The Richmond Community Services Department (CSD) Mini-Grant, a component of the Richmond Environmental Community Investment Agreement (ECIA) Grant Program, was approved by the City Council in January 2017. In alignment with the ECIA Grant, the Community Services Grant provides support for those organizations that serve the needs of community, youth, and youth sports. The CSD Mini-Grant is designed to support organizations that are Richmond-serving and that partner with and/or consistently utilize facilities managed by the Community Services Departments.
Organizations must meet the following conditions to be eligible to apply:
The total amount available for the FY 2018-2019 grant cycle (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) is $50,000. Grant awards can be up to $5,000, and the number of grant awards available will be determined based on the amount of each award. Grant awards will be paid in a 100% reimbursement installment. Decisions regarding grant award amounts will be based on the discretion of the CSD and the review panel.
Grants are available to support organizational programming and/or projects that make use of the CSD’s aquatic centers, community centers, parks, and the convention center.
Eligible uses include but may not be limited to: Youth sports leagues and teams, special events, educational forums and classes, recreational classes, stipends, CSD facility rental fee payments, and overall community enrichment.
Ineligible uses include but may not be limited to: Salaries and benefits, political campaigns, lobbying, religious projects, fundraising, supporting individuals, repayment of loans, and funding agency’s deficit.
The grant applications must be submitted electronically to email@example.com by 5 pm, December 31, 2018, with attention to Guadalupe Morales at the Community Services Department.
The following materials must be submitted as part of the completed application packet:
Organizations may be limited to one (1) grant application per fiscal year. The application should not exceed four (4) pages, single-sided. Please use Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced with 1-inch margins.
Applications will be evaluated by a review panel which may consist of one (1) CSD staff, one (1) Recreation and Parks Commissioner, and one (1) community member using the criteria listed below:
Program/Project (Description and Concept)
Outcomes and Evaluation
All grantees will be notified electronically of decisions no later than February 1, 2019. Please make sure a valid and appropriate contact email is supplied within the application.
Applicants receiving grant awards must:
For inquiries or clarification regarding this program or application, please contact Guadalupe Morales at the Community Services Department at (510) 620-6553.