Martinez Community Foundation accepting grant applications

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Those managing projects or programs that are located in, or which primarily serve Martinez and its residents are encouraged to submit grant applications for the fall 2015 grant review by the Martinez Community Foundation (MCF) Board of Directors. Applications must be received by Sept. 15, 2015.

Established in 1993, the Foundation has provided over $601,000 in grants to projects and programs that benefit the community and the people who live and work in Martinez in the foundation’s areas of focus – community services, cultural and community celebrations, economic development, education and the environment.

“The Foundation is committed to helping the Martinez community become even better,” said Stuart M. McCullough, MCF Board president. “We want to provide a benefit to Martinez, one that has a lasting effect. Many of the programs and projects for which we provide funding are for educational purposes that go forward and help young people as their education and lives continue.”

The MCF Board has award- ed over $601,000 in the past 23 years to such programs and projects as the Contra Costa Crisis Center, Contra Costa History Center, Main Street Martinez, Martinez Early Childhood Center, Mt. View Sanitary District, New Leaf Collaborative and Worth a Dam. Many of the projects and programs were for educational purposes.

The foundation does not award grants to individuals, for-profit organizations and new or start-up organizations, nor may grants be used for research, administrative or operating expenses, or for sectarian religious functions. Not-for-profit organizations must have current federal tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status.

Applications may be ob- tained by calling the Foundation at (925) 372-6286, by writing to: Martinez Com- munity Foundation, P.O. Box 789, Martinez, CA 94553; or by downloading them from the MCF website,

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