Do you know of an exceptional, youth-serving organization in West Contra Costa? Nominate it for our Community Giving Initiative!

The Chamberlin Family Foundation is excited to announce that we are opening our Community Giving Initiative to public nominations. We know it takes a robust ecosystem to provide our young people with everything they need to succeed in school and beyond. Our Community Giving Initiative is our way of recognizing these efforts.

We will be selecting 10-15 eligible, local nonprofit organizations for grants up to $10,000. This year, as we work to embrace our values of transparency, equity, and authentic community engagement, we have revamped our process. For the first time ever, we want to leverage YOUR expertise to help us identify great organizations serving West Contra Costa youth. Nominate an organization now!


DEADLINE TO NOMINATE: Monday, October 29

As you nominate a nonprofit, please keep in mind the organization must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing
  • Serve youth (ages 3-21)
  • Provide services in West Contra Costa (El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, North Richmond, Pinole, Richmond, and/or San Pablo)


+ What happens after I nominate an organization?

Once you nominate an organization, CFF will send an invitation within 2-4 business days via email.

This invitation includes all the application materials and specific details on how to submit an official Community Giving application. Our application process will require submitting a series of simple documents through a Google Form and an optional 1-min video submission of a constituent sharing an aspect of the organization’s work.

+ How will CFF make a decision on who to give funding?

CFF will go through an internal vetting process. We will determine funding decisions based on our Community Giving Rubric.

+ I’m a nonprofit worker. Can I nominate my own organization?

Yes, although we ask that you also nominate at least one other organization that would appreciate this opportunity.

+ When will I know if the organization I nominated received an award?

We will be announcing our Community Giving grant recipients on Friday, December 7. An announcement will be posted on our website under Foundation News. You can also stay updated through our Facebook page or join our Newsletter listserv below.