2019 Community Grant Recipients
The Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation awarded nearly $10,000 in Community Grants in late 2019 to Walnut Creek organizations that help to preserve and enhance the quality of life in the community. The 10 grants were awarded for programs and projects focused on education, recreation, culture, health and wellness and the arts. The grants were funded through generous contributions from the community, including sponsorships by
Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery, a large gift from the William A. Kerr Foundation, and a gift from the Action for Beauty Council. Become a member of the Civic Pride Sponsor Circle!
Writing Workshops for
Homeless & Low-Income Seniors
Creative writing sessions, provided by the Center for Community Arts and supported with funding from the Community Arts Foundation, will give homeless and under-housed clients of Trinity Center and seniors from Villa Vasconcellos and the Senior Center the chance to share their stories.
More Painted Pianos in Downtown
Following the initial success this past fall, Walnut Creek Downtown and Diablo Regional Arts Association will continue and expand the Painted Piano Program in 2020.
Renovate Aged Shade Structure
at Ruth Bancroft Garden
With funds provided by the Walnut Creek
Action for Beauty Council, Ruth Bancroft
Garden will be able to renovate the
46-year-old shade structure and plant
beds that are a focal point of the Garden.
Beautifying Creek Bank
After removing invasive plants, the Friends of the Creeks will replant and beautify 100 linear feet along the banks of Walnut Creek's namesake creek in Civic Park with native plants that will support wildlife and delight the public.
Through its program, "Fresh Look: The Symphony Exposed," California Symphony
will bring a low-cost educational
introduction to classical music to 100 local community members.
Wellness Support for 1500+
High School Students
Through the Walnut Creek Education Foundation,
more than 1,500 Las Lomas students will have
access to important mental health, wellness and prevention services at the Las Lomas Wellness Center.
Assistance League of Diablo Valley
Operation School Bell
The national philanthropic program of the Assistance League,
Operation School Bell provides
school clothing for the children of
families experiencing financial
difficulties. Since 1994, the Diablo
Valley chapter of the Assistance
League has provided clothing to
more than 50,000 Contra Costa
school children. The Civic Pride
Community Grant will help to provide clothes
for 78 financially needy Walnut Creek school children for the coming school year.
Independent filmmakers will be able to participate in the Mountain Shadow Film Society's 6th Annual Short Film Competition, set for fall 2020.
Mountain Shadow Film Society
6th Annual Short Film Competition
With additional support, Sustainable Walnut Creek can expand its work to educate the Walnut Creek community on climate issues and ways to be more sustainable.
Soccer for Children
with Special Needs
Children with special needs, ages 4-18, will have more opportunities to participate in group sports through the TopSoccer program of the Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club.