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Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible
Areas for Early Childhood Literacy Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bella Vista Foundation (BVF)

Deadline Date:

06/25/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to promote literacy and support programs that benefit children in preschool through third grade. Funding is intended to support educational projects and activities that help children to acquire reading, writing, and comprehension skills, and to apply literacy skills to critical thinking and self-expression. Eligible applicants serve residents in Marin and San Francisco counties.

Eligible programs:

  • Programs that are entirely dedicated to early literacy programming, with strong evaluation methods in place and a proven record of effectiveness. Requests may be for general or program support OR
  • Programs that are community-based and infuse literacy into in-school and/or out-of-school programs, with a particular focus on students facing adversity (e.g. English Language Learners). Requests may be for specific program support, to strengthen evaluation methods, and/or for projects designed to build collaboration with other literacy programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193740

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants serve at-promise students from preschool through third grade in Marin and San Francisco counties. The Foundation awards grants to public charities operating under an IRS 501(c)(3) status or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization.

The Foundation only supports non-sectarian programs.

The Foundation does not
- Award grants to individuals.
- Make grants to endowments, events, annual appeals, videos, medical research, capital campaigns, and conferences

Pre-Application Information:

2021 submission windows are as follows:

- January 18 – February 1, 2021, with grant decisions made in April 2021
- June 14 – 25, 2021, with grant decisions made in October 2021

Applications are due by 5:00 pm PST on the final day of the submission window.

Only one request from an organization will be funded in a 12-month period.

If your organization's last application was declined, please contact the program officer, before re-applying. You may also contact Jonny Moy, Grants Manager, to be directed to the correct person.

Application information:

General Guidelines and Application Calendar:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Tiffany Price, Program Officer
415.561.6540 ext. 265

Jonny Moy, Grants Manager
415.561.6540 ext. 216

Bella Vista Foundation
1660 Bush Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94109

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