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MCF Grant Awards

Since its inception, the Martinez Community Foundation has awarded nearly $665,000 in grants to nearly 100 organizations including not-for-profit groups, schools, and others for projects and programs that fall within the Foundation’s five areas of interest – cultural and community celebrations, community services, economic development, education and the environment.

The Board of Directors of the Martinez Community Foundation (MCF) has decided to temporarily suspend activities and will not be accepting grant applications for the remainder of 2021. Grant applications from not-for-profit organizations in Martinez and those which serve the Martinez community, may again submit applications in 2022. The deadlines for submittal of grant applications is March 15 and September 15.

Among the projects and programs that have received financial support:

  Boys & Girls Club of Diablo Valley received a grant to assist with the painting and carpeting of its Martinez Clubhouse.
Attendees of Choice in Aging Adult Day Care sit a more comfortably due to new seating.
Contra Costa History Center received a grant to purchase media equipment.
Contra Costa Humane Society was assisted in purchasing pet food for low-income seniors.
The restoration project undertaken by the Friends of Alhambra Creek received a major grant.
  John Muir Association received grants to assist in putting on its annual John Muir Birthday/Earth Day Celebration
Loaves and Fishes received funding to help with the operational expenses of the Martinez dining room.
  Numerous grants have assisted Main Street Martinez with various projects including the purchase of information kiosks, its website, business education series downtown light pole banners and a promotional video.
  Martinez Area CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) received funds to purchase medical kits and supplies for its volunteer trainees.
  Martinez Early Childhood Centerwas able to purchase literacy materials, musical instruments, computer equipment.
Martinez History Center received funding for oral history projects and a microfilm scanner for the museum
A major grant was provided to the Martinez Library for a renovation project.
  Martinez Unified School Districtand its affiliated schools and educational programs have received nearly $126,000 in grants for numerous projects and programs including computers, reading programs, calculators, etc.
  A $15,000 grant to purchase art supplies for distribution to students at Alhambra High and Martinez Junior High schools for their art projects.
Meals on Wheels has received funding for its food distribution program for homebound elders.
Shelter Inc. purchased kitchen, bath and holiday items for its Mountain View Family Shelter. 
Worth a Dam has purchased art supplies for several annual beaver festival events.



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