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Education and Youth Development and Culture/Civic Programs and Arts Mini-Grants Initiative

Grants to Oakland, California Nonprofits for
Youth, Education, and Cultural and Civic Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Clorox Company Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/01/19 5:00 PM PST/PDT


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Grants to Oakland, California nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit local residents in the areas of arts and culture, education, and youth development. Funding is intended to enrich the lives of children and youth in grades K-12, promote civic engagement in arts and culture, and address local needs in the communities surrounding the funding source's offices and manufacturing facilities.

Program Areas:

1. Education and Youth Development

The Foundation specifically focuses on innovative education and youth development programs that serve children and youth from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Targeted programs strive to achieve the following goals:
-Improve the academic performance of children, especially in literacy and math.
-Prepare youth for community leadership.
-Promote positive relationships among youth from diverse cultural and ethnic groups.

2. Culture/Civic Programs

The Foundation supports civic and cultural initiatives, programs and projects that increase awareness of, participation in, and appreciation of arts and culture.

The Arts Mini-Grants Initiative, which is part of the culture/civic focus, provides small grants to assist Oakland’s nonprofit cultural community. Twenty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year for visual and performing arts events.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179528

Number of Grants:

Twenty-five grants are awarded each year for visual and performing arts events.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation awards $1,000 grants each year for visual and performing arts events.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must currently be in good standing with the IRS and in receipt of an IRS ruling confirming their classification as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit agency or be sponsored by a qualified fiscal agent.

Funding consideration will be given to applications for agencies and programs located in Oakland, California.

In general, the Foundation does not fund the following:
- Fundraising events, benefits or raffles
- Athletic events or league sponsorships
- Field trips, tours and travel expenses
- Advertising or promotional sponsorships
- Conferences, conventions, meetings, etc.
- Media productions (TV, radio or film projects)
- Projects of a national scope
- Direct assistance to individuals or individual sponsorships
- Religious-based activities for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine
- Political parties, organizations, candidates or activities
- Exclusive membership organizations and associations or membership dues
- Deficits or retroactive funding
- Capital projects
- Individual school projects

Pre-Application Information:

Download Proposal Cover Sheet and Checklist in PDF format from the Supporting Documents section below.

Application deadlines are July 1, October 1, January 1, and April 1.

Note that applications must be received by 5:00 PM on deadline dates. If these dates fall on the weekend, the deadline is moved to the previous business day.

You will be notified that your application has been received and is in the review process. In some cases a proposal may be deferred to a later funding cycle for future consideration. Resources are limited and not all worthy projects can be funded. You will be notified by mail of the final decision.

Grant Guidelines:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Application for Education and Youth Development and Culture/Civic Programs:

Online Application for Arts Mini-Grants Initiative:

If you have questions, contact The Clorox Company Foundation:
Phone: 510-836-3223

The Clorox Company Foundation
c/o East Bay Community Foundation
DeDomenico Building
200 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Oakland