The goal of the Community Grant Fund is to support community-designed events that promote solidarity and healing and highlight local resources for pandemic recovery to under-resourced and marginalized communities in San Joaquin County. 

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Total Funding Available - In $3,000 Grant Increments

Grant Deadline:  02/03/23

Informational webinar video below.

Grant Application for
Community Grant Fund


Program Overview and Information about the Community Grant Fund?

The San Joaquin Community Foundation is pleased to invite eligible nonprofit organizations to submit requests for grant funding from the Community Grant Fund.

The Community Grant Fund was established in partnership with the Children & Youth Task Force convened by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, and San Joaquin Community Foundation. The goal of the Community Grant Fund is to support community-designed events that promote solidarity and healing and highlight local resources for pandemic recovery to under-resourced and marginalized communities in San Joaquin County. Within this area of focus, preference in the application evaluation process will be to ensure there is a mix of organizational representation throughout the county. Additional preference will be given to organizations with operating budgets less than one million dollars. However, organizations with larger budgets are also welcome to apply.

Requests for funding must:

  • Target under-resourced and marginalized communities in San Joaquin County (a funding priority)
  • Highlight and make available local resources related to pandemic relief (must include 2-1-1)

Examples of eligible expenses that can be charged to the grant are:

  • Rental/space fees
  • Party/equipment rentals
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Performing artist fees
  • Educational experiences
  • Goodie bags and/or items to distribute (toys, swag, etc.)
  • Up-to 10% of the grant may be used for administrative fees

Available Funding

The Community Grant Fund has committed a total of $450,000 for this program. Eligible organizations may request funding in the amount of up to $3,000 for this current round of funding.

Timeframe for Using Grant Monies

Grant monies must be expended within 6 months of receiving grant award.  Grant funds may be used to pay for a series of events, or a single event.

Eligibility Criteria

The Community Grant Fund will consider grant applications from organizations that meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Must be a nonprofit organization in good standing that is tax-exempt under Section501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code with a valid Federal employee identification number (EIN) (churches/places of worship must also have a valid Federal employee identification number that meets the tax-exempt requirements of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code),
  • Whose primary offices are located in San Joaquin County,
  • Serving residents of San Joaquin County,
  • Is the only application submitted by the nonprofit organization (fiscally sponsored projects will be considered the only application submitted by the sponsoring nonprofit)

Reporting Requirement

There will be a brief report at the end of the grant period requesting the following:  approximate number of individuals who attended the event, pandemic relief resources that were available, summary of the event, how funds were spent, and highlights and pictures from the event. Receipts of grant-related expenses must be kept for three years in case of an audit.

Submission Review Timeline

Below are the approximate dates for accepting requests for funding and award announcements.

  • Application Opens – Application portal opens January 9, 2023
  • Webinar – The Foundation will host a Community Grant Fund webinar on January 12, 2023
  • Applications Due – Applications must be submitted on or before February 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (PST)
  • Award Announcements – Grant awards will be announced on or before February 28, 2023
  • Funds Available (approx.) – Funding will be made available within 60 days of grant award approval


Request for Technical Assistance

Requests for technical assistance with using our online grant portal, including any questions about the grant application can be directed to George Lorente, SJCF Director of Grants and Scholarships, at or (209) 943-2375.

Here is a PDF version of the complete Community Grant Fund application. Submission of grant application must be through our online grant portal – link is below.