Grants and Awards
9 GRANTS AWARDED FOR 2021
Civic Pride continued its commitment to the community in fall 2021, awarding grants to nine non-profit community-based programs.
The grant funds supported programs in the arts and culture, education, gardens and nature, children and families, and health and wellness. Learn more . . .
The Community Grants program continues the Foundation's commitment to the community. Since its founding in 1992, the group has awarded more than $650,000 in community grants to Walnut Creek organizations and programs. The Foundation also helped to fund the Walnut Creek Skate Park and college scholarships for local graduating high school students.
How to Become a Community Grant Sponsor or Donor: The Foundation invites the business community and philanthropic community members to become a member of the Civic Pride Sponsor Circle or to make an individual donation. If you would like to contribute to the Community Grant program, you may make a tax-deductible donation by credit card through this website or by sending a check, payable to WCCPF, to P.O. Box 31156, Walnut Creek 94598. Donate now!
2021 Grant Recipients
School Clothes for Kids
The Assistance League's Operation School Bell Clothing program provides new school clothing for low-income youth, enhancing self-esteem and helping students to arrive at school prepared to learn.
Classical Music Enrichment
California Symphony's “Fresh Look--The Symphony Exposed” provides a low-cost introduction to classical music for families.
Creative Arts for Seniors & Homeless
Through the Community Arts Center and Community Arts Foundation, low-income seniors and under-housed clients of Trinity Center will have creative arts and writing classes.
Annual Short Film Competition
Independent filmmakers will be able to participate in the Mountain Shadow Film Society's 2022 Short Film Competition.
Wellness Support for Cancer Patients
Cancer Support Community will expand its offerings of educational programs for those battling cancer.
The TAPS service organization of Walnut Creek will prepare self-care wellness kits for clients of Meals on Wheels.
The all-volunteer Diablo Symphony Orchestra will provide concerts for Walnut Creek school children.
Climate Discovery Demo Garden
A new demonstration garden at The Gardens at Heather Farm will help educate the community about native plants, water conservation, and the importance of trees and pollinators in our home landscapes.
Enhanced Garden Pathways
The Ruth Bancroft Garden will further repair and enhance its garden pathways, making the Garden more accessible for all.
Grant Recipients since 1992
Since 1992, the Foundation has successfully raised and disbursed more than $650,000 to Walnut Creek organizations and programs.
Grant recipients have included:
Assistance League of Diablo Valley, Operation School Bell
Buena Vista Elementary School (Lemos Juntos)
California Symphony (music in the schools program)
Center for Human Development: PEP
Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
The Creek: Middle School Youth Center
Diabetic Youth Foundation
Diablo Ballet (school program)
Family Stress Center
Foothill Middle School, Homework Club
Gardens at Heather Farm (youth education programs)
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (youth education programs)
Northgate High School Parent Action Team (crisis counselors)
Walnut Creek Aquanuts
Walnut Creek Education Foundation
Walnut Creek Little League, Challenger Division
Walnut Creek Skate Park
Through the leadership of Foundation Director June Kirske, the Foundation raised $30,000 in private funds for the building of Walnut Creek's Skate Park at
Heather Farm Park. The Skate Park opened in 2006.
College Scholarship Program
In past years, the Foundation also helped to make it financially feasible for Walnut Creek students to attend college, awarding more than $25,000 in scholarships to exemplary high school seniors.
Pictured are the 2006 Scholarship Recipients (left to right): Katherine Soe