Martinez Community Foundation accepting grant applications

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Community Foundation (MCF) is currently accepting grant applications for its spring 2017 grant review. Nonprofit organizations with projects and programs that are located in, or which primarily serve Martinez and its residents are encouraged to submit grant applications for the spring 2017 grant review. Applications must be received by March 15, 2017.

Established in 1993, MCF has provided nearly $615,000 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 Martinez become a better community for residents and businesses, as well as for the non-profit organizations that serve the people who live here,” said Stuart M. McCullough, MCF Board president. “In that endeavor, we must carefully consider how best to distribute the funds so as to provide benefit to the greatest number of people, and to have a lasting effect. We are committed to leaving a legacy. We are unwavering in that effort.”

The MCF Board has awarded grants to such programs and projects as the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club of Diablo Valley, Contra Costa Crisis Center, Loaves and Fishes, Martinez Early Childhood Center, Martinez Library, and to various projects in the Martinez Unified School District, among many other worthy programs.

The Foundation does not award grants to individuals,  for-profit organizations, 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 obtained by calling (925) 372-6286, writing to: Martinez Community Foundation, P.O. Box 789, Martinez, CA 94553, or by downloading from www.martinezcommunityfoundation.org.

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