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Grants to California Agencies, Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Faith- Based Organizations to Serve Young Children and Families

Mini Grant Program

GrantWatch ID# 137001
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
First 5 Yuba County Children and Families Commission
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Geographic Focus
USA: California: Yuba County

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/01/23

Grant Description
Grants of up to $4,000 to California government agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and community and faith-based organizations in eligible locations for projects serving young children and families. Applicants must view a mandatory orientation meeting prior to submitting an application. Funding is for short-term projects that benefit children 0 through 5 years of age and their families in Yuba County.

The purpose of the Mini Grant Program is to encourage and involve members of the community to support the well-being of Yuba County children by enhancing existing community resources that aim to improve the health and development of infants, toddlers or preschoolers so that they enter kindergarten ready to learn. Awards provide community members, agencies and childcare providers a small grant for a short-term project or service, awards are not intended for program sustainability.


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Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Community-based organizations, groups, government agencies, faith-based organizations, associations, health care organizations, corporations, non-profit and for-profit organizations can apply for up to one (1) grant per agency per fiscal year (July 1- June 30). All potential applicants must either serve residents in Yuba County and/or have a physical office location in order to be eligible to apply (Childcare Providers are required to have a physical address in Yuba County). Applicants must attend a live webinar or view the recorded meeting to be eligible.

Pre-Application Information
Applications Accepted:
August 31 through February 1, 2023

Or until the current fiscal year’s budgeted Mini Grant funds are depleted

A Mandatory Informational Webinar was held Friday September 2, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. Email staff to request the recording.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
For fiscal year 2022-2023, The Commission has allocated a total of $30,000 for community mini-grants, which will be divided in the following ways:
1. $20,000 will be allocated specifically to community agencies, non-profits, organizations and other small businesses serving Yuba County Residents. (hereinafter referred to as “Community Agency”)
2. $10,000 will be allocated for childcare providers operating at a physical location in Yuba County including licensed family childcare homes and center-based childcare. Guidelines for the Provider Mini-Grant Program can be found on the Funding Page.

Individual funding requests shall not shall not exceed $4,000 unless approved by The Commission. Should funds not fully be expended in either applicant category (i.e., Community Agency, Childcare Provider) by February 25, 2023 then additional short-term projects may be considered.

Term of Contract
Awarded funds must be spent and used for projects allocated and awarded in the same fiscal year by May 31, 2023.

Contact Information
To request a recording of the informational webinar or for technical support contact staff during during regular office hours at (530) 749-4877 or email

Submit one signed, hard copy or electronic copy (electronic signatures will be accepted), to the Commission’s administrative office (address below), or email; or
First 5 Yuba County
Children and Families Commission
1114 Yuba Street, Suite 141
Marysville, CA 95901

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