Community Giving Initiative

Our community-driven Community Giving Initiative supports local, youth-serving organizations that address student needs outside of the classroom, and share our vision for a thriving and vibrant West Contra Costa community.

ABout Our Giving Process

Our annual Community Giving Initiative uses community nominations to identify potential West Contra Costa grantees. Our team uses a values-aligned assessment system to evaluate each applicant. The assessment is guided by our Community Giving Rubric, which helps us determine a funding tier for each applicant based on reach and impact. The nomination period opens in October each year, and CGI grantees are announced on Giving Tuesday.

$10,000 - $15,000


$5,000 - $10,000


Up to $5,000

YES Nature to Neighborhoods

YES Nature to Neighborhoods pursues a vision for Richmond youth, adults, and families to lead healthy, connected lives; motivate change in their neighborhoods; and inspire a safe, thriving community.