The Community Enrichment Fund (CEF) was created to allow the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay Inc. to contribute to the financial needs of community agencies located in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Community Agencies are eligible to apply for and receive a Grant once a year, during JLOEB’s fiscal year, running from June 1st through May 31st. Typically, we try to focus our grant giving to agencies that match our impact area. We are Women Building Better Communities by impacting the lives of women and children.
CEF grants are funded annually by distributions from the Maridel M. Moulton Sustainability Fund. All qualified 501(c)3 agencies in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties are invited to apply for a grant. Submissions are evaluated and selected by members of the Community Programs Council. Semifinalists are subject to both a telephone interview and site visit. The Board of Directors approves the final grant recipients and grant amount awarded.
2021–2022 Grant Applications are OPEN!
Applications are due by January 15, 2022. Please submit your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to PO Box 2049, Danville, CA 94526. Click the following link to download the grant application.
2020-2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Building Futures with Women and Children focuses on homelessness and domestic violence, a unique intersection of services for the target population of women and single-parent households with children. The grant will allow them to work on their shelter renovation project.
East Bay Children’s Law Offices focuses on protecting & defending the rights of children in Alameda County through legal advocacy. Appointed by Alameda County Superior Court to represent children in all child welfare cases, infants to transition age youth. The grant will allow them to support their client needs fund, which helps with basic necessities, and the youth advisory board.
One Day At a Time focuses on helping to turn around the lives of young men and women at high risk of involvement with violence or gangs. Due to Covid, their school-based services had to be placed on hold, and they established a relief program to provide food, emergency aid and connections to critical health resources to youth and families of the East County community. The grant will allow them to help mitigate the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic disproportionally felt by lower-income Latino families of East Contra Costa by distributing personal protective equipment, sanitizer, disinfectant, and informational handouts directly to people in the most-impacted areas and to provide opportunities for youth to gain employment.
Youth ALIVE!‘s mission is to prevent violence and create young leaders. Their programs focus on prevention, intervention, and healing. The grant will help support the The Khadafy Washington Project falls under the healing category which assists with emergency client funds for women and children impacted by homicides with the goal of stabilizing the family, reducing their stress, and providing help, hope and healing.