The Community Leadership Project is a joint effort funded by three California foundations to strengthen grassroots organizations that serve low-income people and communities of color. The David and Lucile Packard, James Irvine, and William and Flora Hewlett foundations have long traditions of supporting diverse and low-income communities and believe that this grantmaking is critical to our missions.
Underwritten with $10 million from the three foundations, the Community Leadership Project targets small and midsize organizations in three geographic areas: the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley. The funders selected these three regions based on interviews with a diverse group of leaders across the state, an analysis of demographic shifts and poverty rates, as well as the geographic priorities of each foundation.
The project was launched in April 2009 and will continue through December 2012.
Below is a map of target counties and organizations serving those areas.
View the Community Leadership Project's geographic reach in a larger map.