees here.
“In our diverse region, students face various obstacles to their health, well-being, and educational success,” Kim Miyoshi, who manages the CGI grant program for the Foundation, said in an article posted to the CEF website. “We know that the key to equity is a targeted approach that centers the whole child.