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  Announcing Youth Sports Grants from Mayor's Fund
March 13, 2017

Richmond Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following opportunity:

Richmond Mayor's Community Fund Now Accepting Applications

The Richmond Mayor's Community Fund is a component fund of the Richmond Community Foundation.  It has been established to support community needs not otherwise met by the City or other funders. A steering committee of community representatives has decided to continue the focus of supporting Richmond's Youth Athletic Teams and Leagues for 2017. 

The Richmond Mayor's Community Fund is currently accepting grant applications for 2017.  These grants will be given solely to youth sports teams and leagues in Richmond, California.  These teams include traditional team sports such as football, baseball/softball, basketball, soccer and swimming, as well as martial arts and dance.  The 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.

Grant criteria
Organizations submitting requests for grants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Must be a non-profit 501(c)3, or partner with a 501(c)3 organization that serves as a fiscal sponsor. 
  • 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 Much is Available?
Grants will be awarded in the range of $500 to $3,000.  Please note that the committee will seek to award the optimal amount of funding to grant recipients so the average amount will likely be less than $3,000. An organization may receive only one grant within a twelve month period.

How to Apply: 

Please complete the application and return it to: Richmond Mayor's Office, Attn: Alex Knox, Chief of Staff, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300, Richmond, CA 94804, by 5:00 pm on March 31, 2017 (postmarks will not be accepted).

For additional information, please contact Monica Lazo at the Richmond Community Foundation at (510) 234-1200, or by email at

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