Phase 1 Community Grantees

The majority of Community Leadership Project funding (nearly $7 million of the project's $10 million budget) will benefit 100 small to midsize organizations in three priority regions. CLP works through 12 intermediary partners to conduct this grantmaking. Each of these intermediaries is responsible for identifying and distributing funds to as many as 10 local grassroots organizations serving low-income people and communities of color.

Grant amounts are scaled to the size, scope, operating budget and technical assistance needs of each organization. Grantees receive an average amount of nearly $35,000 per year, with additional resources allocated for customized technical assistance. CLP grants represent the first foundation funding for many of these organizations. In addition, 39 of these community grantees are participating in other CLP programs supporting leadership development or capacity building in areas such as technology and fundraising.

Grantees serve communities in three priority regions: 44 are located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, 16 are in the Central Coast, and 40 are in the San Joaquin Valley.

The grantees have missions and programs that match the diversity of the communities they serve: 59 grantees work with multiple ethnic groups, and the remainder primarily serve African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino and Native American communities (see chart, Populations Served). Their work involves human services, civic engagement and organizing, arts and culture, ethnic and immigrant services, and health (see chart, Program Focus).

The size of these grantees underscores their nature as grassroots, community-based organizations. A majority (75) have annual budgets under $500,000, and 30 have budgets under $100,000 (see chart, Annual Operating Budget).

Following is the list of grassroots organizations that have received grants through the Community Leadership Project. This list is organized by the project’s three priority geographies. Within each region, grantees are grouped according to the intermediary organization providing their CLP funding.

Click one of the following links to go straight to a particular region:
 Greater San Francisco Bay Area
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
Community Grantee Location Website
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco
Afghan Coalition Fremont
African Advocacy Network San Francisco
Alliance of South Asians Taking Action San Francisco
Arab American Cultural Center Silicon Valley San Jose
Arab Film Festival San Francisco
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) SF Bay Area Chapter Santa Clara
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California Oakland
Islamic Networks Group San Jose
Narika Berkeley
Omid Advocates Berkeley
SEMAH, Inc. Newark
Zawaya, Inc. San Francisco
Horizons Foundation
Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits San Francisco
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance San Francisco
Mangos With Chili San Francisco
Purple Moon Dance Project San Francisco
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project San Francisco
Transgender Gender-Variant Intersex Justice Project San Francisco
Trikone San Francisco
The Rose Foundation
California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative Oakland
Ma'at Youth Academy Richmond
Oakland Food Connection Oakland
People United for a Better Life in Oakland Oakland
West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project Oakland
The San Francisco Foundation
Arab Resource and Organizing Center San Francisco
Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco
Filipino Community Center San Francisco
Just Cause Oakland Oakland
La Raza Centro Legal San Francisco
Leadership Excellence Oakland
Marin Grassroots Leadership Network San Rafael
Multicultural Institute Berkeley
South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) San Francisco
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
African Community Health Institute San Jose
American Muslim Voice Foundation Newark
California Alliance of African American Educators San Jose
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative Daly City
Foundation for a College Education Palo Alto
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana San Jose
Multicultural Institute Berkeley
San Mateo Youth Foundation San Mateo
Somali Community Services San Jose none
The Sikh Coalition Fremont
Third Street Community Center San Jose

Central Coast
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Community Grantee Location Website
Caminos del Arte Salinas
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Hollister Youth Alliance Hollister
Mountain Community Resources Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos Santa Cruz
Community Foundation for Monterey County
Alisal Center for the Fine Arts Salinas none
Central Coast Center for Independent Living Salinas
Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action - fiscal sponsor: Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Santa Cruz index.php?option=com_content&task=view &id=78&Itemid=198
El Camino Real Futbol League Salinas
Girls, Inc. of the Central Coast Salinas
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center Monterey
National Coalition Building Institute-Pacific Grove chapter Pacific Grove
Second Chance Youth Salinas
Village Project, Inc. Seaside
The Women's Foundation of California
ABC - African American Community Health Group Santa Cruz none
Californians for Pesticide Reform Delano
Community Action Board Santa Cruz Watsonville

San Joaquin Valley  
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Community Grantee Location Website
Arte Americas Fresno
Centro de Unidad Popular Benito Juarez Bakersfield
Kawaiisu Language and Cultural Center Bakersfield
Kings County Regional Traditional Folk Arts Armona
Merced Lao Family Community Merced
Teatro de la Tierra Fresno
The Way Ministries Fresno none
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Centro Binacional Para El Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueno Fresno
Dolores Huerta Foundation Fresno
Fathers and Families of San Joaquin Stockton
Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries Fresno
Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce Bakersfield
West Fresno Health Care Coalition Fresno
Hispanics in Philanthropy
Boys and Girls Club of Tulare County Visalia
Fresno Barrios Unidos Fresno
Fresno County Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Fresno
Fresno Housing Alliance Fresno none
Fresno West Coalition for Economic Development Fresno
Kern County Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Bakersfield none
Fresno Street Saints Fresno
George Washington Carver Center of Dos Palos Dos Palos none
Kings/Tulare Continuum of Care on Homelessness Visalia
Resources for Independence Central Valley Fresno
St. Brigid/St. Vincent de Paul Hanford
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
ACT for Women and Girls Tulare
Central Valley Partnership Modesto
Centro La Familia Advocacy Services Fresno
Hmong Cultural Institute Stockton none
San Joaquin AIDS Foundation Stockton
United Farm Workers Foundation Bakersfield
Westside Family Preservation Services Fresno none
The Rose Foundation
California Food and Justice Project Oakland
California Indian Environmental Alliance Oakland
San Joaquin Valley Cumulative Health Impact Project Fresno none
The Women's Foundation of California
California Prison Moratorium Project Fresno
Central California Asian Pacific Women Fresno
Central California Environmental Justice Network Delano
Fresno Barrios Unidos Fresno
San Joaquin Valley LEAP Fresno
Stone Soup Fresno Fresno
Vida Sana Para El Pueblo, Inc. Lindsay none